The old farmhouse on “Paradiso” hill is located in the ancient Sabine region about 4 kilometers from the ancient Farfa Abby, one of the most beautiful areas in the vicinity of Rome with a rich historical background and full of medieval villages. This is where the Romans came and seized the women when there was a shortage in Rome. It is at 45 minutes from Rome (45 km to the centre) and is conveniently connected to the city by bus and rail and to the airport. It is the ideal place for people who want to visit Rome and its magnificent surroundings (Spoleto and other Umbrian cities, Tivoli Villas, Viterbo etc.) and yet would like to leave the hustle and bustle behind in the evening and go back to a quiet and cooler place.
The house itself lies on a hill with a breathtaking view of the surrounding villages within a 5 hectares park. It is at the end of an 8oo meters up-hill country lane from the local road immersed in a big park with a bio-lake pool, a tennis court, a ping-pong table, table-football, outside barbecue and oven; all this in the middle of olive groves.
The house is furnished in an elegant rustic manner. Inside, on the ground floor there is a kitchen, a big sitting room, a dining-room and a bathroom (with shower). The double fireplace is between the kitchen and the sitting room. Upstairs there are four bedrooms (with 8-10 sleeping places) and a bathroom (with shower and bath).
Facilities: Tennis court, swimming-pool, ping-pong table, table football, outside barbecue and ovens, washing- up machine, central heating, satellite Tv, internet wi-fi.
How to get there:
By train: There is a train from Fiumicino airport and from Tiburtina Station (the centre of town) which go to Poggio Mirteto Scalo, six km from the house. The coach also leaves from the centre of Rome and stops at Poggio Mirteto. A twenty minute walk from the bus-stop will get you to the house. But it is advisable to have a little car to get around in to savour the local sights, get to the station to take the train into Rome (the best way to go into the city).
By car: From Rome take the road towards the autostrada to Firenze. Exit at Fara Sabina/Rieti and follow the signs to Passo Corese, From there follow the signs to Poggio Mirteto Scalo (which is the station of Poggio Mirteto 6 km from the town itself). Through Poggio Mirteto Scalo up to Poggio Mirteto town. Before the town take a right turn to Bocchignano/Mompeo and after about eleven bends on a right hand bend there are two gates on the left hand side of the road; the left one is open and that is the one you need to take right up to the top of the hill until you get to the gate which you have the key to.
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