PRIVATE STRUCTURE (lease only). Villa Rasena underwent a complete renovation which was concluded in the spring of 2022, transforming it from a little country house into a charming residence with contemporary reinterpretation of the spaces, comforts and accessories. The restyling followed the new energy-saving criteria in the choice of materials, doors and windows, floors and finishes. The tones chosen are dove-grey, other shades of grey and pure white, maintaining the original chestnut-wood ceiling beams of the living area and the tuff wall of the hallway of the wellness area as a gesture towards the territory in which the villa is located. Central to the criteria for the rebirth of Villa Rasena is the privacy and comfort of the guest. The three bedrooms have been redesigned in a minimalist tone with ensuite showers in two of them. The wellness area with whirlpool tub and sauna accompanies moments of relaxation and intimate quiet; the four large French windows invite guests to make use of the living area, the outdoor dining area and the swimming pool comfortably and easily, while fully enjoying the large green outdoor areas. Villa Rasena is located near Civita Castellana, the most populous and active centre of the Lower Viterbo area and principle production centre of ceramics (artistic and construction) in Lazio. Here the evocative landscape of the ravines prevails, where the earth opens up in sheer crevices; where holm oaks and hazelnut trees border the precipices, softening the bright shades of the red tuff walls. All this under and within a frame where, on one side of the horizon, the solitude of Mount Soratte rises up and the bluish rocks of the Sabine Mounts form a compact mass while, on the opposite side, the smooth outlines of the Sabatini and Cimini Mounts slope down towards the countryside.
The entrance of Villa Rasena leads directly into the large bright open-plan area consisting of dining room with fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and sitting room with TV and fireplace. To the left of the dining room is the wellness area with whirlpool tub and infrared sauna, and then you continue along the corridor onto which open a double bedroom with ensuite shower and ensuite bathroom, a double bedroom with ensuite shower and wardrobe, a guest bathroom, a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a wardrobe room. The dining room and sitting room have direct access to the outdoor living and dining area, to the pool area and to the courtyard in front of the villa. All the bedrooms are equipped with independent air conditioners.
The property has a fully fenced-in park extending over 2 ½ hectares, consisting of a wooded area, 3000 sq m of grass and 1500 sq m of garden with lawn around the villa. Among the oaks, Turkey oaks, holm oaks and chestnut trees it is not uncommon to come across squirrels, foxes, deer and porcupines. Past the entrance gate, a poplar-lined driveway leads to the parking area in front of the villa, to an antique wood oven and to the laundry room. An ornamental stone fountain stands in front of the forecourt, accompanying us to the back of the property with the swimming pool, wood oven, brick-built barbecue and outdoor dining area. The areas next to the villa are coloured by rose bushes and scented by magnolia and hazel trees. Large larches and plane trees provide shady areas set-up with furniture, children's games and table football.Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
The pool is located at the back of the villa, in the north-facing area of the garden, 10 m from the villa and on the same level. It lies in the centre of an area paved in sanpietrini (local stone) and delimited by lawn with umbrella, sunbeds, deckchairs and other furniture. The rectangular pool is lined in light blue PVC and measures 6 x 12 m with the depth varying from 1.20 to 2.10 m in the centre. It has chlorine purification, a metal ladder for access to the water, a diving board and a hot-water shower. The internal and external lighting, plus the immediate access from the living and dining areas, allow you to enjoy the pool in the evening and at night as well. The pool will be open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October.
Pets: On request. € 30,00 per pet per week to be paid on site