Soriano nel Cimino is an Italian medieval hillside town in Viterbo Province with 8,185 inhabitants and is surrounded by captivating beauty. A perfect place to base your travels from, Soriano nel Cimino is located near the A1 highway about 45 minutes south of Rome and two hours north of Florence. The town is overlooked by the Monte Cimino, the highest peak in the Monti Cimini.
In addition to accommodations, villa rentals and vacation rentals available in Soriano nel Cimino, there are the major tourist destinations of Rome and Florence to consider for accommodations and lodging needs. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals has thousands of properties in Italy to meet your vacation rental, villa rental and accommodation needs.
The towns in this region of Italy are all on fortified mountaintops, and the valleys are for farming. Historically this was for defensive purposes, since the castles were ripe targets for bandits, and the valleys were fertile and good to farm.
Due to the relatively high elevation, the mild climate, the fresh mountain air, together with its history, arts and tradition, Soriano nel Cimino is an idyllic place to spend a serene and pleasant stay or a vacation in every season.
Much of Tuscany and Umbria have turned into giant tourist traps, however, Soriano nel Cimino is still unspoiled. It is one of the few places in the Tuscany, Umbria and Rome area that has been able to maintain everything that makes Central Italy so special. Soriano boasts amazing villas, restaurants and pizzerias, adorable cafes, and stunning postcard-perfect scenery. It embodies that vision you have when you close your eyes and think of a Tuscan village.
If you want to explore beautiful Tuscany and Umbria while eating amazing food and laughing with new friends in a converted castle turned in apartment rentals or villa rentals, we are sure you will love the town of Soriano nel Cimino!
Soriano is becoming an extremely popular getaway destination for people from the surrounding cities. Many Romans, for example, have their weekend getaway homes or apartment rentals here. In that way, it might be compared to Lake Arrowhead, Palm Springs for Los Angeles residents, or Connecticut for New Yorkers, or The Cape for Bostonians.
On the flipside, it is close enough to Rome, that many people who work in Rome, but don't want to live in the city make the daily commute. Typically, they drive to the Orte Train station (15 minutes), and take the 36 minute train ride into Central Rome. Train service between Rome and Orte is extremely regular throughout the day.
Soriano nel Cimino has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. This area of Lazio, set between the regions of Tuscany and Umbria, provides an abundance of beautiful attractions suitable for day trips, in addition to the cities of Florence and Rome, there are the stunning lakes of Bolsena (35km) Bracciano (40km) and Vico (15km), all providing excellent beaches and watersports, as does Lazio's and Tuscany's delightful coastline. The famed Etruscan beach town of Tarquinia (50km), Grosseto and the island of Elba are within easy reach.