Villa Caterina, Umbria
This villa is in the southern part of Umbria which is known for excellent local food and wines and the kindness and warmth of the locals. I was attracted to this area because of its outstanding natural beauty and calmness. At the same time it is not isolated and easily accessbile from Rome.
A car is highly recommended to reach the historic nearby towns of Amelia 5 miles, or the better known Orvieto 23 miles, Todi 38 miles or even Assisi 40 miles. With a bit more driving but still within range for a day trip are the Tuscan jewels of Siena and Florence.
The place is great for relaxing walks, cycling, lazy outdoor living, BBqs , it is very safe for children because the huge landscaped garden is totally fenced . There is also a small orchard which provides seasonal vegetables
There is an enormous garage which has been turned into a playroom with ping pong - table football and other games. The closest shops for basic needs (cash machine, groceries, butcher, newsagent, bar, pharmacy, walk-in doctor surgery,hardware store) are all within a mile. with many more only 4-6 miles away. The proximity to Rome makes a day trip by train to the capital (35 minute train ride from Orte) no problem at all.
direct views of the historic town of Penna in Teverina overlooking the Tiber valley