Set amidst 30 acres of vineyards and olive groves, the Casale Sonnino is located near Frascati, one of the Castelli Romani on the outskirts of Rome. The stores, museums and ancient sites are a mere 40 minutes away by car and modern metro.
The fully renovated 18th century villa, built upon Roman foundations dating back to 100 AD, has been owned by the same family since 1883. Today it is lovingly maintained by a Roman-born American woman who opens her home up to travelers who enjoy "doing as the Romans do". Ten people can sleep comfortably in 6 bedrooms - 4 doubles and 2 singles. The villa has 3 recently renovated full baths - 1 with stall shower and 2 with bathtubs. The fully equipped country kitchen with its original 18th century beams has a gas stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave and even a cuisinart.
Guests usually take breakfast in the parlor with the morning sun streaming in and dinner in the dining room at the Renaissance refectory table that seats 14 people. The expansive 20' x 40' living room with 180' views from Rome to the Apennine Mountains offers ample space to gather family and friends or to curl up with a good book.
We invite you to stay at our family home and embrace the magic of the Eternal City where every corner holds a fascinating story. Visit wonderful museums like The Vatican and the Borghese Gallery as well as awe inspiring archeological sites like the Coliseum and the Forum. While it takes several lifetimes to truly know Rome, you can experience the haunting charm of the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the majesty of the Capitol designed by Michelangelo even on a short visit