Lake Bolsena glamorous grotto

House - Entire home/apt · Via Palestro, Ischia di Castro, Lazio 01010, Italy

The Space

Imagine an ancient grotto surrounded by greenery, renewed with exquisite taste and creativeness, located in a historic Italian village (Ischia di Castro, in Lake Bolsena countryside): this stylish apartment for rent is really a jewel of charm and elegance.

Inhabited since the Neolithic, this grotto stands in the very heart of the Etruscan region (called Tuscia) and features a strategic position, being close to Rome and to many points of interest, such as the old Etruscan settlements of Tarquinia and Vulci, but also the medieval villages of Orvieto and Todi, in Umbria. The entire area is characterized by tuff canyons covered with woods, dotted with unspoiled archaeological sites.

Published on many press releases, this charming apartment is ideal for those who want to escape from mass tourism and are willing to experience a secret Italy.


Literally carved into the rock, this apartment is on 2 levels and can accommodate up to 6 people in 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Featuring an enchanting artistic touch, it is fresh even in summer, thanks to its unique architecture.

The cream-color living room is wide and enriched by stylish pieces of inspired furniture. Around the fireplace are two sofas with cushions, bright armchairs and coffee tables. The ancient structure of the grotto, still visible, gives to this space a dreamlike atmosphere. Close to the living room is the large kitchen, one of the most pleasant areas of the apartment. Fully equipped, with dish washer and washing machine, it is illuminated by a panoramic French window leading to the terrace and overlooking a green tuff hill. The large table with chairs in the middle is perfect for enjoying Italian food, while the sofa masonry is ideal to relax after lunch. A traditional wood stove completes the space.

On the same level is the first double bedroom, luminous and airy, with a blue-colored king size bed, a tiny desk with chair and two bright windows. The en-suite bathroom, like all the bathrooms of the house, is delightful, with a very large shower and cozy furnishing.

Next to it is a lovely lounge with a sofa and a stair leading to the first floor, where you will find the second double bedroom. Red-colored, featuring a king size bed and Sat TV, it is characterized by cool pieces of industrial furniture and a notable artwork filling up an entire wall. The nice en-suite bathroom has a big shower.

From the living room, another step leads to the third double bedroom, really modeled in the tuff, featuring a comfortable king size bed and an open and romantic en-suite bathroom with shower.


This Lake Bolsena accommodation for rent has a beautiful panoramic terrace facing the kitchen. Furnished with a long sofa masonry and a vintage coffee table, is the ideal place to drink a glass of wine at sunset, when the green hill in front of the house becomes flushed with red.

Final cleaning not included. At the end of your stay you will pay an extra fee for the final cleaning of the apartment. The coast will be 8 € per hour, that can be paid in cash directly to the cleaning lady (the amount of hours needed will depend on the condition of the house).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Security Deposit: $427
Cleaning Fee: $85
Cancellation: Strict
  • Spent a fantastic long week end in Trastevere in Rome. The apartment is placed right in the middle of the ever pulsating Trastevere, and here you can find everything your heart and stomach desire. You can also chose to cross the river and you are vertially 5 mins from Campo de Fiori. Perfect. After a good day of exploring Rome, its fantastic to retreat to the terrace and enjoy the afternoon sun. The apartment is placed on a small street without bars and is nice and quiet I love it, and I will certainly go back.

    April 2014
  • Great apartment and host, worth the climb to the top floor. Would stay here again.

    April 2014
  • Great place. Clean and beautiful. Everything is convenient. We hope it will be available next time we're visiting Rome. Thank you Lorenzo.

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in Rome and one if the reason was this very nice flat if Lorenzo. Just like in the pictures it is a very cosy place, nicely dressed and full if light. The neighborhood is very cool. Nice restaurant (Urban 47), bar (Black market). Not touristy and tasteful shops. Cool crowd, kind of arty. Not far from tourist place in a walking distance. Lorenzo service was perfect. Arranged driver to drop us up at the airport. We will come back!

    April 2014
  • Muchas gracias a Lorenzo! el piso esta muy bien ubicado, habia de todo dentro y tuvimos suerte de encontrarlo!
    Suerte en Roma!!!


    March 2014
  • Lorenzo was brilliant, very communicative and helpful. The transfer worked very well and the driver was very helpful. The apartment was convenient, very clean and secure. We would definitely go through Lorenzo on another trip to Rome. Thank you.

    March 2014
  • Great apartment! Location was perfect, right next to via Governo Vecchio with nice winebars and restaurants. Also for sight seeing the location was perfect: everything within walking distance. The apartment itself was clean and nice. Very nice patio with a great view.

    Organisation was perfect! Before our arrival Lorenzo answered all our questions. The driver who picked us up from the airport was on time and dropped us of in front of the apartment. Also the pick-up at the end of our stay went smoothly.

    I would definitely recommend this apartment!

    March 2014
  • Die Wohnung ist für Rom-Touristen ideal gelegen, 5 Minuten von der Spanischen Treppe und der Metro-Station Spagna.
    Sie ist groß genug, aber wohl eher für 6 als für 8 Personen geeignet. Am Esstisch stehen nur 6 Stühle, von denen einer kaputt war. Die Küchenausstattung war eher dürftig, nur 3 normale Tassen, ausreichend viele Espresso-Tassen. Die Teekanne mit zerbrochener Tülle war unbrauchbar. Die beiden Bäder waren unhygienisch, verkalkte Badewanne mit heftig tropfendem Wasserhahn und schimmlige Fugen in der Duschkabine. Die Terrasse hat keinen Blick zur Via Margutta, wie in der Wohnungsbeschreibung vermerkt, sondern liegt in einem nicht sehr attraktiven Hof. Insgesamt machte das Mobiliar einen sehr verwohnten Eindruck.
    Für die recht hohe Miete muss man einen besseren Standard erwarten können.
    Ich kann die Wohnung in diesem Zustand nicht empfehlen.

    March 2014
  • La location e' eccezionale. Via Margutta e' un oasi di pace nel cuore di Roma. La mia permanenza non e' stata per vacanza, ma per trasferimento di lavoro ma ho comunque potuto apprezzare la vicinanza ai piu' bei monumenti e luoghi di interesse di Roma. L'appartamento e' spazioso e confortevole e la terrazza e' ampia e godibilissima. Il personale e' stato molto disponibile nel soddisfare le mie richieste e necessita'.

    March 2014
  • A grand apartment with heavy wooden doors, high ceilings, and giant keys, with a unique style and spaciousness. Location is perfect in the Monti neighborhood full of artist workshops, designers, delicious food. (Avoid Nazionale). Great airport pickup/dropoff.

    March 2014
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Hi all, I am Lorenzo, I am 30 and I work in the real estate environment. I like travel and meet up people from all over the world. I fluently speak Italian, French, English and a bit o Portuguese. I really hope to see you in Rome and to help you in enjoying all its secret spots. It will be my pleasure to give you all the tips for nice places and restaurants. I will be here for any assistance during your stay. See you soon. Lorenzo,
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