Apartment La Terrazza
Italian apartment to rent, offering a genuine experience of Italian life in a village that is close to Rome, Orvieto and Viterbo and an easy train trip to Florence.
The apartment "La Terrazza" overlooking the Piazza is part of a medieval building that extends into the Piazza Fontana Vecchia, built during the 15th century. The twelfth century Orsini castle acts as a backdrop to the medieval quarter and the town of Soriano nel Cimino.
The apartment has been refurbished and redecorated with has central heating, double-glazed windows, comfortable beds, a range of local ceramic pieces and wall-hangings - all the comforts of home! It is a delightful, light, open and spacious apartment situated above an iconic Pizzeria da Gigi, opposite a quaint photograpic studio with Alimentari Castello, Fresh pasta, Maccelleria (butcher) pollaio (chicken shop) Fruit and vegetable shop of Louisiana nearby.
Extending over three levels, the apartment features the kitchen, dining and living areas and one bathroom on the first floor. This bathroom has a shower, toilet, bidet, basin and a front loading washing machine. The second floor features the bedrooms and a second bathroom and toilet. The third floor offers a panoramic roof terrace available for BBQs and 360 degree views over Soriano. The kitchen is well appointed with a complete range of cooking utensils and crockery, stove, oven and refrigerator. The living area contains a television, DVD-player, books, brochures and DVD’s. The apartment has wireless ADSL internet access and phone.
The apartment is ideal for four guests.
Apartment La Carina
Italian apartment to rent, offering a genuine experience of Italian life in a village that is close to Rome, Orvieto and Viterbo.
This apartment, “La Carina” is situated in the medieval centre of Soriano nel Cimino, in one of the oldest parts of the historic centre. In fact, it is at least 350 years old. The locals describe this part of the old centre as very tranquil and they are right. Partially this is because it is only able to be accessed on foot for the last 70 metres so has no through traffic.
It is light and airy with views from all windows, either back across the old town, up to the mountains, or down the valley into Umbria. The apartment is on two levels and is about 90 square metres, with its own street access. It has a large living area with dining room, lounge with original chestnut beams and a fireplace, a new kitchen and a toilet on the ground floor.
The kitchen is very well appointed with a complete range of cooking utensils and crockery, stove, oven and refrigerator. The living area contains a television, DVD-player, books, brochures and DVD’s. There are 3 bedrooms and a renovated bathroom on the second floor. Two of the bedrooms are double rooms and the third is a single room. All bedrooms have wonderful views.
The apartment comfortably accommodates up to 5 people.
Soriano nel Cimino is a delightful Italian medieval village located on the side of the Cimini Mountains just below the level where chestnut trees grow and within easy reach of a beechwood forest. It is surrounded by agriculture, notably hazel nut and olive trees.
One of the most endearing features of Soriano is that you can rub shoulders with the locals as they go about their daily lives. Wandering from one small shop to the other offers you more than the chance to buy locally grown and delicious tasting seasonal fruit and vegetables, (especially those tomatoes) you immediately become an observer of and participant in the art of shopping Italian style. You will quickly see that shopping is not performed merely as a routine task rather it involves conversations about the food being bought, where it was grown and importantly how it is going to be prepared and cooked. Better not to be in a hurry as little happens fast, especially in the butcher shop where there are women and men butchers who chat as they serve each customer and where even buying mince involves some serious decisions like deciding if you want beef, veal, pork or a combination, choosing the pieces of meat, deciding that you have the correct balance and then watching as they are minced.
The local latteria offers wonderful selections of cheeses, from local Soriano pecorino (sheep’s cheese) to Mozzarella di bufala fresh from Naples daily, cheeses from Puglia etc. There is a wonderful deli (Teobaldi), a fresh pasta shop and many bread/ pizza al taglio shops. Several bars, especially Caffe Centrale offer friendly places to drop in, drink coffee and even have an evening aperitif. Bar Roma has an incredible range of delicious small cakes that are not to be missed. Local restaurants are very good and we can recommend Ai Tre Scalini restaurant offers excellent quality food and a very pleasant dining experience. La Rottezzia offers a unique cave atmosphere with very good local food and a unique atmosphere. Baita la fagetta restauant on the nearby Monte Cimino is a must visit. Overall, Soriano nel Cimino is the perfect place to be for an Italian village experience and also can be a wonderful base for exploring nearby towns or places that are further afield.
www.welcometosoriano.it (Note: The La Terrazza apartment mentioned on this site is NOT our appartment above.)