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Casa Galilei

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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Rome, Lazio
Casa Galilei is a recently restored Renaissance apartment with three/four bedrooms, two bathrooms and up-to-date facilities, including central heating and WiFi access. It is a unique property, and even has its own hidden caves dating back to Etruscan times. Formerly the guest quarters of a 16th century monastery, Casa Galilei retains many original features such as exposed chestnut beams and hand-fired terracotta tiles throughout.. It is 200 sq.metres in size and arranged over 2 floors with an entrance at ground level outside the monastery and an entrance inside the monastery.

The property is located in the friendly village of Capena that offers plenty of local colour and history, as well as a good selection of restaurnts, bars and shops and a thriving artists' community. Because it is approximately 40 minutes by car or public transp...
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Listing #HL88143
About the Owner
Juliet H
Languages spoken:English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2009
Interaction with guests
You will be given an information pack on the area and another on the house itself. You will pick up the keys yourself from a lockbox, but someone will be on hand in the village if you need assistance during your stay
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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    4 Twins
    1 Sofa
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Payment is in Euros. We request a 25% deposit when the booking is placed, and the balance 60 days prior to departure. Price includes cleaning and towels
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About the neighborhood
Capena is a thriving village of 5,500 inhabitants near the Sabine Hills. Despite its proximity to the city centre (it lies just 35km north of Rome along the Via Tiberina) the village retains a very distinct rural flavour – and many of the older residents have hardly ever set foot in the metropolis.

The apartments are located in and around the town’s ancient Rocca, a rocky outcrop that initially housed a medieval fortress and settlement, later superseded by a Renaissance monastery. The monastery was gradually sold off to private individuals – many of them artists – in the seventies. One of the best-known artists living and working in Capena today is Rosina Wachtmeister. The sixteenth-century building then became the heart of a small separate community made up of a picturesque jumble of ho...
Getting around
You can take a 30 minute bus-ride from Capena to the outskirts of Rome (Saxa Rubra train station). There you can switch to a commuter train that will take you the last 15 minutes into the heart of Rome (Piazza del Popolo/Spanish Steps area). A daily ticket costs €8 and covers all bus/tram/metro rides within Rome and to and from Capena.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Ciampino/Fiumicino: 31.1 mi
Railway: Prima Porta/Saxa Rubra: 9.3 mi
Ferry: Civitavecchia: 65.9 mi
Capena is easily accessible from both Rome Ciampino and Rome Fiumicimo airports, which are served by Ryan Air, Easy Jet and many major airlines. The village is approximately 35km north of Rome and is easily accessible via train and bus from both airports. However, airport pickup by taxi can be arranged on request.
If you wish to explore Rome, car hire is not strictly necessary, but if you wish to explore the surrounding countryside, it is advisable to hire a car.
Activities nearby
Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 31.1 mi.
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