Fabulous views of Cortona on 70 acres, 6 spacious bedrooms w/ensuite bathrooms
- english, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Dianne and Antonella were great. Villa was wonderful. Good location to explore Florence and the hill towns from. Amenities were excellent. Pool was lovely. Property was lovely. Antonella is an excellent chef.
This was a luxurious, comfortable and spacious home for 2 glorious weeks! Everything is well thought out with many extras that only a real homeowner occupant would think to do. The beds are comfortable, the bedrooms spacious, the kitchen well appointed, the grounds attended, the pool crystalline, and the weather cooperated fully on our visit. We cooked here every night save one, and even fired up the pizza oven twice! Great fun!
We’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Villa Caprile & thank you, Glenda, for your kind review :-)
Wonderful property and situation and pool. Need to be warned of steep drive with hairpin bends .
Property beautifully renovated with a simple restrained elegance so aesthetically superb. Functionally good too. Works well. Loved the separate annexe with monkish bare beauty and the outdoor eating area and poolside. A niggle: Would like more mugs as only 9 for a property that sleeps 11 and so no slack for dishwasher and only tiny cups for expresso and no tea cups. Do think that we should have been warned about steep drive as not really suitable for bicycles and small cars. We were lucky to have been allocated a jeep at rental.
Situation magnificent in every way. You could go nowhere and still enjoy beauty all day. but Cortona a perfect town and Pergo delightful. And cities further afield easily reachable.
Night jars at night and the purring of the turtle dove during the day plus plenty of Jays and green woodpeckers, Fireflies at night entranced us all as they rose from the gorge next the fence. We wanted simplicity and we could have it but if one wanted to entertain royally one could. Plenty of warnings about cost of electricity but still shocked at 166 euros surcharge when we only used washing machine twice and dishwasher once daily and no pool heating. 3 families so can't police all electric light consumption. Lots of useful information and an immediate response from Antonella for any problem.
Would love to go again
We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit! Over the past year, it was our pleasure to help you plan a memorable family holiday.
The Villa does sit in an enviable position, high on a hill, with incredible views of Cortona & the rolling Tuscan farms below. Our country road leading there is well-maintained as per the Commune's strict rules. For extra safety, there are wooden fences at the two turns. Many of our active guests enjoy jogging, walking & biking up & down the road for they morning coffee & parties in Pergo. But, as it didn't meet your expectations, we offer our apologies.
Antonella & I always ask our guests throughout their stay they need or want anything. The fully stocked kitchen's 50+ mugs, cups & glasses are frequently broken by previous guests, who sometimes forget to inform us at departure. The next time you're visiting, be sure to let us know what you need, when you need it & what's missing for a more comfortable stay & no niggles.
Unfortunately, Italy imports most of its energy, making its costs among the world's highest. Other villa owners add energy costs to the villa price, whereas we prefer to keep the villa cost lower & only charge our guests what they consume.
The entire Villa Caprile Team looks forward to welcoming you back soon!
60 th birthday party
We had a wonderful celebration at Villa Caprile. I was there for 12 days in May 2018, the first half with family and the second half with friends. The house is beautifully laid out for a maximum of 12 people with six bedrooms each having their own ensuite. The bedrooms are all far enough from the kitchen that you won't hear people making breakfast in the morning. The stone floors are quiet so you also won't hear the insomniacs wandering around in the night.
Antonella prepared a delicious dinner for us on two nights and we hired Toscana e Gusto for a cooking lesson and meal preparation on two other nights. All fantastic meals.
The villa is up a steep hill with a narrow winding road and none of us were prepared to make the drive in the dark so we ate lunches out and dinner in each night. One evening we picked up pizza from down the hill and it was pretty good.
A beautiful home with beautiful views and ambiance.
Glorious hilltop retreat
Villa Caprile was an ideal spot for a dream family vacation with family and friends. Gorgeous views, great location for day trips into Florence, Assisi, Cortona, Siena and other lovely Tuscan towns. Dianne's recommendations for dining and experiences were spot on, especially the lunch at Avigonesi Vineyards and dinner at Canta Napoli. The home is beautifully decorated, bedrooms large and bathrooms well-appointed. Antonella was very helpful and a fine cook, and somehow we communicated ( definitely get the Google translation app). A great choice.
All around fantastic location for a special family gathering
I cannot say more wonderful things about our stay at unforgettable and authentic Villa Caprile. From the drive up to hill to the home the first evening to the moment we departed we made such unbelievable memories at this amazing home celebrating my fathers 60th birthday. The layout of the home is perfect for a large group that included adults and small children. Our highlights were dining al fresco overlooking the spectacular sunsets while enjoying a meal prepared by expert caretaker Antonella, the many swims in the gorgeous pool we had on hot summer days and playing in the yard with my children as the sun was setting enjoying a delicious glass of local Sangiovese. Dianne was the ultimate help in planning our trip and balancing relaxing at the villa with a few unforgettable excursions and meals. Her help and guidance really made our trip and the unbelievable service of Antonella and the other amazing staff made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We already said we want to return for my Dad's 70th.... but hopefully before then!
Do yourself a favor and book this beautiful villa, you will not regret it and I sit here dreaming of our stay.
We couldn't be happier that you & your family had a fantastic stay at Villa Caprile! Antonella and I enjoyed helping you make your dad's 60th birthday a memorable one. Thank you for your kind, thoughtful compliments, we appreciate them. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Villa and Cortona soon :-)
Just outside of the medieval town of Cortona, filled with restaurants, cafes, & shops in addition to its magnificent etruscan tombs and museums. Easy half day trips from the villa to culturally rich towns of Arezzo, Pienza, Assisi, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Chiusi & Perugia. Easy day trips to beautiful Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and even Rome. For shopping, only a 40 minute drive to the Prada outlet Montevarchi and The Mall Incisa designer outlets.
For beach activities & National Parks, Lake Trasimeno is a 10 minute drive for hiking, sailing, canoeing & swimming on the lake and its islands.
For local markets, the Camucia morning market is Thursday, the Cortona market is Saturday.
Cooking lessons, wine appreciation, olive oil tasting, Italian lessons, all available on site or within a 5 minute drive of villa. Thermal baths nearby in Montepulciano.
Other Activities: Thermal baths nearby. Prada, Gucci, etc. Outlets nearby. Concerts all Summer
Golf: Golf Club Valdichiana - Within a 15-minute drive. Open year round, but is closed on Wednesdays from November to February.