A completely different and unknown experience of Italy...

Castel Cellesi is a little jewel really unknown to most of the world. Being in Castel Cellesi is like stepping back in time.

It is quiet, safe and unspoilt.

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Guests Impressions

"My husband and I began our honeymoon by staying 5 nights at Casa Verde in Castel Cellesi. We loved the whole experience. The house was perfect for our needs with full kitchen, including cooking utensils, 2 bathrooms ans a bedroom with a beautiful view of the valley. Eddie was very friendly, helpful, informative and accessible. He gave us a map and a full explanation of all the nearby sights worth visiting. With our rental car, we visited Viterbo, Orvieto, La Civita, Bolsena and montefiascone. All towns were unique and interesting. The food and wine were incredible. We would highly recommend Castel Cellesi to anyone looking for a relaxing experience that is a little bit off the beaten path."
Sami B, England - Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple

"In Castel Cellesi I had one of my most beautiful and relaxing vacations. Peace and quiet, beautiful surrounds and great accommodation, really made it."
Julie Robinson, London England

"Thank you for your hospitality and for fulfilling every and all of our wishes. I and my family really enjoyed our vacation. See you next year same date."
Patricia Millar, Cleveland (USA)

"For elderly people like me and my husband this is like a real little paradise. We warmly recommend anyone to come and stay."
Mary McCaib, Toronto (Canada)

"A vacation in Castel Cellesi is an unforgettable experience! I couldn’t get over the friendly locals, and of course the food... Wonderful. Thank you so much."
David Wyse, Sevenoaks England

"Coming from Finland one of the most important considerations for me was good weather and comfortable accommodation. I found this and more in Castel Cellesi. To my surprise I found Finnish spoken in the village! Well done."
Jorma Jyrkilä, Finland



Welcome to Castel Cellesi - Italian Village Vacation

Italian Village Vacation is an association created to give people a completely different and unknown experience of Italy.

Different because we cater for people who are tired of being tourists, and tired of the usual treadmill of souvenir shops, mass produced food, crowded locations and general commercial tourism.

Unknown because we are offering vacations in a most beautiful part of Italy unknown to the majority of visitors to Italy and because we offer you a stay in a tiny 16th century village unknown to most of the world. Quiet, peaceful and yet real.

The village is Castel Cellesi, with 200 inhabitants, located in the most beautiful area of Tuscia – at the meeting point of Northern Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. An area of outstanding natural beauty – hills, lakes, spas, old Etruscan villages famed for their ancient tombs and amphitheatres.

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An area ideal for relaxing, sightseeing, walking and trekking, horse riding, taking the waters at the local Roman Spa. An area famed for its cuisine, based on both meat and fish. Meat and fish, its wines, its many local festivals, antique fairs and more.

Castel Cellesi is a little jewel really unknown to most of the world. Being in Castel Cellesi is like stepping back in time. What makes Castel Cellesi so different? The most important factor is that the road to Castel Cellesi ends here. There is no through road – this means that the world has mostly passed the village by. It is quiet, safe and unspoilt.


So What are we offering?

The independent traveller
We are offering a relaxing, interesting vacation tailored to your needs. The independent travellers who require a base from which to travel and explore. We are available to help and offer suggestions for sightseeing, eating, wine tasting, location of spas, events and much more.

The not so independent traveller
We also offer vacations for the less independent travellers who still wish to get away from the regular commercial tourist scene. Who would perhaps like to have home cooked meals prepared for them, or be accompanied on sightseeing to local places of interest. To go on walks through the local countryside, or maybe just relax by the pool.

Our ideas for your stay in Castel Cellesi: Walking vacation, Country cooking vacation, Ferragosto in Castel Cellesi, Wine harvest, Christmas break in Castel Cellesi, Getting together & Anniversaries

You tell us your needs and we will be delighted to help you.


Where Will I stay?

The association is a group of home owners who have bought old houses in the village and lovingly and tastefully restored them. There are houses of various shapes and sizes, able to sleep from 2 to 8 people comfortably. All houses have comfortable beds with bathrooms and cooking facilities, and all are located in the centre of the village. Some houses have views over the church piazza, while others have views over the beautiful countryside.

The houses have been designed with you comfort in mind, however they can all be said to have an old world charm, they are in keeping with the tone of the village. There is a swimming pool (May to October) set in an Italian garden available for use by the guests. On days you prefer to stay at home and relax you can have lunch or dinner served to you at the pool.