“Staying at a villa in Italy is the perfect way to immerse yourself in local culture and relish all that the Italian way of life offers”, suggests Kit Burns, owner of Doorways Ltd., a private firm that specializes in villa vacations.
While there are many options available, Lazio is an ideal region for those looking to savor robust Rome, while still maintaining the peace of the countryside. Julia Roberts chose to stay in this region, while filming of Eat Pray Love. The 16th century villa she occupied during filming is a welcome escape for a movie star, a soul-searcher like Julia’s character in the movie, or even a family looking to rediscover the simplest pleasures of life, Italian style.
Villa D’Oro, available to rent, is set in the beautiful countryside outside of Rome in a famous town called Viterbo. For centuries, Viterbo was viewed a destination for those seeking peace from the demands of life. Way before Julia Roberts hit the big screen, the area was frequented by Italy’s oldest stars- Popes! The elite are attracted to Viterbo for its tranquil environment and natural thermal hot springs, said to bring healing and reduce stress.
Soulful travelers take refuge on Villa’ D’Oro’s beautiful estate with an infinity pool overlooking the Italian countryside and an outdoor shower. There is even a private chapel amongst the estate’s twenty acres of olive groves.
While Villa D’Oro provides an authentic Italian experience, modern comfort is abundant. Within the villa, guests find high speed internet, a washing machine, air conditioning and all the luxury of a five star hotel. For those looking to experience sites where the movie was filmed, the villa to rent is only a short train ride away from Rome (approximately two hours outside the city).
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Doorways Ltd. has been providing exclusive villas to rent since 1994. Each property is personally visited by a member of Doorways staff. F or more information on villas to rent in Lazio and day trips in the surrounding area, visit www.villavacations.com or call 610-520-080.