500-year-old Casperia is a characterful, car-free maze of cobbled streets in the Sabine hills. La Torretta is a long-time Sawday’s favourite – expect the dreamiest views from its rooftop terrace, and easy interior spaces designed by architect owner Roberto.
A large, cosy sitting room with beautiful frescoes welcomes you. An old stone fireplace, modern sofas, a library, and a piano. The upper room – opening onto that terrace – is a contemporary living space with an open kitchen, communal dining table, and views through skylights to the church tower and valley. Ask warm-hearted and hospitable Maureen about hiking trails; she is passionate about the region.
She and her daughter Jennifer arrange cookery courses and will prepare a meal (on request) using the area’s certified virgin olive oil and seasonal, organic, locally sourced produce.