A lovely well presented, spacious, well equipped apartment with a fabulous view over Soriano. The apartment was clean and the goodies on arrival were well received. A lovely and comfortable place for a base to explore the region.
Linda & Graham A. September 2016, Hampshire UK
A relaxing holiday in Soriano. We were welcomed by Peta to a clean, comfortable and well equipped home from home. and loved the welcome basket of home produce and wine. We appreciated having the aircon as the temperature remained in the mid-30s during our first week. Having the pick of the fresh fruit in the garden was delightful and Daniela was always ready and willing to give us tips and suggestions to make our holiday go smoothly. Soriano itself is delightful, not touristy but welcoming and Rome is an easy train ride away. Lots of interesting towns and places of interest to visit easily, we’d love to return.
Sandra C & Family. August 2016, Reading, UK
We spent a family (2+2) Holiday week in the flat at Soriano and our only regret was that we did not book for two weeks. Firstly, the 3rd floor flat is very large and spacious. It was Immaculate and spotlessly clean with a modern airy feel. Frankly the brochure pictures do not do it justice by any means.Our reception was great with a welcome basket containing some local produce. The flat was located opposite the main town and a few minutes’ walk around the top of the ravine brought you to the centre where all the locals we met were very welcoming and friendly. The flat has free parking outside as well as a restaurant just next door!There were several good and reasonably priced restaurants in the town plus pizza and gelateries etc. Prices Generally were much lower and the food better that those encountered the following week in Chianti.
A small local shop is located a few hundred meters down the hill and a green grocer just up the hill. The main CO OP supermarket was a 4-minute drive down by the football stadium for stocking up.
We went to Rome by train for the day (35 mins) and parked at Orte station for a couple of Euros all day. Staff very helpful and it could not have been simpler. Going after lunch avoided the main heat and rush and we found plenty of good reasonable restaurants for an evening meal after sightseeing.
A short 20 -30 minute drive gave access to one of three lakes to spend the day with all the usual amenities and plenty of pedaloes / swimming for the kids
The Etruscan tombs at Tarquinia on the coast were well worth a visit as was the local Museum.
The Castle in Soriano is only open weekends and strangely there is a room containing a large collection of record and cylinder players charting the development of recorded music in the 19th century. A local man gave a very detailed talk on the development of recording, demonstrating first-hand the improvements by playing the machines. It was in Italian but I could get the drift of what it was about and it was a truly fascinating discovery.
Frankly this was a brilliant Holiday in an unspoilt and I guess largely undiscovered part of Italy. I would recommend this property and location unreservedly and we will be going back in a year or two, I just hope it’s not already booked.
Richard & Family. August 2016, Berkshire UK
Excellent house & pool immediately outside Soriano. The house, pool and garden are well maintained. The house is just outside Soriano – the pool has a good view of the castle – and is only about a 200 metre walk from the newish Co-op supermarket on the edge of town. The town and surrounding area have several excellent restaurants, and there is plenty to see and do, though relaxing in and by the pool was our priority, having been to the area twice before.
Peter M & Family. July 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland
A rare find. As seasoned travelers, our expectations were fully met at Villa Casa Renata. The attractive villa was well equipped (including a hair dryer) and clean and set in lovely, well-tended gardens with pool overlooking the local village of Sorianno nel Cimino. It was a wonderful touring base within easy and cheap traveling distance of Rome and other historic centres like Viterbo which was a delight to visit. The lush and varied countryside round about is a well-kept secret. Although on a busyish road, it was not noticeable after a short while. A final thanks to Daniela and team for their warm welcome and for making our stay so enjoyable.
Lena & Robert and Alastair & Chloe. June 2016, London UK
An Italian gem. Thank you Daniela for a wonderful 2 weeks in your lovely villa and surroundings. We had a fantastic holiday and it is ideally placed for visiting beautiful places in Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. The welcome basket was a lovely gesture and the olive oil from the garden was delicious. There is so much to see and do in this area, that we have only skimmed the surface – we will be back! Thanks again for providing such a homely, well provided villa with a great pool and garden. It was truly idyllic.
Theresa C & Family. June 2016, West Lothian, Scotland
A wonderful family stay. Very sad to be home from our wonderful 10 days at Casa Renata. The house was a real home from home for our family. Our children loved the pool and gardens as did we. We had some great days out to thermal baths, gardens and towns and incorporated an overnight stay in Rome half way through. Everywhere was so easy to access from the house via car and the train to Rome was great. The whole viterbo area felt “normal” and not overrun with tourists. Daniela was a gem from initial enquiry onwards. Thank you.
Helen & Family. May 2016, UK
An apartment with a beautiful view. We had a lovely stay in Daniela’s apartment. Everything that we needed was there, very comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and lovely bathrooms. There was only two of us but plenty of space for a family. The town of Soriano is very pretty and the view from the apartment is stunning especially at sunrise. The town is a short walk and although this is not heavily visited by tourists it’s very typically Italian. The apartment was spotlessly clean and the information about the local area is very informative. We visited Rome and travelled in by train and car on different days. This was both easy and convenient. Our only little niggle was that the water in the showers went from hot to cold and back to hot again. This in no way reflects on our rating and would not hesitate in visiting and staying here again. Thank you Daniela.
Rebecca & Richard. March 2016, Kent UK