Fontana del Papa is a bed and breakfast and cooking school near Rome in the idyllic and charming countryside location of Monti della Tolfa.
But this would be a understatement. It is, in fact, a wonderfully rustic home dating from the 16th century in what was, until 2000, an abandoned farmhouse set amongst equally abandoned olive trees.
Beautifully and tenaciously restored by owner Assuntina Antoncacci, Fontana del Papa today has become a relaxing retreat where to enjoy the Lazio countryside and traditional way of life as it once was.
You will feel like part of the family, where guests eat meals together in typically Italian fashion at a long table.
Download below the .pdf about May 2013 cooking class holiday program @ Fontana di Papa
The rooms are bright and spacious rooms and are evocatively named "Ginestra", "Fragola" "Pungitopo" and Olivella", as well as "Fontana del Papa", a junior suite with open fireplace and independent entrance with a queen- size four-poster bed.
All guest rooms have a private bath for privacy and comfort and all have terracotta floors which are heated in winter.
If you are coming as a large family or friends then consider "Pungitopo" which shares a sitting room with fireplace with La Fragola.
Magnificent paintings by a gifted, local artist adorn the walls throughout the entire home.
Outside you cannot avoid the panoramic view, and what a setting for the swimming pool!
Rates include gourmet breakfast and a free mini bar in the kitchen. Children 9 years or less stay free (one per adult)
All Credits Card sare accepted