Casa Cappellino nestles among the Tuscan hills and stands on 3 acres of gardens and vineyard. These grounds are lovingly landscaped with ponds, olive grove, vineyard, fruit trees and flowering plants.
Your private holiday home is an independent stone house that has been beautifully restored to the highest standard, retaining it's Tuscan charm with wooden beams and stone floors. Casa Cappellino has been carefully designed for private relaxing and comfortable living for all seasons.
Among these 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 house overlooks a small tranquil village which has a great supermarket, offering fresh bread and fruit, plus the fantastic restaurant 'Il Rifugio', which attracts patrons from Milan and Florence. Both of these are within a 5-minute walk of Casa Cappellino.
The outside terrace is totally private and is a 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 wine by one of the ponds, it commands magnificent views across rolling hills to the birthplace of Michelangelo and a panoramic view of Lama laying in the valley below.
The house itself 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 large bedrooms with double beds. A spacious bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The open kitchen, dining and living area are spacious and airy. The bedroom on the lower level opens to the terrace with amazing views of Michelangelo's birth home.
Your holiday home is of course equipped with everything you could possibly need to feel 'right at home'. This includes a fully equipped kitchen, hundreds of channels of satellite TV, numerous classic movies for viewing, and WiFi Internet access throughout the property.
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.
Due to the frequent requests we have had over the years, we are now also offering authentic Italian cooking classes at the house.
At Casa Cappellino, it's our goal to make your stay the most memorable possible.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest beach||Rimini 100 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 119 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
Casa Cappellino is available for weekly rental throughout the year, when available.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation and the rental balance one month before the start of your holiday.
Please be aware that there is an extra cost of €20 per day, during the winter period, if the gas central heating is required. The wood provided for the wood burner is free of charge.
We are able to provide a cot and high chair if needed.
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: 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.