Today, San Savino is a beautiful country residence, but its origins date far back to the tenth century by virtue of the very special, possibly unique, function for which it was created and maintained over time: eel fishing.
The eel fishing
On its journey towards the sea, the river Marta, the only effluent of Lake Bolsena, “crosses through” the property. Thanks to an ingenious system of grids, it was possible to catch this delicious fish, especially during the winter months.
The current owners have recently renovated the building whist fully respecting its original character, converting it into a very charming yet unusual residence, as befits its very particular location. The house consists of a central body and two annexes. WIFI internet connection.
Outside, a splendid 19th century English-style river garden has been planted. Particularly interesting, its unique appearance blends in well with the house. Guests can use the beautiful 4 x 9 m swimming pool which has a structure that provides shade ,a loggia equipped for eating meals outdoors and a barbecue area. Guests can also use a whirlpool bath for 4 people which is located inside an annex to the house that has a wood heater and therefore can be used all year round.
The property is around 1 Km from the small town of Marta that overlooks the banks of Lake Bolsena, the waters of which are considered to be one of the clearest and purest places to bathe in the summer months. After bathing, guests can soak up the sun on one of the neighboring beaches. Marta has all kinds of stores and there is also a small supermarket just 300 meters from the house.
There are many localities worth visiting that can be easily reached by car: on the banks of the lake are Montefalcone( 10 Km) and Bolsena( 30 Km). Viterbo and Orvieto are respectively 30 Km and 45 Km away. Even Rome is only around 1 hour away by car, as are the beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea and the promontory of Argentario. Roma-Fiumicino Airport is approximately 100 Km away.
Marta 1 km | Rocca Farnese 7 km | Montefalcone 10 km | Bagnoregio 28 km | Bolsena 30 km | Viterbo 30 km | Sorano 33 km | Pitigliano 35 km | Orvieto 45 km | Terme di Saturnia 60 km | Orbetello 77 km | Rome 110 km
Ground floor: entrance/lounge; living-room with TV and fireplace; furnished glassed veranda; dining room; kitchen with freezer, oven, dishwasher and microwave; the kitchen leads to a loggia furnished with table and chairs; 1 bedroom with twin beds; 1 bathroom with shower. Laundry room outside the house with washing machine.
1st floor: 2 double bedrooms with bathroom and shower; small bedroom with one single bed and one bunk, only suitable for children.
Casa del Fiume:
Ground floor: living/dining-room/kitchenette with two-burner electrical plate and adjacent night area with double bed; 1 bathroom with shower.
Casa del Giardino:
Ground floor: living/dining-room/kitchenette; furnished terrace with views of the river; 1 double bedroom with bathroom and shower. 1 double bedroom with bathroom and shower with private entrance from the garden.