Professional

Italy can be sometimes disorganized, chaotic, and maddening. We understand that, which is why we strive to be professional, prompt, and polite. The houses are cleaned and prepared as carefully as possible, and we only work with and are represented by reliable people who we trust. We'll resolve any difficulties, requests, or problems as quickly and as efficiently as we can.

Proud

Casa Capalbio has been our family summer home for many years, where we spent our vacations as children, where we grew up, and where we now bring our own families. Because of this we are extremely proud of it, its family history, and its importance to us. They are beautiful houses, and we're trying to offer something unique; a single property offered to a single client, not rented by room or shared with anybody else. It's yours, and we hope you will enjoy it - and respect it - as much as we do.

Personal

We may not be able to answer all your questions, but we'll do our best, and advise you on anything about your stay, and the region, that you might ask. We've been coming to Capalbio for generations, and we want you to love the place as much as we do, so we'll be as helpful and as friendly as we can. And if you want to be left completely alone to enjoy the privacy of the house and to discover everything for yourself, we'll do that too.

FAQ

Orientation

Capalbio is in Tuscany, on Italy’s western coast 140km north of Rome via the E80 highway, about 25km south of Orbetello. Siena, Pisa and Rome itself are therefore an easy few hours drive away. Capalbio is situated in the hills overlooking the sea 5km inland from the highway, and reached by one of two roads that wind up through the nature reserve that surrounds the town.

Transport

There is a regional bus line that serves the area, the coast, and the towns inland and to the north and south. The state railway line runs north south along the coast from the nearest station, which is at Capalbio Scalo, 7km away. The bus service to and from Capalbio itself is reliable, but very infrequent within restricted operating times, so for these reasons and the geographical location of the town we seriously advise potential guests that their own vehicle is not just advisable; it’s essential.

Shopping

Capalbio has a modest range of fashion shops, boutiques, galleries, and fine artisan shops, and is thankfully free of the worst aspects of ‘tourist shopping,’ There are two stores that, though small, offer everything that a household or kitchen might require for an extended stay, a number of delicatessens, a fresh bakery and cake shop, a butcher, and a few newsagents. Five minutes away at the bottom of the hill in the village of Borgo Carige is a larger and well stocked supermarket that also has longer opening hours. For everything else, including electronics, tourist items, and a large, modern discount supermarket chain, the thriving regional center of Orbetello is only 20 minutes drive away.

Eating

Capalbio has a number of truly excellent restaurants and bars. ‘Osteria al Vecchio Comune’ and ‘Trattoria da Maria’ are both a short walk away on Via Circonvallazione, which circles around the outer wall of the medieval town, and Il Frantoio on Piazza della Provvidenza is a fine bar. There are bistros and cafe’s, including ‘Caffe Sol’ just across the road from Il Frantoio, and a few take-away pizzeria’s and snack bars. The finest gelateria is the area is ‘Gusto Capalbio Gelateria’ 10 minutes drive away, across the highway towards the sea in Capalbio Scalo.

Utilities

There is a bank branch of Banco della Costa d’Argento on Via Circonvallazione, including a 24 hour ATM in the street outside, which is trustworthy and reliable and accepts all foreign bank and credit cards. There is a post office, a pharmacy, a local police station, real estate agents, a local tourist information center, the offices of the regional administration, and emergency medical services. The nearest petrol station is at the bottom of the hill in Borgo Carige.

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