Villa Jade and Turkoise
Rome’s Lakes District - Capranica near Rome, Lake Vico’s Natural Reserve, Lazio, Italy



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VILLA JADE AND TURQUOISE: Charming  villa with a private swimming pool and an extensive private park, located in Capranica near Rome, in a lovely deep green valley, surrounded by vast pine and hazel nut plantations, in the very heart of Rome’s Lakes District. The property is inset in its vast 6.000 square meters park, bulging with olive and fruit trees, an explosion of colourful flowers, as well as lovely extensive lawns and a charming private pool, which make your vacation at this  property extremely enjoyable and absolutely peaceful and private.

The villa is located in a sunny valley, and is surrounded – in the distance – by other charming villas, each set in its own park. It offers total privacy, peace and silence,  and is ideal for an unforgettable vacation combining relaxation, sporting activities and cultural visits. While very quiet and private, the villa is located close to where cultural and sporting activities are. Furthermore, all sorts of shops and supermarkets are available at 3 km.

The villa also offers a 100 square meters white marble patio, furnished with a garden table and chairs seating 8 persons, for open air meals. A lovely BBQ is there to grill fragrant steaks while slowly sipping an excellent glass of Italian wine. The whole property has been conceived and realized to be the perfect place where you can relax, recharge your batteries, store warm sunshine and explore and savour cultural and  beautiful natural sites.

Last but not least, Villa JADE AND TURKOISE is lovingly furnished with attention to detail and sense of harmony, and offers all comforts the modern traveller wishes to enjoy during his well deserved holidays.

The medieval village of Capranica offers all sorts of shops and supermarkets as well as a Train station and very good inter-city busses that connect Capranica with Rome and the main cities of Tuscia.

The property’s  happy geographical location,  at the cross roads between  Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria (which hold 60% of the totality of Italy’s cultural heritage)  enables you to comfortably visit and enjoy all  historical, artistic and archaeological places, as well as savour the natural parks and natural reserves abundant in Central Italy: Rome North is at around 45 minutes drive. Rome’s two major airports lie within 50 minutes drive; The famous cities of Florence, Siena, Pisa,  Perugia, Spello,  Spoleto, Assisi etc…, just to name a few) are within easy reach with a comfortable drive.

Several special features enhance the charm of this property, and makes it a special vacation villa: It  lies in the vicinity of two beautiful Golf Greens (Sutri and Olgiata), and  is located  in the very heart of Rome’s Lakes District, which attracts thousands of tourists – both national  and international - in every season:  Lake Vico, the nearest lake to the villa, is located in an enchanting forest, in an unpolluted  Natural protected Eco-system reserve,  and lies at only 3 minutes from the property; Lake Bracciano  located in the Natural Regional Protected Park of Bracciano, is at only 10 minutes drive;  Lake Martiniano is at 15 minutes,  and Lake Bolsena, the largest lake of volcanic origin in Europe, is at around 30  minutes drive. The Mediterranean Seaside is at around half an hour drive as well.

Lake Vico, the nearest lake to the villa, is a blessed corner of natural, unpolluted beauty, where one can have long refreshing swims, rent a sailing boat, a canoe or a wind surf table, take unforgettable walks in the woods which descend from the mountains to the lake beaches, as well as enjoy bird-watching and explore the Protected Natural Reserve of Lake Vico on horse back. The deep green mountains which embrace the lake, are covered by century old oaks, beeches and chestnut trees, joining branches overhead, and gently sloping down to the lake shore. The end result is a fascinating live painting of rare beauty.
Furthermore, numerous charming restaurants are scattered along the lake shore, and offer exquisite foods, wines and beers



Amenities indoors:

  • living/dining room with direct access to the terrace, patio and garden

  • 1 double bedrooms each with a king size bed
  • 2 twin bedded rooms with 2 single beds each
  • 1 sofa bed in the living room for a teenager (size of the sofa: 1.80 cm  x 0.80 cm)
  • 1 infant bed is available upon request
  • 2 full shower rooms (Shower/WC/bidet/washbasin)
  • fully fitted open plan kitchen (fridge/freezing compartment/fire range)
  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • 1 colour TV set
  • Security windows and doors
  • independent heating system


Amenities outdoors:

  • private swimming pool
  • 40 square meters marble paved terrace
  • 100 square meters marble-paved patio furnished with deck chairs and Garden table and chairs seating 8 for open air meals
  • 6000 square meters enclosed park
  • barbecue
  • Private fenced-in parking area for 3 cars
  • Automatic sprinkling system



Prices include: 1 set of bed sheets per bed per week – 2 normal size towels per person per week - Water consumption – Initial cleaning of the villa, the park and the pool before arrival day – All taxes included.
Prices do not include:
Prices refer to parties of 6+1+one infant under one year. Utilities (electricity, water and gas consumption) are metered, and consumption is payable upon departure according to the figure registered by the Meters – A travel cot for a baby under one year is available on request and costs Euro 25/week - The following costs are to be paid upon arrival: Final Cleaning of the Villa and the pool and final maintenance of the park: Euro 150 - A refundable breakage deposit of Euro 500 is to be deposited with the Owner upon arrival to cover possible damages to the property, and will be returned to Guests by bank transfer two days after check-out – For groups staying more than one week, a mandatory cleaning and sanitation of the swimming pool costs Euro 80 and is payable upon arrival - Large shower and pool towels are available at 10 Euro each per person, and must be booked before arrival. Winter heating is metered and payable upon departure according to the figure registered by the Meter. During the cooler season, the pool is closed.


Sporting  activities:

The area of the LAKES DISTRICT offers numerous sporting activities: Wind surf, sailing, swimming, fishing, canoeing, horse riding, boar hunting, scuba diving classes, tennis, ping-pong, cycling, trekking, bird watching, lovely tracks designed for walking in the surrounding green woods.

Golf: two lovely Golf Clubs are available in the area (One at Sutri, at 11 km from the Villa, and the other at Olgiata, at 25 km from the property).

Must-see places           

Rome and the Vatican City: with their priceless treasures, are at only 45 minutes drive to Rome North.
Here you can enjoy the fascinating museums, the roman, renaissance and baroque architecture, and lovely little “piazzas” and honey-coloured “cupolas”. While wandering along Rome’s ancient, narrow, winding streets, these all of a sudden open up and a lovely “loggia”, a mysterious church, an imposing basilica or a luxurious store come your way…

Lazio’s Lakes  District comprises Lake Bracciano, Lake Vico, Lake Martignano and Lake Bolsena.  This is a land where frenetic modern life is banned, and where the relaxed rhythm is still nowadays dictated by century old farmers traditions. In Tuscia, one can admire a unique monumental patrimony, consisting of Etruscan necropolis, imposing castles, and mysterious churches, that reveal the cultural and artistic evolution which took place along the centuries in this rich land.

In the immediate vicinity of Capranica, the medieval villages of  Trevignano Romano, Anguillara and Bracciano, offer a lot to see and a lot to do: Lovely historical centres, century old churches, the Museum of Trevignano that holds Etruscan archaeological treasures, the Palace of Prince Odescalchi, and lots of festivals and events, including international sailing competitions, Jazz Festivals, open air concerts and fireworks on Lake Bracciano.


Furthermore, there are innumerable places that should not be missed: Viterbo and its medieval “Pellegrini Quarters” as well as its “Popes’ Palace”; Bracciano and the medieval palace of Prince Odescalchi,; “Sutri” a lovely Etruscan village, perched on the top of a tufa stone hill as well as its lovely Golf Club; the little village of “Canale Monterrano” and its Etruscan necropolis; charming, little “Calcata”, the village of painters, where an international community of modern painters live and exhibit their work; Farnese Palace, located in lovely “Caprarola”; “Farfa” and its “Abbey of Santa Maria”, one of the most important sanctuaries of the middle ages.

Moreover, when based in Capranica , Tuscany (Florence, Pisa, Siena etc..) and Umbria (Perugia, Spoleto, Spello, Assisi etc..) are within easy reach, and can be comfortably explored and savoured every time you wish.

Open house Wine tasting and extra virgin olive oil tasting also offer you the possibility of gettring acquainted with the excellent quality of Italian wines and pure, extra virgin olive oil.  Furthermore, every village of the area organises gastronomic “fiestas”, where you can taste the local cuisine. The open air flee market takes place every week in every village of the area, and is not to be missed.


Wellness and Spas

Rome’s Lakes District is also famous for its many important thermal centres: In effect, the Romans, and later on,  the various Popes, have been steady visitors of those thermal springs: “Terme dei Papi” as well as “Terme di Stigliano” and “Terme di Tolfa” -just to name a few- attract, in all seasons, both national and international travellers, who come to benefit from the exceptional therapeutic virtues of its hot mineral water springs, enjoy the naturally hot water swimming pool, as well as to treat themselves to beauty and body care and to relaxing massages. These Spas also offer all sorts of entertainment activities.


The lakes of Lazio

Lake Vico is located in the crater of an ancient inactive volcano, in the centre of a natural protected oasis which hosts a great variety of eco- systems . The deep green mountains which embrace the lake, are covered by century old oaks, beeches and chestnut trees, joining branches overhead, and gently slope down to the lake shores. The end result is a fascinating live painting of rare beauty. River “Vicano” , originating from Lake Vico, smoothly runs down from the lake towards River “Treja”, and is particularly interesting as it is an artificial river, created by the Etruscans, who excavated its course in tufa stone. Therefore the river runs underground for about 100 meters, and surfaces beyond the hills. While you are there, take a walk in the charming “Parco del Trejia “ and admire the water falls which in winter solidify and becomes a splendid natural sculpture! The local flora, jealously protected and respected by man, confers an added fascination on this blessed corner of Lazio. Here you can enjoy trekking, hunting, bird watching, horse riding, swimming and sailing, in total peace and tranquillity. And you can crown your day by having a succulent meal at one of the lovely little restaurants on the beach or along the lake shore.

Lake Bracciano

The limpid waters of Lake Bracciano are abundant with fish. The lake is very strictly protected against all kinds of pollution, as it represents Rome’s main drinking water reservoir. The lake is embraced by gentle hills and majestic mountains, and its shores are lined with deep green, century old trees. Its long sunny beaches offers many water sports (wind surf, swimming, fishing, sailing, canoeing etc…) and innumerable excellent restaurants and open air cafés are scattered along the shore. Here you can lazily lye in the sun , or choose to swim or windsurf, or again opt for touring the lake on board the Sabazia Boat, thus being able to admire, from a different perspective, the Lake’s three medieval villages: Bracciano, Anguillara and Trevignano Romano, this latter being the gem of the area.

 Lake Martignano

Lake Martignano is immersed in a natural park, splendidly secluded. Due to its isolation from the beaten tracks, the lake almost represents a miracle of ecological integrity.

Lake Bolsena

This is the largest lake of volcanic origin in Europe. Here you can enjoy enchanting boat tours on its limpid waters, and sail to the secluded beaches of the Islands of Martana and Bisentina.


When in Capranica, in Lazio’s Lakes District, the cultural wealth and  natural beauty of the area shall talk to your emotions.


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