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NEW! Il Castelletto, Idyllic Beach Villa, commute from Rome, pool, walk to beach train station

Santa Marinella, Lazio, IT
6 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Not far from Rome in the typical Mediterranean seaside town of Santa Marinella, the Idyllic villa, Il Castelletto, with private pool and lush gardens, can become your oasis for a week, a month, or even just a few days. It’s within walking distance to the beach,  or to the train station, which will take you to Rome in less than 45 minutes. If you would like to combine an Italian beach experience, with a property full of character, this historic Italian stone villa, complete with tower and sea views can comfortably host up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms 5 bathrooms, most of them decorated with historic hand-painted Vietri tiles. Excellent Wifi, of course. Air-conditioning in four bedrooms. Fans everywhere.

Part of this property’s exceptional charm lies in its history, and in the talented eye of the architect who turned the original 18th century structure into a comfortable and slightly quirky gathering spot for his family. His collection of Roman artefacts, strategically and delightfully placed, as well as some Baroque treasures, offers a cultural immersion to those who love art and history along with their holiday.  A Cathedral ceiling with a balustrade rises two floors. The bedrooms are spaced around on both levels. 

Naturally, in the Italian summer outdoor living under clear blue skies is a major joy. and her outdoor living spaces abound. There are plenty of dining opportunities under the skies by the pool, under the shaded terrace, or in the palm dotted gardens. You will also find plenty of comfortable seating for reading a book, enjoying your morning coffee, or sipping a Spritz or your favorite Aperitif, either congenially with family and friends or as a quiet moment of peace. Speaking of outdoor dining, there is a pizza oven and grill for outdoor cooking, too. 

Santa Marinella is as old as Roman history, and can be traced back to ancient Etruscan times as a settlement known as Punicum, which was located on the promontory of the current Santa Marinella. You can see the retaining walls still today of the old Roman maritime villa once with fish farms and a port, and taken over by the Roman jurist, Ulpian in the 3rd century AD. It was excavated in the 19th century. A second important site is the Odescalchi Castle at the nearby Santa Severa, where funerary inscriptions are preserved in the gardens as well as in those of the surrounding estates.

Le Palafitte: Continuing along the stretch of shoreline headed south, there is a series of terraced stilts, very small wooden cottages on pillars also made of wood, which follow one another creating a picturesque landscape, and has been declared a Unesco heritage site.

Another important site is Villa Saracena: built by renowned Italian Architect Luigi Moretti.

Did you ask for activities and experiences? They abound;  sailing and boating lessons from the town port,  horse-
riding, Archeo-Snorkeling, tennis camps and programs for children are all possible. A little further, you will find golf curses, too. Of course there is the wonderful beach for sunning and swimming, and the board walk. There are many great restaurants in walking distance and of course the freshest seafood is on the menu. 
Want to explore? You are only 15 minutes from Civitavecchia, and driving distance from all of Cerveteri, Tarquinia, Tuscania, Viterbo, Capalbio and even Argentario.
This could be the summer of a lifetime. Or the place that you want to return, year after year as though it were your own!



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Santa Marinella, Lazio, IT
42.03756 11.86728
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