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Casa Cappellino - a Tuscan Home for Your Perfect Vacation

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Casa Cappellino - Your Wonderful Vacation Home in Tuscany

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Last updated: 07/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Caprese Michelangelo villa description

Welcome to Casa Cappellino - the Italy we all dreamed of experiencing.

Casa Cappellino is nestled among the Tuscan hills on 3 acres. The grounds are lovingly landscaped with ponds, olive grove, vineyard, fruit trees and flowering plants. Your private vacation home is an independent stonehouse of your very own 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 private, 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.

Your 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.

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.

Your vacation 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 grounds and your vacation home.

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 to our guests authentic Italian Cooking Classes. These are wonderful events in which we shop in the local markets in the morning, prepare homemade pasta and other dishes in the afternoon (guided by one of our amazing local chefs), and then enjoy a wonderful meal.

We also offer guided hikes through the local mountains with picnic lunches for those hikes lasting more than 3 hours. A favorite morning mini-hiking activity for guests is taking a 30 minute 'hike' up the lane behind your vacation home to our nearby neighbor village of Fragaiola for a nice Cappuccino and Croissant.

At Casa Cappellino, it is our goal to make your stay the most memorable possible.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children will love the Cappellino ducks, rabbits, and chickens. For older children, a dip in the pond can be fun....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            The front door is at the same level as the car parking area....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We love pets and Max (our Bearded collie) loves company....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            We request that you please only smoke outside....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Lovely room upstairs with beautiful views of surroundings....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Downstairs bedroom with door to beautiful outdoor veranda....moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            We have two portable twin beds and the living sofa-bed....moreless

          • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two portable fold-away single beds are available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa folds into a bed for two....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • The beautiful tiled bathroom has a toilet, bidet, and shower in the large bathtub....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Meals can be arranged for an additional cost. In addition we can arrange day-long authentic Tuscan cooking classes held on site at Casa Cappellino....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is equipped with almost everything you could possbily need to prepare any meal and feel right at home in your own kitchen....moreless

          • Dining:

            Most ideal is to eat outside on the beautiful veranda looking over the surrounding valley, village, and Michelangelo's birth home....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Complete silverware and cooking utensils are provided to prepare your most delicious meals....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Limited staple items such as spices and paper items are available....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Everything you could need for your dining pleasure....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas cook-top and electric oven....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Italian style coffee maker....moreless

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            In addition to the wood-burning stove, radiator heat is also available throughout you vacation home....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            The wood-burning stove is so nice and cozy and is very effective in heating your vacation home....moreless

          • Garage:

            Our on-property garage can be made available to store items such as bicycles or motorcycles....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Casa Cappellino is nestled among the Tuscan hills on 3 acres. The grounds are lovingly landscaped with ponds, olive grove, vineyard, fruit trees and flowering plants. The house is an independent stone house of your very own 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. 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 double bedrooms. The open kitchen, dining and living area with a wood burning stove are perfect for intimate and relaxing settings. The bedroom room in the lower level opens to the veranda/terrace that commands majestic views of rolling hills and valleys....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                We are slowly accumulating in your vacation home nearly a hundred great books to enjoy....moreless

              • Television:

                We also have a VHS player with numerous classic movies in English....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Limited number of USA region DVD's and VHS tapes are available....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Many, many channels available in different languages....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Limited number of CD's available....moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Games

              Communications

              • Internet:

                Wireless Internet is available while enjoying the grapes under the pergola or enjoying the sun on your private veranda....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Available throughout the property....moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    There are community swimming pools in Sansepolcro and in Chiusi Della Verna less than 30 minutes from the property. There is no pool on the property but guests are welcomed to swim in the duck pond!...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    From the back patio/deck you have amazing views of the Tuscan hills, the house in Caprese Michelangelo where Michelangelo was born, and our charming village of Lama below Casa Cappellino....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    You will love the Cappellino grounds. Guests also enjoy numerous hikes from the property especially a nice 30 minute hike up the lane to nearby Fragaiola for coffee in the morning....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Enjoy all seasons of the year under the pergula sampling the overhead grapes, enjoying the flower garden, or anticipating the grape harvest from the Cappellino vineyard....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Spectacular views from your balcony of our lovely village, the Italian countryside, and the house where Michelangelo was born....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Bicycles can be rented in nearby (20 minutes) Pieve Santo Stefano. Cycling is very popular in the area....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    There is a regional tennis facility located approximately 10 minutes from the property....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    A brief 5 minute walk from Casa Cappellino you will find our charming little village of Lama where you will find our amazing Il Rifugio restaurant and our equally charming grocery store....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    View the Tuscan hills, our village of Lama, and the home of Michelangelo (Caprese Michelangelo) from your veranda/patio....moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    The home where Michelangelo was born is less than 5 minutes from Casa Cappellino....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Antiquing
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Ruins
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring/Summer
                  Mar 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  €120
                  €625 €2,000
                  Fall/Winter
                  Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  €90
                  €575 €2,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  €120
                  €625 €2,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  50% deposit required at the time of booking payable by credit card or bank to bank wire/electronic transfer. Rental balance due in cash upon arrival.

                  Rates: 625 euros/week

                  Rentals for 2-3 weeks receive a 100 euro discount on the total rental cost.

                  Daily rentals available for 120 euros/night all seasons.

                  Checkin: 4 PM, Checkout: 11 AM


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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                  Location

                  • Arezzo

                    "Arezzo is a very interesting and historical place to visit and the town where the movie "Lif..."

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                  • Historic Centre of Urbino

                    "Urbino is another very beautiful town about 2 hours from Casa Cappellino. The drive from Ca..."

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                  • Il Duomo of Florence

                    "One of the most important points of interest when touring the amazing city of Firenze/Floren..."

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                  • Accademia Gallery

                    "It took me a few years to go in the Accademia to see Michelangelo's "David" but it is truly ..."

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                  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

                    "The Leaning Tower of Pisa is about a 2 hour drive from Casa Cappellino. The historic center..."

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                  • Siena

                    "I love Siena. It is less than a 2 hour drive from Casa Cappellino. It is most exciting dur..."

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                  • City of Verona

                    "Verona is such a beautiful city. It is great to visit in the summer and attend the Opera in..."

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                  • Venice italy

                    "Venice is of course a famous destination. It is truly a remarkable place. By train it take..."

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                  • Anghiari

                    "You will not find Anghiari in many tour books but you will fall in love with this lovely tow..."

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                  • Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

                    "Assisi is a beautiful town about one hour from Casa Cappellino. Of course it is most famous..."

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                  • Via Nazionale

                    "Cortona is another very nice Tuscan town and of course is the location of the book and movie..."

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                  • Rome

                    "Obviously, no trip to Italy is not complete without a trip to Rome. Rome is a three hour dr..."

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                  • Rimini Beach

                    "If you are staying here at Casa Cappellino in the summer you may wish to spend a day at the ..."

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                  • Gubbio

                    "Gubbio is another very nice town to visit (about one hour from Cappellino) that is built on ..."

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                  • Il Rifugio

                    "Il Rifugio is located less than 5 minutes from Casa Cappellino (5 minute walk) and is our fa..."

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                  • Caprese Michelangelo

                    "Casa Cappellino is located in the Commune of Caprese Michelangelo. Caprese Michelangelo is t..."

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                  • Ristorante Albergo La Buca Di Michelangelo

                    "La Buca is another local restaurant near Casa Cappellino that we know you will love. The re..."

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                  • Perugia the capital of Umbria region

                    "Perugia is just one hour from Casa Cappellino and is the capital of Umbria. It is the site ..."

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                  • Pieve Santo Stefano

                    "Pieve is a very cute local village about 15 minutes from Casa Cappellino. In Pieve you find..."

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                  • Sansepolcro

                    "Sansepolcro is a fairly large town about 30 minutes from Casa Cappellino. In Sansepolcro yo..."

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                  • Chiusi della Verna

                    "La Verna is an amazing place just 15 minutes from Casa Cappellino. La Verna is a monastery ..."

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                  • Montalcino

                    "Montalcino is a very famous town due to the amazing Brunello wine produced in the area. The..."

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                  • Lake Garda

                    "Lake Garda is very near Verona and is incredibly beautiful. It is about 3 hours from here. ..."

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                  • Cortona

                    "Cortona is of course famous for the book and movie "Under The Tuscan Sun" but it is quite a ..."

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                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Perugia
                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ancona
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Arezzo
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  E-45
                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Rimini
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Il Rifugio
                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Poppi
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Il Rifugio

                  Car: Necessary

                  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 wine on our 'love bench' by the pond or under the grapevine covered pergola. The veranda/terrace 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. All major attractions throughout Italy are easy to get ot from Casa Cappellino. With the Arezzo rail station just 45 minutes away, all of Italy is easily accessible.

                  A popular activity is our on-site Authentic Tuscan Cooking Class. Classes involve shopping for your Tuscan meal ingredients at one of local outdoor markets, followed by meal preparation back at Cappellino taught by our wonderful local Italian chef generally including fresh pasta preparation, antipasta, tagliata, and of course wine.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: My name is Dennis and I am a retired American living here in Tuscany, Italy. I am originally from the midwest but have lived in San Francisco, Houston and Washington DC. Before I retired I worked in the petrochemical industry for a major oil company and finished my career working the US government in Washington DC. Now, for the last six years, I am focused on my 50 olive trees, 250 grape vines, three chickens, and 12 ducks here at Casa Cappellino. I would love to meet you so please stop by for at least a glass of wine or better yet, a great vacation here in Italy.

                  Why the Owner Chose Caprese Michelangelo:
                  When I was about to retire from working in the USA I explored a number of areas to live throughout the world. But of all the countries I visited when I worked and when I was looking for a place to retire, the wonderful people of Italy and the beautiful country won me over. Cappellino is very relaxing with plenty of ideal places for simple walks or hikes. But also, the property is very centrally located such that days trips to many wonderful towns (Florence, Assisi, Cortona, Siena, Rimini, Chianti, Montalcino, etc.) are very easy. Many people also make day trips to Rome by driving to the nearby Arezzo train station and taking the 2 hour train to Rome and then return in the evening. As a break from day-trips consider one of our Authentic Tuscan Cooking Classes here at Cappellino that are hugely popular complete with buying ingredients in our local outdoor markets and complete meal preparation led by our local Italian chef including her marvelous fresh pasta and Casa Cappellino wine. Your experiencing the best possible vacation is our highest priority and we will do everything we can make your time here memorable.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  The beauty of staying at Cappellino is you have your very own house. It is a beautifully restored stone Tuscan house and has everything you will need to feel completely at home. Within a 5 minute walk of your house you have a very charming grocery store and perhaps most importantly, you have Il Rifugio restaurant - the best Italian restaurant in the world!!!! Plus, staying at Casa Cappellino allows you to experience the Italy we have all dreamed about. Not gift shops and quick pizza focused on the tourism trade. Staying at Cappellino you will find beautiful, warm, Italian friends and neighbors who have lived here from generations with the added benefit of the best local Italian restaurants you could ever possibly find. Cappellino is very relaxing with plenty of ideal places for simple walks or hikes. But also, the property is very centrally located such that days trips to many wonderful towns (Florence, Assisi, Cortona, Siena, Rimini, Chianti, Montalcino, etc.) are very easy. Many people also make day trips to Rome by driving to the nearby Arezzo train station and taking the 2 hour train to Rome and then return in the evening. As a break from day-trips consider one of our Authentic Tuscan Cooking Classes here at Cappellino that are hugely popular complete with buying ingredients in our local outdoor markets and complete meal preparation led by our local Italian chef including her marvelous fresh pasta and Casa Cappellino wine. Your experiencing the best possible vacation is our highest priority and we will do everything we can make your time here memorable.


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                  Speaks: italian, spanish, english, japanese

                   

                  Photos

                  • Casa Cappellino - Your Wonderful Vacation Home in Tuscany

                    Casa Cappellino - Your Wonderful Vacation Home in Tuscany

                  • View into Living Room

                    View into Living Room

                  • Fully Furnished Kitchen

                    Fully Furnished Kitchen

                  • View of Kitchen from Living Room

                    View of Kitchen from Living Room

                  • Downstairs Bedroom

                    Downstairs Bedroom

                  • Beautiful Tiled Bathroom

                    Beautiful Tiled Bathroom

                  • Front Entrance to Your Vacation Home

                    Front Entrance to Your Vacation Home

                  • View of Michelangelo's Birth Home and Valley Below from Your Vacation Home

                    View of Michelangelo's Birth Home and Valley Below from Your Vacation Home

                  • Cappellino Fish/Duck Pond

                    Cappellino Fish/Duck Pond

                  • Cappellino grounds

                    Cappellino grounds

                  • Dinner on Your Guest House Vernada

                    Dinner on Your Guest House Vernada

                  • Cappellino grounds and vineyard from Breakfast area

                    Cappellino grounds and vineyard from Breakfast area

                  • Casa Cappellino - Your Vacation Home in Italy

                    Casa Cappellino - Your Vacation Home in Italy

                  • View of Kitchen and Living Room Areas

                    View of Kitchen and Living Room Areas

                  • Beautiful morning view from your vacation home living room window

                    Beautiful morning view from your vacation home living room window

                  • Upstairs Bedroom with King-size Bed

                    Upstairs Bedroom with King-size Bed

                  • Downstaris Bedroom

                    Downstaris Bedroom

                  • The Gated Entrance to Casa Cappellino

                    The Gated Entrance to Casa Cappellino

                  • Casa Cappellino Veranda with Views of Property and Local Village

                    Casa Cappellino Veranda with Views of Property and Local Village

                  • Side View of Your Vacation Home Among the Lovely Caprese Michelangelo Hills

                    Side View of Your Vacation Home Among the Lovely Caprese Michelangelo Hills

                  • Cappellino vienyard

                    Cappellino vienyard

                  • Guests Enjoying Authentic Italian Cooking Class Held in Guest House

                    Guests Enjoying Authentic Italian Cooking Class Held in Guest House

                  • Dinner under the pergola

                    Dinner under the pergola

                  • Welcome to Casa Cappellino

                    Welcome to Casa Cappellino

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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