Stayed at Villa del Capella in the middle of May. The villa is gorgeous and really quaint. Our room was called Ciclamino which was on the 2nd floor with a view over the pool and the Tuscan valley. Just gorgeous. You can open the window and just look at the beautiful scenery. The room is rather large and has a lot of space. The bed was a king size bed and was comfortable. They do have a shower attachment in the tub, but their is no shower enclosure, so if you take showers, you have to be careful not to spray the whole bathroom. That was probably the only drawback to the room. The breakfasts were very good with lots of choices. They also asked if you would like an egg for breakfast and then how you would like to have it. That was a good way to start the day.
Sonya is co-owner with her brother, but her brother is not always at the villa. Sonya is. Sonya was a great host, as well as her sister, Paulo. Sonya recommended that we go visit the town of Certaldo before we had our wine tour in the afternoon. That was a great suggestion as we just loved Certaldo. The villa also provides dinner, but it is a set dinner menu. You just need to let them know in the morning if you wish to have dinner at the villa. We had dinner 2 of the 3 nights that we were in the area. The dinners were very good and were worth what you paid since you did get a lot of food. The reason we ate the 2nd time at the villa was because we were just not in the mood to look for a restaurant in the area. The villa is actually probably about 15 minutes from Montespertoli and there really is not much in the area. We did eat at a Taverna in Montablino which is about 10 minutes from the villa. That was a good dinner. We also did not really want to drive when it was dark since you really are not sure where you are going. During the day, it is much better since you can look for landmarks to ensure that you are going the right way. We also relied on our GPS to get us to the villa but it came up short. We were not even sure what road we were on and we just decided that we should head to Montespertoli on the road that the GPS had us on. We came down a hill and saw an intersection where there were a few houses or villas. We decided to stop and see if someone could help us with directions and lo and behold, it was Villa del Capella. The sign for the villa was obstructed by some trees or growth.
The villa is actually located in a pretty decent central location to the various Tuscan towns and is so quiet and quaint. Would recommend this to anyone who just wants peace and quiet and easy ways to all of the quaint Tuscan towns.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming rural retreat dating back to the 12th century, Villa La Cappella enjoys a fabulous location amidst the hills of Montespertoli, the small town situated on the old road linking the city of Florence with the towns of Certaldo and San Gimignano. This exclusive property is named after the chapel (cappella in Italian) built in the middle of the fortified medieval residence in the 18th century. Meticulous restoration work has resulted in the transformation of the original buildings into a luxurious and environmentally-friendly country hotel, designed so as to be in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Cappella
- La Cappella Hotel
- Hotel Villa La Cappella Italy/Montespertoli, Tuscany