Simple, Rustic & Enchanting
Our guesthouse is simple, rustic and enchanting, set into a glorious hillside with wide views across the valley. There is no television here - the nightingale accompanies your dreams. Outside there is a very good pool in the hillside garden, surrounded by white parasols and loungers. Take a beer from the fridge and a good book, forget about work, and relax in our informal rural idyll.
We have 5 guestrooms, all equipped with private, ensuite facilities. There is no air conditioning, but there is a cooling fan in every room. From each room you have a splendid view of the sunrise and across the valley to the hillside opposite.
There is a very good WiFi-connection in the common areas, both indoors and outdoors.
We are passionate cooks and use homegrown or local ingredients (90% organic produce) to create our own take on traditional dishes: homemade pasta, the best local bread, Elisabeth’s homemade jams, excellent house wine, coffee crème brulee to die for… The dinners are something to build up to and then relish, lingering into the night. We serve the four course vegetarian dinner for €35 per person.
There is plenty to do here - or nothing at all! We can help you plan walks and visits in the surroundings, and assist you with logistics and pick up services.
There are some lovely walks close by, for those who would like to set out into the countryside. Follow the ancient track that leads downhill from the guesthouse to the Farfa river, and discover the natural beauty of the gorge, and the mysteries of the medieval mills. A fabulous climb into the high meadows of the Sabina to the north, or a more gentle woodland stroll to the settlement of Castelnuovo di Farfa… and then on to the beautiful Benedictine Abbey of Farfa.
Also you can relax and enjoy nature as it is, directly from your bedroom window. In the summer, you can have a swim in the pool and feel on top of the world, with a great view over the valley. Or take the guided tour and visit the remains of a Roman villa on our land.
Your hosts will be able to point you to a selection of other suggestions, according to season, upon arrival.
We organise guided tours at the archeological site of the Roman villa of Monte and its centuries-old olive grove. Some of the trees are of enormous antiquity, and recent tests have shown that these trees are unique varieties. It is tempting (and possible) to conclude that the oil from these trees, is as close as one might get to the taste of ancient Rome – eating history!
The guided tour takes about 1 hour 15 minutes and costs €10 per person.