16th century apartment with wif-fi

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Galileo Galilei, Capena, Lazio 00060, Italy

The Space

The apartment (formerly the monastery’s guest quarters) has recently been fully restored, using hand-​​fired terracotta tiles and chestnut beams that would have been familiar to its original residents.

Despite its antiquity, the apartment is now comfortably equipped with and everything the present-​​day traveller could desire including central heating, washing machine, drier, dishwasher, wi-​​fi and Sky TV.

Though the Rocca, where the house is located, is pedestrianised, free parking is available 2 minutes' walk away.

Casa Galilei sleeps six in the three permanent bedrooms or eight if the sofa bed in the second lounge is used as a double bed (this option still offers plenty of communal room in the main lounge). It also has two bathrooms, one of which is ensuite. At a stretch, the house can also accom­modate two extra people on the single futons in the downstairs bedrooms, thus offering a total of ten sleeping places.

Most people cannot believe their eyes when they enter Casa Galilei for the first time. No photo can really do it justice – it even has its own real caves dating back to Etruscan times!

The house is 45 minutes from central Rome by public transport. Capena itself has a great selection of shops and restaurants.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 8
Extra people: $14 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $855 /week
Monthly Price: $2565 /month
Cleaning Fee: $71
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • Lovely loft room. What I liked best about it was the private bathroom. Juliet is a good host and made my stay very pleasant. Always ready to help with any of my inquiries. If you stay at Julia's , you must meet the dog. So friendly and so loveable.

    February 2014
  • I had to travel to Twickenham to attend a workshop and was very lucky to come accross Juliet's house which was literally just around the corner. This made my weekend so much more enjoyable.
    Juliet was an amazing host. She offered to pick me up from the train station, invited me to share their dinner that night, and had a breakafast tray ready for me with goodies for the next 3 mornings. She also timed her morning walk with her dog Cassie to walk me to my workshop.
    Her house is gorgeous, clean and warm. The weather was freezing but my room was kept super toasty and I had sole use of the bathroom next door. 5 star accomodation!!

    February 2013
  • Wonderful host who went beyond expectations to make me feel welcome, lovely homely house.

    November 2012
  • Exactly what i needed before moving into my own flat after relocating. Juliet is a superb host, even making an amazing Sunday rooast for 7 inclunding another Airbnb stayer and two future Airbnb stayers. That's going above and beyond. Room had ample space and the house has more than enough ammenities such as a seperate tv room to the family one and blenty of bathrooms. I never waited to use anything. Anyone wondering whether to book either this property or another property through Juliet, rest assured your trip will be topped of by a superb property/ host.

    October 2012
  • At Juliet's house I really felt like home, and I've found not only friends but a family! Juliet was really kind, generous and thoughtful; during my stay she supported me very much helping and giving me advices for my job search. A special place in my heart is for her lovely dog: I will miss her very much. Thank you.
    A casa di Juliet non mi sono mai sentita sola. Sempre gentile e affettuosa, sempre sorridente. Ora ho una nuova amica e un cane che adoro come fosse mio.

    October 2012
  • This is such a great place to stay! I felt totally at home here, Juliet is lovely to talk with, we had a nice bbq in the back garden and good tea and talks. Really comfy room at the top of the house which is a great personal space with a desk, bedroom and en-suite. Cute dog, and all-round pleasant experience. Many thanks!

    August 2012
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English, Español, Italiano
York University, Kingston upon Thames University
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I am a freelance Italian-Spanish/English translator and live in Twickenham, 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.
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