$584 / night
Total guests, Nights

ROME Country Villa with VIEWS, SPACIOUS, CONVENIENT - CASALE SONNINO – Home 3969102 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies


  • Villa
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2022! Only 30 minutes by train to Rome Termini Station from Colle Mattia station. 10 minutes from Frascati (also 30 minutes to Rome by train), a thriving regional center famous for it's wine. Both stations have parking. Authentic country living in our 18th-century, 5-bedroom/ 3-bath private villa that sits on 25 acres of vineyards and olive groves. Quoted Rate is for group of up to 6 people & Breakfast, Wifi, Housekeeping before and after your stay are INCLUDED! Extra people welcome at low additional charge. Property features:

- Large rooftop terrace with views spanning from Rome to the mountains

- Stunning garden pergola with hanging grapes - perfect for dining al fresco!

- Grand living/ dining room with fireplace and chandelier

- Glorious sunset views over distant Rome from the rooftop terrace

- Charming cooks kitchen, fully equipped to ignite your inner chef

- Accommodations for up to 10 people

- Rates incl. breakfast, wifi, house keeping, trip planning help from owners

- Superior extra virgin olive oil from surrounding olive groves

- Privacy behind an iron gate, cobblestone drive lined with cypresses

- 30 minutes from Rome by train

- Nearby historic towns for dining, shopping, cafes, strolling and local scene

- Available year-round; minimum 4 night stay required

The Casale’s rich history and close proximity to Rome provides an authentic Italian, one-of-a-kind vacation experience.

The Casale Sonnino sits on a hilltop that once belonged to the Roman Senator Caius Julius Cornutus Tertullus in 100 AD. Traces of his ancient residence, including fragments of columns and walls, have emerged from the soil to enhance the ambiance of the garden. The cistern of the ancient villa lies in the Casale's basement, and features a Roman well, Roman arches, and a system of 12th-century caves. Make sure to ask your host for a tour of this unique underworld during your stay!

On the main floor, life revolves around the fully-equipped country kitchen. Meals and gatherings of family and friends happen in the expansive living/dining room, which features a working marble fireplace, gorgeous crystal chandelier, and seating for 14. Upstairs sits four double-occupancy bedrooms, a vestibule bedroom, library with beds, and two bathrooms.

With a glass of wine in hand, unwind on the oversized rooftop terrace, which boasts 180 degree views that stretch from Rome to the Apennine Mountains. It’s the perfect spot for stargazing over the eternal city, playing a game of ping pong, or doing nothing at all.

With Rome so near, you can tour Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps during the day, and then be back at the Casale by nightfall. Enjoy local shopping and dining in the nearby towns of Monte Porzio Catone, Colonna, and Frascati, or head to renowned historical sites like Tivoli Gardens & Villa d'Este, Tusculum, Hadrian's Villa and Rome's ancient port, Ostia Antica. Naples and Florence are popular day trips traveling by train from Rome's Termini station. For more adventures, take day trips to the Lazio coast, Umbria, Tuscany and Abruzzo.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 5: Queen Bed
  • 3 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Fax machine
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The Casale Sonnino is conveniently located off of the Rome-Naples Highway A-1 which runs Southeast of the city. It takes 30 minutes to get into Rome-Termini station (Central Rome) by the train at Colle Mattia, a station about 1K from our Villa or Frascati, 3K from the Casale. There is parking for your car at Colle Mattia (free) and Frascati (fee). There is ample parking at the Casale for you and your family/friends. It is most convenient to go into Rome by train. You can walk 1K up the hill to our town of Monte Porzio Catone. For all other nearby towns, sightseeing, restaurants and day tripping, you will want a car for the ten minute drive. I will be happy to recommend the car rental company that I use - it's reliable and reasonable!

Interaction with guest

From the moment you book through the time you leave, brother and sister team and fifth generation owners (since 1883!) Claire and George are available to be as hands-on or hands-off as you wish to ensure an unforgettable experience. The duo can arrange everything from cooking classes (on and off site), catered meals, and private drivers to guided, customized tours, dinner reservations, and more. You’ll be provided with a set of keys and gate access to come and go as you please. The Casale is your "home away from home" during your vacation in Italy


Check in time: 13:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The Casale is our ancestral home. It casts a unique spell on all who stay here. Please treat the house and contents kindly. Feel free to flip through books, use table clothes and dishes, watch TV and cook to your hearts content. Let us know if something doesn't work, you need assistance or anything to make your stay more enjoyable. Our rules are simple: 1) smoking outside 2) no moving furniture except chairs 3) No events/parties/extra guests 4) When in doubt, ask 5) love the dogs!


About the owner

Claire T.
Calendar last updated:
12 May 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian





59 reviews

Very Good

“A spectacular experience ...”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2021

What a joy it was to stay at the Casale Sonnino Sonnino! When I originally planned our trip from London to Rome for our party of six we had intended to stay in Piazza Di Spagna until… I discov… More

“Amazing Accommodations”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2020

What an amazing place to stay during our trip to Italy! Casale Sonnino was so clean, the location so convenient to Rome and all of the lovely towns in the vicinity, the food was absolutely delicious! … More

“Great for Families with 20 Somethings​”

Reviewed 17 Jan 2020

Our group of eight, two families with four kids in their 20s, rented the Casale for eight nights in late December for the Holidays. Upon walking into the Casale, our 23-year old son’s reactio… More

Response from the owner Thank you for this fantastic review! My gem of a brother George loved hosting your family and sharing his favorite restaurants and picturesque places in the Castelli. I'm so glad that you got to Florence - it's a long day trip but very doable. We're looking forward to having you back soon!

“Ideal Italian Vacation Spot !!!”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2019

Ideal Italian vacation spot: Relaxation with spectacular views of incredible vineyards surrounding the entire Casale and olive groves everywhere. We were there for the grape harvest in Sept. What … More

Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely review! We love it when our guests jump into their art and practice speaking Italian inspired by the staff and surroundings at the Casale Sonnino. Nancy's groups always have a great time! Come back soon!


Reviewed 9 Jul 2019

Staying at the Casale Sonnino was one of my favorite parts of the trip. What an amazing experience. The beautiful views from every room, which overlooks 30 acres of olive groves and grape vineyards. B… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind words! Come back to the Casale soon!

“Casale Sonnino is the Italian Villa Stay of your Dreams!”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2019

It’s been a little over a month since I returned from a dreamy two-week stay with friends at Casale Sonnino, The villa itself is gracious and spacious. Both the common rooms and the bedrooms are… More

Response from the owner Thank you for this delicious review about your stay at the Casale Sonnino. We really did a lot each day, but we also hung out and enjoyed each others company. Our house is meant to be shared. In these crazy times, a little art & culture, great food & wine renews the spirit! Come back soon!

“Experience The Italian Countryside Minutes From Rome”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2019

I have been traveling to Italy for over 20 years, and this was my first visit to Rome. My time at the Casale Sonnino Italian Villas, located 30-40 minutes by train, outside of Rome was one of my favor… More

Response from the owner I'm glad you chose Casale Sonnino Italian Villa for this trip to Italy and that you had a memorable vacation. George and the crew really enjoyed hosting you and your group. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook: @casalesonnino and Instagram; casale_sonnino. Will be posting photos!


Reviewed 30 May 2019

Felt so at home in this beautiful old house with modern amenities. There were even a couple of adorable dogs greeting us every time we drove up to the house. Casale Sonnino is conveniently located ne… More

Response from the owner Thank you for this wonderful review! We loved hosting you and hope that you will come back to your home near Rome very soon!

“Wonderful family vacation in a beautiful setting!”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2018

George and his staff made us feel right at home, provided delicious breakfasts, and helped with many questions about local sites, restaurants, and travel logistics. Sunset dinners we made and enjoyed… More

Response from the owner I am so glad that you came to the Casale after so many years of enjoying our extra virgin olive oil. Thinking of your mom and my mom, passing their friendship and love for special places along to the next generation. Come back again soon.

“Amazing setting . . Will definitely return!!!”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2018

I had the pleasure of spending 8 nights at this beautiful property with three friends . It was a perfect retreat as a home base . We travelled easily to Rome and surrounding towns. Claire and her brot… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind words. Come back again soon!

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Claire (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Claire (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Claire (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Claire the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Claire (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Claire (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Claire (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Claire (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Claire (the owner) a message.

If Claire (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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