Il Sogno - Elegant 2BR Flat in an Ancient Hilltop Village Near Rome(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6
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.
Member since: 2006
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6
- 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
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Admin. Charge- Local Rep $65
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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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
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.
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Village of Casperia
Front Entry to il Sogno
Looking Out the Master Bedroom Window
The Master Bath
Casperia Street Scene
View: Sabina Mountains from just down the street
Casperia at night
Nearby Sporting Club has a pool and tennis courts available
The nearby Church of Santa Maria in Vescovio
Casperia at Night
il Sogno's well-equipped kitchen
Stairs to the Lower Level
Lunch in the Garden
Piazza Municipio- Casperia
Casperia Street Scene
The Tiber Valley & Monte Soratte from Casperia
Hiking by the historic Tiber River
Exploring the Roman Villa in nearby Cotanello, still being excavated
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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