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Owner's description: The villa enjoys a dominant position in its Lazio landscape that bless it with unique and highly evocative views. It retains the charm of centuries of history, the ideal destination in which to enjoy a peaceful environment and benefit from an unhurried lifestyle and a tranquil and authentic haven surrounded by unrestrained, glorious nature. Used by Bishop Ferdinando di Castello as an episcopal seminary between the Fifth and Sixth centuries, the The villa has been faithfully restored in keeping with the Borgo’s historic and rural past, evoking the enchanting atmosphere of times gone by and maintaining fragments of its antique frescoes. The building is adjacent to the episcopal seat that was active until 1685, with which it shares a large garden and orchard, part of which is at guests’ disposal. The The villa's...
Room information: The Abbes: This room’s four-poster bed once belonged to the Abbess of a monastery (hence the room’s name!) and is meant as a tribute to Stendhal’s ‘The Abbess Of Castro’. An early nineteenth century French oaken fireplace and an iron bathtub stand in front of the bed. The room, measuring roughly forty square metres, opens onto a balcony from where, across the bishop’s garden, the guests may enjoy the radiance of magical sunsets. The Sleepwalker: The bed’s headboard came from an early nineteenth century theatrical production, and is a tribute to Vincenzo Belli and to the great tradition of Italian opera. It is characterized by a series of ample windows that look out over both the villa’s internal garden and the Bishop’s far larger garden. The room measures about forty square meters. The Intruder: Looking out across the valley, one can glimpse the house where the Argentine poet and writer Rodolfo Wilcock lived and died. He was a great friend of Jorge Luis Borges, to whose work the room is dedicated. It is a very quiet and welcoming room of about thirty-five square metres, its atmosphere decidedly French. Above the fireplace to the left of the bed hangs a painting by Pierre Sallé, the nineteenth century French painter. The Writer: The wallpaper in the apartment’s study is a reproduction of that covering the walls of Virginia Woolf’s London home. It has its own private entrance from the garden, up stone stairs with Roman columns to a terrace covered by a pergola of roses. There is a precious fragment of