Pergola con zona pranzo e barbecueWisteria sulla pergola
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The Gates of Paradise can seem overwhelming but it is not. The location, the view, the atmosphere, the house and garden designed with care, and finally "La Bella Italia" all around will not disappoint your expectations!

The space

on a hill-top:
Independent little country house surrounded by an ancient olive grove, renovated respecting local architectural traditions, the environment and at the same time, the standards of bio-architecture.
The delightful garden with its pergola, stone table and sun-beds, overlooks the breath-taking landscape that the ancient medieval township of Civita di Bagnoregio majestically dominates.
This is the ideal place for a quiet, relaxing holiday, although there are many cultural and naturalistic sightseeing trips which can be done in this area.

Open-plan house with split-level living-sleeping area (sleeps 2+1):
Split-level interior with double bed on higher level. The living area has a fully-equipped kitchen, dish-washer, wood stove and single bed-settee. A spacious and modern bathroom comes complete with shower cabin.
Accessories with a clean, modern design provide the finishing touch to this elegant country house and offer
the guests maximum comfort and convenience during their stay. Sky-TV.

Breath-taking panorama:
The breath-taking panorama overlooks Civita di Bagnoregio and the surrounding valley.
The house has an enchanting location, submerged in the unspoilt nature of a valley which is famous for its unusual clay-ridged ravines, known as “Calanchi”, a Naturalistic Place in the the European Community.

Civita di Bagnoregio and its “Valle dei Calanchi”:
Perched on a hill made of soft, crumbling rock, the ancient township of Civita di Bagnoregio, once an Etruscan settlement, can now only be reached by crossing a footbridge.
The town overlooks the underlying valley and from this vantage point, you will be able to admire the network
of pale stone ridges which form the “Calanchi” – stunning clay formations which are a Naturalistic Protected Area and Site of Community Importance (SIC) in the European Community.
The pattern of gullies and white-clay crests are a result of erosion which has gone on for centuries.

Art Itineraries:
Situated the northern part of Alto Lazio, known as “La Tuscia”, only a few kilometres from Umbria and the unspoilt wilderness known as “La Maremma” which lies between Lazio and Tuscany, makes this the idea holiday base to organise sightseeing trips throughout what was once the land of the Etruscans.
Viterbo is only 26 km away, Orvieto, 20 km and the Lake of Bolsena just 10 km from here. Tarquinia, Tuscanica, Vulci,
Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana, which were once the settlements of the Etruscans in the Maremma area are
all within a 45 km radius.
Todi is only 45 km away, Perugia 90 km, whilst Arezzo and Rome are about 100 km from here and are definitely worth visiting for their inestimable artistic heritage.
Giovanna and Valerio, the owners of the property, will not be too far away and will be only too pleased to suggest other interesting itineraries for sightseeing trips to nearby Tuscany and Umbria. They will also offer you useful advice about the region, including sights worth visiting, restaurants worth eating at and which crafts and gastronomic specialities are worth purchasing as mementoes.

Nature, culture, sport and ceramics:
Guided (or not) nature walks, mountain-bike trips, visits to wine-producers and to the botanical gardens.
It is also possible to take part in intensive pottery courses (raku, pit-fire and bucchero) taught by Giovanna.
These activities must be requested before-hand to allow for necessary arrangements.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

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7 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Mikkel User Profile
July 2014
Absolutely splendid vacation at Giovanna and Valerio’s place! We thought last years stay could not get any better...but we were proven wrong. Lucky us :) This is without a doubt the most beautiful and tranquil part of Italy we have ever visited - and everything just seems to come together. Fantastic location with breathtaking views, cozy little house with great amenities (just upgraded with new oven) and the nicest hosts. Giovanna and Valerio - you are truly amazing and kind people. Thank you for everything. Back from vacation now and enjoying your homemade marmalade and olive oil every single day - reminding us of your kindness and the wonderful time we spent at your place. Thank you!

Mikkel User Profile
July 2013
It might be called "Heaven's door", but we think of it as "Paradise on Earth". What an absolutely amazing place! From the minute we arrived Giovanna and Valerio welcomed us in the most sincere and warmhearted way. They are truly generous people. The house is so cozy and well equipped and the surroundings are simply breathtaking. We highly recommend this place, but at the same time we would also love to keep this secret gem to ourselves :) Thank you so much Giovanna and Valerio. We had an absolutely perfect stay! Hopefully we'll see you next summer.

Paul User Profile
September 2016
Questa casetta ha tutto per un soggiorno perfetto. L'arredamento è completo, anche con alcune cose nel frigorifero. Il conforto è ottimo. La vista dal giardino è stupendo e si sente veramente in paradiso! Il buon gusto dei padroni è (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)unque. Giovanna e Valerio sono molto accoglienti e disponibili. Bagnoregio è ideale per scoprire la Tuscia.

Robinet User Profile
July 2016
Un merveilleux endroit ou nous avons passe une semaine de bonheur Giovanna et Valerio sont des hotes extremement chaleureux et attentifs Merci mille fois pour ce petit coin de paradis Tout y est pense pour notre bien etre et notre confort
Giovanna User Profile
Response from Giovanna:
Nous sommes très contents d'avoir connu Dominique et Annik, deux personnes vraiment agréables et disctètes, absolument à recommander. Merci à vous Dominique et Annik pour avoir eu la chance de vous avoir rencontrés dans ce pertit coin de paradis que vous avez si bien apprécié.
July 2016

Esther User Profile
September 2015
Der Aufenthalt im Tor zum Himmel war " himmlisch"! Es hat einfach alles gestimmt! Das Häuschen hat alles was man braucht und die Gastgeber sind perfekt! Sehr zu empfehlen! GRAZIE
Giovanna User Profile
Response from Giovanna:
GRAZIE Esther! Auch die Gäste sind perfekt! Wir sind froh, dass ihr unser kleines Paradies richtig genossen habt.
September 2015

Bagnoregio, ItalyJoined in March 2013
Giovanna User Profile

Giovanna and Valerio moved to this dream location as a life style choice, leaving behind a city life comprised of work, studies, and research. The contact with nature, the "hand in the clay" to cultivate roses brought Giovanna to the art of ceramics.
Her African and ethnoarchaeologist past stirred her towards antique pottery techniques: raku, bucchero, and pit-fire.
With her, you will be able to experiment with your manual skills, creating small objects that you will take home as a remembrance of a special vacation.
Valerio will be happy to show you tourism-enogastronomic itineraries or to take you, if you wish, to walking excursions planned for you to discover products, history, local traditions, and culture.
Brandy the bulldog will greet you and join us is making you feel welcome!

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