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Poggio catino 02040 Italy

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Tree Breeze: A country farmhouse dating back to the 18th Century

Country holiday house in Sabina, near Rome
Large farm style home with 4 bedrooms (sleeps 6).
Orchard, large garden, outdoor jacuzzi, BBQ facilities, fully equipped and furnished with antiques.

Set in the beautiful Sabina hills, 56 km north of Rome,
well connected by train and motorway to Rome main station and airport.

Originally an 18th century farmhouse, gradually extended and renovated over time, meticulous upkeep of this house has retained the splendid character of the old farmers’ dwelling. On the hilltop, situated among orchards and olives, with wonderful and peaceful views around, only ten minutes’ drive from the train which takes you to Rome in 40 minutes. Garden and orchard, plus a fantastic secluded terrace ideal for meditation, reading and sunbathing, guarantee the perfect relaxing holiday. Great country walks all around and treks across the surrounding mountains for the sport inclined, plenty of gorgeous mediaeval villages in the neighbourhood. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, sleeps 6. Also within short pleasant drives of Umbria and the Franciscan places.
Sunsets are breathtaking, whether gazing at the country from the terrace with a cold drink and local olives, or from the inside, as if admiring a masterpiece of painting.
In the house, the beamed ceiling together with old furniture and antiques, vintage accessories and equipment, add to the character and fascination of the residence.
The medieval villages of Poggio Catino and Catino, home of the great monk Gregorio da Catino, prior of the famous Farfa abbey, situated 2.5 km away on the mountain side, east of the house, while the beautiful medieval walled town of Casperia is located on a hilltop, 7 km north of the house. Casperia has a lovely Romanesque bell tower at the duomo, and one of the most beautiful “presepe”, a nativity set in the environment of the Casperia town.
The tiny village of Cantalupo in Sabina (3 km northwest), home of the “canteloupe” mellons imported here from the first Christian missions in the Americas, displays on its hilltop the deteriorating but extremely rich country residence of Cardinal Cesi, created in the 16th century from an existing fortress, with its impressive perched facade by the Vignola school.The inside of this residence, unfortunately not available for visits, is completely and fantastically frescoes with grotesque scenes by the Zuccari brothers.
The colours of the surrounding country landscape towards the west remind one of the impressionist paintings, while woods and mountains are perfect for long treks or mushroom picking. Relaxing walks, bicycle and horse riding along the many paths or along the Tiber river, bird watching in the nearby Nazzano-Tevere-Farfa natural reserve, as well as angling on the Farfa river or pike fishing in the Tiber are exciting possibilities to enjoy the beauty of the Sabina hills. Excellent food to be purchased directly from the many small farms around, small, inexpensive but excellent “trattorie”, or just tasting local bread with the famous Sabina cold pressed olive oil and a glass of wine complete your sense of well being.
Leisure time can be dedicated to rest, sunbathing, sipping drinks or having dinner in the patio at sunset; or, if you wish to try local recipes, cooking on the charcoals or in the large, old wood oven where bread for the whole neighborhood used to be baked for centuries on Sundays.
At night, in late spring and beginning of summer, fireflies will perform their love dances for your amazement, while you smell the fragrance of roses and orange flowers and taste ripe mulberries and cherries.
A strong, naive faith, quaint beliefs and superstitions, as well as the interest of the ancient farmers in nice looking shapes is witnessed by the simple forms of art that have been found or reconstructed in and around the house.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
190 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Tuesday, August 27, 2019 until Monday, December 20, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Poggio catino
Postal Code - State or Province 02040 Lazio
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords Casperia, Cantalupo, Poggio Catino
Closest University Tuscia University in Viterbo, CNR Monterotondo
University nearby University of Rome la Sapienza, University of Tor Vergata

Rental Price:

EUR 500 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
November-March: euro 500,00 per week; April- October and Christmas period: euro 450,00 per week, Rates apply for up to 4 Guests. Rates for additional guests: €20, cleaning service 100 euro, gas and electricity extras
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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