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Sleeps 10
Living Space

5 bedrooms:

Main House
Master double bedroom (can be a twin) with en suite bath and shower room
Twin bedroom (can be a double) with en suite bath and shower room
Twin bedroom (can be a double) with en suite shower room

Studio
Twin bedroom (can be a double) with en suite shower room

Pool house
Twin bedroom (can be a double) with shower room

Amenities

Swimming pool (12m x 6m) – can be heated at an additional cost
Central heating available at an additional cost
Fans in all bedrooms
Sky TV
WiFi
Ping pong table
Tennis court (shared)
Fully equipped kitchen
Sound system
Cot and highchair available if requested

Domestic Services

Cleaner / housekeeper 4 hours per day, 6 days per week.
The housekeeper will also prepare a light breakfast and is available to cook lunch or dinner for guests at an extra cost.

Location

Villa Oliveto is nestled on a hillside within a short drive of the village of Oliveto, approximately 600m above sea level and 85km north east of Rome.
Monteleone is the neighbouring village through which you pass on your way to Oliveto.
Rieti is 22km away
Rome is 60km away

Transport

Fly from London to Fiumicino or Ciampino. Both airports are a 90 minute drive from Villa Oliveto

Local Information

Villa Oliveto is set in an olive plantation of 1500 trees, surrounded by 200 acres of woodland. Oliveto remains completely untouched by tourism. As such it provides an authentic taste of gentle village life, far removed from the more popular regions of Italy.

Monteleone is the neighbouring village through which you pass on your way to Oliveto. Its origins date back to Roman times, which explains the existence of an amphitheatre. Its Latin name was Trebula Mutuesca and in its time the town prospered because it was at the junction of two roads, the Via Salaria and the Via Cecilia. Most authorities attest that the former is so named because the Sabine tribes used this road to transport salt from the mouth of the Tiber to their homelands in and near this area. However, it is possible that the name refers to the fact that the road led to the uplands which were free from malaria and provided Salaria or healthy air in summer. The Via Salaria has hardly changed its route in 2000 years. Almost certainly the road existed from prehistoric times as a network of trails and footpaths used for trade, before they were widened and paving stones were laid in classical times.

It is worth driving in the evening to the high point of Monteleone where there is a bar with an open seating area and a magnificent view of olive groves and Palazzo Parisi in the distance. There you will find a beautiful Roman stone carved with a smiling face, so called of a gorgon, but I like to think it represents the sun and I have had it copied and placed above the fireplace at La Meridiana. You may also visit the small archaeological museum.

Our View

Villa Oliveto is an elegant Italian villa, situated on a private estate in the Sabine hills, north of Rome. With five bedrooms, a tennis court, a heated pool and an available cook service, it makes a wonderful place to stay for a holiday with family or friends seeking luxury and relaxation.

The setting of Villa Oliveto is exceptional. Immersed in a sumptuous garden, surrounded by ancient olive groves, it is both scenic and private.

The stylish interiors are beautifully curated for comfort, without any miss on style. At the heart of the villa is a magnificent painted sun dial which surrounds the staircase.

Delicious Italian cuisine is just one of the many pleasures to experience at Villa Oliveto, which can be prepared by the villa staff. While you dine on the terrace or sip a glass of wine by the pool at dusk, there are panoramic views to admire, over the garden and olive groves to the hills in the distance.

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