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Il Sogno - Elegant 2BR Flat in an Ancient Hilltop Village Near Rome

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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located just outside of Rome, in the well-preserved medieval village of Casperia (Casperia prohibits automobiles, so it has retained it's medieval character and is quiet and safe to wander about), il Sogno is within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. It's Sub-Floor Heating system keeps il Sogno warm in Winter and the two-foot thick walls and Casperia's 400 metre elevation keep il Sogno comfortably cool in the warmer months.
A Swimming/Tennis Club is located 2 kilometres from Casperia. Guests at il Sogno may join the club for a nominal fee. Cooking lessons may be arranged at a local agriturismo (ask the owner). Casperia is located near a Commuter Rail line to Rome, so that il Sogno's guests can easily enjoy the wonders of that magnificent city and return to the beauty and peaceful serenity that is Casperia. Northern Lazio and much of Southern Tuscany and Umbria is within easy Day Trip reach.


The Apartment: Il Sogno, a recently-restored apartment in the heart of Casperia's centro storico, offers guests the opportunity to share in the delights of Casperia and its strategic location in a relaxed setting as ancient and elegant as Casperia itself. Although tastefully furnished with antique furniture and wonderful Persian carpets, in keeping with its ancient roots, il Sogno was designed with comfort in mind, including a well-appointed kitchen, separate dining and living areas, a large, modern full bath on the main level and a half bath below, and two double bedrooms, one carved out of the living rock, on which Casperia is built, the other boasting a fireplace and a wonderful view over the Sabina mountains. In clement weather, guests can enjoy a glass of wine and a bit of cheese outside on the adjacent terrazza, shaded by a pergola covered by a 150+ year old grapevine, taking in sights and scents of the newly-restored garden, planted with antique roses, lavender, rosemary and plumbago.

Located just outside of Rome, in the well-preserved medieval village of Casperia (Casperia prohibits automobiles, so it has retained it's medieval character and is quiet and safe to wander about), il Sogno is within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. It's Sub-Floor Heating system keeps il Sogno warm in Winter and the two-foot thick walls and Casperia's 400 metre elevation keep il Sogno comfortably cool in the warmer months. A Swimming/Tennis Club is located 2 kilometres from Casperia. Guests at il Sogno may join the club for a nominal fee. Cooking lessons may be arranged at a local agriturismo (ask the owner).

Casperia is located near a Commuter Rail line to Rome, so that il Sogno's guests can easily enjoy the wonders of that magnificent city and return to the beauty and peaceful serenity that is Casperia. Northern Lazio and much of Southern Tuscany and Umbria is within easy Day Trip reach. More information is available on il Sogno's web site.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Due to the nature of Casperia and il Sogno, children under 8 generally are not allowed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Il Sogno is a non-smoking facility....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Children under the age of 8 are generally not allowed. Contact the Owner to discuss if this is an issue...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • The Master Bedroom has a wonderful view across Casperia to the Sabina Mountains, a cozy fireplace and is equipped with a comfortable Memory Foam mattress. The Camera Vecchia, or old bedroom, has a Queen bed, and is graced with the flat's original, massive chestnut beams and ceiling and a private half-bath.The second bedroom is located in the lower level. The couch in the living room folds out into surprisingly comfortable queen-sized bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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  • Half 1: toilet

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  • Soak away the results of a long day of sightseeing in the over sized tub....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    The Owners and a number of guests have left English language books in the apartment. Feel free to borrow/take/leave a book, as you please...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, BananaGrams, cards...moreless

  • Music Library:

    il Sogno has a CD player and a few CD's. The CD player also allows guests to play their iPods thru the system....moreless

  • Stereo:

    A simple Radio/CD player is located in the apartment. There is also an iPhone/iPad music player....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    The TV is connected to a multi-format DVD Player. There currently is no connection to network TV stations. A number of videos are located in the apartment....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Casperia is set in the historic Sabina region with wonderful views of the Sabina Mountains and the Tevere (Tiber) Valley. ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace:

    The Master Bedroom has a wood-burning fireplace. Firewood can be provided, for an extra fee. Please contact the Owner, or discuss with Owner's local representative upon arrival...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The apartment is equipped with comfortable sub-floor heating....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    A Pay-As-You-Go cell phone is available for guests for a nominal fee....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Free parking is available in the parcheggio just outside the walls of Casperia's centro storico ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The well-equipped kitchen has Persian Marble countertops, a dishwasher, a stainless gas oven and cooktop, a large refrigerator with freezer, and a large, antique marble sink....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Il Sogno's owners recently bought and restored a lovely garden immediately adjacent to their property. Here, a century old grape vine has been lovingly nurtured back to life, providing luxurious shade over a newly constructed pergola. There is ample space for a group to dine al fresco, or for guests to relax with books or a glass of wine at the end of a busy day of sightseeing. Antique roses, lavender, and rosemary provide an immediate vista and the town and hills beckon beyond....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A small Weber grill is located in the Garden....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mt. Terminillo is approximately 60 kilometers away. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a Private Club within a couple of kilometers from the centro storico of Casperia. For a fee, guests may join and swim or play tennis....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a Private Club within a couple of kilometers from the centro storico of Casperia. For a fee, guests may join and swim or play tennis....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Mar 28 - Oct 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$150
$875

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$145
$775

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Holiday Season
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
5 night min stay
$175
$1,050

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Admin. Charge- Local Rep $60
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Each rental is assessed a one-time Fee of Euros 60, regardless of duration.

This fee is payable upon arrival to our local representative for her assistance during your stay.

Discount for Multi-Week rentals.

Dates Available: Year around.

Pricing is for 2 guests.

An additional charge of $25/person/night will be assessed for extra guests.

Maximum occupancy 6 guests


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

98 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci ) Rome
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
In the Village
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Poggio Mirteto Scalo
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A-1 Autostrada
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
In the Village
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Monte Terminillo

Car: Recommended

Resting on a hilltop on the edge of the Sabina Mountains, in the Province of Reiti, in Lazio, the medieval village of Casperia strikes many perfect balances. Less than an hour north of the wonders and bustle of Rome, Casperia combines easy access to the Eternal City with it's own quiet serenity. One of the few towns in Europe prohibiting automobiles from it's centro storico, or historical center, Casperia retains the authentic charm of its ancient heritage in an enchanting setting so close to Rome that many of its residents commute to work there daily. Casperia is well situated for easy day-trips into Rome and northern Lazio as well as much of Umbria and southern Tuscany.

Other Activities: Day trip to Rome, then return to the historic serenity of Casperia and il Sogno

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Meg & Chris Phillips bought the 'hovel' they remodeled into il Sogno in 2005, and have been traveling to Italy twice a year ever since. Now retired, they spend a grew months a year in Casperia, sharing it with interested guests when they are not there.

Why the Owner Chose Casperia:
We fell in love with Casperia and the Sabina area when we first saw it in November of 2004. Initially, we picked Casperia because of its beauty and its proximity to Rome, our favorite big city. The Sabina area, is as beautiful an area as exists in Italy. the people are genuine and the area is not over-run by tourists. In addition to Rome, Casperia is located within easy day trip distance to so many areas -- tourist and non-tourist. The more time we spend in Casperia, the more we realize how lucky we are to have stumbled upon our own piece of heaven.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The upstairs of il Sogno was build in the 14th-15th century. The downstairs in the 10th-11th Century. When we first saw it, it was a wreck--our 'hovel'--but we were able to see through that and envision the possibilities. We managed to preserve il Sogno's ancient feel (centuries old wooden beams, ancient rock work and walls two feet thick, terra-cotta tile floors, etc.) while modernizing the kitchen and bathrooms, sub-floor heating, etc.--the modern amenities one expects these days. Furnished with antiques, it really does combine the best of the old and the new.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian

 

Photos

  • Village of Casperia

    Village of Casperia

  • Looking Out the Master Bedroom Window

    Looking Out the Master Bedroom Window

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • il Sogno's well-equipped kitchen

    il Sogno's well-equipped kitchen

  • Stairs to the Lower Level

    Stairs to the Lower Level

  • Lunch in the Garden

    Lunch in the Garden

  • Piazza Municipio- Casperia

    Piazza Municipio- Casperia

  • Casperia Street Scene

    Casperia Street Scene

  • Casperia at night

    Casperia at night

  • Nearby Sporting Club has a pool and tennis courts available

    Nearby Sporting Club has a pool and tennis courts available

  • The nearby Church of Santa Maria in Vescovio

    The nearby Church of Santa Maria in Vescovio

  • Front Entry to il Sogno

    Front Entry to il Sogno

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • The Master Bath

    The Master Bath

  • The Giardinetto

    The Giardinetto

  • Casperia Street Scene

    Casperia Street Scene

  • View: Sabina Mountains from just down the street

    View: Sabina Mountains from just down the street

  • Casperia at Night

    Casperia at Night

  • The Tiber Valley & Monte Soratte from Casperia

    The Tiber Valley & Monte Soratte from Casperia

  • Hiking by the historic Tiber River

    Hiking by the historic Tiber River

  • Exploring the Roman Villa in nearby Cotanello, still being excavated

    Exploring the Roman Villa in nearby Cotanello, still being excavated

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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  • Response rate 88%
  • Calendar last updated 02/26/2015
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