From describing the rapture of authentic Italian cuisine to falling in love with the rich history of its people, the highly anticipated film, Eat Pray Love conveys a journey of passion and discovery. As the film prepares to hit theatres nationwide, many are catching the Italian travel bug and looking for ways to experience the country authentically. Fans of the film will be pleased to discover that the villa Julia Roberts stayed in while filming the movie is available to rent.
While there are many options available, Lazio is an ideal region for those looking to savor robust Rome, while still maintaining the peace of the countryside. Julia Roberts chose to stay here during the filming of Eat Pray Love. The 16th-century villa she occupied during filming is a welcome escape for a movie star, a soul-searcher like Julia’s character in the movie, or even a family looking to rediscover the simplest pleasures of life, Italian style.
Villa D’Oro, available to rent, is set in the beautiful countryside outside of Rome in the famous town of Viterbo. Way before Roberts hit the big screen, the area was frequented by Italy’s oldest stars, Popes. The elite are attracted to Viterbo for its tranquil environment and natural thermal hot springs, said to bring healing and reduce stress. A beautiful estate featuring an infinity pool overlooking the Italian countryside and an outdoor shower. There is even a private chapel among the estate’s twenty acres of olive groves.
While Villa D’Oro provides an authentic Italian experience, modern comfort is abundant. Within, guests find high-speed Internet, a washing machine, air conditioning and all the luxury of a five-star hotel. For those looking to experience sites where the movie was filmed, the villa to rent is only a short train ride away from Rome.