Ortensia is a large one room apartment with a maximum of 4 sleeping spaces (double bed + double sofa bed). It is situated in a farmhouse, at the 118th km of the Via Cassia, approximately 1.5 km from the main road.
The farmhouse has two other apartments. Each apartment has its own private external space in the large garden so that guests can have their meals in the open air. The surroundings are agricultural land and the road that leads to Villa delle More (the name of the farmhouse) ends there, which makes it very quiet as there are no cars circulating in the area.
The park that surrounds the farmhouse is grassy with numerous very old oaks and other trees, which keep the area cool in hot summers. A small pool (8×4 mts) with easy access to the water by way of steps allows guests to relax in between excursions. The land is next to the Via Francigena; bikers can access an alternative route to reach the Lake of Bolsena. Two barbecues are situated at a reasonable distance from the apartments; it is very pleasant to dine there in the evening as you can have a barbecue dinner on the long wooden table.
100 meters away is a vegetable garden which grows seasonal vegetables and the produce is offered to guests by the owners, Paola and Stefano. Paola and Stefano pass the entire summer in their private residence on the grounds, right next to the farmhouse and are available to offer advice on areas of interest, places to eat or any other questions guests may have. They take personal care of the grounds and the pool.
All three apartments have independent external spaces; the surrounding park, including the ping pong area, pool, and barbecue area are accessible to all guests.
The farmhouse is adjacent to the Via Francigena, which is a perfect place for beautiful walks. You can also explore the area on horseback as there is a horseback riding center one km away. The actual lake is 2 km away.
In the months of May, June, September and October there is a 20-25% discount on the weekly price.