Over the past 20 years, travelers have enjoyed a unique vacation experience staying in our lovingly maintained 18th Century villa and ancestral home, Casale Sonnino. The Villa is built upon 2000-year old foundations and set amidst thirty acres of working vineyards and olive groves, 40 minutes from the heart of Rome.
Our guests have often commented that the Casale is a “timeless place”. After a busy day of touring, you can rest comfortably surrounded by the modern day amenities of home. You can also dine on a renaissance refectory table, have your dessert and coffee under a crystal chandelier or cozy up to a statue of Hercules who might just ask you about the book that you are reading.
For me, the Casale is a “place out of time.” My children ride on the farm tractor, pick figs and grapes, explore the maze of caves from the 12th Century buried below the vineyards, visit world class museums and learn about history layer by layer. When staying at the Casale, we leave the high-tech video whirlwind behind and slow the pace down. At night, we play ping pong, foozball and cards. When blissful sleep washes over us, we dream about the interesting places we have seen and the adventures that filled our days.
On your next vacation, make the Casale Sonnino your perfect home base for exploring the beautiful hill towns of the Castelli Romani, touring the central Italian countryside from Florence to the Amalfi Coast and, of course, basking in the art, antiquities, history and the thriving “dolce vita” that is Rome. The Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Basilica and Museum, Piazza Navona, the Borghese Gallery with the famed Bernini Statues, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and, of course, designer shopping near the Piazza di Spagna are all at your doorstep. When you sip your wine or espresso on the Casale’s terrace at sunset, the whole city sparkles before you.