Otricoli - The villa on the hill with the river at its feet.
Located a short distance from Rome, easily reachable from Fiumicino airport, the refined mansion, dating back to the beginning of the century, located on the heights at the entrance to the pretty Otricoli, boasts 360 ° picturesque views over the verdant valley, the Tiber river that flows placidly and blue a few steps away, on the stone houses behind it and on the mountains that crown the fields around.
Built respecting the aesthetic standards of Tuscan properties - an avenue of cypresses leads the visitor towards the first entrance of the villa - the house also has a second entrance covered by a characteristic canopy. A long corridor leads guests to the large reception room, with brick vaults and arches, numerous windows and a fireplace. A bright dining room with a second fireplace, similar to those of the 1920s houses as in the novel "The Great Gatsby", with angular views of the well-kept garden enriched by an ancient stone well, a building with bougainvillea and a row of lime trees, gives feelings of romance and uninterrupted contact with nature.
Complete the representation area, a relaxation / TV room equipped in turn with a fireplace, a kitchen with fireplace, a pantry and a service for guests.
A scenographic solid wood staircase, passing under numerous large windows - halfway up there is a rectangular balcony - rises towards the sleeping area which overlooks the pines of the park and on rotation, the river and the valley. At the top of the stairs, on the right hand side, is the first masterbedroom, preceded by a large study / bedroom. On the left side there are three other bedrooms and three bathrooms, while an internal stone staircase leads to the tower where an astonishing panorama leaves the visitor speechless. Colors, lights, birdsong are a set of unforgettable elements.
But the enchantment does not end there. In the private park there are also fruit trees, flower bushes, a wood-burning oven, while in the land of relevance, of about 3.5 ha, partly arable land - at the bottom a strip of land where you can build - you can also glimpse a small stone house, once the sharecropper's house, where with a quick renovation, it is possible to create a living room with fireplace, a bedroom and a bathroom.
Finally, a few historical notes on the town, born in ancient times with the name Ocriculum. Still a large archaeological park testifies to the strategic importance of the river port just 3 km from the villa, a strong tourist attraction for the area. The bust of Jupiter was found there, a magnificent statue later placed in the Vatican museums. As for the town, reachable on foot from the property, full of cobbled streets, it condenses in itself everything you need for a good life: handicraft shop, zero km products, the fragrant bread of the ancient oven, the aroma of exquisite sweets.
An unforgettable abode to live forever.
glnr EP: 165.00 kwh/m²