Casa Marconi
Two floors, two spacious open-​​plan rooms
Casa Galilei
Renaissance monastery’s guest quarters
Casa Marconi
A small but perfectly formed kitchenette
Casa Galilei
Uniquely, there’s a little cave indoors
Centrally located
Capena is situated in the heart of Italy
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HOLIDAY HOMES WITH LOCAL COLOUR

Casa Capena offers two holiday homes: the capacious Casa Galilei, which dates back to Renaissance times, and the compact Casa Marconi, which is a youngster by comparison – a mere two centuries old. Both are located in the historical centre of a thriving village situated near Rome and the Sabine Hills in the region of Lazio. Despite its proximity to the city centre (it lies just 30km north of Rome along the Via Tiberina), Capena retains a very distinct rural flavour with a refreshing lack of tourists. The holiday houses have been in operation for some ten years now and they are proving partic­ularly attractive to writers and academics: our returning guests all fall into this category. They offer a comfortable space (warm in winter) with wifi and proper desks/​​typing chairs: all the peace and comfort you could want indoors and plenty of local colour and interest when you open the door. Many of our returning guests have made friends in the village and Capena is unique in offering a real oppor­tunity to be part of local life in this laid-​​​​back, off-​​​​beat and friendly community.

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Casa Capena owner Juliet Haydock lived in Italy for several years and now divides her time between Cardiff and Capena. She works as an Italian–English translator.
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Capena’s delicious food

At the shops, market, cafés and restaurants

Testimonials

Guests’ comments
Casa Marconi is very charming and clean ... it is like a little love nest. After a really good night’s sleep and sleeping in a little we went to the little bar around corner from our apartment at the Piazza del Popolo and had the best cappuccino ever … It was so good, we had two.
Kerstin Brown

Kerstin Brown

California

Casa Galilei provides the best possible holiday experience one could wish for. With dramatic views across the gorge, the house is located on a site that has been in use for some 3,000 years. At the same time, its spacious, cool rooms and, above all, tasteful and modern interior all ensure that your stay will be most comfortable.
Dr R.E. Roth

Dr R.E. Roth

Cambridge

In the butchers at Capena this morning it was crowded. Going to the butcher here is a social occasion. We bought the tastiest parma ham I’ve ever had and ate it for lunch in sandwiches made from fresh bread with tomatoes we’d just bought from the Saturday market in the square. Wonderful.
Hugh Taylor

Hugh Taylor

Dumfries and Galloway