My wife and I are experienced travelers. We have used hotels for our base, while touring areas within the vicinity. We thought it was a convenient and easy approach to vacation in a foreign country. Then we heard about Casale Sonnino from Claire the owner of this gorgeous gem.
The difference was like night and day. First this is a Villa, not a hotel room. There were 5 rooms down stairs(kitchen, dinning room,living room, den and tv room) and at least 5 bed rooms. We were greeted by George ( Claire's brother )who runs the day to day operation at the Villa, and taken to our rooms.
Then treated to a beautiful lunch and history of the Villa. George couldn't have been more accommodating. He explained the train service and towns that were in driving distance of our home away from home. Because that is how we all felt at home.
Each morning we awoke to the smell of fresh coffee and breakfast made by the young women at the Villa. Cleaning and laundry service were also done by the same women.
After a long day of site seeing it was a pleasure to come home to Casale Sonnino and relax around the fire with a glass of wine or cup of coffee and talk about what we saw or what to due the next day. George also took us for a tour of the tunnels under the Villa. The history was very interesting.
This is truly a gem that should not be overlooked if you plan on going to Rome. The hospitality and friendly staff make you feel like it's your home and they are there just to help. Not one of us wanted to leave.