Arlena Farmhouse private beach and restaurant serv Italy
farmhouse and apartments
Farmhouse in Umbria, Italy
Property Details of Umbria Farmhouse
Our Farm consists of kiwi, plum and olive orchards. One of these, which covers about 10 hectares (over 22 acres), is centered around an old stone farmhouse dating back to 1850 and its attached rural buildings. The complex has been restructured into eight one, two and three-room apartments able to accommodate from 2 to 7 people , with a large grassy area in front for relaxing and playing.
The surrounding fields, which extend to the edge of the lake, are covered mostly by kiwi orchards.
A 150-meter-long path cuts through the orchard and leads you directly to the quiet of the lake. There you will be welcomed by a stretch of lawn and beach equipped for bathing, where your privacy is assured by the impenetrability of the adjacent reeds. The sandy shore gradually declines into the lake, lending to a shallow area that is well-suited for swimming, even for small children. A splendid â€œontanoâ€ (alder), a typical lake tree, sinks its roots directly into the shore and acts as a frame for this suggestive corner of the lake. Canoe outings along the reeds will allow you to bird watch the many species found on the lake, while sun worshipers can enjoy laying in the sun on the beach, or directly on the water on one of our â€œMalibuâ€ floating beds. Upon request, we can organize informal meals directly on the beach. Homemade jams (kiwi, plum, fig, raspberry, kumquat) and breakfast sweets will cheer your stay. We also sell local fruit, oil and wine.
The RESTAURANT SERVICE is also available and reserved only for the farmhouseâ€™s guests . The dinner is served inside the ancient hamlet , ownerâ€™s residence.
The farmâ€™s accommodations are composed of 8 individual apartments, all at the ground floor, each with a well-equipped mini-kitchen and dining area, an elegantly appointed bathroom with a shower and hairdryer, and a porch covered with open chestnut beams and terra cotta tiles that offers another table and chairs for outdoor dining. The carefully chosen furnishings, the warmly colored and welcoming fabrics, the antique furniture and elegant wrought iron finishings together make the Podere Arlena agritourism complex one of superior level that remains respectful of its country style.
Type A (two apartments available):
28 sqm studio (double bed, mini-kitchen and dining area), bathroom, 22sqm panoramic porch
Type B (1 apartment available):
48 sqm two-room apartment (bedroom with double bed, living area with two lingle beds and mini-kitchen), bathroom, 32sqm panoramic porch.
Type C (4 apartments available)
45sqm two-room apartment, layed-out like type B but with a 12sqm porch
Type D (1 apartment available)
70 sqm three-room apartment (1 bedroom with double bed, 1 bedroom with two single beds, living area with two single beds and mini-kitchen), two bathrooms and a 12sqm porch.
Additional cots and cribs are available for every apartment type upon request.
Local Area DetailsTHE TOWN OF BOLSENA Its origins date back to the III century BC when it was populated by inhabitants who escaped from the destruction of Velzna one of the most important Etruscan cities destroyed by the Romans in 264 BC Bolsena inherited its name from Velzna which classic sources have handed down to us in the Latin form Volsinii In 1263 an event of enormous consequences marked the history of Bolsena In the Basilica dedicated to Saints George and Cristina at the moment of elevation during a mass celebrated by the Bohemian priest Pietro da Praga drops of blood fell from the host onto the linen altar cloth and marble altar both objects are still kept in the chapel of the Miracle of the Church of Saint Cristina erected in the XI century That Eucharistic miracle whose fame went beyond the peninsulas borders lead Pope Urbano IV to institute throughout the Catholic world the festivity of Corpus Domini Still today on June 18 the festivity is remembered with a solemn procession that snakes its way through the citys streets which are adorned by a continuous carpet of flowers of truly unique artistic style The evening of July 23 and the morning of July 24 Bolsena celebrates Saint Cristina its Patron and martyr with the representation of the Mysteries Living pictures enacted on wood stages situated in the most important squares of Bolsena representing the martyrdom the Saint suffered Under the hill adjacent to the Collegiate Church and Chapel of the Miracle complex lie catacombs whose origins are traced back to the II and III centuries bc continuing up to the fifth century ad The Fortress La Rocca currently known as the Monaldeschi castle was erected by the people of Orvieto during the XIIXIV century and dominates the urban center of Bolsena During the Middle Ages it was the defensive outpost of the urban center and its hinterland Its possible to visit the castle which also houses an interesting museum concerning the lake of Bolsena and archaeological findings from the region Along the road to Orvieto is a 4kmlong stretch of Etruscan city walls which contain the fascinating remains of many monuments THE LAKE The lake the largest of volcanic origin in Italy and shiny in every corner is exceptionally transparent thanks to the fact that large pollutiongenerating industries have never settled around it In fact the local fishermen still use the water of the lake to cook Sbroscia the typical local fish soup Bisentina island is the pearl of the lake and also of Italys artistic patrimony Once a papal summer residence it was recently returned to the admiring public offering guided visits with daily departures from the Port of Bolsena Fishing is one of the prominent pastimes of Bolsena and is still practiced by local fishermen who use the triangular boats and asymmetric paddles that are typical of the area Sport fishermen can enjoy catching the particularly abundant and noteworthy coregone but also persico reale royal perch persico trota trout perch luccio pike tinca carpa carp and anguilla eel CULTURAL EXCURSIONS You cannot stay in Bolsena without making trips to the surrounding areas Its location allows you to take day trips to the provinces of Viterbo Siena Perugia Terni as well as obviously the cities of Rome and Florence Just 20 km away is Orvieto and its Cathedral an incomparable and unique jewel of Gothic art the Well of St Patrizio the Etruscan Necropolis and a number of Museums A short distance away you will also find the towns of Todi Deruta Assisi and Gubbio On the way to Terni you can easily visit Narni Spoleto and Foligno Crossing the Tuscan border just past Acquapendente you can visit the towns of Val dOrcia S Quirico Montalcino Montepulciano Pienza and finally Siena The visit to Civita di Bagnoregio 10 km from Bolsena is very suggestive with its medieval town and the extraordinary view of the calanchi eroded cliffs Of great interest in Montefiascone 10 km from our farm are the Romanesque church of St Flaviano and the church of St Margherita that overlooks the city From Montefiascone you can reach Viterbo capital of the province where you shouldnt miss the chance to visit the medieval district the Sanctuary of St Rosa and the Papal Museums and Palace a splendid building and symbol of the city which hosted the first and longest conclave election process for choosing the pope in the history of the Catholic Church Near Viterbo are the worldfamous princely residences of Bagnaia and Caprarola magnificent abodes built in the second half of the 16th century by the eras most important architects to glorify the power of families such as the Orsini and the Farnese In the direction of La Quercia you will find the Sanctuary of the Madonna di La Quercia built by Giuliano and Anthony Sangallo whose renaissance faade has three portals that house three lunettes of Andrea della Robbia 1507 Also worthy of mention are the Park of the Monsters of Bomarzo stone sculptures made at the end of the XVI century by Vicino Orsini the Doria Pamphilj Palace in St Martino al Cimino the ancient town of Vitorchiano Of particular interest amongst the many cultural events offered is the summer season of Ferentos Roman Theatre For those who want to enjoy the health and relaxation offered by thermal waters there are the natural spas of Viterbo San Casciano dei Bagni Bagno Vignoni and Saturnia just a few minutes by car from the farm There are numerous wine and gastronomic initiatives throughout the province of Viterbo including the EstEstEst winery the Falesco and Aleatico vineyards and above all extravirgin olive oil ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCURSIONS The Etruscan part of Viterbo is rich with ruins of the past The Necropolis and the National Etruscan Museum in Tarquinia the Necropolis and Romanesque Churches of San Pietro and Santa Maria Maggiore in Tuscania the Necropolis of Pianezze in Grotte di Castro the Necropolis of Norchia in Vetralla the Necropolis the Castle and the Bridge of the Abbey in Vulci Worth mentioning is the recent reopening of the archaeological and nature park of Vulci 130 hectares about 320 acres of Etruscan and Roman ruins and protected species located between Montalto of Castro and Canino very near a World Wildlife Fund Oasis Also in Tuscany is the Necropolis of Sovana important for the grave of Ildebrando
Arlena Farmhouse private beach and restaurant serv Italy Property Information
|This Property Sleeps:||28|
|Minimum Price Per Week:||€450 |
|Maximum Price Per Week:||€1250|
|Nearest Airport:||Roma PerugiaPisa (airport code FCO)|
|We are open year round PETS NOT ALLOWED There is a twonight minimum and weeklong stays are booked from Saturday to Saturday Checkin begins at 2 pm with checkout at 10 am on the day of departure With a 48hour notice you can send us a shopping list of what you would like to find in your apartment Prices for a oneweek stay generally range from 450 to 1250 Euros depending season and people numbers The price includes linens and final cleaning or weekly cleaning in the case of longer sojourns beach access and the use of beach chairs lounge chairs showers and changing room Price does not include heating equipment rentals canoe Malibu floating beds bicycles inside the farmhouse only midweek requests for cleaning and linen changes Discounts are available for stays longer than one week in high season July and August and during the rest of the year for stays longer than two nights |
- Close to a golf course
- Close to a beach
- Children are allowed
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Farmhouse in Umbria, Italy