Casale San Giovanni

Cantalupo in Sabina, Rieti
+39 338 7007690
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Large stone house set at the bottom of a lush valley, looking out onto olive and oak trees and with a swimming pool at the end of the garden


11 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 11

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Livia grew up spending her summers in this ancient farmhouse, which consists of two separate buildings connected by a covered patio and with a central tower above, making it feel like a castle.

Find a welcome hamper with baked goods, a bottle of local wine and fruit from the garden in season. The living areas are huge – they were once the stables – and you can eat in the dining room or around the table on the patio. A gently rolling lawn at the back of the house leads to a swimming pool surrounded by tall trees.

Look out for local wild fauna in the garden, including foxes, hedgehogs and porcupines. You can walk or drive to the medieval hilltop village of Cantalupo, 1.5 km away, which has a couple of good restaurants serving authentic food and a great bakery. You’re just over an hour’s drive from Rome, or take a train from the nearest station, 10 minutes from the house.

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We think you'll love

  • The charm and history of the house
  • Being immersed in lush nature
  • The spaciousness, both inside and outside
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You should know

  • The house is rather isolated
  • It is located towards the bottom of a valley, so doesn’t have far-reaching views


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Restaurants 1.5km


Nightly price
from €500
Weekly price
from €3300
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 11
From €50011 beds5 bedrooms


The remote location and the charisma of this farmhouse really struck me. Although a great location for a summer holiday, I was particulary intrigued by the castle-like atmosphere you breathe inside. Candle lights, a crackling fire with a group of friends sitting on the couches around it, surrounded by walls with over four centuries of history, generations of families, events...

Rossana, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Your immediate surroundings consist of a couple of other farmhouses and otherwise fields and olive groves. Cantalupo has a number of festivals in the summer, the most interesting being Arterie, held at the beginning of September, where music, art and theatre events are held along the cobbled stone streets and small piazzas of the village. During this time, the 16th-century Palazzo Camuccini, with its grand halls and frescoes, is opened to visitors.

Local points of interest from Livia Cesaroni

  • Casale San Giovanni is a very special place, where you can enjoy peace and silence far from the noise of the city, accompanied only by the sounds of nature. During summer, you can bath in the swimmingpool, or just relax in the garden.
  • There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit: Rome, Spoleto, Orvieto, Viterbo, or Medieval cities: Casperia, Roccantica, Farfa, Toffia, Bagnaia, Castel di Tora - Rieti, Castel Gandolfo - Roma, Civita Castellana - Roma, Civita di Bagnoreggio.
  • Otherwise you can decide to share good wine and good local food with friends, perhaps in front of the fireplace or in the garden.
  • Natural places: Lago del Turano, Bracciano Natural Park, Prati di Cottanello, Parco regionale Valle del Treja, Roseto Vacunae Rosae-Roccantica, Le Gole del Farfa, Cascate delle Marmore, Parco Fluviale del Nera, Piediluco Lake, etc.
  • It is possible to organize trekking or cycling excursions, or go horse riding or looking for truffles, go in canoa on the Tiber river and many other activities.
  • There are a lot of local fairs organized the whole year through, touching different fields, mainly food and good wine, oil and local products.


Livia Cesaroni

Livia and her husband Ferruccio live in Rome with their three children. They will welcome you in person and otherwise be at the end of the phone if you need assistance. Livia spent her summers at the house as a child – her father bought the house in 1973 – but after it was closed up and forgotten for 10 years, she and her family restored it with great love and care