La Torretta

Casperia, Rieti
Bed & Breakfast

Relaxing retreat in car-free village of Casperia, near Rome yet worlds away. Dreamy views, striking interiors in an authentic historic home


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4


500-year-old Casperia is a characterful, car-free maze of cobbled streets in the Sabine Hills. La Torretta, a long-time Sawday’s favourite, has the dreamiest views from its rooftop terrace, and easy interior spaces and furnishings designed by owner architect Roberto. A large, cosy sitting room with beautiful frescoes around the cornicing welcomes you… old stone fireplace, modern sofas, library, paintings, piano. The upper room – opening onto that terrace – is an exposed-beamed contemporary living space with an open kitchen, communal dining table, and views through skylights to church tower and valley. Maureen, warm-hearted and hospitable, is passionate about the region and its interesting itineraries including mapped out hiking trails.  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. Whitewashed, high-ceilinged bedrooms and lovely suite are charming in their simplicity; travertine bathrooms are a treat. Don’t worry about having to leave your car in the square below the town: with prior arrangements bags can be picked up.


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner with wine, €30, by arrangement. Restaurant 100m.


Nightly price
from €70
1 Suite for 2
From €120
1 Single
From €70
4 Doubles
From €85
1 Family room for 4
From €140


Guests are in good hands at the Scheda home between Maureen's attention to guest comfort, Jenifer's culinary skills, and Roberto's deep knowledge of Sabina and Rome's history. Features here include utter silence (car-free village), breath-taking mountain and charming tiled rooftop views, a chance to be part of a unique and authentic village with Rome at a quick train ride away!

Nicole, Sawday's inspector

La Torretta was a wonderful, beautiful place to stay, the owners were most accommodating. They even helped with lots of brilliant local info and secret local gems, such lovely kind hosts. The B&B is an incredible 15th century villa, beautifully and sympathetically restored by the owners (the frescos alone are amazing) and very welcoming. A true unique experience, I will certainly be visiting again.

Giles, London

La Torretta is the most outstanding accommodation I have stayed at during many years of visiting Italy. What can I say about it? A warm welcome always awaits from the Scheda family, it has comfortable and tastefully presented bedrooms in a beautifully restored property, delicious breakfasts on a terrace with a glorious view of the Sabine Hills all set in the magical, friendly hilltop village of Casperia. A true gem within ease of access to Rome but yet a world away. I return over and over again.

Catherine, Cork

we have stayed at la Torretta fifteen times and feel it is time we said what a splendid place it is . The b&b is brilliant with very welcoming hosts , the rooms are beautifully furnished ,views from the terrace are to die for . The sounds of the atmospheric medieval village stunning ,including twice daily peel from the bottom church . Whatever length our stay is we never want to leave ,which is why we keep returning . Maureen Roberto and Jenny spend lots of time helping guests get the best from the day , with day trips and local landmarks to visit .What else could anyone want !

Mike and jane, Milton keynes

We had a great stay with dinner at La Torretta. Maureen and Jennifer were wonderful hosts. What a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside! We enjoyed relaxing in this historical home or enjoying breakfast on the terrace. Casperia is a beautiful pedestrian village.

Beatrice, Quebec

Great location and welcoming hosts. A lot of steps to premises but worth it. Good breakfasts and nothing too much trouble for the owners. Great location to relax and people watch. Tours organised to olive oil groves and to Rome or local sites. Fully recommend a visit 10 out of 10


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Roberto & Maureen Scheda

  • Enjoy warm hospitality in a 500 year old historical home in the heart of a 1000 year old virgin hill top village where you can sip a glass of wine in the bustling piazza overlooking the valley with sunsets that are more than beautiful
  • Visit Farfa Abbey one of the most important historical Abbeys in Europe . ( 15 km)
  • Discover an unspoiled territory just one hour from Rome where you can visit a Roman archeological site, a medioeval castel or a romanesque church with the privilege of being the only tourist
  • In summer months ALMALAMA sporting club, walking distance from Casperia offers a gorgeous open air swiming pool and lovely tennis courts.La Torretta can supply you with a book of local walking trails around Casperia with maps, or maps of mountain hikes.
  • La Torretta can arrange great experiences for family reunions, or group workshops, photography, or painting can never be better than Casperia.We also offer afternoon cooking classes with dinner
  • La Sabina is famous for award winning olive oils, we can arrange for tastings and tours