Stay inside Marianne’s idyllic Italian villa in Normal People | Trip
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Last updated on July 6, 2021
It’s been a year since the world fell in love with Connell and Marianne’s love affair in Normal People. And the country was blocked in confinement, our imagination was running at full speed in Italy with the couple in love.
But did you know that you can actually rent Marianne’s idyllic family villa in Italy on Airbnb?
The villa is featured in episode eight of the 12-part series, where Marianne, her boyfriend Jamie, Connell and their friends take a trip to Trieste near Venice for the summer.
In reality, the villa is actually an old farmhouse based in Sant’Oreste, Lazio, about 35 km north of Rome.
Fun fact: The space was used as a filming location for Julia Robert’s cult classic “Eat, Pray, Love.”
Since Normal People aired, fans of the show have been busy booking a vacation at the villa, with only a handful of dates available for the rest of the year.
The Airbnb listing states that “the villa is ideally located for guests to relax and enjoy poolside comfort in a rustic setting.”
Guests coming to stay will take full advantage of a private apartment with two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room.
They will also have access to the garden for alfresco dining, a barbecue and a swimming pool with “incomparable” views. Guests are informed that they will be treated like royalty by the Riccioni family who live in the main house.
If you’re looking for a secluded getaway for one, this will all cost you just € 35 per night.
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