"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
A week stay in Castel CellesiDAY 1 - Welcome to Castel Cellesi!
A bottle of very special italian champagne is waiting for you in your fridge. Get familiar with your very special country-style house, discover the village and enjoy some time at the swimming pool.
DAY 2 - Civita di Bagnoregio
Take a trip to Civita di Bagnoregio (the dying city) and, if you feel, a bit of hiking through the spectacular "calanchi" (volcanic buttresses) around the city. Maps and information at the local "Tourist Office". At the end of the day, get back to Castel Cellesi and relax at the swimming-pool.
DAY 3 - Lake Bolsena
Why don't you drive around the Lake Bolsena? Start your visit with Montefiascone (15 km.), see the Rocca on the very top of the hill, enjoy the magnificent panormaic view, then reach the shore of the Lake, pass Marta, stop at Capodimonte for a relaxing walk. Have a light lunch in one of the many Restaurants or "Cafeterias" along the banks of the Lake, then continue in the direction of the charming little town "Bolsena". Visit the Castle, the museum and St. Cristina Church famous for the Miracle of the Eucharist. Return to Castel Cellesi.
DAY 4 - Tuscia District
Visit the Tuscia district! First a stop at Bagnaia crowned by the Villa Lante, the country house of several Popes and also a great example of Renaissance gardening style. Continue your trip heading to the Pope's city of Viterbo (from Castel Cellesi to Viterbo km. 27). Visit the Cathedral Church of San Lorenzo, the Pope's Palace with its enchanting Loggia and take a strolll through the fascinating Medieval Quarters. At the end of the day, make your way back home to Castel Cellesi!
DAY 5 - Terme dei Papi
Spend your day relaxing at the famous "Terme dei Papi" (Pope's Thermal Baths) just 2 km. from Viterbo. Park your car, pay the day admission fee to the large swimming pool of sulphurous water located in the Hotel "Terme dei Papi", rent a deckchair and enjoy your day swimming, and/or having treatments, mudbaths or massages. Return to Castel Cellesi.
DAY 6 - Orvieto
Drive north to the hilltop town of Orvieto ( km. 29). Visit the breathtaking Duomo (Cathedral Church) with its incredible fresco-paintings by Luca Signorelli, take a walk through the medieval streets, enjoy palaces, churches, towers, stores, ceramics) and taste the famous Orvieto white wine. Return to Castel Cellesi.
DAY 7 - Siena
This morning drive through a beautiful landscape to S.Quirico d'Orcia (km. 82 from Montefiascone SS. 2 - Via Cassia), visit this charming village and its geometric garden created around 1580. Then proceed to the picturesque medieval town of Siena (km. 45 SS.2 - Via Cassia) and stroll through its cobbled streets to the vast Campo Square, where the Palio horse race takes place every year, amid great festivities. See the Fountain of Joy and then walk up to the black and white striped Cathedral Church. Return to Castel Cellesi.