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Unique Renaissance apartment in rural Rome

The beautifully restored apartment is situated in the historical centre of a friendly village near the Sabine Hills

Large living room

Property number: 0075

Italy / Lazio / Rome

from £650.00 to £750.00

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

  • Disabled access: No
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Child friendly: Yes
  • Smoking: No


The apartment features hand-fired terracotta tiles and open chestnut beams. It is located in the town’s ancient Rocca, a rocky outcrop that initially housed a medieval fortress and settlement, later superseded by a Renaissance monastery. The sixteenth-century building then became the heart of a small separate community made up of a picturesque jumble of houses, stairways and cobbled streets with a relaxed bohemian feel.
Capena’s chief attractions are the warmth and friendliness of the residents, its wonderful cuisine, the local colour and history, proximity to Rome and good road connections. During the summer, you can swim and laze in one of three well-equipped local pools or choose to drive to one of the nearby lakes (boasting many amenities): Lake Bracciano, Lake Martignano or Lake Vigo in the crater of a volcano. The coast is 45 minutes’ drive away. During 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.
The main motorway to Florence is just 5 km away, giving easy access to places of interest to the north and south of Rome. Rome’s airports, Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) and Ciampino, are both 45 minutes‘ drive away.
Romans drive out to Capena in the summer to eat at its excellent, reasonably priced restaurants, but few foreign tourists can be seen. The village has several good food shops. Two shopping malls containing large supermarkets can be found slightly further afield (about 5–10 minutes’ drive away).


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  • Large living room
  • Master bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • One of the twin-bedded rooms
  • En-suite bathroom for master bedroom


Master bedroom with ensuite and double bed
Second large twin-bedded room plus single futon
Third large twin-bedded room plus single futon
Fourth bedroom/extra lounge with sofa bed


1 ensuite bathroom with bath, shower, bidet, toilet and basin
1 bathroom with shower, bidet, toilet and basin

Living room

Large 7m x 5m lounge with 3 sofas, satellite TV & DVD
Second 5×5m lounge with desk, sofa & sofa-bed


New fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, hob, oven and microwave

Other rooms

Laundry with washing machine and tumble drier.

Local activities

  • Swimming in summer in 2 well-equipped local pools in extensive, leafy grounds
  • Skiing one hour away in winter
  • Sightseeing in Rome and the surroundings
  • Hot spas abound in the area
  • The local restaurants offer fantastic food at reasonable prices
  • A host of interesting local festivals to visit
  • We also offer one-week cookery course and accommodation only packages starting at just EURO 475 per person, based on a minimum of 4 people sharing an apartment (maximum of 8). Please call for more information

Price information

Rental period Price per week
Peak season £750
Mid-season £700
Off-peak £650

Prices may be subject to change at the owner’s discretion

Two weeks for the price of one during June and July 2008

Getting there

Capena can be reached by car or local transport, though a car is advisable if you wish to visit the local pools and nearby attractions off the beaten track.


  • Bath
  • Bidet
  • Blender
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Children's High Chair
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Rack
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Gas/Electric Hob
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Satellite TV
  • Shaver Socket
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet Access


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