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The Building and its History

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I Capitani di Capannori

The building that now houses Corte Capitani was a stable with a hayloft from 1775 to 2010. In fact, the visionary for the bed and breakfast worked in her family’s stables throughout her youth.

The building that now houses Corte Capitani was a stable with a hayloft from 1775 to 2010. In fact, the visionary for the bed and breakfast worked in her family’s stables throughout her youth.

Seeing that the stables, long empty of animals, were falling evermore into a state of neglect, Maria Pia Bertolucci decided to renovate the entire building and to establish the bed and breakfast “Corte Capitani°. The name was an acknowledgement of the Bertolucci family’s nickname: the “captains” of Capannori.

The stable’s renovations were undertaken with extreme care and meticulous attention to detail. In addition, it has a focus on sustainability: the building is home to a 16 kW installation and sources green energy from the power company Repower, solar panels provide the energy to heat water, and natural materials were used in the construction, which utilized traditional techniques. The red, Tuscan style bricks were made using natural colors, not synthetic. Linens are changed every 3 days, in order to conserve water and detergents. The outdoor lights are all energy efficient. In 2016, the enterprise expanded to the neighboring stables, which were named “il Frutteto” (“the Orchard”) and restructured with the same care as for Corte Capitani.

On February 20th, 2019, Corte Capitani changed once more, with Maria Pia’s untimely death. In the ten years before her death, she managed to completely renew two crumbling buildings, bringing an enormous amount of energy and creativity to welcoming over 10,000 visitors to Capannori. Today, Corte Capitani and il Frutteto continue to operate as she would have desired, managed by her sister, her niece, and other cherished collaborators.

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Corte Capitani is themed around the animals of the courtyard, specifically those animals which at one timed lived in the former stables. In il Frutteto, the rooms are named after native fruits of Tuscany, the majority of which also grew in the fields behind the courtyard. You may note that the décor in each room was specifically chosen according to the theme. In addition, we have two apartments which can be rented for longer-term stays. For additional information on the apartments, please email info@cortecapitanilucca.it.