Gracious, supremely comfortable and well-decorated country house with private pool for family holidays in every season. This inviting ski Chalet, with 5 fireplaces or winter gatherings, a half-hour from extensive ski slopes, will provide a wonderful setting for family holidays in winter as well as summer. If you need extra room there is a mini chalet on the property which can be added to your rental to accommodate an additional 4 people (to a total of 14).
You will be truly privileged in this beautifully cared for and fully equipped five bedroom, 4 bathroom home, with numerous spacious and comfortable seating areas in which to gather or to retreat, and with all modern conveniences like wireless Internet and an automatic espresso-machine. Outside, there is a large pool, with whirlpool incorporated, set in a verdant garden. The pool looks across the green valley to such special hill-top towns as Bellagra and others. There are plenty of pool chairs and lounge chairs for all the household and large umbrellas for a some shade. In summer you will want to take your meals outside on the umbrella-lined terrace that opens from the inside dining room. There is an out-door kitchen with brick barbecue and oven for grilling and pizza-making !
Subiaco is an ancient and art-rich historic town in the hills 1 hour from Rome and 25 km. from famous Tivoii. Not only has this Villa been beautifully and tastefully decorated, but its setting high in the hills in a magnificent National Park, with extraordinary views, makes it a perfect private retreat for family or friends. It is wonderful for hiking all year round. There is horse-riding and tennis available just a few kilometers away. Skiing is a half hour away, and cross-country skiing is available from your doorstep in winter. There is also the nearby famous Spa town of Fiuggi, which Romans and others have enjoyed for thousands of years. Add to that all that Tivoli and Rome offer, and you will want to stay much longer.
In Winter, you can tour Rome one day and enjoy alpine skiing the next day. Only 15 kilometers from your door is the Roman ski resort of Monte Livata situated in the Simbruini mountains. There are 4 lifts covering different areas and serving runs from between 1340m and 1855m in altitude. You will find different levels and 19 kilometers of ski runs: 6 blue, 5 red, 2 black. Nordic skiing: cross-country tracks of 5, 8, 10 and 15 Km covering 39 kilometers. There is also a Snow park in the sport complex called Fossa dell'Acero.
Slightly further away, you will find another charming resort with interesting skiing called Pescasseroli with 16 runs over 20 kilometers and a Medieval setting.
Subiaco, thanks to St. Benedict and his sister, Scolastica, hermits in the 5th Century, is home to two famous Benedictine Abbeys, and 12 Monasteries. The exceptional medieval town developed in their honour. Be awed by the medieval complex of Santa Scolastica which includes three monasteries, a church, a hostel for pilgrims and a library which contains copies of the first books printed in Italy in 1465. The castle, called Rocca Abbaziale, residence of the cardinals, was modified into a stately mansion, but from the outside retains its medieval fortified appearance. Subiaco was the source of two of the great Aquaducts providing Rome with Water. In this exceptional medieval town, enjoy Italian life in numerous trattorias, restaurants, cafes, the weekly market, and regular festivals.
You are a short drive to beautiful Tivoli with its Villa D'Este, and Villa Adriano and numerous other Medieval towns like beautiful Palestrina. Visit Fiuggi renowed for it famous Spas for thousands of years. You can drive or train to Rome, and of course, in winter, excellent skiing is nearby.
Additional amenities include: games, coffee maker, walking, cooking utensils provided, cycling, hiking, skiing nearby, cd player, skiing, washer/dryer (private), iron and board, horseback riding, satellite TV or cable TV, mountain biking, TV(s), shopping/restaurants, swimming....Read more
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