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Carma Relais guide

Once you arrive at Carma R.Elais, there is as much or as little to do as you wish. Its perfect location makes Carma R.Elais a convenient starting point to visit other interesting places. Except for these places around the house, you can also easily visit Rome (see the Rome guide) or Florence. A day to the seaside is also very much possible, check out the Maremma guide for the nicest sea villages around.

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Il Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo

Culture Il Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo

Il Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo, or the Monster Park as they call it, is a Holy Forest with stone carved monsters that dates back to 1552, created by Vicino Orsini to commemorate his late wife Giulia Farnese.

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Civita di Bagnoregio

Culture Civita di Bagnoregio

Of course you cannot leave without visiting the beautiful village you view from your window. It has become a very popular place with tourist, because of its mystic location. Its lays completely isolated on a hilltop surrounded by air that, especially in the mornings when the clouds surround the village it magical! Make it seem like it’s floating over the extensive canyons. It is connected only by a small pedestrian bridge (there are no cars on the island). One of the great things you can do if you stay at the estate, is to visit Civita early in the morning before the day-trippers arrive or, in the evening when te town empties of day visitors. You will have the mystical village all to yourself (except for the 9 habitants), to enjoy peaceful strolls in the streets that end in a stunning abyss.

Ristorante I Sette Consoli

Restaurants Ristorante I Sette Consoli

For a taste of refined local cooking, go to Ristorante I Sette Consoli, which does fantastic meat dishes, including pork cheek with Jerusalem artichoke sauce.

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Osteria da Mamma Angela

Restaurants Osteria da Mamma Angela

Simple but delicious Italian food in Orvieto, a family set up which is particularly good for cured meats and cheeses.


Culture Todi

For incredible views, head to Todi. It’s an enchanting town on a steep hillside. Every corner is spectacular, from the main square, Piazza del Popolo, to the stunning Duomo and Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, just off it, with panoramic vistas across the valley.

Lake Bolsena

Activities Lake Bolsena

Lake Bolsena, is known at one of Italy's cleanest lakes for a swim or to rent a sailing boat and swim around the two breathtakingly beautiful islands in the middle. Maybe, you’ll even go home in the evening with the catch of the day that you’ll want to prepare for dinner on the barbeque.

Il Casaletto

Restaurants Il Casaletto

Family run farmhouse for a real experience of local authenticity. (Slow food)

Ristorante La Panatella

Restaurants Ristorante La Panatella

Located in Allerona, one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy. A walled town, which used to be a medieval castle. It has outstanding views of the surrounding valleys and countryside. Have lunch on the terrace of Ristorante La Panatella , which they prepare prepare delightful twists on local specialties.

La Grotta

Restaurants La Grotta

In a room of medieval origin, Luca spreads the popular gastronomic culture of the Orvieto area: Pappardelle with wild boar or ravioli with black truffles. (Slow food)

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La Pergola

Restaurants La Pergola

A warm and welcoming environment with a beautiful pergola for the summer where you can enjoy tagliatelle with duck, lamb in wine or cod "all' Orvientana".. (Slow food restaurant)

La Palomba

Restaurants La Palomba

Cosy family restaurant in Orvieto, which offert local specialties with local sourced ingredients. This is a slow food restaurant.

La Tana Dell'Orso

Restaurants La Tana Dell'Orso

A restaurant from which you can enjoy great panorama views on Lake Bolsena. You can have an amazing dinner outside on their terrace. Dishes listed on the menu are their Bolsenese ribollita and whitefish cooked in pan. (Slow Food restaurant)

Madonna del Latte

Enoteca Madonna del Latte

Madonna del Latte a tiny family-owned winery in the hills between Orvieto and Lake Bolsena. Founded in 2000 by Manuela Zardo and Hellmuth Zwecker. After travelling all over Italy as food and wine writers, they found the ideal location in Umbria to start producing their very own wine.

Mani di Luna

Enoteca Mani di Luna

Mani di Luna is a biodynamic winemaker in the Torgiano area. Their wines are absolutely delicious, innovative and ‘different’ from anything else you will have in Umbria.


Shop Cioffi

The best mozzarella in Tuscia, you really need to taste this because Mozzarella is their symbol. Since the mid-1900s, the Cioffi family has been producing with passion and dedication above all mozzarella, for which it is particularly famous, but also ricotta, primo sale, sweet provolone and butter following high quality standards. With excellent results. A long journey handed down from father to son that testifies to a guarantee of delicacy known throughout Tuscia.


Shop Pitigliano

This little village carved out of tufa stone (which is actually the same stone used at the lower level of Villa Maremma) is definitely worth a trip!

Green Gold

Activities Green Gold

Unlike wine, another defining Tuscan gem, extra-virgin olive oil comes directly from the tree. Freshness and authenticity are rich in Tuscan EVOO, reminding you of its natural sourcing with every taste. The adoration for oro verde (“green gold”) is so profound in Tuscany that extra-virgin olive oil tastings can occur as frequently as wine tastings. When staying at Carma R.Elais a tasting is simply a must! Carma R.Elais starts from a land of ancient history and traditions but is projected towards the future with sustainability on their mind, as they are above all, bio farmers.


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