Monday, April 15, 2013


Sunday, beautiful warm sunny weather - and a trip to Calcata! Calcata is situated on a high rock, overlooking a fantastic panorama of woods and a riverbed deep down.
In the 1930s, the hill towns's fortified historic center was condemned by the government for fear that the volcanic cliffs the ancient community was built upon would collapse. Local residents moved to nearby Calcata Nuova. In the 1960s, the emptied historical centre began to be repopulated by artists and hippies who squatted in its medieval stone and masonry structures. Many of the squatters eventually purchased their homes, the government reversed its condemnation order, and the residents of what had become an artistic community began restoring the ancient town.
This trend has continued. Today the town has a thriving artistic community described in the New York Times as what "may be the grooviest village in Italy, home to a wacky community of about 100 artists, bohemians, aging hippies and New Age types."
The historical centre now includes restaurants, cafes, and art galleries.
 Quelle: Wikipedia
Last Sunday it was full of people who got attracted by the nice weather, to sit in one of the tiny cute cafes or bars, often with the amazing view. There was a small market where the hippies sold their jewelry and self-made ceramics, there were some concerts, street music and exhibitions.
A beautiful place to discover!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Casa Pace wishes you a happy Easter!
IN Cottanello the procession of Good Friday was a spectacle like every year:
 "Gesu cade la terza volta sotto la croce" - Jesus falls for the third time under the cross. The procession goes through the whole village to remind of the stations of the crucifixion.
 The village is lighted with lots of candles.
Jesus with Pontius Pilatius in front of the church of Cottanello

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Springtime in Cottanello

Had enough from the snow, the rain and the cold weather in Northern Europe?
Come to Italy! Springtime has arrived, everything is green and blossoming, the temperatures are nice and warm. 
The best time to spend some quiet relaxing days in the countryside - at Casa Pace!

And now we have the new pope! You can make a trip to the near Rome and try to catch a glimpse at him, or visit the places in the surrounding, like Assisi or Greccio, which are related to St. Francesco from whom the pope has chosen his name.
Italy is always worth a trip!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Buon Natale!!!

The Casa Pace Team takes a winter break (which doesn't mean that you cannot book Casa Pace)!
We wish everybody merry christmas, a happy new year and in general all the best! But most of all, we wish you happy holidays!

Greetings from Cottanello, where at one of the small houses Santa Claus is hanging the whole year:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Swimming pool of Cottanello

Soon it is ready - the new swimming pool of Cottanello! Everybody is waiting for the summer season 2013 because then you can jump into the water of the new pool in this lovely village.
We keep you posted about the progress.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Work in the countryside

Even folks like us who grew up in a city, can become real country-lads and -gals! 
Mowing grass...


Birthday parties are always great in Cottanello. Especially because most birthdays celebrate a high age.
Last week it was Andrea, the husband of Liliana, who celebrated his 79th birthday.
Auguri Auguri!!