The most important amenity at Villa Cappella is Jude and Richard’s hospitality. Jude manages the weekly rentals and is available to help guests with travel planning and anything else they may require.
When Rich and I travel, we don't want to stay in places that are less comfortable than home. That's not a holiday! Guests at Villa Cappella donít miss their own beds or their own kitchens. They never want to leave! That's precisely the kind of home base that I set out to create.

Jude Rand (owner)

Many guests say that having access to Jude and Richard is the best part—whether it’s which train to take, how to trim an artichoke, or how not to make a brutta figura!

Jude’s policy is to be as invisible or as helpful as guests desire. The guesthouse has independent access, a private terrace and its own gardens, so privacy is not an issue.

Guests are greeted with a welcome basket full of fresh local products. Good quality red and white house wines are available at cost.

Guests can cook at home in Villa Cappella’s gourmet kitchen with fresh foods from local markets, or Jude can arrange for Doriana Ottaviani (www.cookingforyou.it) to cook for them. Doriana is a gourmet chef who caters or gives cooking lessons in the comfort of the Villa Cappella kitchen.

Italo and Marisa are the caretakers at Villa Cappella. Weekly cleaning is included in the cost of rental. Daily cleaning and laundry services may be arranged at cost.

For groups larger than 10 people, guests may consider spreading out between Villa Cappella and La Villa di Torre Alfina, an elegant villa owned by good friends in the nearby village of Torre Alfina. The houses are within 10 minutes of each other and offer uniquely comfortable surroundings.

Other amenities include a kitchen herb garden, heat and firewood, a computer, 24-hour high speed internet, a local cell phone, a land line, a GPS, an IPOD docking station, a DVD player and DVDs, a satellite television, a playpen/ crib, a highchair, a washing machine and a gas barbecue. Guests are also welcome to use the reference library of guidebooks and maps, and to borrow or exchange books from an extensive collection of novels and other reading materials.


  • Special Price Offer: 20% discount for August 2010 bookings.
  • 2011 House Exchange Offer: Our Italy for your UK. SOLD
  • 2011 Artist in Residence Offer: a week at Villa Cappella in exchange for drawings or paintings of the house & property.
  • Daily or additional housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Gourmet chef for catering, cooking lessons or wood-fired pizzafest
  • Walk with the hunters (in season)
  • Massage therapy
  • Walking tours
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga instruction or yoga workshop
  • Horseback riding
  • Gliding