Isola Rossa

Description

Villa Romana is a beautiful, recently refurbished to a very high standard, gem of a property nestled in 1 ½ acres of Mediterranean terraced and landscaped gardens. It enjoys easy road access and "pieds dans l'eau" access to the sea. It is unique in Argentario, as it stands in an archaeological site, which consists of the most important remains of a maritime Roman Imperial villa on the coast of Tuscany. Guests are extremely well looked after by a highly attentive and discreet team consisting of an excellent cook, a housekeeper, two maids and a gardener. This level of service gives you the feeling of being in your own private boutique hotel.

  1. Full description

    Villa Romana enjoys easy road access and "pieds dans l'eau" access to the sea. It is unique in Argentario, as it stands in an archaeological site, which consists of the most important remains of a Roman Imperial “villa maritime” on the coast of Tuscany.

    The villa was built by the Domitii Ahenobarbi family in the first part of the 1st century BC. The last descendant of this family was Emperor Nero (whose real name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus). The Domitii Ahenobarbi were prominent patricians, consuls and bankers (argentarii) and owned most of the area which, as a result, took its current name from them: Monte Argentario.

    Access to this piece of coastline is impossible on foot or by car and can only be managed by boat.

    Within the villa’s confines lies the longest stretch of Roman Wall of the whole compound, adjacent to the sea. On the waterfront, there are very visible remains of the storage facilities (horrea), probably used for fish and farm products. Also clearly seen in this area, underwater, are the docking facilities built by the Romans.

    Villa Romana was completely renovated and refurbished to a very high standard in 2005. The house benefits from a highly efficient and well trained staff, including an excellent cook.

    The villa is quite large, in excess of 900 square meters, with 6+1 rooms with twin beds plus 3 staff bedrooms, 2 kitchens and 1.5 acres of Mediterranean terraced gardens. It has an ADSL internet connection, satellite TV in the two living rooms and a TV in every bedroom.

The property comprises

The accommodation comprises:

  • Entrance
  • Large open plan living room with    
  • Dining room
  • 2 kitchens
  • 6 double bedrooms with en-suite baths
  • Various terraces with either stunning sea or garden views
  • Pieds dans l'eau access to the sea
Location Near Porto Santo Stefano
Type Villa
Sleeps Up to 12
Price

Price on request

Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 6
Facilities

Flat screen TV in every bedroom; high speed internet access with PC for guests’ use.

Amenities

Local shopping/nightlife/restaurants of Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole.

Airports

Rome 148km (1½ hours approx)

Station

Orbetello 15km (½ hour approx)

Distances

Orbetello 15km; Siena 125km; Florence 190km

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