- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Casa Galilei is a comfortable and characterful apartment in the historic centre of the village of Capena, near Rome. It is located in a pedestrianised area that was most recently a Renaissance monastery, though its origins go much further back to pre-Roman times. The apartment has been recently restored from the former guest quarters of the monastery and it sleeps 6/8 people. Its features include hand-fired terracotta tiles and beech beams together with tufa caves dating back to Etruscan times.
Casa Galilei also offers plenty of modern conveniences such as wi-fi, Sky TV and central heating.
The apartment is located in the friendly and quirky ...Read more
16th century apartment in Rural Rome with wi-fi
Capena, Lazio, Italy
Additional Location Information
The apartments are located in and around the town’s ancient Rocca, a small traffic-free community made up of a picturesque jumble of houses, stairways and cobbled streets with a relaxed bohemian feel.
Entering the old town centre is a little like stepping into a Fellini film or Cinema Paradiso, with life played out around the natural arena of the Piazza del Popolo.
Capena’s chief attractions are the warmth and friendliness of the residents, good food and drink, local colour and history, proximity to Rome and good road connections.
With excellent public transport links to the capital and an array of good local shops and restaurants, it is easy to do without a car as well.
If you decide to hire a car, in summer you can drive to a couple of idyllic pools or one of the nearby lakes, which boast many amenities: Lake Bracciano, Lake Martignano or Lake Vigo in the crater of a volcano. The coast is 45 minutes by car. In winter, the ski resort of Terminillo is less than an hour’s drive away – or you could soak away the chill in one of the hot springs that abound in the area. Rome and the Sabine Hills are on your doorstep waiting to be discovered at any time of year.
The apartment is located in a pedestrianised area with a free car park located 3 minutes away.
The main motorway to Florence is just 5 km away, giving easy access to places of interest to the north and south of Rome. The capital’s airports, Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) and Ciampino, are both 45 minutes’ drive away.
Two shopping malls containing large supermarkets can be found slightly further afield (about 5–10 minutes’ drive away).
More About This Location
Last updated on March 01, 2015
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- Central heating
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no