CASA CARDINALE - SUMPTUOUS, ARTISTICALLY-RESTORED HOME W FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION

Namita Gill

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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CASA CARDINALE - SUMPTUOUS, ARTISTICALLY-RESTORED HOME W FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION

Montefalco House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

Casa Cardinale is situated just a few steps from the main piazza at the top of the town with views across the valley to other hilltowns nestling on the Apennine range in the distance.This very special place is right in the centre of the delightful hilltown of Montefalco noted for its rich history and the award-winning Sagrantino wine.

Restored by artist Neil Moore with extraordinary authenticity, the building was once part of a cardinal’s residence and has been exquisitely decorated to preserve the colours and forms of its Medieval and Renaissance past. The rooms within Casa Cardinale are of generous proportions and contain original oak beam ceilings, floors in terra cotta, and exotic furnishings including an Etruscan cinerary urn as the bathroom hand basin in the 'Lucrezia' level on the first floor.

The two levels can be rented SEPARATELY or as one house which sleeps up to seven on two queen-sized beds and sofa beds. Enquire about the rates for each level. 'Lucrezia' has a fully operational kitchen with dining area and is more suitable for longer stays. The ground level 'Federico' has a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave oven, sink, kettle and coffee-maker.

Expertly modernised in a way that harmonizes with its historic detail it will provide a memorable experience in the the heart of one of the gems of Umbria's hilltowns. The house itself is in a quiet side street - the most photographed in town - with an award-winning restaurant and other eating places just a few steps away in the main piazza.

Montefalco is fast becoming renowned as a wine growing district and in particular for its award-winning Sagrantino wines. Wine tastings, cooking classes, truffle hunts, guided tours, shopping expeditions, hiking and bicycle excursions as well as a dedicated driver can be organised by negotiation.

Visit the numerous nearby wineries and olive groves, hunt for truffles with local farmers, attend festivities in the piazza or simply unwind in a local spa and sauna. Alternatively, you might explore other historic towns such as Bevagna, Spoleto, Spello, Perugia and Orvieto with major remnants of their Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance past, visit Assisi and its surrounds notable for the life of Saint Francis, or Deruta for its ceramics. No matter how you spend your time, this magical place will undoubtedly entice you to return and discover more of its treasures.

For further local information visit our website listed on this page

Keywords: Apartment, medieval town

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Carol, Thank you VERY much for making available to us such a perfect vacation. I have traveled a lot over the years, but cannot remember enjoying before anything quite so fairy-tale like.The pictures truly do not represent the beauty, quality and care evident in the apt. Anyone could have happily just moved in. Your advice to use the book for a restaurant destination was also right on. You are wrong about Vassani, and I would without exception recommend it to your clients if they could possibly afford it. They have a fixed price menu, so at least there would be no surprise. You and everyone else there were so friendly and generous. This would have been such an exception in most places, One day we found ourselves in a town, headed into to avoid the truck fumes on the way back to the tunnel from Norcia, and thought we’d get a cold drink. The little town on a hill, Valle something, had literally not one commercial place as we stolled though its winding walkways. The grandmas sitting out front, if here, would have had shotguns or at least made it very clear: what the hell were we doing there? But no, we got smiles and hellos. You furnished the apt. with such nice things. I hope we left it in the same condition in which we found it, at least we did try. We will return, and this time you will find us on a big motorcycle. As for me, I’d pick up and move to the area on the fly tomorrow. Again, thank you for “setting the table” for us. We are sincerely appreciative. Yours, Gail Simon and Matt Gannon
Sep 2006
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Namita Gill

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We bought this magnificent property from our friends Neil Moore and Carol Searle of Living Italy Tours in January 2010. We live in Melbourne, Australia for most of the year

Namita Gill purchased this house in 2010

We fell in love with Casa Cardinale and the lifestyle it affords virtually on the central piazza of Montefalco with its cafes, restaurants, spa - and in particular the award winning wines.

The apartment is very close to Montefalco's central piazza, and just a few paces from Umbria's best cook in the restaurant Alchimista. The town has recently established itself on the wine lover's circut with its Sagrantino red wine, winning awards as Italy's best red. Sitting in the piazza at sunset with a glass of this liquid treasure, some local pecorino cheeses, and wild boar salami helps keeps us focussed on life's essentials. Cristina, our property manager, is just a 'phone call away should you require assistance.

Wine tastings, cooking classes, truffle hunts, guided tours, shopping expeditions, hiking and bicycle excursions as well as a dedicated driver can be organised by negotiation.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Casa Cardinale - sumptuous, artistically-restored home w flexible accommodation
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Montefalco Foligno
Switzerland
5

Our Stay in Montefalco

  • 5 of 5
Casa Cardinale is a wonderful appartement and we spent in December 2012 some wonderful days in that place.We hope to come back soon to that little town in Umbria.
Stephan&Beate
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Casa Cardinale - sumptuous, artistically-restored home w flexible accommodation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p46309vb
+61 61402039341
Montefalco Foligno
Gisborne, Victoria, Australia
5

A most delightful and charming house in Umbria

  • 5 of 5
This property is an absolute hidden treasure, in that is is a mere 10 metres from the town plaza and the best restaurant for delicious home cooked meals, delightful breakfasts and personal service. Both apartments are beautifully furnished, have extremely comfortable beds and furnishings, are very quiet and the upstairs apartment has beautiful views. The amenities are first class with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, generous quantities of linen and kitchen items, books and dvd's if there happens to be a drizzle, DVD and CD player if you need. The translation is The Cardinal's House, and it is indeed majestic and historic, yet has all the modern requirements we desire in a holiday home, either short term or long term.
Montefalco is indeed the "balcony of Umbria" and the views ot the surrounding valleys, towns and mountains are breathtaking. It offers a beautiful Umbrian experience without being touristy, it feels as thought you are living like a local and are accepted thus by everyone you meet. The streets are cobbled, you can feel the history surround you and every corner you turn there is another breathtaking view or fascinating walkway to explore. The local area produces some of the very nicest wines and produce which are a delight to partake of.
We stayed for 5 days and made it our base to see the surrounding area as well as have a rest and slow down after 4 weeks of travel. It was perfect and we would recommed this property highly as a destination. We would have stayed longer if time permitted.
The photos are a true reflection but it is better to be there and experience it, the location is perfect in so many ways, the property is maintained exceptionally well, the Manager was extremely helpful with information and making us feel welcome, I would certainly recommend this property to friends, relatives and anyone who appreciates a fine residence in a stunning area. You are in easy reash of Asissi, Perugia, Trevi, Foligno, Bevagna, too many places to list here, they are all delightful. I think that any time of the year would be great, we were lucky enough to arrive for the Wine and Harvest Festival, which was an added treat.Do yourself a favour, enjoy!!! I am planning a return trip already.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Cardinale - sumptuous, artistically-restored home w flexible accommodation
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Montefalco Foligno
Sebastopol, California, USA
5

Welcoming Umbrian Hilltown Location

  • 5 of 5
During our three weeks on holiday in Italy through Cinque Terra, Florence, Assisi and Rome a highlight was Lucrezia at Casa Cardinale. It was completely as described....warm, clean, many amenities, and just around the corner from a fabulous restaurant. The owners were easy to work with in scheduling and Cristina was welcoming upon arrival. A car will be needed to visit a dozen or so interesting hill towns in the area, all the while relishing the local Sagarantino wine and hearty Umbrian fare. We would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Cardinale - sumptuous, artistically-restored home w flexible accommodation
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+61 61402039341
Montefalco Foligno
4

Ambiance with cold showers

  • 4 of 5
Wonderful ambiance, property is as advertised, with basic cooking opportunities. We did not do any cooking other than coffee and breakfast as we ate at the wonderful restaurants in the area. The restoration of this property is lovely however lighting is ambient at best, with the high ceilings and dark wood beams more natural lighting would help. As you are in an ancient building the plumbing was more the issue with us than anything else. Main floor apartment had tepid water at best and cold water most of the time. Upstairs apartment had warmer water for most of the time but it never got really hot for any length of time and water pressure was low in both apartments. Would recommend only to persons that understand that the water problems may still be an issue. We did go to a couple of local winers and were impressed with wines and oils in the area. Truffle hunting and meal with local farmer was fun and was arranged by the property manager Cristina, who is has wealth of information about the area. Piazza is just steps away from the door and has great restaurants. Our favorites were L'Alchimista and Restaurant 'Il Coccorone[this restaurant is off the main piazza, look for the sign off the Town Hall to the left down a small narrow road and follow it down and left at the T intersection]. For hikers there is lots of hikes from Spoleto and a great trekk along the aquaduct in Spello. The best way to get information on these is thru the local tourist info. Each town has their own and are very helpful about their village.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. The issue with water was due to calcium buildup in the pipes and has been rectified!
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Montefalco Foligno
Bellinzona, Switzerland
5

Montefalco che bello

  • 5 of 5
From the exterior Casa Cardinale blends indistinguishable from the multitude of old buildings in Montefalco. On the inside however it is artfully renovated to create a warm and colorful ambiance maintaining at the same time it’s medieval flavor with antique terracotta floors, the ceiling’s original wooden beams and rustic furniture.
I lodged in it with 3 friends in the month of September with it’s pleasant weather. The living room on the first floor had particular charm and is where we gathered spontaneously for improvised aperitivo’s with good local wines or for late after dinner chatting.
The town piazza is literally a few steps away and in the evenings becomes quite lively. It has various restaurants with home made pastas, local specialties and a variety of dishes. The one we preferred is so close it nearly seems like an extension of Casa Cardinale. We even went over in the mornings for cappuccino breakfast, fresh brioches and tarts.
Casa Cardinale is an excellent base to visit Umbria. Particularly appreciated was the owner’s suggestions and arrangements she made for guided tours such as a visit to Assisi and surroundings or the winery just below Montefalco which produces some of the top Italian wines (at amazing 6-18€/bottle) praised by international expert Luca Maroni in his Guides and website.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Casa Cardinale - sumptuous, artistically-restored home w flexible accommodation
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+61 61402039341
Montefalco Foligno
London
5

Medieval Beauty

  • 5 of 5
Casa Cardinale is tucked away just off the central piazza in the medieval hill town of Montefalco, and offers accommodation in two attractive en-suite apartments which have been beautifully and comfortably restored by past and present owners. Soft details and furnishings have been added in natural fabrics and colours. When you walk in there is a feeling of going back in time over original stone steps, with all the original little details spread throughout the apartments. There is also a large collection of books to go with this which adds to the richness of the experience.

Cobblestone alleys lead from the central piazza into all directions, and offer a multitude of cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries to explore. These lanes lead to beautiful views over the surrounding vineyards and hillsides -the panoramic sunsets are to die for.There are some original places of worship which offer cool tranquilty and a place to reflect.
Casa Cardinale goes a long way to provide an experience of the original Italy!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Foligno
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Orte
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Montefalco
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Montefalco
Nearest Point of Interest
Fresco Cycle by Benozzo Gozzoli
Nearest Point of Interest
Pardi
Nearest Point of Interest
Alchimista Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Hourly Parking
Nearest Point of Interest
Long term parking - free
Car: recommended

Exquisite walks through nearby forests or numerous surrounding country lanes, closest large shopping town is Foligno but also nearby to Spoleto Assisi and Perugia shopping experiences, There are numerous excellent restaurants in the town, with the very best l'Alchimista just outside in the piazza, Montefalco won the award for Italy's best red wine in 1998, with the Sagrantino red, Museums containing a range of late medieval and early renaissance frescoes, Close to several major Umbrian towns of historic and artistic interest

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Availability & Rates

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Montefalco House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
€599
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning €60
Notes Cancellation policy:
60 or more days prior to arrival – 30% of rental forfeited
21 to 60 days prior to arrival – 50%
0 to 21 days prior to arrival – 100%
If owners cancel a booking, full payment will be refunded.
Arrival:
2 p.m. onwards. Please contact Cristina Tili at least 48 hours before your arrival to arrange access.

Departure:
by 10 a.m.
Minimum 7 nights.
ENQUIRE ABOUT RENTING EACH FLOOR OF HOUSE SEPARATELY.
30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking. Balance required sixty days prior to arrival. Payment is via Paypal or international funds transfer to our Australian or Italian account.
Prices include heating, water and electricity.
Euro 60 additional for final cleaning.
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Amenities

Amenities

Montefalco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large luxurious bathroom with rustic charm
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , soaf bed is in living area with separate access to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa bed is in the living area
  • Double Beds (2), sofas in each living room converts to beds
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • hunting small game
  • paragliding
Notes:
DVD player, Stereo CD Player, Fully equipped Kitchen, Cooking Utensils, all Linens provided, Washing machine in 'Lucrezia', ironing board & iron
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