This place looked very appealing on their website. It was a disappointment in every way. Rooms rather shabby, however, it was evident that in the past, the building had been well looked after and care had been taken over the furnishings.
On close inspection it was dirty. The fridge had mould in it and leaked water, there was a piece of pancetta in the kitchen sink, floors had not been washed. Couldn't find an electric socket that worked. Left the apartment and went into Frascati for dinner. No mean feat, as it is impossible to park anywhere near the centre.
On our return we had trouble getting the apartment door to open, and whilst struggling, listened with fascination to a domestic argument coming from the next door apartment (our Italian is basic, but it seemed that they worked in the vineyards, so they may well still be there) We lay in bed unable to sleep as the argument gathered pace. Their baby woke up and joined in. It was now approx 3am, the argument had turned nasty and it sounded as if they were demolishing the building. We decided to get up and leave.
Just to cap it all, the shower came off the wall soaking every area of the bathroom.
We couldn;t get away fast enough.
My husband rang the agent the following day and explained why we had left. There was no apology a lot of excuses and a refusal to return our deposit which was more than a night's stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tenuta di Pietra Porzia, one of the most splendid agritourism estates in Frascati, the Castelli Romani, Castel Gandolfo and Rome, comprises a villa dating back to 1945, a historical home and guest apartments dating back to 1850. The villa is now an agritourism estate with 8 rooms with en-suite bathrooms, a swimming pool and a breathtaking view. The Tenuta di Pietra Porzia restaurant is located in the villa and is open to the public further to booking. The large halls in the villa are an ideal location for events, dinners and weddings in areas around Frascati, Castelli Romani, Castel Gandolfo and Rome. Tenuta di Pietra Porzia has 47 hectares of vineyards and olive groves in Frascati and a longstanding history, which began in 496 B.C., when the Roman army won an important battle on the exact location of the modern-day Tenuta (Lake Regillo) helped by the "twin" sons of Jupiter. The landscape: This property is depicted by 40 hectares of vineyards covering the entire valley up to the topmost part of the property and 7 hectares of olive groves. The Villa on top of the hill provides a breathtaking and unique 360° view of the Monti Sabini, Frascati, the surrounding hills, the sea and Rome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tenuta Di Pietra Porzia Frascati, Italy - Rome