Villa Giulio (sleeps 10 +2) is the impressive and welcoming result of the total restoration of this former hunting lodge of the lords of Castello di Proceno, few miles away. Sitting on a hillside in the middle of an area dear to the Etruscans, the house looks out over a vast sweep of Tuscan countryside, where vestiges of Etruscan culture still exist. About a 5 minute drive from the house is a village with a grocery store and a typical trattoria inside the medieval walls, while just a few steps outside in a newer area is, quite unexpectedly, a Michelin starred restaurant.
On the Ground Floor of Villa Giulio
Villa Giulio has 2 full floors with high ceilings and 400 sq meters of living area (about 4,400 sq.ft). On the ground floor is a very large living room with fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, a breakfast room, a bathroom with shower for the disabled, and adjacent to the dining room, doors open outside to a wide covered portico with fireplace, barbecue and large dining table. There is also a washing machine at the back near the kitchen. In addition, on the ground floor is a separate 1-bedroom apartment with study, bathroom with shower, and dining room with a small kitchen.
Upstairs Bedrooms at Villa Giulio
Stairs lead from the entrance hall to the upper floor where you arrive at a lounge with a large fireplace. From here you enter 3 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom that becomes a double if you need it. Additionally, a study has a mezzanine floor with 2 single beds suitable for children. Of the 4 bathrooms 2 have a bath and 2 have a shower. The house is impeccably furnished and offers a series of amenities. The bathrooms includes bidets and hair dryers. Each bedroom has a combination safe for guests’ use, and all windows have mosquito screens.
Garden and Pool at Villa Giulio
A short walk up a few steps and thru a grove of trees takes you to the private 6 x 12 meter swimming pool. At the end of the pool is a covered terrace, a changing room cabana and an outdoor shower. There’s also a delightful table and seats under the trees. A separate storage building by the entry gate holds the garden furniture in the winter.
Location of the Villa in Northern Lazio
The property is surrounded by 5 acres (2 hectares) of fenced-in grounds. You can reach it by a 5-minute drive along an almost 2-mile dirt track from the village of Trevinano on the border of Tuscany and Lazio.
Cooking school and Restaurant of the Owners
The owner of the villa has a restaurant and a cooking school where guests can learn in English the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine. Courses are held on request, and offer a splendid chance to immerse oneself in the unique lifestyle and hospitality of a 1000 year old little village grown around its Castle while learning to prepare a full menu of dishes typical to this region called Tuscia, with wine appreciation and to how best combine food and wine.
Distances to Villa Giulio near Trevinano
Nearest Village: Trevinano 3 km
Local restaurants in Travinano are: La Parolina with 1 Michelin Star, inside the village is Trattoria da Gianfranco,
San Casciano dei Bagni with all shops and facilities is at 10 km and has Ristorante Daniela
Motorway A1 exit: Fabro 22 km
Local towns include: Acquapendente 15 km, Proceno 17 km, Chiusi and its Etruscan museum 25 km, Pienza 35 km
Cities: Orvieto 40 km, Siena is 80 km, Florence 120 km, and Rome 140 km
Pool (6 x 12 meters) with attached porch with dressing room, large enclosed garden, porch with barbecue, Wi-Fi, fireplace, safe, satellite TV, mosquito nets, washing machine, pets allowed, hairdryer, fully equipped kitchen (cooker, electric oven, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and sink).
More rental details
The house has a maid that cleans two times weekly. Dinners and lunch can be provided on request. The owner accepts dogs at small extra cost. Gas is payable on consumption during heating season together with firewood.