Carma R.Elais

Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Italy
users 8 bed 4 bath 4

Back to nature, in luxury

Carma R.Elais is a magical place that brings the urban soul back to nature. Making this place available to everyone is a generous gift, a small act of love.

After twenty years of producing award winning olive oil, Carma R.Elais has opened its doors to those who would like to stay in a working organic olive grove with stunning views. A place to enjoy the scenery, the silence and a wealth of culinary specialties.

The philosophy of  Carma R.Elais is being one-with-nature and to encourage a slower type of living by finding time to read, swim, meditate, go trekking, as well as finding small farmers’ markets and local artisans and source ingredients for dinner  (or have it prepared for you). There is a large selection of fruit trees at the estate; plums, nuts, apples, pomegranates, berries and lemons (depending on what's in season)and  are for guests to enjoy. Other activities on offer at Carma R.Elais are (award-winning!) olive oil tastings, massages, yoga lessons, hiking or cooking. 


Carma R.Elais – for the time being – has one villa and a one-bedroom apartment located in the olive grove that along with a swimming pool. A third house that is at the highest point of the property, will be added, in a year or so.

The estate offers complete privacy to relax, dine, swim and catch up with family and friends. A stylish space to share memories and adventures in a breath-taking spot. Yet you are part of a bigger project which makes this stay such an extraordinary experience.  This organic olive oil farm has five super-friendly, full time staff members taking care of the land; pruning and grooming for the harvest to come. The same five young men, along with the owners, are happy to assist you with any request you might have.

The Space

The villa has three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and a spacious living and dining area inside and out. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, one is on the top floor. The views are stunning from each angle of the house, either over Civita di Bagnoregio or the canyons. The kitchen is fully equipped, and a cook is at your disposal to prepare local and Italian dishes.

The suite is in a separate building, in a small house with views as stunning as those of the Villa. It has one bedroom, with an adjacent bathroom, a living area and a small kitchen. It also has a  terrace overlooking the Calanchi, the Canyons of the Valley. The two houses are connected by a short path, and so the two houses can accommodate one party of six people in the villa and two in the Suite.


The interior design of the houses has been kept airy and minimal, to emphasize the surrounding nature and not be distracted by overwhelming decor. This truly enhances spectacular setting. Natural elements, such as wood, earth and stone are in harmony with the raw, rocky land, etched by canyons and shaded by intense greenery.


 The contemporary art in the houses is very impressive. It is a small part of the collection that belongs to the owners. It is mainly, but not only, works of Italian artists and are related to the landscape or to the property for specific reasons. Many of them have to do with nature, in its different forms and the different emotions it awakens and provokes. Some of the artists have created site-specific projects. Some of the artists who came to Carma have then made pieces of art that have been reproduced in limited editions and are exposed in the houses and can be purchased.


A salt water swimming pool is set in the middle of the olive grove, overlooking the other side of the valley. A beautiful setting, like a modern day Eden. 

The Environment 

There is definitely magic in the canyons surrounding the Etruscan hill-top village of Civita di Bagnoregio, where, as the name suggests, kings came to take a bath in ancient times. Rediscover a light and slow way of traveling, exploring hidden places, which the Lazio region still offers. Be surprised by an unexpected and under explored piece of the world and a friendliness of local inhabitants long thought disappeared. Reclaim time & reconnect.

Extra services 

Included: Daily breakfast, three hours daily house keeping, bed, bath and kitchen linens, personal care products, final cleaning 

On request: Laundry service, private chef, yoga, Tai Chi classes, massages, baby-sitting service, onsite workshops in yoga, cooking, wine or olive oil tastings.

Plinius Loves

Higest standards: Everything Carma R.Elais has created has been done  to the highest standard, from olive oil, to the interior design to the art collection and the outdoor areas. 

The people: Francesca and all the staff-members are very friendly, authentic and deeply passionate about their work. It is a labour of love.

Slow living: The discovery of a healthy sense of disconnection. Carma Relais is an escape you never want to leave.

The scenery: is absolutely stunning, the landscap as ancient as the world

Philosophy: A dedication to keeping it all organic, authentic and confined. Carla R.Elais is close to perfection. Zen guaranteed! 


Until our new booking system is in place, reservation are done by email. 

Please note that booking dates in July and August are available only from Saturday to Saturday. For all other dates a minimum stay of 3 nights is requested.


For this property the availability calendar and price calculator is currently under construction. You can contact us for availability and/or additional information on

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Prices & availability

Villa & Suite - Max occupancy x 8 

Price indication: 

July, August 7000 Euro per week

June, September 6000 Euro per week

Other months 5000 Euro per week

Please note that booking dates in July and August are available only from Saturday to Saturday. For all other dates a minimum stay of 3 nights is requested.

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Airconditioning Airconditioning
Parking Parking
Swimmingpool Swimmingpool
Wifi Wifi

Eco sustainability

Appliances Class A Appliances Class A
Car-free access Car-free access
Eco activities Eco activities
Eco-friendly Eco-friendly
Energy-saving Energy-saving
Local economy Local economy
Rainwater recovery Rainwater recovery
Towel change request Towel change request
Vegetable garden Vegetable garden

Travel guides

Carma Relais guide