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Altavista Holiday Home
Ranked #5 of 13 Palestrina B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“the perfect place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

My best friend and I stayed here for five days and it exceeded our expectations. Palestrina is quiet and secluded yet a quick train ride into Rome. The apartment is impeccable. The kitchen was outfitted with everything we needed to test our culinary skills. The layout was spacious, comfy and cozy. The balcony a perfect size to enjoy a glass of wine or two. The design and furniture had that Italian flair and the attention to detail we recognized and appreciated. Jenny, our host, was an added bonus. She took us for a tour around the town, to and from the train station, made dinner reservations for us and treated us like family coming to visit. She really wanted to ensure we had the best time possible, and we did. We truly cannot say enough about our visit to AltaVista and we will return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

The apartment is superb - everything you could need and the view from the balcony is superb. The location is beautiful - old Palestrina is unspoilt and fantastic to just wander around. Access to the spectacular museum is very easy from the apartment.
The host Jennifer could not be more helpful, She did everything possible to help with the stay. Made it all a great pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

Stayed here for a New Year getaway and it was an absolute delight. The apartment is beautiful and has everything you would need. The view is stunning and it was lovely sitting on the balcony in the winter sun.

The host, Jennifer, was wonderful. We arrived on Boxing Day and knowing Italy with shops likely to be closed she made sure we had food to keep us going until we could go to the shops ourselves. Upon our arrival she was very informative about the area with maps and information on the easiest way to drive into Rome.

My only advise is to make sure you have researched the location as it can be a little hard to find, although Jennifer did meet us to show us exactly where it was.

I cannot say enough good things about this apartment. I would recommend this to anyone and hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

What a wonderful little gem. A gorgeous apartment tucked away in a cobblestone street in the tiny historic center of Palestrina, about a 45 minute drive from the hustle and bustle center of Rome. I spent one night here as a weekend getaway and I only wish I could have stayed for at least a week if not more!
The furnishings are beautiful, you can see the apartment was restored with loving care and such meticulous attention to detail.
Jennifer, the hostess and owner, is truly wonderful, explaining everything you need to know on arrival and a great source of knowledge about the local area.
Everything you might need you'll already find inside the apartment, from all the necessary utensils for cooking at home, along with cooking staples like olive oil, salt, etc., to a wide selection of DVDs and information about the local area.
The bed was so comfortable! It's super super quiet there too.
We loved the little balcony that overlooks the valley. It was goregous at night. My travel companion said it looked like a nativity scene, with all the glowing lights below.
I highly recommend Altavista, I can't wait to find an excuse to go back. Our only regret was that we couldn't spend more time. Gorgeous.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Altavista Holiday Home
Address: Via Degli Scacciati 30, 00036 Palestrina, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Palestrina
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Palestrina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luminous and beautifully decorated home with exposed beam ceilings, fireplace in the living room, fully equipped kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom and balcony. This safe and quiet neighborhood near the national archeological museum is the perfect place for those who want to savor the atmosphere of the ancient hill town of Palestrina. Frequent free summer festivals and central location in the region for visiting the entire area's artistic, historic and naturalistic treasures. Free wifi, credit cards accepted. Some shops and free public parking located 100 meters away (this house is not suitable for people with mobility problems); highly recommended to hire a car, as public trasport is not frequent in the upper part of town. ... more   less 
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