villa la cappella chianti

Our story

Welcome to Villa La Cappella

We are a family run country Villa located in the hills of Montespertoli surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

Our story begins as children of Italian immigrants who made their way to Canada in search of a better life. Although Anthony and I were born in Canada, our upbringing took place in a very traditional Italian household. Fresh pasta and sugo di carne was made every Sunday. In late August tomatoes were hand picked and turned into sauce. Then in the fall, the winemaking would occur filling the house with the aroma of mosto and of course it was time for homemade salame, sopressata and salsicce.

It only took a few trips to Italy for both of us to know that someday we would retire in this beautiful country. For more than 25 years we visited Italy every summer and as early as 2003 we began our search for a small place on a hill where we could retire and run a little B&B.

During Covid, while we were all tucked away in our homes, we stumbled upon a villa that was for sale in a town we knew and in the geographical area we wanted. While it was definitely bigger than we had planned, we knew immediately that it was “the one”. We took a leap of faith and purchased our villa sight unseen.

The villa is much bigger than the small place we had imagined and we are not yet retired but this is part of our new adventure.

Anthony works remotely and spends his time between Toronto and Tuscany, our daughter Jessica works in Toronto, while Marissa and I live here in Tuscany and run the daily operations of our Villa. Our beautiful dogs Myla, Emma and Kobe have become an integral part of our team and head up the guest relations department.

We invite you to come visit us here in Tuscany and let us help you explore this special part of the world.

See you soon!
Paola, Anthony, Marissa, Jessica
Myla, Emma & Kobe



Something about us
  • The first thing you need to do when you arrive at the steps of Villa La Cappella is take a deep breath and know you are going to experience a stay full of beauty, tranquility and tradition. You instantly feel a part of the family, the rooms each have a unique charm, and their chef is an absolute delight, concocting delicious meal after delicious meal steeped in the local flavours.

    The villa is nestled in an unbelievably gorgeous part of Tuscany, with rolling hills and ancient castles and vineyards galore. The serenity of morning cappuccino on the rear patio with the birds and wildlife awakening and the views of hot air balloons in the distance is something I will never forget.

    Cheers to Paola and family for this incredible venture and cannot wait to see you all again!  Sandra

    A stay full of beauty, tranquility and tradition
  • Dear Paola, Anthony & Jess, we cannot thank you enough for your wonderful hospitality. It's been a slice of heaven that we desperately needed. UK
    Wonderful hospitality
  • How wonderful it is. A place next to paradise. The beautiful rooms, the pretty garden & the amazing view. And the host, Paola with her daughter are so kind, so friendly, so attentive.  Giovanna the cook is a real "Master of Cooking".  Everything was so delicious. Thank you for everything. We'll come back!   - Germany -
    A place next to paradise
  • Thank you Paola for making us feel at home! Lovely stay, terrific food & great company! Hoping to return! - USA -
    Lovely stay
  • We arrived at Villa La Cappella on the 12th day of our 20 day adventure in Italy. We came after 4 very busy days to this peaceful, joyful villa.  We were mesmerized, the beauty of the birds' songs, the aroma from the kitchen of delicious food and the views that left us breathless.  Somehow we had been transported to a dream!! We felt both privileged to be here and at home here, embraced by the magic of the villa & its people. Elenor Roosevelt once said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Paola & Marissa, I'm so thrilled for you both, I can see that you are dreaming big everyday.   Canada
    Somehow we had been transported to a dream!!
  • Grazie mille per tutto! We had a very nice stay at your beautiful house. Amiamo la bella vista e le camere bellissime! Cari Saluti e speriamo a presto. Svizzera
    bella vista e camere bellissime
  • Thank you very much for our wonderful stay. Your meals were stunning.  - South Africa -
    Wonderful stay
  • We knew it would be beautiful but not this spectacular. We knew the owners who care for this piece of history would end as friends. The amazing location and history is truly impressive and welcoming. Thank you for sharing your love of this treasure and the peace of its surroundings. We hope to see you in the future and would welcome you at our home in California.  T.   USA
    Amazing
  • Grazie mille per l'ospitalità e la simpatia! Complimenti.
    giugno 2023 Italia
    Ospitalità e simpatia
  • Dear Paola & Anthony, thank you for creating a heaven that is truly magical.  We have never been so sad to leave a place.  Everything here is done with love and that radiates from beginning to end. You truly did create the "Today sounds so much better than someday" From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!  Canada
    Everything here is done with love
  • We had an absolute great stay, and that was especially because of you; Paola, Anthony, Marissa & Jess! We definitely will come back. Thank you so much. Amsterdam
    an absolute great stay
  • When my husband and I planned a trip to Tuscany, we weren't exactly expecting a relaxing vacation. After all, our toddler was coming too.

    We boarded our flight from Calgary to Rome with eyes wide open (literally, we have not slept in days), with little anticipation of any chance to truly unwind. However, we had not reckoned on the soothing power of our destination, Villa La Cappella, a place that enfolds you in the comforting hug of a nonna who then proceeds to stuff you with heaping bowl after heaping bowl of delectable homemade pasta....

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    The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada
  • Dear Paola, Anthony & Jess, we cannot thank you enough for your wonderful hospitality. It's been a slice of heaven that we desperately needed.

    - UK -

    A slice of heaven
  • It was such a fantastic stay. Couldn't have expected a better experience. The rating and photos on Google and other websites are an understatement. The owners and staff are genuinely nice people who love what they do and wish all of their guests have the best experience possible. Definitely going to be back next time for longer.
    Such a fantastic stay.
  • Paola!! hear heart heart! My heart is full!! Thank you does not express the gratitude I feel for having been able to share time with beautiful you, beautiful Marissa & your beautiful villa and staff. Thank you for taking time to be with us!! Our conversations will forever hold a piece of my heart.   Canada 
    My heart is full!
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