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Start your day with a cup of coffee on the kitchen balcony and enjoy the view!
5.0 of 5 bubbles
6 reviews
Start your day with a cup of coffee on the kitchen balcony and enjoy the view!
Basic bathroom with shower, sink, bidet, fresh towels, hair dryer and scented soap.
A glass of wine in the evening while watching the sunset from the balcony...
View from nearby archeological museum with world-famous mosaic of the Nile River.
National Archeological Museum of Palestrina, worth a visit!
Famous composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, polyphonic music for the Sistine Chapel.
Palestrina, built on the oldest, largest pagan temple in Europe dedicated to the goddess of fortune.
Old town, Palestrina (the street of steps where Altavista's owner lives).
VIew above Palestrina where you'll find hiking paths, scented wild flowers, waterfalls and stre
Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli
Altavista's entrance on via degli Scacciati 30, Palestrina.
Cyclopian Masonry, Palestrina; amazing, mysterious walls built ages ago.
Corpus Domini, flower petal decorations throughout the old town, Palestrina
View above town from the old Roman road, going toward Castel S. Pietro Romano.
Temple ruins after my huge, volunteer clean-up project. Private property with historic frescoes.
Altavista kitchen, fully equipped with washing machine, dish washer, oven, fridge...
Living room with library, guide books, TV, stereo, games, DVD's, CD's...
Elegant antiques, bird's eye view, embroidered linens and fine art make this our romantic room.
Double Bedroom, beds can be separated upon request. Window/door balcony with scented roses.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Palestrina, Province of Rome, Lazio
Altavista is near many local attractions (in addition to Rome) such as museums, historic villas, amusement parks, thermal baths, cinemas, restaurants, riding stables and outlet shopping centres. The beaches of Lazio are about an hour and a half away, while quiet hiking paths are just steps away in the Apennine hills behind the house.<BR><BR>All furnishings at Altavista were carefully chosen to make guests feel at home; this means there are high quality embroidered bed linens, fluffy towels, antique beds with new mattresses and pillows to ensure a good night's rest. A fully equipped kitchen and nearby mini-market make meal planning easy, and the washing machine allows for clothes washing at no extra cost (even detergents are provided free of charge). Free WIFI. <BR><BR>Upon request, I can send a word or .pdf v... Read more
About the Owner, Jennifer V
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 56 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 73 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL165154 by: Holiday Lettings
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We spent 4 nights at Alta Vista and enjoyed the house and Palestrina very much. There were few, if any other tourists about and we felt we could appreciate how a small town like Palestrina operates.There is plenty to do with a wonderful archeological museum to explore , the museum of the famous composer Giovanni Pierluigi Di Palestrina and the town above Castel San Pietro Romano a pleasant hour's walk away. The house is beautifully...

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We have stayed in central Rome before, where there is more than enough to keep you occupied just within the old city. We were looking for somewhere close to, but outside of, Rome so that we could explore some of the attractions outside of the city and those on the outskirts that are a bit of a pain to get to if you don't want to rely on public transport (like the catacombs or Ostia...

Paul S
Farnham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Altavista was a beautiful house located in the old part of the hillside town of Palestrina. The entrance opened onto one of the many cobbled streets that weave up and down the hill through the town, each of which was unique and full of charm. The town itself had plenty of places to eat, get ice cream or pastries and watch the world go by with lots of friendly people. It is also very well...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Kid Friendly:
Additional amenities & feature info
One of the bedrooms can have either two single beds or be converted to have one double bed. This bedroom also has a small, enclosed window/balcony decorated with flowers. The other bedroom offers a bird's eye view of the valley below. Both bedrooms have high, wood-beam ceilings. <BR><BR>In the living room, there is WIFI, an extensive collection of multi-language books and guide books, CD's and DVD's for guests to use during their stay. Television, DVD player, stereo/radio/CD player with iPod dock. There are also toys and books for small children. Digital TV offers many channels for all tastes and ages. <BR><BR>The kitchen is supplied with table linens, cloth towels and Brita water filter. Plenty of pots and pans, toaster, Italian coffee maker, jui... more
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Mid-week cleaning and linen change and final cleaning are included in the price. The rental price includes wifi, utilities, heat and basic supplies for cleaning. Week-long guests will also find a welcome gift upon arrival. There are additional costs for extra cleaning, extra linen change and wood for the fireplace if these services are requested by guests.
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How to get there
Airport: Ciampino: 21.1 mi
Railway: Zagarolo: 4.3 mi
Ferry: Civitavecchia: 69.6 mi
*Fly to Rome; Altavista is 34 km (30 minutes) from Ciampino Airport and 62 km (45 minutes) from Fiumicino Airport. Low-cost flights are available at both airports, to facilitate travel to and from most major holiday destinations.<BR>*Car hire can be arranged through airport agencies or plan ahead through You Key Travel (www.youkeytravel.com) for discounted prices on all travel-related services.<BR>*Travel by rail to Zagarolo (7km from Altavista); local buses and taxis service the area for a small fee.<BR>*Travel by bus; Cotral buses run frequently between Palestrina and Anagnina (subway line A in Rome).<BR>*Travel by car: highway exits near Palestrina include Valmontone (8 km), Tivoli (30 km) and San Cesareo (12 km).<BR>*More detailed directions and indication... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 37.9 mi.
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