What is(are) your name(s)?
The Capanni team
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Since April 2012
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
The building of Casa Capanni started in 1632, after which it has been family property for ages. Since the current owners live too far away from it, they decided to share their inheritance with other by renting it as a holiday home. That is how the house and ourselves met; years ago on our first vacation together as friends. The moment we set foot on the threshold, we fell in love with this beautiful place. Over the years this feeling only grew stronger. The welcoming atmosphere of this warm family home is tangible in the house itself with old antiques and personal memories as well as in the lovely, calm and big garden with its swimming pool. Each summer we were reluctant to leave; so much last year that we decided to stay. We are very happy with this opportunity, and cannot wait to share this beautiful place with you! We are a group of 17 dear friends from the Netherlands, who are going to run the B&B in turns. Teams of us will alternate, while the rest impatiently await their turn!
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
The spacious rooms with their adjacent bathrooms have been restyled with the render loving care of our own interior decorator. Throughout the whole house one feels the equilibrium of the matching colour schemes and furnishing. A breakfast buffet is served in the cosy kitchen, and can be enjoyed in either the beautiful dining room, the kitchen itself or outside in the lovely garden. A good start for either a relaxing day by the pool or exploring the beautiful surroundings!
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
Since we have not yet started our B&B, we have no guests' opinions other than our own. Based on those, we'd say it is the Capanni experience...
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
On the ground floor: sitting room, library (with a lot of beautiful books at your disposal!), dining room, kitchen. First floor: bed- and bathrooms and a nice and cosy sitting room with flat screen TV, DVD and Internet access. Second floor: bed- and bathrooms. in front of the house we have a private parking for 6 cars and a fenced front garden where it's lovely to linger in the morning sun for the early riser. The fenced backyard is more like a park, with it's various sitting areas and beautiful plants and trees. Whether in a nice lounge seat under an ancient tree, under one of the large sunscreen umbrellas or on a deck chair near the pool, you will always find your favourite spot!
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
We have five beautiful bedrooms, of which 2 double rooms, 1 double superior room and 2 double en-suite rooms.
One of the double rooms offers a valuable family arrangement in combination with an adjacent twin bedroom. For children under the age of three.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
All of our rooms have a maximum of privacy, are very spacious and beautifully decorated. At your arrival, you'll find your bed made for you, a bottle of mineral water and a pool towel. The bathrooms all have a bath (except for Michelangelo, with its comfortable shower cabin) bidet, toilet and wash basin. Plenty of bath linen is provided, as well as a blow dryer for your hair. All rooms as well as their bathrooms have beautiful views.
Which room is your personal favorite?
Since we are so many of us, all rooms are favorite! What all rooms have in common is their lovely atmosphere of equilibrium, which provides this special touch to your holiday.
What do the room rates include?
The daily price is per double room, for two persons and includes a breakfast buffet. Of course, the private parking in front of the house, internet and taxes are included, as well as the use of the garden, the swimming pool (no surveillance, therefore one must either be able to swim or wear safeguard measures) and a big pool towel.
Do you offer any special packages?
We do not offer any fixed packages, but have a lot of information about the area which we are happy to share with you. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
It includes coffee, tea, juice, a selection of yoghurts, fruits, cereals, jams, meats, cheeses, toast, bread and variable warm dishes. Every day brings, next to a certain standard, a surprising extra.
When and where is breakfast served?
We serve a breakfast buffet between 8 AM and 10.30AM in the large but very cosy kitchen. Whether you want to enjoy it in the lovely dining room, outside in the beautiful garden or in the kitchen itself is entirely up to you!
Are dietary needs accommodated?
Of course we want all our guests to be able to enjoy their breakfast as a good start of a lovely day! Therefore we would like to know your special requirements prior to your arrival. You can simply add a comment to your booking, and will find our confirmation by return mail.
Do you serve other meals?
Of course we will welcome you with a drink at your arrival! To join us for lunch or dinner depends on the composition of our team; some of us are real good cooks. Therefore, we will inform you at your arrival. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine and beer are available, just ask one of the hosts. The settlement will take place at your departure, or, in case of a longer stay, once a week.
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
We don't provide any of those facilities, apart from a fresh bottle of mineral water in your room. You can, however, order hot or cold beverages.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
Of course we do accommodate children. From the point of a child's view it is always nice to have playmates in the same accommodation. We only, however, have but one family room which can accommodate 2 children. We do have a little bedstead available in the parents' bedroom for children under the age of three.
Do you accept pets?
No, we do not accommodate guest pets due to allergies.
What is your smoking policy?
All room are no-smoking, there are, however, smoking areas available in - and outside.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
We do have our own private parking for 6 cars in front of Casa Capanni.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
Since Casa Capanni is an ancient house country with high doorsteps, no elevator and no modern pavement outside, we'd rather say it isn't suitable than to disappoint our guests.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
Safety first, therefore we have smoke and fire alarms, first aid kits, fire extinguishers and blankets everywhere in the building.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Check-in time is after 15:00 h, but whenever you arrive late please give us a call or notify us at your booking. We will make sure your bed is made, a welcoming drink awaits you and your check-in procedure will not keep you too long from your well deserved rest! Check-out time is before 11 AM. If you have to leave very early in the morning, you can settle your payments the night before.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
We do not require a minimum number of nights, but are convinced that you'd like to stay more than one!
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
When you want to make a reservation, simply go to 'bookings', fill in your arrival and departure date to see the availability. When available, you can book directly. Whenever you have any more questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us!
What is you cancellation policy?
Of course we block the room you reserve until further notice. We do not charge for cancellation, but do ask, however, to contact us as soon as you decide not to stay with us, so we don't have to disappoint other guests.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, debit (PIN)- and credit cards.
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
We want you to be yourselves at your holidays, and trust your empathy towards your fellow guests.
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
We have an information book full of interesting places, historical sights and information about local markets, restaurants and so forth. We are happy to share this with you at your arrival!
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
our address is: Loc. Monsigliolo 32, 52044 Cortona (AR) Italy. Please visit our website for the exact coordinates on the contact page.
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
Is there something more that you want to share about your property?
B&B Casa Capanni is more than just a Bed and Breakfast, it is an experience!