Villa Alfina is situated on a Tuscan hillside with wonderful views over the Latium, Umbrian and Tuscan countrysides.
Built in the early 1920s, its 275 square meters of living space has been completely modernized without sacrificing its original detail. Villa Alfina combines elegance and comfort with carefully selected antiques, imported mattresses, fine towels, fine linens, goose-down duvets and loads of pillows.
Guest can relax in the living room and escape with Italian and English satellite TV or congregate in the dining room around the grand table and fireplace. This is an exceptional space to entertain friends or relax with family. Guests will find themselves at home anywhere in the villa.
Guests are welcome to use the swimming pool and sun-bathing facilities at the adjacent Hotel Nuovo Castello free of charge.
The villa’s 2,500 square meters of landscaped gardens are located on the edge of the medieval village of Torre Alfina, overlooking Italy’s Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve.
Upstairs - Three beautifully-appointed bedrooms there is one with a king-size bed and en suite bathroom, one with queen-size bed and one with twin beds. - Shared bathroom with double sinks and Jacuzzi tub. - There is a balcony with view of the nature reserve and Tuscany’s Mount Amiata.
Downstairs - Comfortable and cozy living room. - Dining room with fireplace and large table. - Fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher. - Bedroom with twin beds and a shared bathroom with shower.
Outside Grounds The garden is wild yet contained, it is filled with majestic trees, lavender and grapes. It is a mix with bursts of colour from a variety of flowers thanks to the Villa's caretaker. If you time it right, he’ll gladly share the bounty of the vegetable garden. He will even help you put together a barbeque using all local ingredients. In winter, you can roast chestnuts that have fallen from the 150 year-old tree in the side yard.
The focal point of the garden is the fabulous pergola, offering an oasis of shade and hospitality. It’s easy to be transported away by birdsong, the braying of donkeys, or church bells tolling in the piazza. The pergola is a perfect gathering point for many, or a tranquil refuge for one.
Amenities - Wireless ADSL internet - International direct dial telephone with free calls to US landlines - Free use of pool at Nuovo Castello - Washer/dryer/steam iron - Window screens - Wine cellar with local wines - Ceiling fans in all bedrooms - 220v hair dryer in each bath - English (satellite) and Italian TV - CD/DVD player with film library - Cell phones (2) for use by guests - GPS pre-programmed with local restaurants, ATMs, grocery stores, etc.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
Villa Alfina is the ideal base for you to explore the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside or a perfect retreat after visiting nearby Rome or Florence.
It is a landmark property that sits prestigiously in the shadow of an impeccable restored medieval castle. It is located in the Alta Tuscia (Etruscan Highlands) region of central Italy.
The picturesque village of Torre Alfina is conveniently located within close distance to many of Italy's most popular tourist attractions. Whether guests prefer exploring the Umbrian hill towns, visiting Tuscan vineyards, rejuvenation at a world class thermal spa, or simply sitting under the pergola and enjoying la dolce vita, Villa Alfina offers it all.
The villa is a two-minute walk to the medieval village of Torre Alfina in Alta Tuscia (the Estruscan Highlands). The village is perched on a hilltop that is virtually the intersection of Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. In the heart of the village is a castle that once belonged to the Monaldeschi family. The Bourbon del Monte family owned it next before it was bought in the late 1880s by Edoardo Cahen, who was given the title Marquis of Torre Alfina.
The village itself has extraordinary views and two fine traditional restaurants. In addition, two small shops stocked with essentials, two cafes and the finest gelateria in the area are also found along its cobblestone streets. The village is child-friendly.
The villa also borders the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, a vast expanse of beautiful forests and nature trails for walking and horseback riding.
The splendid vacation area of Lago di Bolsena, Europe's largest volcanic lake, is just a short distance away and is good for freshwater fishing, sailing, swimming, sunbathing, and horseback riding.
A half-hour drive from the villa are the most popular tourist towns of Cività di Bagnoregio, Orvieto, Pitigliano, Sorano, Sovana and Viterbo, as well as the spa town of San Casciano dei Bagni.
Most guests do not confine themselves to the immediate area, but prefer to venture further into the regions of Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria.
No matter what season it is, guests will find something special at Villa Alfina. The village embraces its local traditions and holds a festival at least once a season. During summer months there is something happening every weekend in Villa Alfina or in the surrounding villages.
Within a radius of 75 miles of the Villa: - Assisi - Corchiano - Florence - Gradoli - Gubbio - Montalcino - Montepulciano - Perugia - Pienza - Rome - San Quirico D’Orcia - Spoleto - Argentario - Capalbio - The islands of Elba and Giglio
- The vlla is well furnished with bed, bathroom and kitchen linens. - All bed linen is changed on Saturday mornings for multi-week rentals. - There is a mid-week change of towels. - Catering: Villa Alfina is pleased to offer full or half-board meal service for reduced rates at Ristorante Nuovo Castello, located adjacent to the property. The restaurant offers a delicious homemade cuisine typical of the Alta Tuscia region. - In warm months guests can dine outside beside the swimming pool and in the shade of the castle. - Guests are welcome to use the swimming pool and sun-bathing facilities at the adjacent Hotel Nuovo Castello free of charge.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
Villa Conditions - Capacity: The property comfortably sleeps 8 people. - Security deposit: €500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. - Number of occupants: Up to eight people can be accommodated in the house (two per bedroom). However, under certain circumstances additional guests may be permitted. Please let us know if you plan to have more than eight guests and we will try to accommodate you. - Firewood available as needed. -Length of stay: Rentals are accepted on a weekly basis only, starting and ending on Saturday. - End of stay cleaning: Included in price. - Non-smoking villa, guests are permitted to smoke outside. - A self-service washer and dryer are provided free of charge. - Arrival time: 4pm and 7pm on Saturday. - Departure time: 10am. - Heating: Winter rental rates include the cost of heating. - Air conditioning: Villa Alfina is located on a ridge at 620 meters (1,980 feet) elevation and therefore enjoys cooler than usual daytime and evening temperatures throughout the year. The Villa is not equipped with air conditioning however there is a ceiling fan in each bedroom. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property - Access: The owners and their designated representatives have unlimited access to the property for maintenance purposes (e.g. inspections/repairs, regular maintenance of gardens etc.). Every effort is made to minimize inconvenience to guests. - Documents: Italian Law requires that all guests produce a means of identification (ID card or passport) on arrival.
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