A vaulted stairway takes you up to the first floor with an ancient Corsican kitchen - preserved but usable for breakfasts - two large sitting rooms ( Salon Rouge  - above), bathroom with wc, shower with wc, two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom. One of the sitting rooms can be set apart with one double room and one twin room together with the bathroom to form a family suite. There is a simple sixth bedroom on the second floor, which can be made available subject to special arrangement.  Please enquire.  Views from the bedrooms are stunning - see above. Sleeps 10+, linen and cleaning service included. Satellite TV, News in English . HiFi/CD/DVD

Restaurants come and go, so for up-to-date information consult our visitors’ information at the house. Olmi Cappella has two good restaurants. Prices are generally quite reasonable - from around 15euros up to 30 or 50euros plus wine for menus in the smarter restaurants in Bastia, Calvi and l'Ile Rousse. Private dining room in village with complete meal delivery service. All details at the house.

In Olmi Cappella there is a village shop - open morning and early evening every day except Monday. Travelling shops - bakers, butchers, grocers, cheese and dairy products, greengrocery, fish - visit the village during the week and will call at the house by arrangement.

One of the real treats for anyone staying in the village is the chance to go walking with Donkeys. Whether you are a couple, or a family with children, it really is an experience not to be missed! There are a number of different trails you can follow, and Dominique will suggest the most suitable according to your party although the donkeys may have their own ideas… For more information about Walking with Donkeys, click HERE.

The Giussani is one of Corsica's best-kept secrets - a lush valley covered in chestnut trees and cork oaks, ringed by mountains, dotted with old villages and criss-crossed by ancient footpaths and bridleways, yet only 35 minutes' easy drive from the nearest beach. Here you will find a relaxed, peaceful lifestyle. Olmi Cappella is the main village in the area. Access to the centre of the island - Ponte Leccia, Corte, Vizzavona - is easy, making it an ideal base to explore Corsica.

Telephone calls are free to many countries, broadband internet. Surge protected power socket for Laptop power connections. UK sockets and adapters. French telecoms answering service. Phone number from UK 0033495471170.

Linen is included in the price of the rental.

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For more information about Olmi Cappella and the Giussani, click HERE
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Pool .............................
Area / Airport
Arrival day
  Yes, large private
Olmi-Cappella, 1km
North - Calvi or Bastia

Bookings and further information: contact  www.directcorsica.com

Beach: 28km; Shops/restaurants: 1km; Main town: Ile Rousse or Ponte Leccia 36km; Airport: Calvi 46km; Car hire: Essential

PRICES 2015 - prices shown are per week



6 to 10 people sharing

Up to 5 people sharing

Before 24 May



25 May to 27 June



28 June to 11 July



12 July to 29 August



30 August  to 19 September



After 20 September



Sixth bedroom for 2 people available on request - price per week



Christmas and New Year

Please ask

Pool heating (May, June, September & October - subject to weather conditions)

£8 per day

Breakage / telephone deposit


Heating at an additional charge if required      Payments can be made in euros

Comments from previous guests...

We had such a beautiful and amazing time nestled in the bosom of Casa Altiani. It was simply marvellous. I knew as soon as I saw the pics that it would be a lovely place to stay - what made it stand out was the care with which you have made it a home. The boys went on and on about living there - in a child's world, there really was no reason to leave at all! We loved it, plus Olmi Capella and Corsica and all the rest. The kites, the flowers, Monte Padru etc. We explored on foot a lot. If I had my way, i'd be there today in an instant. If I was rich, I'd buy it in a flash. I most certainly would like to return with a group of friends. I'll be in touch should that transpire.  May 2014

'I thought I would drop you a short line to say a huge thanks for making Casa Altiani available to us for our fortnight in Corsica. I suppose we were once clients of yours before, when we travelled with Corsican Places to Lama. Four years later it is still an island that has something very magical about it " especially as you leave the coast and head towards the mountains. We loved every minute. Casa Altiani is equipped to such a high standard. But more than that, the house feels loved. The pool was simply fantastic and the infinity edge came as a surprise bonus that didn't fail to make a jaw or two drop. The house has a real sense of being away from it all and in an authentic village location. You must be very proud. Once again, thanks for letting us into your slice of Corsican heaven.'

'What a wonderful place for a holiday - all we hoped for, and a lot more: we've all fallen in love with the place and there are tears this morning on leaving. Huge thanks to Xaviere for all her help. /too many lovely places to mention all of them, but we particularly enjoyed the walk from the church here down to the river, driving through the Asco Gorge, Sant'Antonino, the beach just west of Ile rousse, and dinner last night at A Terrazza. - fantastic! Will definitely return.'

'Really fantastic villa in a truly beautiful part of the world. Our week here has passed much too quickly - lovely weather, good food, wine and company. Plenty of exercise. Happy children and relaxed parents. We will return!'

'Thank you for a wonderful holiday home - solitude, scenery, hiking, kites, electric storms, swimming, bakery and biscuit factory etc. etc. Calvi beach splendid for younger members but something for everyone from one year old birthday boy to 70 year old.'

'Had a fantastic week walking, drinking and eating too much. Casa Altiani is a fab house and we've enjoyed every minute. Magic time - thanks very much. Don't want to return to reality!'

'This is a long overdue e'mail to say what a magical house you have in Corsica & thank-you so much for allowing us to stay in it. We had a superb time & the house proved perfect in terms of being beautifully
cool, having such character & brilliant living space & wow - what a pool & a view. We befriended a no of people in the village (largely by virtue of our blonde children who they seemed in awe of); met the donkeys; consumed far too many croissants & pain au chocolat from the shop/baker and walked our socks off in the mornings & then spent lazy afternoons by the pool. There was then much giggling & story telling late into the
evenings - all in all perfect. Sadly we didn't quite make it to the Fireman's Ball though! Once again - many thanks for the use of your beautiful home.'

we had a brilliant time in Casa Altiani, it's a beautiful house in an amazing setting- thanks so much for sharing with us.

Just to say thankyou and that we had a  wonderful time in a wonderful house

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Casa Altiani - 5/6 bedrooms, sleeps 10/12 people
Large pool, character property, stunning views, satellite TV, (some English channels, Sky news), DVD,  free telephone to UK, Broadband internet , CD player  hifi radio  Sixth bedroom available on request at small supplement.

This is a beautifully renovated Corsican manor house, which would be called a " Casa di Sgió " in Corsican or "Maison de Maitre" in French. The original owner would have been an important landowner similar to our Squire. The main structure of the house dates from the 18th century but the foundations and cellars are probably much older.

Set on a hillside overlooking the whole of the village of Olmi Cappella with views to the often snow-capped mountain ranges of central Corsica, Altiani is 3000 feet above sea level but less than an easy hour's drive from a choice of Corsica's north-west coast beaches (Lozari 35mins, Ostriconi 45mins) and within easy reach of major towns like Ponte Leccia, Corte, L'Ile Rousse, Calvi, Bastia and St Florent, and Cap Corse.

Set in about an acre of hillside terraces - one of which holds the 12metre by 6metre swimming pool - there's plenty of room for children to play. Around the pool there are sunbathing areas and above it a partly shaded terrace for outdoor dining.

From the upper terrace you enter the house via the main door into the dining hall (Right hand pic) from which there's a double bedroom, shower-room, cloakroom and separate wc. A vaulted passageway leads to a twin bedroom and the large farmhouse kitchen (next page) and scullery with washing machine, tumble dryer,  dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave.