Hilltop Village One Hour N. of Rome

House - Entire home/apt · Via Borgo Vecchio, Sipicciano, Lazio 01020, Italy

Come and share life in a small Italian hilltop village and you will know the best of Italy!
This home is a quiet paradise for you to rest and play, in-between exploring the incredible sites and culture all around you with access to all major cities.

Your host, Alexandra
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Come and share life in a small Italian hilltop village and you will know the best of Italy!
This home is a quiet paradise for you to rest and play, in-between exploring the incredible sites and culture all around you with access to all major cities.

The Space

Writers, elders, families and all people come for the REAL Italian experience in a quaint independent home in an Italian Hilltop village.
We sit at three borders, Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany so there are endless towns and sites to visit and hot springs and lake Bolsena and the Mediterranean Sea.

House sleeps 2-3. One upstairs bedroom with good queen bed and we have 1 single bed you can add if you need. Of course we can arrange any order that works for you, but because there is only one bathroom upstairs it may be best with just 2 people even though we've had big families be happy here!.
Full broadband WiFi !!
*We supply Italian Nokia cell phone and you just have to add time as needed(euros 5-50) to make and receive calls during your stay..
Living room, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, 1 bathroom with tub and shower, linens etc.
All clean and comfortable!

Good local store, post office, cafe and amazing local people! Summer dinners in the piazza from June till mid September each Saturday and Sunday evenings with full pizza and pasta dishes and wine and beer and dance music! Otherwise short drives to local resturants with wonderful local area foods like Truffles and wild boar.

House available all year.

**Includes all utilities, cleaned on your arrival but if you want more cleaning during your stay it costs 40.00euros extra
*security deposit to hold the date e.150.00

Books. Fans if it's hot, heat if not!
Must bring your laptop, we have full wifi internet access

Quiet paradise yet close to all you want, if you want, when you want.
Get in touch. We have lived in this paradise for over 20 years and the village needs more bodies!!
We'll help you plan your amazing Italian experience in the countryside,,JUST off the main track of the usual tourists route.

From Rome airport 1 hour 20 minutes. Then settle into your quiet sweet home and make plans for day trips and always have your home base waiting for you after a long day in the amazing hills of our area called Tuscia or..
drive 10 min. down to the train line Rome-Florence leading to all Italian destinations then come back to your home to rest and have some local wine and have dinner in the piazza with the local people and dance the night away like you're in a Fellini Movie!

45 minutes by car to Perugia and Assisi, 30 min. to Todi, 25min. to ORVIETO, 15 minutes to volcanic lake Bolsena, 40 to the Mediterranean sea!

Many Etruscan historic sites, incredible food and swimming in the lake or at the sea!

Thanks and come and play,, life is short!!!!
Alexandra e Maurizio

Interaction with Guests

We live in the next village during the summer months and in winter we are in Rome. We come up and stay near the guests if they want our help otherwise the village is theirs!

The Neighborhood

The Village is quiet and small but has a local food store, a cafe and a postoffice, In the summer months there are great dinners in the main piazza with great pizza's and pastas and fish and beer and wine and music and dancing, otherwise for restaurants you need to drive at 10 min.

Getting around

Having a car is important for getting to all the sites nearby and if you want to go down to the train line and get to major cities like Rome and Florence etc.
There is parking 50meters from the house.
Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome is the closest, about 1 and 1/2 hours to the house by car.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $421 /week
Monthly Price: $982 /month
Security Deposit: $210
Cancellation: Strict
  • Roccalvecce is one of those places most of us only read about. A medieval village about an hour north of Rome by train, it is the perfect getaway to relax and a base to explore the uncrowded sites, rich history, and natural beauty of this little visited area of Italy.

    To say the least, we loved our time in the village. We spent five wonderful weeks there and are already planning our return trip. If you are looking to get away from the hectic and overcrowded sites of Central Italy this is the place.

    But there are trade offs:

    A car is required to get to and from the village.

    Roccalvecce is a small town and does not offer all of the amenities that many of us have come to expect. For example, there is a small grocery store in the town, only a one-minute walk from the front door, with excellent local fruits and vegetables, but has a limited selection and hours so you have to plan your shopping. There are larger stores with longer hours in the nearby towns.

    The residents of Roccalvecce are friendly and never fail to greet you, but few speak any English.

    The house is nicely furnished, and has a fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, and everything you need to prepare meals at home. Linens, towels, everything is provided and there is a clothes washer and a clothesline. Alexandra the owner, and all around wonderful person, has done a beautiful job decorating the house, so it is idyllic and comfortable.

    The stairs to the bedroom are steep, but they lead to a nicely sized bedroom. The only bathroom is upstairs off of the bedroom. However, one of the best views from the house is from the bathroom window, which overlooks a park-like area below the village. The bathroom is totally modern with a shower and bathtub, toilet and bidet.

    The house also comes with high speed Wi-Fi and a local cell phone to which you can add minutes at most Tabacchi shops, giving you a local Italian cell phone number. The WiFi was fast and reliable.

    There are many things to love about Roccalvecce but if you are looking to be in the middle of the action this is not the place for you. On the other hand, if you want to relax in a small, out of the way medieval village, this just may be the ticket. Though lacking in typical touristy conveniences, this is the kind of rental that allows you to experience true Italian life.

    Then there are the owners/hosts Alexandra and Maurizio. They are wonderful and were always willing to go out of their way to help with anything we needed. They are some of the nicest people we know and are a large part of why we will be returning to Roccalvecce.

    In sum, the Roccalvecce house was everything we were looking for in an Italian vacation rental. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

    June 2013
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English, Italiano
American University, Rome
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I am Alexandra Scott and my husband and I have lived in Italia for 16 years. I write freelance and my husband teaches and also writes. We love our lives here in Italia and try to bring more and more people into our lives to share this amazing life experience especially here in the hills of Italia. So come on and visit! Life is short and can be so full of JOY! Ciao, Alexandra
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