Secluded on a sunny hillside in the town of Santa Mara del Molise is Villa Bertone, a 6 year old, 7127 sq ft villa situated on 251,000 square feet of farmland that has abundant olive, fig, pear, cherry and apple trees.
ABOUT THE AREA
The small mountain village of Santa Maria del Molise, population 700, is located in Central Italy, and offers small town Italian life. The people here are sincere and helpful, some even speak English. The village church has a spring fed stream which ran a mill for 200 years and in the early 1800's they had the first electrical power plant which generated enought power to supply the whole town. While Molise lacks major cities and the colossal sites of its neighbors, it's rich Sannite and Roman heritage, the churches and castles of it's principal towns offer visitors an authentic view of life in Italy's countryside.
A 20 minute ride across the valley is the ski resort "Campitello Matese" which offers Alpine and cross country skiing, skimobiles, ski wagons, fine restaurants and nightly entertainment. During the summer months there are hiking trails and picnic areas for your enjoyment. Cattle, horses and sheep roam the many acres from spring to fall.
The nearby town of Bojano (7 km) has a large Saturday morning street market and big supermarkets like LIDI. The nearest city, Isernia (12 km) is where the interstate train leaves from.
Santa Maria will give you the chance to experience the real Italy while still being able to visit the major tourist attractions. Villa Bertone is a 2 hour drive or train ride to Rome, 1.5 hours to Pompei, Naples, Amalfi Coast, and Sorrento and only 40 minutes to beautiful coastal beaches, just to mention a few of the many major tourist attractions within easy reach. The Villa is the perfect location for your Italian holiday.
We can provide a chauffeur and van service for travel anywhere for a very reasonable price.
ABOUT THE VILLA
The villa is on 2 levels.
Level 1: 3563 sq. ft. 4 car garage, a 1000 sq. ft. outside patio and a gas barbecue grill for your use.
Level 2: 3563 sq. ft. The entire second level has antique roman floor tile.
The foyer entrance is 196 sq. ft. With a corridor, 2 windows and a built in closet.
Walk into the 1350 sq. ft. open area consisting of the kitchen, dining room and living room.
The full kitchen has granite counter tops and a breakfast bar with 3 stools and a vegetable sink. A full size built in refrigerator, wall oven, microwave, cooktop, stove and dishwasher. Complete kitchen accessories; dishes, glass ware, cookware, utensils, toaster, cappuccino maker, coffee pot. The dining area has two dining tables that seat 12. .
The living area consists of 3 couches, a beautiful stone fireplace, portable bar, TV, card table and chairs.
The Villa also boasts a 1000 sq. ft. open deck with wrought iron railing, clay tile flooring and is accessible through the sliding glass doors in the living area. The deck has plenty of chairs and a table for entertaining and enjoying the magnificent panoramic views of Mount Campitello and the valley.
The three bedrooms consist of;
1 guest bedroom, 196 sq. ft., with a Queen bed and a single bed, built in closet, and two 6x5 windows with beautiful views.
2nd guest bedroom, 225 sq. ft. with a Queen bed and two single beds, built in closet and one 6x5 window with beautiful views.
Master bedroom suite, 450 sq. ft. with a Queen bed, 2 walk in closets, two 6x5 windows with beautiful mountain views. Master bath with Jacuzzi tub, walk in shower, double sink vanity, bidet and toilet.
The main bathroom has a shower/tub unit, 2 vanities with sinks, bidet and toilet.
A built in laundry closet complete with washing machine, iron and ironing board, sink and cleaning supplies.
A built in linen closet with bedding, towels, tablecloths, etc.
The Villa has spectacular architectural details including large windows throughout the villa so you can enjoy the incredible mountain and valley views from all the rooms.
The house is heated by forced hot water with 4 zone thermostats. No air conditioning is needed with the lovely mountain breeze in the summer.
HOW TO GET TO VILLA BERTONE
We can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport, for a reasonable fee, and within 2 hours you will arrive at Villa Bertone.
You can take the bus from Rome Fumicino Airport to Rome Central Terminal and take the train to Isernia (we can provide you with the train schedule) and we will have someone waiting in Isernia to bring you to Villa Bertone.
You can rent a car a Rome Fumicino Airport and drive to Villa Bertone. We can provide you with directions.
Villa Bertone offers the privacy and country side atmosphere not found at hotels.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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