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Legend has it that this centuries-old farmhouse in Lazio was once used as a chapel by French pilgrims en route to Rome. Situated in the region of Lazio on the three-way border with Umbria and Tuscany, this self-catering accommodation has gorgeous landscaping and 360o views, including a fairytale view of the medieval castle in Torre Alfina. Once owned by the local Contessa, this beautifully restored farmhouse is within day-trip range of some of the country's most famous cities. It is entirely possible to enjoy full days of touring in Rome or Florence, and still be “home” in time for dinner on the terrace and a good night’s sl...Read more
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La Cappella dell'Alfina
Acquapendente, Rome & Lazio, Italy
located in Acquapendente, Rome & Lazio, Italy, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the manager for more details
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|Rate Summary||$0||$3,528 - $4,365||$0||7 nights|
|Mar. 30 2013 - Jun. 29 2013||-||$3,528||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||-||$3,969||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Oct. 5 2013||-||$3,528||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 5 2013 - Nov. 2 2013||-||$3,528||-||7 nights|
|Dec. 28 2013 - Jan. 4 2014||-||$3,969||-||7 nights|
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|Mar. 29 2014 - Jun. 28 2014||-||$3,880||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 28 2014 - Aug. 30 2014||-||$4,365||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 30 2014 - Nov. 1 2014||-||$3,880||-||7 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Gayle 's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
Location and surrounding property.
Gelato was great everywhere. Easy access to Acquapendente and Torre Alfina, with Orvieto not that much further.
Cindy's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
We loved the villa. The owners go above and beyond in making sure you'll have everything you need. They were very helpful in planning our day trips, and I was in contact with the owner many times before our stay; she always responded quickly and with a great degree of thought.
Sitting under the grape arbor with a glass of wine.
Not a lot of traffic noise. We liked watching the cows come in in the afternoon.
It was perfect!
This was my first trip to Italy and it couldn't have been any better. I attribute this to our hosts, Jude and Richard. Their villa is beautiful as are the surroundings. Everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay was provided. Very careful not to intrude, Jude and Richard were always available for any questions that may come up. We were able to walk the local roads and see the farmland in the area in the mornings and then head out for a day of touring great towns in the area. We were given wonderful advice for a variety of day-trips and places to eat. The hardest part was deciding which trips to leave out based on our length of stay. (May have to take another trip!)
I would stay there again, without question, if I get the chance to visit Italy in the future. I didn't feel like I was leaving a rental. I felt like I was leaving the beautiful home of new friends.
John's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
A wonderful surprise. The villa has large bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen was such a joy that my family wanted to stay home for their meals, which we did most nights. We wish we could have stayed for 2 weeks instead of just one.
The kitchen and outside patio. The patio had a grill and we used it. The vine-covered outdoor area protected us from the sun yet we never experienced bugs.
Orvieto became our primary spot to visit. There we catch trains, go to the super market, and the old city.
Sheri's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
The house, grounds, amenities, owners, and Luna were the absolute best.
It was the total package that made it so special.
The convenience to all the hill towns. It made a great home base to have day trips.
Carolyn's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
Our family loved our stay at La Cappella. The villa was in perfect condition with every amenity. The outside was immaculately kept with beautiful planting, gardens and a lovely patio area with an arbor. The owner, Richard, could not have been more gracious and helpful without being at all intrusive. The kitchen was perfectly equipped to make any or all meals at home. The owners provided any information about the house and surrounding areas including wonderful ideas for day trip itineraries. The location was ideal and allowed for wonderful and varied day trips that still allowed for evenings at home. The surroundings were just beautiful, scenic and remote yet with easy access to a nearby town and market. Finally, the bedrooms were all lovely and very clean and comfortable with beautiful linens. The bathrooms were all beautiful and newly renovated. We could not have been happier with our stay.
The property is just beautiful with gorgeous views and lovely and well-kept landscaping. There were beautiful containers of gernaniums on the patios and hygrangea and roses growing everywhere. The tables outside allowed for lovely dining at home and there was a wonderful outdoor gas grill which made outdoor cooking easy. We just loved the location because it is remote and in the country yet located in such a perfect area to allow for day trips to major cities like Florence and Rome as well as to othe smaller villages and even the beach and thermal baths.
The nearby towns we enjoyed most were Bolsena with its beautiful lake, and Orvieto with its magnificent cathedral and lovely cobbled stone streets and little shops--very charming. We also went to a beautiful festival in Bolsena, at the owners' suggestion, for the feast of Corpu Christi.
Sue 's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
Loved it! The owners were great and we felt
The beauty and serenity. It was perfect!
The scenery was just gorgeous and the little towns
were so charming.
Lina's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
Our stay was lovely.
The property is beautiful, comfortable and close to many activities
Jude and Richard provided us with suggested itineraries that were perfect for day trips, giving us a nice mix of things to experience.
The Best Ever
My wife, daughter and son-in-;law stayed at the villa iin the fall of 2011.
The villa was spectacular and the hosts were friendly and professional.
We arrived late from Venice around 8pm and were welcomed by the owners at tthe gate to the villa. They helped us unload and had a plate of cheese and meats waiting for us at the kitchen. They gave us a synopsis of the area and the history of the villa and told us they would see us in the morning with more information about the area and the villa.
In the morning we had a full tour of the villa and the grounds. I do not find another place or hosts that are more gracious and informative.
Richard told us the history of the villa and the surrounding area when we toured the grounds the next mourning.
The villa was more than the listing could state. We were blown away by the beauty of the villa and the location. It was off the beaten path yet near all the hilltowns of Tuscany,Lazio and Umbria. We were minutes away from the hill town of Orvieto which is a rail stop for Florence and Rome as well as a great town to explore via the tram to the top of the Hill.
The villa had multiple works of art from the owners travels to africa as well as local art from the area. We must have spent half of our SD cards on the villa and grounds. Each morning was a set from a movie. I have been to some wonderfull places but this
must stand as the best so far.
The villa has 4 bedrooms but we only used the two upstairs rooms that were comfortable and spacious.
The kitchen is a delight. Everything you need to stay at your new home, a convection and coventional oven, a five burner gas stove and all the pots and pans you need to have a great Italian meal.
The owner (Rich and Jude) provided a GPS with local destinations and a cel phone for our use. Use the GPS because there are no signs anywhere for streets or secondary roads.It has been 6 months since we were at the "Villa " and we still talk abour the stay in Lazio at Capella Del affina.
Our stay at La Cappella was an incomparable family retreat; a te
Our family is scattered around the world, and in looking for a place to unite over the holidays, I searched dozens of villas in Italy; I'm 100% sure I chose the right one. Jude and Richard were the perfect hosts; they set us up well and gave us space, although they were accessible around the clock. Aside from the beauty and comfort of the villa was the fact that Jude and Richard had laid out all the plans one could want for potential excursions and day trips. We looked through all the literature they provided and made a plan for our week without having to rely on extra resources. The villa is situated nicely between Florence to the north and Rome to the south, and don't miss lesser known wonders Civita Bagnoregio, Siena and Pienza; Orvieto is another cool town close by. Other blessings at LaC included unlimited firewood, a stocked fridge to welcome us, a GPS and a cell phone to borrow. Internet service is not great, but phone calls to the States are free!
Amy's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
I felt I was in a movie. What a beautiful villa. The area is perfect for going on day trips to Rome or Florence.
We were met by the owners with a bottle of Prosecco and snacks. They supplied us with a folder about the area and suggestions on dining. They also told us that we had unlimited long distance calling to the US and a GPS for our vehicle with many of the dining and suggested towns already loaded.
Everything was just beautiful. The villa has everything we needed. It was hard to get us to leave on our planned day trips. I loved the kitchen and we ate there every night. Jude and Richard left us enough food and wine for at least a few days. The patio is very nice for eating outdoors and the views are breath-taking. Looking over the fields to the castle on the next hill was a memory I will never forget.
The beds were comfortable and the home is furnished with the owners' African art collection. Each room was a revelation.
Nothing to dislike. Everything was perfect including the weather I don't know how they managed that one, but thanks again.
The hill towns of Bagnoreggio, Sarano, and Pitigilano. We also love the nearby village of Torre Alfina. The gelato at the bottom of the castle is the best. We visited Orvieto as a day trip and shopped for groceries there on our way through to other towns. Ovieto is definately worth a day trip and it is very near, 15-20 minutes.
Beautiful Home, Beautiful Views, Extremely Comfortable.
LaCapella was everything and more than we expected. The house was a very comfortable farmhouse with beautiful property and fantastic views. More importantly the owners made us so comfortable. I started our relationship with Jude by email and knew immediately this was going to be a special trip. Richard made us so welcome on our arrival and provided all our needs in the house, we could have stayed home for days with their welcome basket. It's a great place for an introduction to small town Italy. Richard was always available to give directions or suggestions. There is enough to see in the area to keep you busy for a week, and if you're adventurous and want to drive the countryside for an hour or so you can be in some of the major towns in Umbria or southern Tuscany as well. Being four seniors we found being closer to home easier, and we hired a driver for the furher trips. Our favorite restaurant was Ristorante La Pugnalone right in acquapendente, food was great. owners fantastic, like being home.
Katherine M.'s review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
This was our second trip here and another wonderful experience. Once again, the owner was very generous and most helpful.
We had just spent a busy week in Rome and it was great to be able to relax and enjoy being at this property. We were traveling with our son and his family and we all loved the space here. My five year old granddaughter said that playing in the large yard was her favorite part of the vacation.
You do have to drive to the stores and restaurants, but can find the things you need only ten minutes away.
This is just a beautiful area.
Jamie's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
We had a wonderful experience at La Cappella dell'Alfina
The home is a restored "antique", very lovingly cared for. The owner is very available for questions about the property and the surroundings. There were booklets in the house that had suggested day trips, and suggested restaurants. These were very useful.
The living room was quite dark. There are few windows in that area of the house, and not much lighting to help out. During the day in summer it was hot and we kept the shutters closed against the heat. This made the interior VERY dark. Only late in the afternoon, when the weather cooled off, could we open up the house to the light.
We also had 2 encounters from afar with scorpions. These are not the deadly variety, but are scary nonetheless
The house is well situated for touring. The little neighboring town of Torre Alfina is lovely--great gelato, too! Orvieto is very close by. The little hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria are well within a day's travel.
Joe's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
The gardens and villa are beautiful. We felt very welcomed by Richard, the owner, and at home in the villa.
Some barking dogs and gun shots in the morning. It wasn't really a big issue, though.
Lots to do and see. Richard was very helpful, making suggestions, and assisting us in making reservations.
Clarence's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
I can only place our experience in the "WOW" category -- this was a first class villa with all the amenities. This is a first class operation from beginning to end.
Wake up every morning and look up at a castle --- welcome basket provided upon arrival - food stocked for fires, series of meals and wine provided.
There was nothing not to love -- wi-fi was a little slow - but we weren't there to use wi-fi!
Perfectly located -- with easy access to Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany -- all within 30 minute drives.
Katherine M.'s review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
It was a wonderful experience. The property was beautiful and the views outstanding. The owners live in a separate part of the building but made sure that we had all the privacy we needed. They were so welcoming and generous.
It is just gorgeous! Everything we needed was there. A great place to relax and be comfortable.
It is a good distance from the larger cities, but you just have to plan for that and enjoy the smaller towns and villages.
The views and the peacefulness.
Liz's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
Wonderful experience. The beauty of the restored farmhouse, the location, the quality of the home and the hospitality of the owners. Could not have been better.
The garden, outdoor eating area, location.
A little bit of noise from the surrounding farm where they train hunting dogs, so there was shooting during the early mornings and evenings.
Excellent touring location. A bit off the regular tourist route so not too busy. The villages around the villa are great.
Linda's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
Fabulous! Beyond expectation!
Richard! Great host! He took us on a wonderful hike, helped us plan each day's itinerary, made arrangements for us to attend the most amazing cooking class and dinner, told great stories, made us feel like friends. Also loved that there was room for 8 of us. The outdoor dining table under the pergola was wonderful.
Barking dogs at night. I had to close the shutters to block out the noise, but then I'd get too hot with the windows closed.
Beautiful countryside, castle towns to explore, a lake to swim in, woods to hike in, restaurants with the best food I ever ate.
Betsy's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
Amazing! I am totally sold on the ease and economy of having a villa.
The hostess and host, Jude and Richard. Absolutely wonderful! They thought of every comfort and need we could have. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the kitchen was wisely stocked with everything one needs for basic cooking. Shopping in the area was extremely affordable and the location was ideal.
Each of the little villages had a unique charm and we love visiting them. Some we just passed through, others we made friends with restaurant and gelateria owners. The area is a treasure!
Julie's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
We have stayed in several rental properties over the years and I must say this was the best. Jude and Richard pamper you as guests - so it is much more than a rental. It starts with the welcome basket of food to cook along with a suggested menu until you have time to go to the store. There were fresh flowers in all of the rooms. Great linens and comfortable beds - all in a fantastic setting in the Italian countryside.
The house is wonderful. My husband and I took the bedroom downstairs with a private garden door. We enjoyed keeping the door open with the screen shut and waking to the fresh country air and the birds chirping. We had three couples and each enjoyed their private bath and bed arrangements - very comfortable. Jude and Richard supplied us with Internet, a cell phone, GPS and recommendations on local sights.
It is beautiful.
Kevin's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
Awesome. Our first time out of the country and our honeymoon couldn't have been more perfect. The villa was beautiful. The owners were very welcoming and knowledgeable. The area was beautiful and the quaint, local towns were what you would imagine out of a movie.
The quiet, serene feeling you get just being there. The decor was perfect. You almost didn't feel like you had to leave, we could have stayed there and never gone sightseeing!
Nothing...everything was perfect!
The quaint town of Orvieto, cobblestone roads..the amazing cathedral...little shops..ceramics..especially the chocolate!!
Patti's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
We were treated like royalty by the owners, Jude and Richard, and they were available to answer questions and give advice on restaurants, tours, markets, etc. We had a very positive experience and would happily return.
The comfort and attention to detail by the owners. The beds were especially appreciated as they had comfortable, American mattresses and very high quality linens. Every convenience was provided including a dock for my Ipod. They provided reading lights in the bedroom and had instructions on how to operate everything.
The bathroom for the lower level bedroom was one flight up stone steps. They were well lit but it was a slight disappointment that the bath couldn't be on the same floor I realize that given the layout of the home this would be impossible. This was not a large enough problem to prevent me from staying in that same bedroom next time we visit. The laundry room has a very good washing machine but they do not provide a dryer and have a folding rack that you can set up on the outside patio. They do provide an iron and ironing board.
The open countryside and privacy. There were many local villages that offered good food and interesting experiences. The location gives you the ability to explore Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany as they all meet near the location of the villa.
Lisa's review of La Cappella dell'Alfina
Our overall experience was wonderful. The house surpassed our expectations as did Jude's hospitality.
We liked absolutely everything. The owners greeted us with prosecco for our party of eight and had the kitchen stocked with a welcome baskets of fresh, local cheese, wines, bread, eggs, pasta, etc. Everything was done so well.
There was nothing not to like!
The peace, the rollings hills, the friendly locals, the food, the wine, the proximity to towns in Umbria and Tuscany.
I can't say enough...
I can't say enough about the peace and tranquility of this beautifully restored farmhouse, nestled in the woods and fields of the Italian countryside. We have been to Italy many, many times in the past. This was like being in a movie.
Peace! Privacy! Proximity! Where do we start? We were able to take day-trips (which is really all you need for many famous sites) to Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and even Assisi, Siena and more, yet make it back in time for leisurely dinners on the vine-covered terrace. And to cool off in the noon day sun, Lago di Bolsena is less than 20 minutes by car. We were also impressed by the fact that the house is so beautifully furnished with original artwork and collector's pieces from Asia and Africa - makes you feel at home. (The beautiful bathrooms were a special treat!) There was also an extensive DVD collection (English and foreign) for lazy evenings.
Can't think of any. I even enjoyed the occasional "wake-up calls" of local farmers and their hunting dogs in the far distance (though my husband snored through it all).
The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens, lovingly attended by the owners. The grapevine-covered pergola provided welcome shade in the afternoons and served as our favorite location for long family dinners. The fact that the garden is surrounded by forest and farmland (the nearest house is on the horizon) means absolute privacy, and allows a storybook view of the castle in Torre Alfina.