About this listing
Staying in Bomarzo is an unforgettable experience in an ancient place and its region, full of history, art, nature, archeology and gastronomy.
You are going to be enchanted by the taste of genuine Italy!
Very beautiful apartment in the historical center (the castle) of Bomarzo, a wonderful perched medieval village of Latium (center of Italy), placed at 80 km from Rome and also easily reachable from Rome and Florence airports by the A1 motorway and by train.
Bomarzo is worldly known for its Park of the Monsters (a large Renaissance garden full of mythological huge sculptures, reachable by 10 min. walk from the apartment ), but also for its closeness with etruscan and roman important remains, thermal baths, the Bolsena Lake and many Renaissance monuments like Villa Farnese in Caprarola, Villa Lante della Rovere in Bagnaia, the perched village of Civita di Bagnoregio (named "the dying city"), and many other gorgeuos historical towns like Viterbo, Tuscania, Orvieto, and many others.
The geographical position of Bomarzo at the crossing of Latium, Tuscany and Umbria, makes it an ideal starting point for an endless number of historical, archeological and naturalistic trips.
The flat is fresh and comfortable and just renovated in the typical local style (vulcanic stone). You find the main bedroom for 2 persons, a nice mezzanine in the living room for other 2 persons and one more detached double room with private bathroom just a few steps below. Internet and wi-fi is included. Free parking is possible just outside of the village center (300 m from the house).
Outside of the village center, at 10 min. walking from the house, you may find any kind of shops and market, as well as typical restaurants, a swimming-pool with astonishing view and many other things to do and see.
Since 2013, it's also available a private garden with breathless view on the village of Bomarzo. The garden is equipped with deck-chairs, hammock and barbecue, and it's only 15 minutes walking (or 5 driving) from the apartment.
Guests will have acces to a warm living-room with american kitchen and chimney, a double bed room, a mezzanine above the kitchen and a comfortable bathroom with shower. Out of the main apartment there's the second double bedroom with private bathroom and independent acces.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be welcome by a very gentle neighbour who will hand them keys and give them any required informatioins about the apartment and touristic attractions of the area.
The historical center of Bomarzo, the castle and the palace of the duke, where the apartment is located, is one of the best preserved exemples of medievel village in center Italy. Moreover, the view from the village on surrounding landscape is really gorgeous.
Reach Bomarzo is quite simple and direct, however a car is needed to fully enjoy all local attractions. You may reach the village either from the South (Rome) or from the north (Milan or Florence) by A1 motorway, until Attigliano. Then, the direction to the village is well indicated.
If you come by train, nearest stations are Orte or attigliano but beware! No taxi will lead you to the village, so either you take a bus from Orte (not Attigliano) or it's better to arrange a lift directly with the owner of the apartment.
Arriving in Bomarzo as the sun set was like stepping into a fairytale. The site is marvellous, as the city is located high on a rock overlooking the Tiber valley. Virtually off the tourist trails, we were welcomed by curious and very friendly neighbours who were keen to show us the best of their city, which I suppose is a unique experience in Italy. Bomarzo is really an overlooked jewel.
Andrea is an excellent host, and getting the keys through the housekeeper Alessia was very easy.
If you're planning to visit Bomarzo, don't miss the stoneage 'pyramid' and the waterfalls in the valley below. The pyramid is hard to find on your own, so we would recommend hiring a guide, if you're not as lucky as us to have Andrea with you.
Andrea has written a fine introduction to the area, where you can find details and suggestions for trips. We also enjoyed visiting Civitá di Bagnoregio a lot.
Our stay in Casa del duca was just great!
Wonderful house, wonderful town! Parco dei Mostri is a 15min walk from the house, as is coffee and brioche/gelato. Many delicious restaurants just a little farther walk. Beautiful views everywhere in the city and all kinds of hikes and other great towns nearby if you come with a car (Andrea supplies an excellent list!).
The house is right in the medieval center and beautifully restored -- feels like another century entirely! The atmosphere itself is lovely and cozy and having the washing machine was very convenient. Andrea wasn't in town, but made accommodations to get the key from someone else -- he was attentive to details and it was all very smooth.
It's truly amazing that a place/town like this exists just an hour north of Rome.. you feel like you're a million miles/years from everything. Can't wait to return!!
Casa Del Duc is a lovely rustic apartment with ancient stone walls but all modern conveniences and we enjoyed our stay there the second time even more than we did the first. Skies were sunny and temperatures were moderate for February and the warmth and glow from the pellet stove kept us comfortable in the evenings as we enjoyed local wines, sausages, cheese, bread and olive oil. I would extend this apartment my highest recommendation! Exceptional ambiance. Convenient to so many wonderful things to see...lakes, historical sites, gardens, etc. I simply cannot image a more wonderful experience anywhere in the world.
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