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“Fantastic base for a holiday, pool area gorgeous”
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Formello, Province of Rome, Lazio

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Preston, Lancs
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“Fantastic base for a holiday, pool area gorgeous”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Had a fortnight here in July with husband & our 12&13 yr old children. Hosts Ombretta and Manuelo were lovely and very helpful.
Apartment was very spacious and the house itself is beautiful with some amazing art. Take a travel kettle if you like a cuppa as there isn't one (nor a microwave) but well equipped otherwise. Bath towels and bed linen provided. Beautiful views across the valley and steps leading down to an amazing Pool area. We were lucky that no one stayed in the small villa next to the pool during our stay so we had the pool to ourselves. Always a gentle breeze and plenty of sunny and shady areas.
Formello itself was lovely with about half a dozen good restaurants, a Bank, 3 supermarkets, a couple of gelaterias and the old town area is very quaint. We loved a restaurant called La Pineta which you can walk to from the house.
We drove 15mins to Cesano and caught the train to Rome which took 40mins. Only 1.5 euros each but the day ticket for the Metro was then 7 euros each but you could use them unlimited. The 2nd time we went we did the hop on/hop off bus instead which was great and we saw more this way and got to rest our feet more!
Make sure you visit Lake Bracciano as its gorgeous. The water is crystal clear, you can swim with swans and plenty of reasonable water sports. My kids did windsurfing, paddle boarding and kayaking. Ideal for small children as its very shallow for a long way out and not salty. At nighttime Bracciano itself comes to life and we had a lovely meal there. Sadly we didn't get to look inside Odelscachi castle. Anguillera also nice but we didn't get to Trevignano which I believe is also lovely.

We also drove to Ostio Antico, a beach resort an hour away which was nice if you wanted to feel some sand between your toes and the sea was lovely.

Please note that hardly anyone speaks English outside of Rome & the tourist areas? In Formello the menus in restaurants are only in Italian and we got by speaking French as they do get a lot of French tourists driving down for holidays.

The house was lovely, Ombretta was a delightful host and Formello is a perfect base for combining cultural visits to Rome and the seaside feel of Lake Bracciano. Strongly recommended!

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Liked best: Pool area
Liked least: Missed having a kettle and microwave
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
26 Aug 2016
Grazie per la bellissima recensione. Abbiamo molto apprezzato l'ordine e la pulizia quando avete lasciato l'appartamento. Speriamo in un vostro futuro soggiorno nella nostra casa.
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Jodafa
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Mrs”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had an absolutely amazing time in Formello. It's a great location and an absolutely stunning house and pool. Myself, my husband and our three children adored our time there.
Our host was wonderful, we couldn't have asked for more. We were invited to join in a birthday party and dinner party where the food, drink and company were marvellous. We really couldn't have asked for a kinder and more generous host.
We had a truly magical time and would wholeheartedly recommend a stay here as an amazing family holiday.
Ombretta, we'd love to keep in touch but the email we have isn't working. We'd love to hear from you, we'd like to email you some photos of our amazing stay. If you could email me, I'll send you the photos. With love Jodie and Mus.

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a&w O
1 review
“Home from home”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A wonderful spacious apartment on the first floor of a beautiful villa with lovely gardens leading down to the pool area. Location is great with a 30 - 35 minute drive south into the centre of Rome, which we found surprisingly easy, and a 30 minute drive to the lake in the north. There are good facilities nearby, supermarket, petrol station etc and the nearby restaurant 'Donna Lucia' offered great food at a good price and with a really helpful service. Ombretta was a wonderful host and made us extremely welcome. Her personal touch made us feel like one of her family and we were really sad to leave.

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Management Response
29 Aug 2015
Sono molto contenta di aver soddisfatto tutte le esigenze dei miei ospiti. Sarò lieta di averli ancora qui con me per rendere ancora più gradevole il loro soggiorno. Molte persone che verranno troveranno senza dubbio piacevole il loro soggiorno. Trovarsi a pochi chilometri da Roma e nello stesso tempo immersi nella natura e nel verde rende la vacanza rilassante, ottima per una rigenerazione del fisico e pronti per affrontare di nuovo la routine stressante del lavoro. Grazie ancora.
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