Gualdo Tadino House Rental Photos and Description
2 bdrms, 2 baths, fireplace, sleeps 4, eat-in kitchen, amenities nearby
A unique house - classified as an historic monument! Newly renovated in 2009, the house is being rented out for the first time as a vacation home. A narrow lane runs under the house, as this is one of the original four gates to the old town of Gualdo Tadino, built in 1242. (The lane has minimal traffic.) The first floor above street level has a living room with wood fireplace and comfortable seating, an eat-in kitchen and a bathroom. The floor above has 2 double bedrooms and a bath. Beautiful views of the mountains and town.
After you explore Gualdo or other historic hilltop towns nearby (Gubbio and Assisi are both about half an hour away) or come back from adventures and activities in the National Park of Mount Cucco (15 minutes away), relax at Porta San Donato with a DVD, CD, or book from our library while planning out the next day's activities. Eat out in one of the great town restaurants or get creative (and save money!) by cooking in the fully equipped kitchen.
'Games Of The Gates' (Giochi De Le Porte).: If you choose to be here during the last weekend of September, you're in for a real treat! You'll be able to experience the biggest activity of the year here, the exciting 'Games of the Gates'. Archery, slingshot, catapult competitions, bareback and donkey cart races, flag throwing performances, parades, music, and pageantry in medieval costumes - a real spectacle! The competitors represent the original four gates of the town: Porta San Benedetto, Porta San Marino, Porta San Facondino, and our very own PORTA San Donato.
PARCO DEL MONTE CUCCO; BEACHES; OTHER ACTIVITIES.: Mt. Cucco is part of the ridge of the Apeninnes; Gualdo Tadino and Gubbio are the most important nearby towns to its Park. The house is also half an hour away from Frasassi Gorge, one of the best underground caverns in Europe. The nearest beaches are on the Adriatic, 60 mi. east, and Lake Trasimeno, 40 mi. west. Perugia's website gives events, shopping tips, transport, and more for the whole region. It's not necessary to have a car in Gualdo Tadino to have a great time, since the town has all amenities, there is a train station and connections to nearby towns (Assisi, Perugia, Foligno, Spoleto, etc.), and bus connections to the park and other places. However, if you're staying for a longer time and want greater freedom to see as much as possible, a car is advised. There's parking on the street right near the house. Please note that if you plan to arrive by train you should inform the owner upon booking, as there is only one taxi in Gualdo, and buses do not run on Sunday.
NEARBY TOWNS.: Gualdo Tadino has easy access to many other wonderful Umbrian towns. Assisi (of St. Francis' fame) is only 20 mi. away. Beautiful ancient Gubbio, rich in monuments, lies 16 miles to the nw. In May check out its 'Racing Silk of the Crossbow' and the 'Ceri Race Festival', the 'biggest Christmas tree in the world', every year on Dec. 7, and in Nov. 'The National Exhibition Market', celebrating local truffles, exquisite foods, and local handicrafts (ceramics, wrought steel, embroidery, wood, leather, stucco…). Perugia, 29 miles southeast, the capital of the province, is a notable artistic center of Italy. Enjoy the art, music, architecture, shopping, University, and famous chocolate all year round! Enchanting Spoleto (famous for its 'Festival of the Two Worlds') is 37 mi. south. 23 mi. away is Foligno with many activities, such as the Tournament of the Quintana (June and Sept). There are also MANY other lovely interesting towns all within reach for day trips - a new one each day!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome