Francesca Rangoni


Francesca Rangoni

Contrada Capalia

Capalia is our farm in the heart of the Cilento national park

Capalia is a small borgo, or a collection of buildings, that share common spaces where guests can come together as much or as little as they want. We sometimes eat together, meet at the pool, have a ping pong tournament or a game of table football. From here we can chat about the activities that are available that week, the feste and sagre that are worth visiting as well as enjoy the peace and quiet of our secluded home.


The Cilento

The undiscovered and peaceful Cilento national park has countless things to discover, from the wild landscape, the delicious and natural food, to the exquisite people who still know the traditional ways in which things were done and their secret for living well beyond the age of 100. We want to share our insights of this rugged, out of the way place through the many walks and adventures we have had here, our look at the delicious and healthy food and the quirky habits of the locals, the little eateries that pop up, or local feste that are worth a visit. This is Capalia and the national park of the Cilento.

Organic olive oil

We make organic extra virgin olive oil all from our own olives picked by us on our own estate. You can buy the oil directly from us: just give me a call or come to the next fair published on our blog page. On our calander we publish the dates of the next harvest so if you would like to coincide your holiday so that you can help with the olive picking then please send us an email. 

Our organic extra virgin olive oil is special because it comes from only one source, our own trees on our estate, picked by us and a few extra pair of hands. We pick early to ensure a fresh organic oil, that adds a healthy, robust flavour to any salad, is delicious when dribbled on soups or steamed vegetables and adds a dimension to plain fish or chicken.



We have various rooms to rent in the beautifully restored buildings of farmhouses. Almost all have their own secluded and shady area where guests can enjoy the natural surroundings, and there are numerous communal areas where activities and conversations take place. We will organise walks, day trips and cycling tours to discover the undiscovered beauties around the Cilento. Just send us an email to find out what is on offer.