La Casa Rossa is a very beautiful, newly restored hilltop farmhouse, with stunning lake views set in several hectares of gardens, grounds, vines, olive trees an orchard and vegetable garden. It provides guests with a wonderful retreat from urban life in a magical rural setting. The house is a mix of eclectic and modern rustic furniture with great attention to detail, full of colour and charm. Guests have the privilege of many different living areas that have working fireplaces with many of the original features remaining intact.
KEY FEATURES -
- Extensive grounds of a number of hectares with beautiful views of Lake Bolsena
- Large swimming pool
- Orchard and vegetable garden
BEDROOMS - 6
BATHROOMS - 4
- Main sitting room
- TV room
- Large kitchen and dining room
- 2 double bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sitting room with sofa bed (double)
- Large living room with fireplace used as kitchen and dining room in winter
- Large sitting room with fireplace with twin beds
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Two annexes for guests each of 130 sq. meters. Both have 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large open plan sitting room / dining room / kitchen with fireplace.
NEAREST AIRPORT - Rome Fiumicino (1 ¼ hrs by car)
Lago Bolsena is 13.5km long and 12km across making it the largest lake of volcanic origin in Europe. The water of the lake of Bolsena is clear and clean thanks to a sophisticated purification system and to the fact that there are no pollution-generating industries in the area. The mild climate is particularly suited to children and older people. The sports that can be practiced on the lake include sailing, motor boating, water skiing and windsurfing.
Fishing, in the limits established by the law, is also permitted. Bicycle paths along the avenues and lakeshore boulevards have level and shaded itineraries for the cyclist.
The area is famous for freshwater fish including eels, whitefish, perch, tench, pike, whitebait and mullet among others.
The typical dish of the local fishermen, which can be found in lakeside trattorias, is sbroscia.When cooked the sbroscia is served on slices of day-old toasted bread.
The delicately flavoured perch is usually filleted and cooked alla mugnaia or fried. The whitefish is served grilled or boiled with sauce of some kind.
The fresh vegetables that thrive around the lake are used in summer for tasty minestrones of zucchini, freshly hulled beans, celery, carrots, chard, savoy cabbage, green beans and ripe tomatoes. Or the vegetables can be eaten in pinzimonio (dipped raw in oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper) or, mixed with aromatic wild herbs in fresh salad. In winter the local cuisine gives preference to dry vegetables: beans, lentils, chick peas and fava beans that, together with pasta, supply nourishing one-dish meals, ideal for those who follow a Mediterranean diet.