Roccia Di Corte

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Wedding Venue Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

The Roccia Di Corte enjoys a dominant position in its Lazio landscape that bless it with unique and highly evocative views. It retains the charm of centuries of history, the ideal destination in which to enjoy a peaceful environment and benefit from an unhurried lifestyle and a tranquil and authentic haven surrounded by unrestrained, glorious nature.

Used by Bishop Ferdinando di Castello as an episcopal seminary between the Fifth and Sixth centuries, the Roccia Di Corte has been faithfully restored in keeping with the Borgo’s historic and rural past, evoking the enchanting atmosphere of times gone by and maintaining fragments of its antique frescoes. The building is adjacent to the episcopal seat that was active until 1685, with which it shares a large garden and orchard, part of which is at guests’ disposal. The Roccia Di Corte's rooms are tastefully furnished with antiques, their authenticity kept in strict harmony with the environment!

Every possible effort has been made to safeguard the spirit of the era when the villa was originally built, a spirit which the owners intend to conserve through the years ahead. The windows offer magnificent panoramic views of the garden and the breathtaking landscapes beyond. Each apartment consists of study/living room, double bedroom, with bath and/or shower.

** Please note the property is positioned close to the Umbrian border but actually located in Lazio**

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What you should know…

  • It's better suited to adults - there's not much for very young children to do
  • You'll need to take a pedestrian bridge to reach the village, but it has a charm all of its own
  • There are no TVs in the rooms but there's a large screen in the living area for watching films

Property Features

Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Sauna/Steam Home Cinema Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Room information:

The Abbes: This room’s four-poster bed once belonged to the Abbess of a monastery (hence the room’s name!) and is meant as a tribute to Stendhal’s ‘The Abbess Of Castro’. An early nineteenth century French oaken fireplace and an iron bathtub stand in front of the bed. The room, measuring roughly forty square metres, opens onto a balcony from where, across the bishop’s garden, the guests may enjoy the radiance of magical sunsets.

The Sleepwalker: The bed’s headboard came from an early nineteenth century theatrical production, and is a tribute to Vincenzo Belli and to the great tradition of Italian opera. It is characterized by a series of ample windows that look out over both the villa’s internal garden and the Bishop’s far larger garden. The room measures about forty square meters.

The Intruder: Looking out across the valley, one can glimpse the house where the Argentine poet and writer Rodolfo Wilcock lived and died. He was a great friend of Jorge Luis Borges, to whose work the room is dedicated. It is a very quiet and welcoming room of about thirty-five square metres, its atmosphere decidedly French. Above the fireplace to the left of the bed hangs a painting by Pierre Sallé, the nineteenth century French painter.

The Writer: The wallpaper in the apartment’s study is a reproduction of that covering the walls of Virginia Woolf’s London home. It has its own private entrance from the garden, up stone stairs with Roman columns to a terrace covered by a pergola of roses. There is a precious fragment of a sixteenth century fresco in the bedroom. The room measures about forty square metros.

The Garden:

Annexed to the apse of the Church of San Donato and characterized by Mediterranean plants and centuries old olive groves, Roccia Di Corte's garden is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast in the shade of a pergola, with the colours and perfumes of seasonal flowers adding to the atmosphere. A vegetable patch makes up part of the garden from which the Corte’s guests are free to pick their favourite produce.

The Thermae & Spa:

Relax into wellness in a magical atmosphere! The spa and Roman-style bathing thermae is available for special treatments for two. An harmonious environment dedicated to couples where you can enjoy the benefits of bio-sauna, double whirlpool spa and massage.

The Kitchen:

The room’s name is inspired by a famous quote from Ippolito Nievo’s ‘Confessions Of An Italian’, in which the kitchen is portrayed as a place of magic, with lots of bright, airy space and high ceilings, where the pleasure of living together is savoured by the guests in an atmosphere of great familiarity. It measures roughly forty-five square metres.

The Wolf's Lair:

This old fifty-square-metre cellar with its high tufa limestone ceiling has been transformed into a large open space, complete with a stone fireplace. It is the ideal setting to listen to music, to play the old Forneris piano, to read, or to watch art films on a large screen. The room is dedicated to a somewhat bizarre trophy, the work of two young Roman artists.

The Bishop Winery:

The winery was founded by Bishop Ferdinando of Castillo in the early sixteenth century. it was carved entirely by hand and has been carefully restored, returning it to its former glory. It has been furnished with attention to detail to offer our guests the opportunity to spend a pleasant evening sampling local ham, cheeses and wines from some of the highest-rated producers in the region.

Location

About the surrounding area of Roccia Di Corte
Walk to Village Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Civita di Bagnoregio is close to all the major Tuscan and Umbrian cultural and artistic centres. It's the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing visit coupled with a landscape that varies from dramatic gorges and ravines to rolling hills wooded with chestnut trees and dotted with vineyards and olive groves.

The immediate vicinity offers opportunities to visit captivating towns such as Orvieto, Bamarzo, Viterbo, Caprarola, Bagnaia and the plateaus of Alfina. For lake lovers, Lago Bolsena is one of Italy’s most beautiful places to swim and enjoy a pleasant day’s boating. The spas are also a wonderful form of relaxation, with the easiest to reach from the villa being the Terme dei Papi in Viterbo, or Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni and San Casciano.

And let’s not forget that the beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea is less than two hours drive away! For those who like to go horseback riding or cycling there are numerous suitable routes that the Roccia Di Corte may organize for its guests. Civita di Bagnoregio is the perfect starting point for those who wish to visit the art cities of Arezzo, Florence and Rome. Handily, the villa has a service for guests to be transported to and from Rome, Florence, and other cities in the vicinity.

Roccia Di Corte has a large and fully equipped kitchen (Cucina di Fratta) with dining room for a full, authentic dining experience under the watchful eye and guidance of Cristiana and other local chefs. Guests will be led on an amazing journey of taste, flavor and aromas which will be the perfect guide to discovery of local ingredients, ancient traditions and recipes. The art of making the perfect home-made pasta dish, the lightest of light cakes, learning the art of decorating dishes, even the perfect pairing of different dishes with the fine wines of the our selection! Please enquire with our concierge service if you're interested in participating in cookery lessons.

** Please note the property is positioned close to the Umbrian boarder but actually located in Lazio**

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Rome - Fiumicino

(Over 100 km )

Nearest Ferry port Civitavecchia

(81-90 km )

Nearest Village Bagnoregio

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Town/City Orvieto

(16-20 km)

Nearest Restaurant in the village are 4 restaurant
Nearest Bar/Pub in the village there are 2 bar
Nearest Beach Bolsena lake

(14 km )

Region

Umbria has best of Italy to offer: rolling landscapes, wine, beautiful towns and villages, olive oil, expansive lakes and the food, glorious food. A holiday here can be as lazy, active, cultured and as delicious as you like.

This region is scattered with pretty, picturesque villages, while the area has a rich cultural heritage. From thermal pools to medieval cathedrals and olive oil museum, Umbria has an intriguing amount of history to discover.

Both Rome and Florence are accessible within a day trip, while the closest towns of interest would be Orvieto, the old town which is a fascinating series of winding streets, piazzas and a colourful weekly market. 

History lovers will be spoilt - from the first century Roman amphitheatres to the twelfth-century duomos, to the fourteenth-century hilltop fortresses,  the glut of remnants from the medieval and Bronze Age that punctuate the region is impressive.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Home Cinema

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included
  • Butler Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

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.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

For a singular and memorable experience you will love this beautifully restored seminary which retains the tranquillity of centuries past. Set in a magical hilltop village near the Umbrian border it has amazing views over a landscape of hills and mountains

This is the perfect place of for that intimate wedding with a few cherished guests. Follow in the footsteps of generations as you walk up the charming pedestrian bridge to reach your wedding venue.

The ceremony and reception can both be held inside should the blue Italian skies cloud over but it is the large garden and orchard that provides the lushest and most romantic setting anyone could wish for on their special day.

Wedding Reception
Up to 20 people can be hosted in the garden for the reception.

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony could take place on-site in the gardens.

A civil ceremony is possible in the nearby town hall 2km from the venue. There is also a church nearby where a small religious ceremony might be held.

The owners are able to provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 8 people can stay at the property.

The venue will be able to assist clients with finding various B&B’s for all the other guests.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The venue can provide any planning and services required for the event, or the client may provide their own planning.

Catering
The venue can provide caterers for the event or the client may provide their own.

Other information
Wedding planning fees vary based on the type of wedding and services required.

Events are recommended between the months of May to September.

In the case of bad weather, events are moved inside the property.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

** Please note the property is positioned close to the Umbrian border but actually located in Lazio**

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, paid locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £3,671 £4,747 £5,822 £6,897 £7,342
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £3,252 £4,204 £5,157 £6,109 £6,503
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - - £7,342
Dec 28th 2019 - Mar 21st 2020 £3,252 £4,204 £5,157 £6,109 £6,503
Mar 21st 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,671 £4,747 £5,822 £6,897 £7,342
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 £3,252 £4,204 £5,157 £6,109 £6,503
Dec 12th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - - - £7,342
Dec 26th 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 £3,252 £4,204 £5,157 £6,109 £6,503

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €3,961 €5,036 €6,112 €7,187 €7,922
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €3,508 €4,461 €5,413 €6,366 €7,016
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - - €7,922
Dec 28th 2019 - Mar 21st 2020 €3,508 €4,461 €5,413 €6,366 €7,016
Mar 21st 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €3,961 €5,036 €6,112 €7,187 €7,922
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 €3,508 €4,461 €5,413 €6,366 €7,016
Dec 12th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - - - €7,922
Dec 26th 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 €3,508 €4,461 €5,413 €6,366 €7,016

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $4,387 $5,462 $6,538 $7,613 $8,774
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $3,886 $4,838 $5,791 $6,743 $7,771
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - - $8,774
Dec 28th 2019 - Mar 21st 2020 $3,886 $4,838 $5,791 $6,743 $7,771
Mar 21st 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,387 $5,462 $6,538 $7,613 $8,774
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 $3,886 $4,838 $5,791 $6,743 $7,771
Dec 12th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - - - $8,774
Dec 26th 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 $3,886 $4,838 $5,791 $6,743 $7,771

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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