A peaceful place that simply feeds by pure, beautiful nature, simple and honest architecture, delicious local food, well chosen treatments and activities.
Situated between Siena and Rome, La Montagnola Retreat is set high above Lake Bolsena with stunning views over the entire lake and the mountains in the distance. A beautiful Italian villa with pool and wonderful gardens within nine hectar pure nature. A place to calm down and to feed body, mind and soul with new energy.
The beautiful Italian villa features a gorgeous private apartment for four, tastefully designed and generously equipped, with lake view from all rooms. It also offers three beautifully decorated double rooms including private and shared bathrooms with view to the lake or the vineyards.Read more
The villa is surrounded by wonderful gardens within nine hectar pure nature. A wonderful place to calm down and to feed body, mind and soul with new energy. There is lots of space for you to find privacy. You can relax by the beautiful outdoor pool with stunning lake view, use one of the various yoga spaces (or find your own), have a massage, do guided exercise, hike or bike in beautiful surroundings or simply do nothing.
We are offering a series of seasonal workshops working with local and international teachers. You will find cooking, yoga, language, mindfulness, massage - to name only a few. Check out our workshop calendar - we frequently update dates and themes. We are also happy to arrange tailored programmes or workshops for groups or individuals.Read more
If you choose to come on your own, as a couple, family or as a group of friends, let us create your ideal combination of accommodation, meals and activities.
You have the choice of complete privacy or to mingle with other guests. The villa features a gorgeous private apartment for four, tastefully designed and generously equipped with a large private terrace and a private path to the pool area. The main villa is run as an open house with beautiful rooms including private and shared bathrooms. The beautiful living room and library with open fire place is available to everyone.
La Montagnola lies high above Lake Bolsena, one of Europe's cleanest and clearest lakes. It is situated in Lazio, just across the border from both Tuscany and Umbria.
The surrounding nature is simple and pure with a mix of forest and agricultural land with mainly olive trees, vineyards and sheep. The area is extremely rich in Etruscian and Roman history. With mainly villages the pace of life is slow and personal. The food is natural, pure and delicious.
Rome and Siena are both merely 90 minutes drive. However there is lots to discover in the surroundings. Orvieto, Pitigliano, Bagnoregio, Bolsea, Viterbo are only a few locations to discover the richness of Etruscan and Roman history, the treasures of local craftsmanship and of course delicious food and wine.
In the immediate neighbourhood you will find numerous running and hiking paths as well as beautiful cycling tours through villages and nature. Olive trees, fig trees, kiwi and vineyards are found next to forest and fields with sheep on the soft slopes around the lake. Lake Bolsena - Europe's largest volcanic lake has amazingly clear water is only a ten minute drive or a nice one hour walk away for swimming, sunbathing or renting a boat
From the North: Bologna, Florence, Siena then direction Aquapendente, Latera/Gradoli.
You would be flying to Rome (either airport there is good). The travel time from there is about 90 minutes by car. We can either arrange a transfer for you or help you with booking a rental car (if you want to be mobile during your stay)
Creating a place where people can step back and relax. A context that gives people time and space for what they find essential. Time and space for recreation of body and mind. Not a "wellness hotel", not a meditation retreat. A place that simply feeds by peacefulness, pure, beautiful nature, simple and honest architecture, delicious local food and well chosen treatments and activities. After a ten year journey we have found this place: This is a dream come true for us. Being able to share such beauty of nature and such purity of rural Italy. Being able to share this unique place we are fortunate to call our home with our guests. Looking forward to welcoming you here!
Stefan & Sabine
When it was time to change and realize her believes in a new context, Sabine left corporate life, working in change management for large companies, to dedicate her full attention to La Montagnola Retreat and her guests. She is also trained as a professional thai yoga massage therapist - adding a wonderful element to the relaxation options at the retreat.
Has decided to leave his work as a dentist to fully focus on La Montagnola. He is very passionate about preserving nature and local culture and to share the beauty of the surrounding, the unknown places and stories with our guests.
La Montagnola Retreat has a long history in the area, having been a school, a restaurant and a home throughout generations.