16.8.12

Our holiday residence


So, I’m back from too short holidays with kids and grandkids in Italy.

I’m not an estate agent, but the residence we had rented was so nice that I believe I have to do some publicity.

We stayed in a house, north east of Rome, in the Sabina area, in the Lazio region. Rome can be reached by car or train in about an hour. Renting in this area is far cheaper than e.g. in Tuscany, which actually is only about two hours away. The region is beautiful with gently sloping hills covered by vineyards and olive trees and with a number of charming villages. You hardly meat any tourists. We were lucky to have blue sky and real summer temperatures every day. We did of course visit Rome and some other places in the surroundings, but let me first talk about the residence.

Four double bedrooms and in general a lot of space, several living rooms, a large dining room, a big perfectly equipped kitchen… all elegantly decorated and a superb swimming pool with a pool house – with accommodation for two more people if needed. The house was cleaned three times a week, the swimming pool every day. If you have some questions or need some advice, the charming landlady / owner, Paola, who spends her summer in a neighbour house, takes care of everything. If you are interested, I suggest you contact her: p.rampone@gmail.com. (+3373399065) We enjoyed every day and moment.









22 comments:

Nadege said...

What a lovely place! It must have been so hard for all of you to come back to "reality".

Anonymous said...

Beautiful house, surroundings and photos!
And that full moon stealing the show...
Thank you Peter.
Maria

Virginia said...

Well I can see you all found yet another piece of paradise again this year. WOW! I don't know how you could drag yourself back to Paris. It's tough being Peter! :)
V

Virginia said...

And I see the kids are growing up fast just like Eva and Davis!!!

Ruth said...

Oh Peter, what a fabulous place. I hope it didn't break the bank. But wow, it was worth it!

I wonder if they would do an even trade with a certain 5-acre farm in Michigan . . .

;-)

French Girl in Seattle said...

My goodness Peter! Did you even want to leave the house to go to Rome once you had dipped your feet in that gorgeous pool? Thank you for sharing that special place with us. This looks like a great family vacation, with enough room for everyone to stretch their legs and enjoy themselves. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

James said...

Hello Peter.
What a beautiful place! I'd love to spend a few months there. My wife and I are planning to go to Italy next year but this is way too big for just the two of us but for a family it's perfect. I look forward to seeing more of your photos from Italy.

Vagabonde said...

What a perfect vacation home! The views from the house are lovely and the nearness of Rome – quel excellent endroit pour se reposer et aussi vagabonder dans la région.

Kate said...

It looks like it has everything the heart desires! It's beautiful and beautifully decorated and maintained. Bet it was hard to leave.

Olivier said...

c'est magnifique, tu as trouve le paradis

claude said...

Et ben ! On ne se refuse rien !
C'est très chouette cet endroit. Moi, je serais toi, je serais restée plus longtemps !!!

SusuPetal said...

OMG! That has been a paradise, a pink villa, absolutely fabulous!

hpy said...

Ce n'est pas une maison pour les vacances, c'est une maison pour toute l'année.

Starman said...

The house looks fantastic in a fantastic area! It also appears everyone enjoyed being there.

Studio at the Farm said...

Oh, Peter, you must have felt you had died and gone to Heaven! What an absolutely wonderful place to stay. I must keep this post as a reference, in case I ever get to Italy again. :)

Mo said...

Looks perfect, I'll add that to my list for future breaks. Off on a short break to Portugal tomorrow. Donit imagine our hotel will compare with this place.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What an amazing place to stay! It looks so lovely and seems like everyone had a good time in it too.

Thérèse said...

Je ne pense pas que l'on pourrait faire une meilleure publicité!

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a wonderful place, Peter!
Absolutely gorgeous houses.
Looks you and your family had wonderful days in Italy. Thanks for sharing these magic moments.

ohma said...

Lovely house and lovely pictures.
Yo are a lucky man, :)
Take care, Peter.

arabesque said...

haha Peter,
three letters would sum up your trip...
F-U-N ! ^0^
your grand kids did have a blast.
we can see that in your photos.
i;m glad you and your family had a nice retreat somewhere a bit secluded and that you had a week or more break from the oh-so-busy world.
would put this in my fave, maybe next time we;d make a stop there,
maybe... ^0^

Yaëlle MAYRARGUE said...

Hello Peter,
j'adore ton petit reportage d'agent immobilier ou "comment profiter des charmes de l'Italie l'été en évitant la villa toscane hors de prix" ;-)

de mon côté, retour au travail depuis mardi dernier :-/ après de chouettes vacances en Vendée puis à Minorque (baléares)

à très bientôtj'espère
bisous