Villa rental with tennis in southern Umbria: Il Girasole is a traditional country villa situated in the heart of a very rural area just on the border between Umbria and northern Lazio. Surrounded by acres of farmland, olive groves and orchards Il Girasole enjoys a private pool and tennis court, and stunning views across sunflower fields, forested hills and the hilltop village of Otricoli, only one mile away.
In such an idyllic and verdant setting guests staying at Il Girasole will take pleasure in dipping into the azure water of the pool or sipping a cold drink as they relax under the shade of tall, mature trees. More energetic types will enjoy a tennis match on the villa's private tennis court or table tennis.
The situation of Il Girasole in the area known as Tuscia makes it the perfect base for exploring Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio with their rich Latin/Etruscan heritage, unspoilt natural landscapes, hot springs, fortified hilltop villages, archaeological sites and aristocratic palaces. The famous Marmore waterfalls are just a 40-minute drive away and make an unforgettable excursion. This whole province of Viterbo north of Rome is dotted with monasteries, towers, medieval hamlets, artistic treasures, lakes and beaches. Viterbo itself, forty minutes to the west, is a splendidly preserved medieval town well worth visiting. The small town of Bomarzo features an unusual park, dotted with bizarre, monster-like sculptures; Caprarola, Ronciglione and Nepi boast some of the richest palaces in Italy built by influential Roman families. Within an hour’s drive of Il Girasole you will find Lake Bracciano, and also Lake Bolsena with its typical volcanic black beach. Further west the Tyrrhenian coast offers some beautiful sandy beaches and excellent sea-food restaurants. Don’t forget that Rome is only an hour’s drive from the villa, or you can take the fast train from Orte which will get you there in 50 minutes — a great day out for everyone!
Nearest village Otricoli 1.2 miles. Orte 9 miles. Narni 10 miles. Nepi 18 miles. Terni 20 miles. Bomarzo 20 miles. Marmore waterfalls 24 miles. Vitorchiano 24 miles. Ronciglione 26 miles. Viterbo 30 miles. Lake Bracciano & Lake Bolsena 34 miles. Todi 37 miles. Orvieto 37 miles. Rome 45 miles, Rome (Ciampino) airport 52 miles. Rome (Fiumicino) airport 62 miles. Perugia town and airport 62 miles. Nearest beach in Lido di Tarquinia 60 miles. Assisi 70 miles, Florence 75 miles.