No one knows for certain why the house was called La Cappella (The Chapel). The most popular theory is that in days gone by, there was a religious structure on the site. It is also possible that French pilgrims en route to Rome used an earlier dwelling on the site as a wayside chapel.
We had a 5-star experience, for attention to detail, for peace and quiet, for the grounds and gardens, for interior rooms and amenities, for décor, and for views. What more can we say?

J. Hammerton and M. White, Melbourne, Australia

Perched on a volcanic cliff with 360° views, the property is like a two-acre park—with a volcanic stone cliff, caves, countless mature trees, perennial rock gardens, an orchard and an ancient oak road.

Luna, the resident schnauzer, welcomes all children and (friendly) dogs

Surrounded by rich agricultural land and oak forest and with the nearest neighbours on the distant horizon, the only exceptions to the silence are the sounds of cicadas, birdsong and distant hunters and their dogs.

Jude and Richard bought the property in 2003. It had been abandoned for years, so they spent five years restoring the house and landscaping the grounds.

The property is now a garden lover’s delight: roses climbing stone walls and trellises; heavenly scents from flowering linden, lilac and crabapple; lavender bushes a-buzz with bees and wondrous butterflies.

The grapevine-covered pergola provides deep shade for lunch on the terrace. Strategically placed lanterns and garden lights create just the right ambiance for elegant dinners. Lounge chairs under the majestic walnut are conducive to lazy afternoons with a good book.

Entrance is via a remote-controlled gate, and there is plenty of secure parking space. Until it has its own pool, by special arrangement, guests of Villa Cappella may swim in any of four pools in the vicinity, at no expense.