About This Listing
The house is located in Marta, a charming town on Lake Bolsena. It is built on the remains of a '500 fortress and offers a superb view of the lake. Is near the tower.
The 100 sq.m are divided between a ground floor (with lounge/living room with fireplace, kitchenette, dining area, bathroom, small terrace with table and chairs overlooking the hills of Marta); a spiral staircase leads to the upper floor with one double bedroom with view of the lake, two single bedrooms with view of the hills, one toilet with shower.
All ceilings have wooden beams.
Strategically located in the area called Tuscia (in the Lazio region) which shares borders with Tuscany and Umbria, Marta is locaed only...km from medioeval town Viterbo; numerous other hitorical sites are at an ideal distance for one-day excursions.
Swimming in the lake is possible from spring to autumn and beaches such as Montefiascone, Gradole and Bolsena have quite a number of small restaurants and trattoria which offer excellent food and wine.
Boat excursions are organized from Montefiascone to the Bisentine Island, famous for its Farnese Palace which was built by XVI century architect Antonio da Sangallo.
For those who are fans of thermal tourism, the Terme dei Papi, some 20 min. drive from Viterbo, are a real treat. More spas are located in the province of Siena, some 40/45 min. drive from Marta (Bagno Vignoni, San Filippo Bagni, S. Casciano dei Bagni). The landscape in that region is superb.
Numerous other excursions can be organized depending on whether you are interest in art or Italian food specialties. In the Lazio region special mention deserve BAGNOREGIO, perched on a high tuff cliff;TUSCANIA, famous Etruscan town which boasts two beautiful Romanesque churches (S. Pietro and S Maria Maggiore); VULCI, another archaeological site located close to a famous Etruscun necropolis. Close by is a small lake immortalized in films by directors suh as Wim Wender and Zeffirell. You cannot miss ORVIETO, in the Umbria region, with its famous gothic cathedral.
Finally, if you decide to stretch out to the Tirreno Sea, do not miss the Tuscan Maremma, the natural Reserves of Lake Burano and Capalbio, all a real treat.
You will find additional information on the area as welll as a list of my preferred restaurants, selected for their good quality/price value.
Please refrain from smoking indoors. Animals and pets are not allowed
We had a pleasant and relaxing stay at Valentina's place. Valentina was an amazing host - she was quick to respond any questions, gave restaurant recommendations, and was super helpful in resolving the issue when we left her keys in the apartment! There was also bottled water and some fresh fruits in the fridge.
Valentina's place is comfortable and felt spacious for the 4 of us. It was a great place to just unwind. On top of that, Valentina is a wonderful host, so I would highly recommend her apartment!
Es war einfach wunderbar! Das Haus liegt auf einer der mittelalterlichen Stadtmauer und bietet einen herrlichen Ausblick sowohl über das Umland als auch über den See. Es gibt auch zwei Balkone wo man um jede Tageszeit die Sonne genießen kann. Wir haben meistens im Ort frisches Obst, Gemüse und Fleisch gekauft und in der gut eingerichtete Küche selber zubereitet und im Freien, auf einen der Balkone gegessen. Es war sehr romantisch. Man muss noch sagen das es äußerst liebenswürdig vorbereitet war, nicht nur Bettzeug und Handtücher sondern auch WC Papier, Müllbeutel, Waschmittel, Spüllmittel, und sogar Trinkwasser, Kekse, Obst, Joghurt, Bier,etc... wie zuhause, es hat wirklich nichts gefehlt. Noch mal ein großes Dankeschön, es war viel mehr als erwartet. Auch die Nachbarin, Frau Luigina, hat uns äußerst herzlich empfangen und uns über die ganze Zeit mit Rat und Tat zur Verfügung gestanden. Auch über diesen Weg: Danke!
Wir müssen uns auch bei der Frau Katja bedanken die und das Haus sehr gut gesäubert übergab.
Wir können diese Unterkunft wärmstens empfehlen und wir werden bestimmt wieder kommen!
L'accoglienza è stata ottima pur non avendo incontrato direttamente Valentina ma la sua deliziosa vicina. Abbiamo trovato la casa calda e pulita. La posizione è stupenda, con una vista mozzafiato sulla torre dell'orologio di Marta e sul lago. Gli ambienti sono arredati con gusto e il camino aiuta in stagioni fredde a scaldare ulteriormente l'anima. Valentina è stata anche utilissima per scovare ristoranti di qualità nella zona. Bellissimo soggiorno, lo rifaremo e lo consiglieremo.
Casa stupenda, romantica e con una vista favolosa! accoglienza fantastica....davvero un'esperienza da riprovare. Consigliatissimo!
Valentina has been a very nice host. The flat is well located with a very nice view of the lake. Leaving room and kitchen are the heart of the flat. Rooms are upstairs and easily accessible by staircase. Only negative point was that we were there during a very cold period and the house heavily exposed to wind and cold. In front of the flat there is a big clock. We personally did not hear it at night time.
Valentina was incredibly generous and hospitable. Although she was not personally able to be there when we arrived, she had made a trip there right before our arrival just to make sure everything was in good order, and went out of her way to assist us to make us feel comfortable. She found a place where we could purchase firewood for our stay (and allowed us to use the amazing fireplace!). When we arrived, we found baskets of fruit, bottles of water, foodstuffs, and everything arranged so nicely in the house for us.
The place itself is incredible. It may be a very antique house and feels like a privilege to be living in something that could probably be a museum, given it's location next to the tower, part of an old fortress, and overlooking the breathtaking lake. The views from the front door and bedroom windows are surreal... whether raining, sunny or foggy. The house is arranged so well and comfortably, and we could not have asked for a more perfect place to rest, feel restored and use as a jumping off point to explore Tuscany and Umbria. (Orvieto is a must see!)
The town of Marta is very quaint (you can wander down below the house into paved stone walkways between old stone houses all joined together, with little potted flowers, and come out below on a walkway along the lake. There is a great road for running around part of Lake Bolsena towards Montefiascone (8 miles, mostly flat and all along the water, if you run there and back), and the views along the way are fantastic. We often walked into town to get gelatos, groceries just down the street, or eat at local restaurants.
All in all, amazing place and incredibly thoughtful host!
Note: If you want to explore the Tuscan cities around, we would recommend a car, at least for part of your stay.