This delightful apartment is located in a pretty cobbled street right in the heart of the pedestrian historical centre of Orvieto, close to the magnificent 14th century Gothic Cathedral. Simply step outside the door and within a few minutes walk you can enjoy all that Orvieto has to offer ; museums, bars, restaurants and a host of wonderful shops on the Via Garibaldi offering beautiful ceramics, lace, delicious local wines, cheeses, sausage and wild mushroom products. This charming apartment affords complete privacy, set in a peaceful location close to the theatre Mancinelli and provides a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful, unspoilt rural region of Umbria with its’ excellent wineries, historic hilltop towns, stunning landscapes and olive, grape and truffle harvests laden with foodie promise.
The apartment has a private entrance through a small cobbled courtyard and is located on the first floor via a short staircase. The interior of the apartment is simply decorated in the traditional Umbrian style with polished parquet floors and exposed, high beamed ceilings with characteristic terracotta roof tiles. From the quaint terrace you can sip a chilled glass of one of the wonderful Orvieto wines whilst watching the sun go down across the rooftops. Simple terrace furniture means you can dine ' Al fresco ' and sample some of the locally produced hand made fresh pasta drizzled in rich, deep green peppery Olive Oil.
The apartment is well suited for a relaxing holiday at any time of the year as all of the sights and facilities of this wonderful small city are reachable on foot. Equally for those travellers who wish to venture further afield by train or car, it is incredibly well located to explore all of Umbria’s famous hilltop towns, the Southern part of Tuscany, in particular Montepulciano and the Val D’orcia and Rome in Lazio.
From the apartment on foot you can visit :
The Duomo ( Cathedral ) of Orvieto – Roman Catholic Cathedral and national Monument with magnificent Gothic façade and two frescoed chapels decorated by Luca Signorelli and several other talented Italian painters of the period with images of “ Judgement Day “
Teatro ( Theatre ) Mancinelli - plays host to world class musicians during Umbria Jazz in winter, you can also see ballet, opera, folk music and musical tributes inside this magnificent and atmospheric theatre.
For local food and drink – There are many good quality restaurants and trattorias close to the apartment as well as butchers, bread and pastry shops, Cafes, fresh Pasta shops, and small supermarkets for all your everyday essentials. The apartment is two minutes walk from the main Post Office, two / three banks and the town market held in the Piazza Del Popolo every Thursday and Saturday. Close to the Piazza Della Repubblica you can find English language newspapers and hairdressing salons.
The apartment is laid out over one floor and is comprised of a light and bright open plan lounge with Angolo Cottura ( Corner Kitchen ). It is simply but comfortably furnished and charmingly painted in the local style. From the light and airy lounge you can access the terrace through double French doors. From here you have views of the rear of the Duomo. There is a modern and well equipped kitchen / dining area with a dining table to seat up to four people. Just off the lounge area is a large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a family bathroom with shower and washing machine. Additionally, the divan sofa in the lounge makes out into a further double bed.
Within the lounge area is a TV offering some satellite stations and a selection of books and music CDs for your enjoyment. There are two Internet Cafes close by the apartment ( Charges payable locally ).
The apartment is ideal for a couple / couple with one child as it offers simple accommodation at great value for money.
The apartment is equipped for your convenience with ;
Washing Machine and fold out airer
Italian Coffee making pot
Satellite TV ( No Sky Channels )
Nearest Coast with lovely Beach at Tarquinnia
Approx 80 km / 1.5 hours by car – The historical centre here is also worth a visit.
Lakes of Bolsena ( approx 16 miles ) and Corbara close by.
Ski-ing ( dependant on season )
Approx 80 km / 1.5 hours drive to Monte Amiata – why not call in to see the Abbey at San Salvatore or pay a visit to the Banfi Wine Estate and shop also in the same area.
Art & Historical Cities :
Assisi – Approx 95 km / 2 hours by car – Why not pay a visit to Deruta on route famous for its’ colourful ceramics.
Spoleto – Approx 105 km / 1.5 hours by car.
Todi - Approx 40 km / 1 hour by car – Enjoy the ambiance of this picturesque medieval town overlooking the Tiber Valley.
Fascinating Florence – Approx 170 km / 2 hours by car or train
The Vatican City in Rome - Approx 130 km / 1.5 hours by car or train.
Rome International Airports approx 1.5 hours by car or train from Orvieto
Perugia International Airport approx 1 hour by car
Keywords: apartment, flat, self catering accommodation
Italian Language Courses and Italian Cookery Courses - both available locally by arrangement ..... Please ask.
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