Cute and characterful old house in the heart of old Capena. Generously sized, well-equipped space in peaceful alleyway with Italian village life unfolding outside your door. Few minutes' walk to essential shops and restaurants
Feel part of the local community in a well-restored, characterful and comfortable little house with open beams upstairs in friendly, laid-back medieval town centre 45 minutes from central Rome.
Casa Marconi is naturally cool in summer and centrally heated in winter, with wifi and free parking nearby.
It has lots of great reviews and is ranked excellent (5 stars) on TripAdvisor.
The open-plan kitchen/dining room has a fitted kitchen area with hob, fridge freezer and dining table. There is also a sofa bed.
The roomy upstairs space has a double bed plus double sofa-bed, flat screen TV, desk, wardrobe and chest or drawers.
The separate bathroom has toilet, bidet, sink and shower.
Capena has plenty of eating places and all the essential shops a short walk away (5 minutes).
You can easily reach Rome by public transport in 45 minutes. If you have a car, you can visit the nearby Sabine Hills, Orvieto and a host of other places. Even Florence is only 2 hours away.
Capena is unique in allowing you a peaceful, friendly retreat after a hard day's sightseeing or simply an opportunity to hang around being a local.
You will have access to the whole house
Interaction with guests
You will find the house clean when you arrive and we clean the house when you leave. If your stay is one week or less, a small fee of €50 is added to cover this. This fee may be waived discretionally if your stay is longer than one week. Conversely, we may ask an extra fee for cleaning if there are more than two guests.
If you would like to arrange extra cleaning and/or laundry during your stay, there are three options:
1. you can arrange to have this done by the regular cleaner and pay her in cash. She charges €8/hour for cleaning and ironing. She charges €12 per 8kg washing machine load and €8 per 5 kg washing machine load.
2. you can use one of the tintorias in the village who will wash and dry
3. you can use the washing machine provided
Troverete la casa pulita al arrivo e ci pensiamo noi per pulire la casa alla vostra partenza. Se il soggiorno è di una settimana o meno, viene aggiunta una piccola tassa di € 50 per coprire questa pulizia. Questa tassa può essere derogata discrezionalmente se il soggiorno è più lungo di una settimana. Al contrario, una tassa supplementare per pulizia potrebbe essere applicata se ci sono più di due ospiti.
Se volete organizzare pulizia e / o biancheria extra durante il vostro soggiorno, ci sono tre opzioni:
1. possiamo organizzare una pulizia addizionale pagato in contanti sul luogo. I costo e' € 8 / ora per la pulizia e la stiratura. Il costo di un carico di lavatrice da 8 kg e' € 12 e € 8 per un carico di 5 kg.
2. è possibile utilizzare una delle tintorie nel paese per lavare/stirare la biancheria
3. è possibile utilizzare la lavatrice e stendini in dotazione alla casa
Check in time is after 4 pm and checkout is 10 am Italian time. No early check in or late checkout except by arrangement
This is a NON SMOKING property
A security deposit of EUR 50 is required. This is included in the rental payment but fully refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met.
No damage is done to the property or its contents beyond normal wear and tear
No charges are incurred due to illegal activity or pets.
All rubbish is recycled and left out on the appropriate days for collection. Any remaining rubbish should be taken to the bins in the square 2 minutes away before you leave. Dirty dishes should be cleaned
All keys should be left on the kitchen table and the house should be left locked
All charges accrued during the stay should be paid prior to departure
No sheets or towels must be lost or damaged
1)Switch off the lights and central heating when you don’t need them
2)Turn off appliances when not in use
3)Leave the kitchen and cooker in a reasonable condition
4)Use chopping boards for cutting, not the kitchen work-top
5)Do not allow children to play with the TV, DVD etc. and draw on the floor or walls
6)Report any breakages, damage, spills, leaks etc.
7)Be considerate to the neighbours and do not make excessive noise outside the house after 11 pm or during siesta time
8)Important: we provide you with one set of sheets and towels per person on arrival, please do not take out extra bedding/towels etc. without asking. If you need to do any laundry during your stay, you can use the washing machine provided.
Last but not least, please water the plants from time to time :)
I am a freelance Italian-Spanish/English translator and live in Cardiff, but try to spend as much time as possible in my house in Capena, near Rome in Italy. I'm very lucky because my job does not tie me to any particular place.
I first went to Capena when teaching English in Rome in the early 1980s, captivated by its charm and friendliness. People still used donkeys and did all their washing at the communal washing place.
Everyone made wine and you could not pass an open cantina door without being beckoned in to share a cool glass. Weekend visits evolved into permanent residence for about two years, when I enjoyed the yearly rhythm of village life and all the festivals - while still within easy reach of Rome for work.
About 12 or so years ago, I went back to Capena with my two small boys. We were welcomed with open arms and within hours a trestle table had been spread in the piazza for an impromptu party. Later, a local builder friend found and restored my incredible house - and the rest is history.