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N° 065 | Redefined Mediterranean Architecture

users 6 bed 3 bath 3

A slow-living escape

Discover a true architectural masterpiece by the acclaimed architect Cherubino Gambardella with his transformative touch. Perched on a hill near the medieval town of Itri, this holiday home breathes new life into a once-abandoned structure, weaving its narrative into the historical fabric of the surroundings. 

Surrounded by ancient olive, fig, and lemon trees, with breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the majestic Aurunci mountains, this luxurious retreat is perfectly situated along the picturesque coastline between Rome and Naples.


The Space

The house displays Gambardella's vision of "Mediterranean architecture." With a striking interplay of colors, the structure has a white exterior set against a plinth with gleaming red Pompeian tiles, creating a modern and vibrant oasis in the pastoral landscape. 

Step into a realm of sophistication, where the rooftop pool steals the spotlight with panoramic views all around. The heart of the home, featuring the main living area, kitchen, and bedrooms, is situated on the ground floor. The well-appointed bedrooms, including a master suite with a double bed, have an ensuite bathroom, and a private terrace. Two additional bedrooms, each with twin beds and personal bathrooms, also open up to the terrace. 

The vibrant color palette, ranging from lime to pine to olive and lemon, complements the light sand-colored terrazzo floor and white walls, creating an airy and refreshing ambiance throughout the house. 

The large roof terrace steals the show with a breathtaking view and the semicircular bamboo pergolas offer shade during the day and create a divine spectacle under the starry night sky.



The villa was designed with careful consideration for the planet. All energy is derived from solar power, rain water is collected throughout the year in great water cisterns and used for the kitchen, bathroom, and pool water. Moreover, there is a charging station for electric vehicles


Extra Services

For those who prefer excursions to lounging on the roof, there are numerous beaches very nearby, including Sperlonga and Gaeta. A variety of sporting activities can be enjoyed there from swimming, surfing, sailing, or hiking and climbing in the nearby Aurunci mountains. guided cave tours, wine tasting and olive picking, excursions to the islands of Ponza and Ventotene, or to Capri, Ischia, Pompeii, Amalfi, Rome, and Naples are also only an hour's drive away.

There are plenty of restaurants in the area, from the much-loved family restaurant Bellavista in Itri, to Come Il Mare in Gaeta or Zi’Anna in Formia.  


Plinius Loves

Architecture: a true architectural masterpiece by the acclaimed architect Cherubino Gambardella.

Location, Location, Location: Set among the olive trees, on top of the mountain with breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Aurunci mountains, and the Vesuvio in the distance.

Easy Living: The house has all the amenities you may need for a perfectly relaxing holiday.

Art lovers: The art is as much part of the house as the furniture itself. Guests may enjoy a variety of works, including a wall sculpture by Tuulikki Jaeger and an oil painting by Richard Vogl.

Sustainability: The villa was designed with careful consideration for the planet!



The Villa is situated in a small town Itri nestled between Rome and Naples. Itri is a hidden gem, offering a tranquil escape off the beaten path.  Itri's charm lies in its authenticity —no tourists, no souvenir shops on every corner. The appeal lies in the delightful simplicity of everyday life, captivating visitors with the charm of its countryside surroundings.

Fun fact: Itri has earned a reputation for producing exceptional olive oil, a testament to the town's rich agricultural heritage. Itri invites you to savor the slow-paced beauty of authentic Italian life.


Nearest Airport

Naples (100km) | Rome (150km)


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Prices & availability


After the booking request is received we will confirm the availability and total price with the owner. You will then receive a confirmation and the total amount of your booking by email. A deposit of 30% of the reservation sum is requested upon confirmation (within 48 hours). The remainder must be paid no later than 60 days before the start of your stay. When booking within 60 days, the total reservation sum must be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 60 days before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned*. In case of cancellation within 60 days, no refund will take place. *Applies to most properties, but not all. We therefore recommend cancellation insurance.

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Prices 2023 | Price transparency: Plinius is completely transparent about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges.  

High Season: July, August, and first two weeks of September: € 4.500 per week.

Mid Season: From mid-May through the end of June and the last two weeks of September: € 3.500 per week.

Low Season: Rest of the year: € 2.800 per week.

Changeover: Changeover day is Saturday.  | Check-in between 4 pm-7 pm.  | Check out by 10 am. 



Final Cleaning 


Additional costs: 

Security Deposit: € 400 Deposit  ~ The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues 

Tourist Tax 


Extra Information: 

This house sleeps up to 6 guests

Security deposit: € 400 - Deposit 


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Airconditioning Airconditioning
Parking Parking
Swimmingpool Swimmingpool
Washing machine Washing machine
Wifi Wifi

Eco sustainability

Appliances Class A Appliances Class A
Eco activities Eco activities
Eco-friendly Eco-friendly
Electric charging Electric charging
Energy-saving Energy-saving
Local economy Local economy
Rainwater recovery Rainwater recovery
Recycling Recycling
Regional food Regional food
Renewable energy Renewable energy
Towel change request Towel change request
Waterflow reducers Waterflow reducers

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