Location: History & Activities

Location: History & Activities

LOCATION AND ACTIVITIES

We are between Rome and Viterbo in the Regional Park of Bracciano & Martignano, in a central position to some of the most important archaeological and natural sites of Lazio.

The lake's water is particularly rich in fish, thanks to the regional law that prevents the use of engine driven boats, with the exception of the tour boat that performs a seasonal service. We recommend our guests to experience the boat ride to enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and its shores from another point of view (departure times available on display at each of the three piers of the villages on the lake).

The history of this area is very rich...

The presence in our region of this charming, refined and mysterious Etruscan population is evidenced also by the extraordinary necropolis of Cerveteri and Tarquinia (inserted in 2004 in the UNESCO World Heritage List).

At 10 minutes from the estate, the ancient city of Sutri, we recommend visiting the Roman amphitheater, rediscovered only in the first half of the nineteenth century.

The Odescalchi Castle of Bracciano, one of Europe's most beautiful feudal manors, dominates the hill, it is said that the ghost of Princess Isabella de 'Medici still haunts the halls of the castle. Today, you can relive the splendor of the past thanks to international events and chosen as the location for weddings by famous movie stars.

A few kilometers from Sutri you can also visit the important Renaissance cities of Nepi, Bagnaia, the Park of Monsters in Bomarzo and Caprarola, dominated by the magnificent Palazzo Farnese.

CULINARY TRADITION

In this region the traditions of good food combine to create great local produce, and for seafood lovers: the possibility to taste fish from the lake. The restaurants at the lake are without doubt the most romantic, but the variations in cuisine are so vast that you will be spoiled for choice. In recent years many local pubs, bistros, ice cream parlors and creperies have sprung up. In the summer night life becomes more intense, enriched by numerous cultural events, making your evenings memorable.

SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

For sport lovers there are various activities in the area, thanks to the presence of the four elements

Water: On the shores of the lake, as well as enjoying the sun, you can attend courses of surfing, canoeing, and scuba diving at the sailing clubs. Every year there are numerous sailing events and competitions, windsurfing and catamarans. Half an hour from us you can reach the beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea (we note Santa Marinella beach and reefs - a famous surfer zone).

Air: Activities such as birds watching and the Falconry, reachable by foot from the estate, where you can admire the performances in flight and birds of prey. There are also clubs for gliders that take advantage of the upward currents of the lake. 10 minutes by car from our estate there is also a club for ultra-light aircraft.

Earth: The stables in the area provide horseback riding in the woods and in the nearby countryside. For lovers of bike or walking there are comfortable scenic trails scattered throughout the country.

Finally, the Fire element: You can not treat yourself to a few hours at the Spa (being a volcanic area there are numerous thermal springs of sulphurous water). The spas are not only a pleasant opportunity to engage in their own health and well-being, are especially intense sensory experience of complete relaxation and harmony.

For those wishing to combine a bit of shopping, if you do not want to visit the bustle of Rome, one can take note of the elegant shops and craft shops in Viterbo and the surrounding villages.

We hope that this brief presentation of the countless possibilities to combine culture, sports, relaxation and nature in our beautiful area, all just a few miles from our farm, have left the curiosity to come and try a unique rejuvenating experience away from chaos the city ..... you are welcome!

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