Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Welcome to Casa Cappellino - a beautiful house of your very own in Tuscany.

Casa Cappellino, nestled among the Tuscan hills on 2.5 hectares (5 acres), is an independent 2-bedroom house of your very own. It is not an apartment and the house is completely furnished with everything you will need for a wonderful vacation. The grounds are lovingly landscaped with ponds, olive grove, vineyard, fruit trees and flowering plants. The house is an independent stonehouse that has been beautifully restored to the highest standards and has retained the Tuscan charm with wooden beams, terra cotta ceilings, chestnut doors and windows, terra cotta floors and a wood burning stove. Your vacation home is designed for intimate, relaxing and comfortable living for all seasons.

An Idyllic Setting: Casa Cappellino is the realization of the true Italy we all dream about. The property is located in the true, genuine, Italian countryside far enough from the major tourism centers so that authentic Italian life can be experienced. Many of the local residents have never been further than perhaps 50 miles from Caprese Michelangelo their entire lives and are the most lovely people you could ever hope to meet. You will not find shops geared toward tourists or restaurants serving quick food far from ideal Italian cuisine. In our little corner of Italian heaven you will find the true essence of Italy.

Among the rolling Tuscan hills, you can explore the nearby hills, fields and streams bountiful with wild life, chestnut, walnut, mushrooms, rare ferns and wild flowers. The property overlooks a small tranquil village in which its proud residents have lived for generations in their family homes. Straight and elegant cypress trees, mountain streams with rapids and waterfalls adorn this charming little Italy village. A famous Tuscan restaurant 'Il Rifugio', that attracts patrons from Milan and Florence, is within a 5-minute walk of your holiday rental home.

The House overlooks the beautifully landscaped grounds, including the vineyard, olive trees and duck ponds, that provides a peaceful and secluded holiday vacation retreat for relaxation and intimate get-aways. The natural spring fountain on the property was a source of drinking water for the villagers in the old days. Now this fountain is a favorite gathering place for visitors at the villa. The veranda/terrace is an amazingly relaxing place to sunbathe, read, have romantic meals or stargaze into the night.

There are outdoor sitting areas where you can choose to spend the time with a bottle of Casa Cappellino wine by one of the ponds or under the grapevine covered pergola. The veranda/terrace of your house is completely private and it commands magnificent views across rolling hills to the birthplace of Michelangelo and a panorama view of Lama that lies in the valley below.

The house is a charming Tuscan home on two levels. It is built with stone exterior walls, wooden beams, terra cotta ceilings, chestnut wooden doors and windows, terra cotta floors. It has two big bedrooms with queen-size beds. The open kitchen, dining and living area with a wood burning stove are perfect for intimate and relaxing settings. The bedroom room on the lower level opens to the veranda with amazing views of Michelangelo's birth home and the small village of Lama below where our local grocery store and wonderful Il RIfugio restaurant are located.

We are centrally situated within easy access to major attractions. You can easily take day trips to Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Cortona, Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Rome, or many of the infinite charming unknown Italian villages.

You are encouraged to read the reviews and contact us for more information. All of our guests have consistently said Casa Cappellino is much, much more wonderful than they ever expected.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rimini 100 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 119 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 60 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (2), Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Casa Cappellino house is a charming Tuscan home on two levels. It has two big double bedrooms each with king-size beds. The open kitchen, dining and living area with a wood burning stove are perfect for intimate and relaxing settings. The bedroom room on the lower level opens to the veranda/terrace that commands majestic views of rolling hills, valleys and the beautiful grounds of the property. The upper floor bedroom on the same level as the house entrance, kitchen and living room, enjoys beautiful scenic views as well. The house easily sleeps four in the two bedrooms but can sleep as many as eight utilizing the fold-out sofa and two portable single beds.

Further details outdoors

Among the rolling Tuscan hills, you can explore the nearby hills, fields and streams bountiful with wild life, chestnuts, walnuts, mushrooms, rare ferns and wild flowers. The property overlooks a small tranquil village in which its proud residents have lived for generations in their family homes. Straight and elegant cypress trees, mountain streams with rapids and waterfalls adorn this charming little Italy village. Our famous Tuscan restaurant, Il Rifugio, that attracts patrons from Milan and Florence, is within a 5-minute walk of your holiday rental home.

There are outdoor sitting areas throughout the property where you can choose to spend the time with a bottle of wine on our 'love bench' by one of the ponds, strolling through the vineyard or under the grapevine covered pergola. The guest house's terrace is completely private and commands magnificent views across rolling hills to the birthplace of Michelangelo and a panorama view of Lama that lies in the valley below.

Further details

Casa Cappellino is available for daily or weekly rental throughout the year when available. Typical rentals are weekly (1-2 weeks) rentals which provide the greatest value for our guests and the opportunity to thoroughly explore this wonderful area of Tuscany. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation and the rental balance is due in cash at the time of arrival.

Below is an actual review recently received (contact available upon request):

First off, I cannot recommend Casa Cappellino enough. It felt like our home - was very comfortable and well maintained. The grounds are beautiful and the views breathtaking. The pictures do not do it justice! We spent 3 weeks in Italy and 12 days at this property which we used as our home base to explore the Italian countryside. It was so nice to spend a couple of those days just resting at Casa Cappellino and cooking a meal for ourselves. Dennis and Kumiko are gracious hosts and their recommendations were very helpful. We enjoyed the property and all the animals immensely...it was so great to return home and find Max, their dog, come up the hill to greet us. It's truly a magical place and made our honeymoon unforgettable!

The Tuscany region

An Idyllic Setting: Casa Cappellino is the realization of the true Italy we all dream about. The property is located in the true, genuine, Italian countryside far enough from the major tourism centers so that authentic Italian life can be experienced. Many of the local residents have never been further than perhaps 50 miles from Caprese Michelangelo their entire lives and are the most lovely people you could ever hope to meet. You will not find shops geared toward tourists or restaurants serving quick food far from ideal Italian cuisine. In our little corner of Italian heaven you will find the true essence of Italy.

Among the rolling Tuscan hills, you can explore the nearby hills, fields and streams bountiful with wild life, chestnut, walnut, mushrooms, rare ferns and wild flowers. The property overlooks a small tranquil village in which its proud residents have lived for generations in their family homes. Straight and elegant cypress trees, mountain streams with rapids and waterfalls adorn this charming little Italy village. A famous Tuscan restaurant 'Il Rifugio', that attracts patrons from Milan and Florence, is within a 5-minute walk of your holiday rental home.

The House overlooks the beautifully landscaped grounds that provides a peaceful and secluded holiday vacation retreat for relaxation and intimate get-aways. The natural spring fountain on the property was a source of drinking water for the villagers in the old days. Now this fountain is a favorite gathering place for visitors at the villa. The veranda/terrace is an amazingly relaxing place to sunbathe, read, have romantic meals or stargaze into the night.

There are outdoor sitting areas where you can choose to spend the time with a bottle of Casa Cappellino wine by one of the ponds or under the grapevine covered pergola. The veranda/terrace of your house is completely private and it commands magnificent views across rolling hills to the birthplace of Michelangelo and a panorama view of Lama that lies in the valley below.

Caprese Michelangelo

Caprese Michelangelo: Is the birthplace of the renowned Renaissance artist Michelangelo. Michelangelo was born in Caprese on March 6, 1475 in the house shown here. His great works were almost entirely in the service of the Catholic Church, and include a huge statue of the Biblical hero David in Florence, sculpted between 1501 and 1504, and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

Sanctuary of La Verna: Less than a 30 minute drive from Casa Cappellino is the famous Sanctuary of La Verna where San Francesco d'Assisi (St. Francis of Assisi) lived in seclusion and received the stigmata (marks of Christ's wounds) in 1224. Since then La Verna, beautifully situated amid pine forests, has been a hallowed place and the Franciscan friary is the goal of countless pilgrims.

Anghiari: Surrounded by castles and country churches, it looks out over High Tiber Valley landscape, a natural amphitheatre filled with the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. Anghiari is a lovely medieval town lying between two rivers, the Tiber and the Arno. The powerful thirteenth century walls made the town an invincible fortress that

constituted an important reference point and kept the Tuscan flag flying during the many historical events. In 1440 the famous Battle of Anghiari, which was subsequently painted by Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, reaffirmed Florentine rule in Tuscany. Anghiari is well worth visiting thanks to its active cultural life. There are exhibitions, festivals, a busy theatre program and an active interest in the conservation and re-enactment of historical and traditions all contributing to the cultural life of the town.

Lama: Our "hometown" Lama is a picture-perfect small friendly Italian village located a leisurely five-minute stroll down the lane from Casa Cappellino. In "town" you will find our world-famous Il Rifugio Ristorante that serves authentic fabulous reasonably priced Tuscan Cuisine. A few meters away you will find our classic small market that has fresh vegetables, fruit, bakery goods, and just about any essential item you may need for your visit in Tuscany. Further down the road from the Villa is our excellent meat market serving wonderful cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and other local items. We also have a small hairdresser and our local coffee bar below Il Rifugio. Most importantly you will find a village of wonderfully friendly neighbors during your Tuscan vacation.

Sansepolcro: The medieval walled town of Sansepolcro is the birthplace of painters Raffaellino del Colle (1490-1566), Santi di Tito (1538-1603) and Piero della Francesca (1412-1492). It is also the birthplace of the Buitoni pasta empire. The small village was founded around A.D. 1000. Pieroâ??s paintings are so fascinating that his works have been preserved and known as the Piero della Francesca Trail.

Arezzo: Arezzo sits on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the Arno. In the upper part of the town are the cathedral, the town hall and the Medici Fortress (Fortezza Medicea), from which the main streets branch off towards the lower part as far as the gates. This part of the town maintains its medieval appearance despite the addition of later structures. The award winning movie â??Life is Beautifulâ?? was filmed at Piazza Grade in the town center of Arezzo. Arezzo holds a big antique market on the first weekend of the month that draws thousands of visitors.

Assisi: In the rolling hills of Umbria, stands the exceptionally well-preserved medieval town of Assisi. Known primarily as the birthplace of St. Francis (1182-1226 AD), the gentle saint founded the Franciscan order and shares honors with St. Catherine of Siena as the patron saint of Italy. Assisi is a World Heritage site for its

Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi (St. Francis).

Market Days in Tuscany: Here is just a selection of some markets in the provinces of Tuscany. Going to markets is an excellent way to mingle with the locals, practice your Italian, and experience our wonderful rural Italian lifestyle. Market days for towns near our villa are as follows:

- Pieve S. Stefano: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30 on Mondays

- Anghiari: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30 on Wednesdays.

- Sansepolcro: In the streets around the centre - food market. 08:00-13:00 on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

- Arezzo: General street market with over 100 stalls. Open in the morning on Saturdays.

- Cortona: Locally grown fruits and vegetables. Open in the morning on Saturdays.

- Monterchi: Town centre - general market. 08:00-13:00 on Sundays.