A Tuscan Home for Your Perfect Vacation:Casa Cappellino is nestled among the Tuscan hills on 2.5 hectares (5 acres). The grounds are lovingly landscaped with ponds, olive grove, vineyard, fruit trees and flowering plants. The property contains two independent stone Tuscan houses that have been beautifully restored to the highest standards and have retained the Tuscan charm with wooden beams, chestnut doors and windows, terra cotta floors and wood burning stoves. The two houses are separated on the property by approximately 200 meters to afford you complete privacy and the most wonderful vacation experience. Your vacation home is completely furnished for relaxing and comfortable living for all seasons.
An Idyllic Setting: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.
The fountain located directly outside the lower 1-bedroom house is fed by a natural spring that was a source of drinking water for the local villagers in the old days. Now this fountain is a favorite gathering place for visitors at the villa.
Accommodations: Both Casa Cappellino houses have been fully restored to the highest possible standard with stone exterior walls, wooden beams, terra cotta ceilings, chestnut wooden doors and windows, terra cotta floors. Both houses are completely furnished for all your vacation needs for a few days, weeks or longer. The property shares Wifi internet access as well as a washer and dryer located in the lower house cantina.
Location: We are centrally situated within easy access to major attractions. You can take day trips to Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Siena, Perugia, Assisi, or Rome.
Located even closer to Casa Cappellino are the following charming and historic sights and attractions:
Caprese Michelangelo, the hilltop birthplace of sculptor Michelangelo (a 5- minute drive)
Anghiari, lovely medieval town (20 min);
La Verna, where St. Francis received his Stigmata (20 min);
Cortona, made famous by the book 'Under the Tuscan Sun' (1 hr),
Arezzo where the movie Life is Beautiful was filmed (45 min);
Sansepolcro, birthplace of painter Piero della Francesca (30 min);
Both houses are nestled in the beautifully landscaped grounds that provide a peaceful and secluded holiday vacation retreat for relaxation, sightseeing and intimate get-aways.
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 the pond, strolling through the vineyard or under the grapevine covered pergola. The upper 2-bedroom 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. The 1-bedroom lower guest house's location adjacent to the natural spring and the fantastic pergola provides the most comfortable environment.
The upper 2-bedroom guest house veranda / terrace is an amazingly relaxing place to sunbathe, read, have romantic meals or stargaze into the night.
Welcome to Cappellino: Hi! We are Dennis and Kumiko and we are so glad you have stopped by our little bit of heaven here in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. Our goal is to make your Italian vacation as perfect as possible.
The 2-Bedroom Upper Guest House:This house is a charming Tuscan home on two levels. It has two big double bedrooms 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.
The 1-Bedroom Lower House:This house is an equally charming Tuscan home on two levels. It has one large bedroom upstairs with a king-size bed. The open kitchen, dining and living area with a wood burning stove on the lower/entrance level are also perfect for a wonderful Tuscan vacation experience. The house is furnished with everything you could possible need for the perfect vacation. The house is also equipped with Wifi internet access, satellite television, CD, and DVD with a wide selection of music and movies. The house sleeps 2 although the downstairs sofa could be used for one additional if necessary.