CHARMING, PEACEFUL APARTMENT IN THE HISTORIC CENTER OF ORVIETO

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Mandy Bell

Speaks english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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CHARMING, PEACEFUL APARTMENT IN THE HISTORIC CENTER OF ORVIETO

Orvieto Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 bedroom + sofabed, 1 bath, (sleeps 2-4)

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.

LOCATION:

The apartment has a private entrance through a small cobbled courtyard and is located on the second floor via a short staircase. The interior of the apartment is simply decorated in 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.

NEIGHBOURHOOD:

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, cafès, 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.

ACCOMMODATION:

The apartment is laid out over one floor and is comprised of a light and bright open plan sitting/kitchen/dining area, bedroom and bathroom. 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. There is a modern and well equipped kitchen / dining area with a dining table to seat up to six people. Just off the sitting area is a large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a family bathroom with shower and washing machine. Additionally, the sofa in the sitting area pulls out to make a further double bed.

There are two internet cafès close by the apartment ( charges payable locally ).

The apartment is ideal for a couple, couple with children or 2 couples as it offers simple accommodation at great value for money.

FACILITIES :

The apartment is equipped for your convenience with:

Washing machine and fold out airer

Espresso/cappuccino machine

TRAVEL :

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 en 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.

Airports :

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

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only

Mandy Bell

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Charming, peaceful apartment in the historic center of Orvieto
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Charming, peaceful apartment in the historic center of Orvieto
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Orvieto Orvieto
5

Charming and Romantic - I will be back!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
What a charming and romantic location for this vacation rental. I felt as though I was living among the Italians and not tourists. This flat was located in the center of Orvieto but hidden away just down a centuries old passageway. A short 2-minute walk from the flat you will find a traditional Italian bakery filled with pastries and bread, a shop selling fresh pasta (look over the counter and you will see it being made in the back), a farmers market, as well as many shops selling traditional ceramics, antiques and collectables. Although restaurants are very close, the flat has a complete kitchen. The easy accessibility to many fresh food markets made cooking in the flat a wonderful experience. The flat has an open design with high ceilings and natural light in all rooms. The décor included traditional ceramics and products from local shops. The terrace was great for enjoying a cup of tea in the morning and looking out over the tiled roofs of Orvieto. For being in the center of the old city, I was surprised how quiet it was in the flat. Everything was very clean and well maintained. This is a great romantic Italian getaway at a very reasonable price. My only recommendation is to have a guest book inside the flat so that guests can record some of the memories of their stay.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Massachusetts
4

Orvieto

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
It was a lovely apartment. It needed to have a comfortable chair next to the couch and a coffee table. The apartment needs to have a couple of reading lamps as the light is not very bright. Also in the bedroom there needs to be lamps that one can use to read as well.
There is only one powerful electric plug by the stove. I looked all over the apartment for another one. We had to use it for the coffee machine and tea kettle as well as charging our phones and Ipads. There should be at least another one. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Many thanks Shelly & Ron for being our first guests in the Apartment Valentini following the re-furbishment ! We were so pleased you took us up on our request to give us a detailed review of the apartment and its' amenities and we are grateful for your supportive and positive response. We think it is important to put the needs and comforts of our guests first and thanks to your helpful hints about the furniture soon there will be a comfy new chair, coffee table and more lamps for reading. Our aim is simple, to offer more than just a simple place to stay, a really well thought out, well equipped home from home complemented by wonderful personal attention from the minute our guests first inquire to waving them goodbye. We look forward to seeing you both again when you are in Orvieto next year and thank you so much Ron for your wonderfully kind gift of the beautiful plant.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Charming, peaceful apartment in the historic center of Orvieto
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Orvieto Orvieto
5

A wonderful place to stay in Orvieto!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We stayed only 3 days, but wished we could have stayed longer. The accommodations were perfect for us. The apartment was beautiful, clean and very conveniently located. When we arrived, it was pouring down rain, but no matter...our hosts father picked us up and drove us to the apartment - Wow!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Donald, thank you for your thoughtful review and lovely comments about the Apartment Valentini. It was a pleasure for us to be able to assist you to get quickly settled into the apartment despite the rain. Sometimes the small things can make all the difference. We would be delighted to accommodate you and your wife when you next return to beautiful Orvieto.
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Charming, peaceful apartment in the historic center of Orvieto
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Orvieto Orvieto
St. Augustine, Florida
5

At Home in Orvieto

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This warm apartment makes a terrific and comfortable home while visiting Orvieto. The owner, was welcoming and carefully explained the apartment workings. He works very close by the apartment and made clear his availability should problems arise. He referred us as well to an Englishwoman who helpfully suggested restaurants and area sites and arranged a wonderfully informative morning driving tour. Her colleague tailored a private morning for us. She took us to an Etruscan hill town and to short walks along stretches of scenic Roman and Etruscan roads, followed by a picnic on Lake Bolsena (one of the highlights of our entire vacation). Orvieto is a lovely small city full of medieval architecture and surrounded by stunning views of the Umbrian countryside. We'd love to return to both the city and this apartment. Because of the setting, the city is very quiet and restful in the evenings.
The apartment listing was accurate; we'd definitely recommend to friends and anyone visiting Orvieto. The deck was an additional feature that allowed fresh air meals or snacks.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a such a lovely review for this apartment and your positive comments about the owner, my colleague and I. It was genuinely a great pleasure meeting you both and yes, the picnic beside lake Bolsena was memorable! It would be great to welcome you both to this area again as there is SO much more to see and experience in this wonderful, unspoilt region. Thanks again!
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Charming, peaceful apartment in the historic center of Orvieto
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Our 5 day stay in Orvieto

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Apt Valentini was exactly as we expected from the listing description and photos. We very much appreciated everyone's kind assistance, from Mandy and all the information she provided prior to arrival, to Mario picking us up at the funicular station and Fabrizio making sure we felt at home. The apartment was perfect for us, perfectly situated in the heart of the city, clean, well furnished and stocked. We particularly enjoyed sitting out on the balcony with a glass of wine. We rented a car in Orvieto and were concerned about overnight parking but found it to be no problem at all since there is a large parking garage within an easy walk from the apartment. We look forward to our next vacation in Orvieto and Apt. Valentini. Mille grazie per tutto, Fabrizio !!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were delighted you enjoyed your stay at Apartment Valentini and we very much appreciated your feedback regarding how the apartment matched up to the description in our advert. We believe it is important to give accurate information about the accommodation because this is most helpful to our guests. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed hiring a car to make day trips, this area is not only beautiful but full of small hill top towns waiting to be discovered, and although the historic centre of Orvieto is pedestrianised there are several options for parking close to the apartment. We would be thrilled to welcome you back in the future.
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Availability & Rates

Orvieto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 2014 - May 31 2014
€75
€455
2 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€85
€565
2 nights
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
€65
€420
3 nights
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 6 2015
€95
€600
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

2 night stay-final clean €25.00
Payment is made easily and securely via PayPal direct to the owner. 30% non-refundable reservation deposit required to confirm booking. The balance of the rental fee is due 60 days before arrival. See rental agreement for cancellation policy. If reservation falls less than 60 days before arrival then the full rental fee is payable immediately.
Notes Note - for a 2 night stay there is a final cleaning charge of €25. If heating is used during the autumn / Winter periods this is payable at the end of the stay as per amount of gas consumed.

The apartment has one bedroom which has an occupancy for two adults. For additional occupants ( up to a maximum of two ) there is a supplement of Euro 20.00 per night.
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Amenities

Orvieto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Bed (1), Sofa bed sleeps two (1)
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
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