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

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Last updated: 07/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

  • 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
  • Games
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • 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:

    Il Sogno is located in the untouched medieval village of Casperia, in the heart of Sabina. It is a pedestrian-only village you'll not want to leave....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • Building
 

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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$145
$1,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Admin. Charge- Local Rep $65

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in 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 RI, Italy:
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

  • Front Entry to il Sogno

    Front Entry to il Sogno

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Looking Out the Master Bedroom Window

    Looking Out the Master Bedroom Window

  • 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

  • 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

  • Casperia at Night

    Casperia at Night

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 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

  • 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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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, July 18, 2016

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Apartment
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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