The house near the tower

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Piazza Castello, Marta, Lazio 01010, Italy
Your host, Valentina
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The Space

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 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $11 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $743 /week
Cleaning Fee: $42
Check In: 11:00 AM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The reservation was canceled 13 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • Ottima e calorosa ospitalità da parte di Valentina.
    La casa è in una posizione incantevole, con vista sul lago e la possibilità di stare piacevolmente all'esterno.
    Gli interni sono spaziosi, puliti e ben arredati, soprattutto il piano inferiore, che ha un meraviglioso open space.

    April 2014
  • Appartamento molto carino, in una posizione incantevole. La vista del lago dalla camera è decisamente suggestiva.
    Valentina si è dimostrata molto disponibile e nonostante fosse anche lei in viaggio con airbnb è riuscita ad organizzare il ns. soggiorno alla perfezione.

    November 2013
  • I loved our stay in Marta thanks in large part to Valentina's house. The structure itself is old and quaint and furnished with electric and interesting art and furniture. There are views of the the tower and water in front and the town below in the back. There are three nicely appointed bedrooms upstairs. Unfortunately it's a little musty upstairs, but I still adored this place because it felt like our own private retreat after long days spent sight seeing. I am charmed, charmed, charmed. If you have an adventurous spirit and enjoy old world charm I recommend this place for you.

    October 2013
  • We looked for a nice place to stay in a nice village. We found Valentina's place on airbnb. And the place/village wasn't nice, it was absolutely perfect for us!! We had a nice bedroom with the most beautiful view to the lake. The 2 kids had their own bedroom each.
    In the apartment we had everything we need including a nice kitchen with dish washer and laundry machine. There is a nice balcony that views the mountains and a front balcony that views the tower and the lake. Marta is a very nice small village on the lake. We fell in love with it.

    Enjoy yourself and be sure to get down to the piazza in Marta to get yourself the best ice cream in Italy.

    August 2013
  • Valentina was a great host - she gave us all the information we need and good tips what we can do and which places we can visit. Thanks once again. Valentinas place is such a lovely place, very comfortable and with a great direct view of lake Bolsena. We had a very relaxing and great time.

    May 2013
    Response from Valentina:

    Thank you very much Christine, hope to see you next time.

    May 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 40 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2013
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