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Front of the villa /olympic-sized swimming pool.
Front of the villa.
Back of the villa / Kitchen.
Back yard.
Front villa at night.
Villa and surrounding olive grove.
View from upstairs suite's private terrace.
View from upstairs suite's private terrace.
Pool.
Garden with century-old olive tree.
Pool.
Garden with century-old olive tree.
Garden with century-old olive tree.
Garden/pool with century-old olive tree.
Sunset dinner patio.
Garden with century-old olive tree.
Sunset view from patio.
Sunset view from patio.
Night view from patio.
Mosaic at the bottom of the swimming pool.
Wedding reception.
Garden with Mediterranean pine trees and cypresses.
Century-old olive trees garden at night.
Northen-side Veranda.
Living room
Living room
Living room
Study (with fire place)
Dining room & kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Outdoor wood-fired oven
Sauna
Tennis court
Garden
Garden
Cherry trees of the estate
Countryside view
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Villa -
8 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 21
Palombara Sabina, Province of Rome, Lazio

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Margie B
1 review
“An amazinging vacation! An absolute must for those who love to cook, eat and be treated like truly invited guests!”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This was an experience of a lifetime. We laughed, made new friends, experienced Italy off the beaten path - like a local but with fine appointments and attention to detail on every event planned. Dining in castles and roof top exclusive homes as well as hands on learning of easy to understand cooking lessons/recipes. And then the extra benefit of eating the amazingly delicious fine food we made along with lots of wonderful wines and regional olive oils. The resort is kept meticulously clean, the rooms are perfectly appointed and the owners and entire team makeyou feel like family! It was fantastico!

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Liked best: The wonderful blend of cooking and exploring and experiencing true Italy while staying in a wonderful resort!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jeanim58
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
“Cuchina Sabina is more than a vacation...it's a total immersion experience of a lifetime!”
Reviewed 1 July 2015 for a stay in April 2015

From the moment we arrived at the airport, we were enveloped, by Mike and Guiseppe, in the warmth and beauty that is Cuchina Sabina. Luscious olive trees and vineyards surrounded by massive cyprus trees on sunlit green hills awaited us. The Villa and grounds with outdoor dining, manicured lawns, views in every direction, and crystal clear pool were heavenly. Each couple had a private suite and bathroom with the most comfortable beds I have ever felt in my life. Every meal is shared with all guests and right away, my partner and I, both women, felt right at home! We actually made lasting friendships with the other couples attending that week!
I was apprehensive as I've always preferred hot dogs and baked beans to actual cooking. However, I was the first of our group to actually try some of the wonderful recipes and techniques we learned when we got back home to Portland, Oregon. I found the excursions to castles, gardens, vineyards, and the city of Rome just fantastic! We met so many people, went to places too fantastic to put into words and came home refreshed and filled with gratitude for such a wonderful week. Cuchina Sabina is not your ordinary cooking school...it is an adventure of a lifetime!

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Liked best: I liked the cooking, the excursions to the castles, gardens, and getting to know Mike, Guiseppe, Nanchi, and Karla best of all.
Liked least: Not enough time to shop in Rome. LOL!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dave H
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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3 reviews
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“One of the best trips we have had to Italy”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We rented a villa in Chianti last fall and the villa was out dated and not well maintained. This villa was newly remodeled and the bathrooms were modern and clean. We attended the cooking school that they host at the villa with 17 people. Mike and Giuseppe were the perfect host's!! Everything was handled perfectly and the schedule allowed us to see some very unique sights along with learning about the Italian culture. I would suggest anyone who is interested in experiencing a true Italian experience to try this.

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Liked best: Not having to worry about anything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Julie B
2 reviews
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“Best Villa in Italy!!”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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With great warmth and senserity, this Villa was perfect in everyway. Personalized attention and five star accomidations and food. You cannot go wrong with this Villa!! Guiseppe was wonderful:)

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bradschwi...
Gainesville, Florida
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“La Cucina Sabina”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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My husband and I celebrated the first week of our Honeymoon at La Cucina Sabina; the cooking school hosted at Villa La Tartaruga Sabina. We were very pleased by our newly renovated room and bathroom, as well as the very expansive living areas and AMAZING new kitchen! We thoroughly enjoyed the pleasant staff, learning how to make all of the delicious food, and getting to eat everything we made! The tours each day made us feel pampered as we were able to see things typical tourists may never get to see including a private tour of a thousand year old olive grove, a private castle, many beautiful churches, Rome!
Our favorite tour was a private home located in the center of Rome where we enjoyed cocktails and dinner on the rooftop overlooking the city. Our favorite meals were the Veal Saltimbocca and the fresh pizza made in the outdoor pizza oven.
When we arrived we were greeted by the staff and introduced to the other guests attending the school. At the end of the week we ended up exchanging our contact information with everyone at the school as the people we met and connections we made that week were truly remarkable. My husband and I highly recommend La Cucina Sabina to any couple or group looking to get away and be pampered (and very well fed). This was truly a VIP experience.
Also, don't miss the opportunity to purchase the olive oils and wines sold in the shop at the villa as they were wonderful!

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Liked best: The newly renovated room, bathroom & kitchen, the friendly staff, and the delicious food.
Liked least: Early breakfast times
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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