Our 16th century house located in the heart of the medieval town, Cori, is spacious, light and full of atmosphere. From its roof terrace, you have a splendid view of the ancient Temple of Hercules, the Lepinian mountain range, and some days the sea.
HOUSE AND VIEW
Our beautiful 16th century house is located in the heart of the medieval town, Cori – only 45 minute’s drive from Rome. From its roof terrace and balcony, you have a splendid view of the ancient Temple of Hercules, the Lepinian mountain range, and the volcanic Pontinian islands in the Terracinian bay. Only 30km from Cori, you find beautiful beaches, ideal for bathing. A unique holiday house in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.
Cori’s best location
Our house is located in the historic heart of Cori Monte (the highest quarter of town) where Via della Republica runs into Via Veneto. Here, the landscape opens towards the sea and the Pontina plain, which is also known as Rome’s kitchen garden.
Three minutes walk from the house along cobbled streets leads you to Piazza Signina, Cori’s bustling square. This is where you find bars and clusters of excellent food stores: butchers, green grocers, cheese shops, a bakery, a confectionary, and a Sidis (Italian supermarket). So when you’ve stocked up on delicious foods, you don’t have to carry them far.
A piping hot espresso, a freshly squeezed orange juice or a chilled glass of white wine awaits you just around the corner at one of the Cori’s charming cafés, which are usually full of card-playing locals.
View: Sea, mountains, plain, the Temple of Hercules and Circeo (The Odyssey)
From the house’s balcony and its 12m2 roof terrace, you have a 360-degree view of the beautiful Italian countryside. The view from the balcony, which faces northeast, is intimate and close; this is where you enjoy your morning coffee with the Temple of Hercules as your closest neighbour. From here, you look out over the roofs of Cori and its many small gardens, steep steps cluttered with flowerpots and terraces overgrown with vine.
The view from the roof terrace is more spectacular. Here, you have a full view of the soft Lepinian mountain range with its many olive groves and fields of grazing horses. The mountains slope into the Pontina plain that is literally bathed in light at nightfall. On a clear day, the Tyrennian Sea creates a beautiful blue backdrop to this view. To the right of Monte Circeo, you can see the Pontinian Islands, where, according to The Odyssey, the witch, Circe transformed Odysseus’ men into swine. To the east, the Temple of Hercules stands majestically in the background, towering over the ridge of the roof. You can hardly wish for more.
The house: Spacious, light and full of atmosphere
The house itself dates back to the late Middle Ages. In recent years, it has undergone renovation and been gently modernised. It is now a two-storied holiday home (115 m2) in first-class condition. Balcony and roof terrace is at the same level at the top floor of the house. This means that you don’t have to climb more steps when you want to enjoy the view (as is the case in most of Cori’s houses). This layout allows the outdoor areas to function as an integrated part of the house.
The house is spacious and sleeps six people. But its interior design ensures a cosy feel even if you’re only two people staying. The rooms that are not used as bedrooms create an open, sweeping feel to the house. The thick walls protect against the heat in the summer, and a newly installed heating system provides comfort in the cooler seasons – which aren’t many in this hemisphere.
On the first floor, you enter a spacious kitchen-cum-dining area (gas cooker, exhaust hood and dishwasher). From here, you access two rooms through separate doors: a bedroom with a double bed and a small desk, and a small TV room that easily converts into a bedroom for two. You also find a small toilet on this floor.
The stairs leading to the second floor open into a cosy sitting room with a fireplace and exit to the roof terrace (the small sofa unfolds to a bed). The sitting room leads into a large bathroom with washing machine and a lovely bedroom with double bed and balcony.
The roof terrace has an outdoor kitchen, with a Weber grill, sink and kitchen table with cooking plates.
A holiday home out of the ordinary – and available for rent!
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