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Tenuta dei Cavalli

Location and Surrounding Area

Immersed in the calm Etruscan countryside, this magnificent five-suite farmhouse is ideally located to explore the region’s cultural highlights and most spectacular natural wonders. With spectacular views of the surrounding area, this exclusive property is the perfect location for unforgettable day trips to the most beautiful towns in Latium and provides a unique opportunity to admire its splendid landscapes while soaking up the region’s incredibly rich historical and cultural heritage.

Vetralla itself is a charming town and has everything you might need in the way of shops and services. From a culinary point of view, the area around Vetralla is known for its porcini mushrooms so be sure to try a fully flavored risotto while you are here, preferably washed down with a glass of excellent local wine. The area is dotted with important vestiges of Etruscan civilization, including charming towns like Tarquinia, Vulci, Tuscania, Cerveteri and Viterbo.

Places that have to be visited include the Etruscan towns of Sutri and Nepi. The Roman amphitheater in Sutri dates back to the 1st century B.C. and once held more than 9000 spectators. The tombs carved into the rock are believed to contain the remains of important Etruscan rulers. Nepi is believed to have been founded more than 450 years before Rome. In addition to its churches and monuments, spend some time admiring the multiple medieval towers and the castle Rocca dei Borgia.

The nearby lakes Vico and Bracciano are of volcanic origin and their unique geological features render them an oasis for multiple aquatic plants, fish and birds. They both offer much in the way of beautiful walks, water sports and even pretty beaches for a refreshing swim during the summertime. These are the same uncontaminated, pastoral views that have long inspired artists such as the French landscape painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.

Tarquinia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its Etruscan tombs. The ancient burial grounds date from the Iron Age through to Roman times and reveal fascinating insights into life in those times. Make sure you visit the main Monterozzi necropolis with its 6000 tombs, of which more than 200 feature stunning wall paintings. These paintings portray enormous banquets, sporting events, erotic scenes and various Etruscan myths.

Tenuta dei Cavalli is only 5 km from Vetralla, 14 km from Viterbo. Lake Vico is about 10 km from the property, Tarquini is less than 20 km and Lake Bracciano is about 30 km away. Sutri is only 15 km, Nepi is about 30 km and Rome's Fiumicino and Ciampino International Airports are about an hour's drive away. The nearest beach, Mirage Beach, is a 40 minute drive.

The Property

Set in a serene countryside, Tenuta dei Cavalli provides the perfect retreat for those seeking complete privacy and relaxation in the heart of Latium. With panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, the property makes hay for the horses that the family breeds using eight thoroughbreds. In the estate you will also find a 1800-meter riding track which happens to make for a glorious morning run for joggers. The villa can accommodate up to ten guests featuring five suites with double bedrooms spread over two floors.

Immersed in a lush garden with views of the surrounding area, the villa boasts a unique courtyard paved with large ancient Roman basalt rocks. It is enhanced by a modern 12-meter drinking fountain, reminiscent of the old fonts that were typical of the surrounding villages in bygone days, in which guests used to freshen up. With an exceptional al fresco lounge and dining area, the outdoor space is an idyllic spot for enjoying wonderful moments of relaxation in the company of a good book.

Within the farm house, the furniture reflects the eclectic taste of the owner, combining design elements and objects from the 1950s with antique pieces like the fireplaces and several chests of drawers. Ample space is given to Persian carpets, an impeccably-tuned century-old piano and Mexican drums – while at the center stands a large dining table made from a fossilized millennial tree from New Zealand. The kitchen’s style is in contrast to the rest of the house: ultra-modern with cutting-edge equipment.

Flooded with light, the ground floor boasts a suite with direct access to the garden and sweeping views of the countryside. It has a private room decorated with modern and antique objects of design, a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower. On the same floor you will also find a suite with direct access to the garden. It also has a private room decorated with modern and antique objects of design, and has wheelchair access. It has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with barrier-free shower.

Offering an exquisite blend of period charm and modern comfort, the first floor houses the villa’s most important suite. With views over the entire countryside, the master suite has its own fireplace, wardrobe, double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and bathtub. The villa also boasts a two-floor suite between the first and second floor. With breathtaking views over the countryside, the suite features a double bed on the upper floor and en-suite bathroom with shower.

On the first floor you will also find a small suite  with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. It has a choice of double bed or twin beds and the en-suite bathroom has both shower and bathtub. In the two-floor suite, which is spread over two levels, you will also find a sofa bed. Tenuta dei Cavalli features wireless Internet access throughout the property, air conditioning in all bedrooms and throughout the property and floor heating throughout.

Features & Amenities


  • 5 Suites (5 Double Bedrooms + 1 Sofa Bed)
  • 5 En-Suite Bathrooms + 2 Guest Bathrooms
  • Fountain Pool
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Lounge Area
  • Fully-Equipped Traditional Kitchen
  • Living and Dining Room
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Etruscan Grotto and Archeological Site on the Estate
  • Horses
  • Track


Vetralla 4 km, Viterbo 14 km, Tarquinia 20 km
Bathrobes and Slippers   

Indian Kimonos for personal use in the property and around the pool.

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
Pets Allowed   

Pets are allowed if well behaved: we must be aware of your pet (size, weight etc) in advance of your arrival so that appropriate arrangements can be made. A € 50 non-refundable cleaning fee is charged upon arrival. Additional charges for damage may be assessed. Pets are not permitted in the pool. Guests are responsible for pet waste cleaning inside the villa and throughout the property.

Air Conditioning Throughout
Air Conditioning In The Bedrooms
Hair Dryer In The Bathrooms
Available For Events   

Upon request for small private events and for bigger, high-end events.

Stereo system and DVD
Fibre Internet
Internet in the garden and common areas
Located in a quiet area and suitable for yoga retreats
Close to a vineyard or winery   

The villa is a few kilometers from San Giovenale Habemus in Blera.

Washing Machine
Mattress sizes and bed dimensions   

4 Suites and 1 Mini-Suite. Ground Floor: Garden Suite: 39 smq and king-size bed. Fountain Suite (suitable for people with disabilities): 39 smq and king-size bed. First Floor: Master Fireplace Suite: 42 smq and queen-size bed. Corner View Mini-Suite: 24 smq and 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds. Country Loft Suite (on two levels): 39 smq and 1 queen size bed and 1 sofa bed.

Bath amenities   

Half-week change of bed linen and towels; daily change of pool towels.


The villa is 5 km from Ristorante Da Benedetta, Vetralla and 23 km from Ristorante La Pergoletta, San Martino al Cimino. The villa is 5,8 km from Bar Times Caffè, Vetralla. The villa is 5,5 km from Supermercato Conad, Vetralla, 4,9 km from Farmacia Tre B, Vetralla, and 5,7 km from BPER Banca, Vetralla.

Parking Space   

Free outdoor parking space.

Swimming Pool   

Fountain pool (12 x 1,80 m) Depth: 0,60 m.


Floor heating throughout the house; Double-sided fireplace in the living area and fireplace in the Master Fireplace Suite.

High Chair
Concierge Service   

Concierge services during the day and early evening for menu, grocery shopping, cultural itineraries, natural escapades, activities in the property (picnic, yoga, archery, horseback riding, etc.) and in the area (canoe or boat rentals on the lakes, beach clubs reservations, horse riding, biking, hiking, thermal baths, etc.) and any other concierge support. For emergencies 24/7 assistance by staff and Owner living on the property.

Cook Service   

The Cook assisted by staff service includes shopping, preparing, laying of the table, serving, clearing of the table and leaning of the kitchen for 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners including sunset aperitivos. - Continental breakfast every day between 8 am to 11 am (guests have 2 hours of service in breakfast time). - 2 Courses Lunch every day between 13 pm to 15 pm (1,30 hour service). - 3 Courses Dinner including aperitivo for 4 evenings per week from sunset (3 hours of service within 11 pm). (Food and drink not included).


Morning housekeeping every day; Housekeeper service 8 hours x day (at your disposal for every need including drinks or snacks during the day as required).


We can organize massages and beauty treatments in the property.

Staff living on site   

The housekeeper and the maintenance man both live on site.

Mattress topper
Satellite TV
Countryside View
* Please note: the included amenities may vary according to final agreement, make sure to check your contract for complete list.


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