Norma Williams

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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LA PASSIONATA

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2 Self Catering Apts to sleep up to 7, between Spoleto + Assisi, close to Rome

Large, private, pool available to all our guests, 3 miles away, FREE OF CHARGE, at our Villa Marianna.

With internet/Wifi access, free of charge, this very pretty part of a 16C Convent was converted into 2 elegant apartments while retaining many of its original features. The private entrance, by way of its original and impressive iron gates, leads to the heart of the Convent where the library and the prayer rooms used to be – hence its 8 huge arched windows through which the nuns would contemplate the stunningly natural beauty all around.

On one side of the Convent is an olive grove. Up the lane is Bazzano’s very beautiful church. On the other side of the Convent live an Italian family. So, at any one time, you may hear roosters crowing, Italians chattering and bells ringing – a cacophony of Mediterranean sounds. At other times, silence ! Living in the Convent is not like living in a make-believe picture postcard version of Italy. What you are about to experience is real !

LA PASSIONATA: La Passionata, a large, open-plan apartment of about 150 sq.mts, is both sensuous and splendid. This spacious apartment, with its beamed and domed ceilings, has 2 double bedrooms – 1 double on the ground floor with a casement window overlooking the gardens and 1 twin in the loft space with a sloping roof and a sky-light - a fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room built into the rocks, an awesome L-shaped, open-plan dining/sitting room with its own 16C fresco as a centre-piece - the artist, Lo Spagna, also has work in the duomo in Spoleto and the Vatican, a huge 16C stone fireplace and 1 bathroom. The main “wow” factor, however, are the 6 huge arched windows on two sides of the dining/sitting room that overlook the spectacular countryside, the gardens and that evoke a feeling of intimacy with the natural beauty surrounding you.

LA ROMANTICA: Below, and to the side of La Passionata, is the other smaller apartment, La Romantica with beamed ceilings throughout. The fantasy bedroom has silky, ruched curtains and magnificent views/Sat TV/Eng speaking. Its 'wow' factors are 2 wall-sized arched windows. One in the bedroom looks onto olive groves and hills rolling towards Assisi, dotted with medieval towers, castles and monasteries and fringed by the Sibilline mountains. The other in the kitchen/diner looks onto gardens, castle ruins and hills.The pretty, snug sitting-room contains 1 single bed made up as a sofa with cushions and a couple of chairs. It faces the terrace and part of the gardens. The spacious hallway with 2 comfy chairs leads directly to private terrace. Here you can chill-out with your glass of Orvieto and contemplate the beautiful garden and the hills beyond.

THE AREA: Just 10 minutes outside of central Spoleto, Bazzano is a wholly Italian enclave and heaves with a history reflected in many of its wondrous old buildings, its awesome church and its grand palace nestling amidst the olive groves. Bazzano is famous locally for its walking territory. Albeit untouched by tourism, it's a little more sophisticated than its neighbouring villages, particularly regarding its small country roads that meander up and down the surrounding hills and join the upper part of Bazzano with its lower part. Strolling back down to the Convent with the stunning panoramic views changing at every twist and bend in the road and enjoying a glass of cold Orvieto at the end of your walk can best be described as a dream-like experience.

Apart from visiting Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Orvieto, Gubbio and Rome, not to be missed is a drive across the Sibbiline mountain range or through the Apennines to the sea-side on the Adriatic coast (about 2 hours), or to Norcia and the Gran Piano.

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Details for La Passionata 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

La Passionata lives up to its name. Both sensuous and splendid! This spacious apartment, with its beamed and domed ceilings, has 1 dble on the ground floor and 1 twin bdr in a loft space with a sloping ceiling and a sky-light (beds can be joined to make a double on request), a large, fully equipped kitchen built into the rocks, a large L-shaped, open-plan dining/siting room with its own 16C freso as a centre-piece, a double sofa-bed and an impressive 16C stone fire-place.. It's 'wow' factor consists of 6 huge, arched windows that frame the dining/sitting room and look to the panoramic countryside towards Assisi, the gardens and the mountains. It also has a private terrace that seats 6. The terrace looks on to gardens, mountains and an ancient ruined castle. Bicycles are included in the rental. An easy 2-4 mile cycle ride through the olive groves takes you to a grocers in the pretty village of Eggi, a supermarket or Spoleto. In La Passionata you will feel at one with nature.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Norma Williams (Property Manager)
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About Norma Williams

We were retired ! We 'fell' into our holiday rental business by accident. It started as a hobby after someone pleaded with us to rent them our house in San Mamiliano, while we were away.

We now have 2 major partners and between us, we offer about 40 very diverse villas, apartments and pool properties, both in central Spoleto and close by. Please see them all on my personal website, the address of which you will find at the bottom of the HomeAway page of this property.

However, we still do not regard ourselves as 'proper business people' because we care far more about contributing to making our guests' holidays fantastic than we do about making money.

We hope you stay with us !

Norma Williams purchased this apartment in 2003

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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La Passionata
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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La Passionata
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
5

A wonderful retreat with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5
Everything went very well and it was really good to be met and shown the road to the rental.
The welcome pack in the fridge was really appreciated even though we had already been to the supermarket.
It is difficult to explain to people how wonderful the view is from that main room. It really made the stay very special and we thoroughly enjoyed eating our evening meals to some wonderful sunsets.
We enjoyed the outside spaces as well and spent some happy hours in conversation with our neighbours in the garden.
We found that the rental was clean and well proved for in the kitchen and the bathroom facilities were good, even though the plumbing seems to suffer from some kind of digestive disorder!
We used the main room as a second bedroom and found it comfortable at night although the blinds did not all function properly and this led to some very early morning breakfasts as the sunlight streamed in the wonderful windows.

we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will recommend "La Passionata" to all who will listen.

We wish you molto fortuna, and thank you both for a wonderful venue.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
La Passionata
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
5

Christmas in Umbria

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home and great location. My family stayed for Christmas and the home was perfect, wonderful fireplace and within driving distance to all Italy has to offer. We took day trips to Pisa, Florence, Rome, and Naples and always had a cozy home to come back to. Thank you for a great vacation, I will be sure to recommend you to anyone headed to Italy!!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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La Passionata
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
San Francisco
5

La Romantica - It's the Best

La Romantica - It's the Best
  • 5 of 5
Lavish, generous, and romantic. For us, the genuinely friendly support of Norma and Laurie could not be beaten to make us feel comfortable and wanted. I would definitely recommend this unit to friends and family willing to be a bit out of the crowd. The accommodations could not have been more modern or functional. Communication in making the booking was rapid, thorough, and professional. We will stay again.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
La Passionata
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
Ireland
5

Room with a view

  • 5 of 5
And what a view!!!! Myself and my friend rented La Passionata in the middle of Sept and it was fantastic. The views over the valley were amazing. And the beautiful stone fireplace was so nice to sit by in the evening with a glass of wine watching mindblowing sunsets.
The bells of the church nearby made it feel like you were on a film set.
We had internet access which was brilliant for researching all the places to go and visit, but Laurie & Norma provide a really good comprehensive guide of restaurants and things to do etc.
Definitely would love to visit again.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
La Passionata
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
NRW
5

Room with a view

  • 5 of 5
We had a very relaxing stay at La Passionata this Easter Holidays. Everything was very nice and we look forward to stay
at La Passionata once again. The view from the living room windows is amazing. Just sit and watch and relax. And if you are relaxed enough, you easily reach Spoleto or all the ohter nearby small towns. Even Assisi or Rome are not far away. La Passionata is the perfect stay for holidays in Umbria.

We showed the pictures to our freinds and relatives. Maybe they will come and see themselves.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
La Passionata
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
Australia
5

La Passionata

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at La Passionata in April. The weather was perfect. The building is as stunning as the photos show and the dining room with the beautiful arched windows has the most spectacular view. Our children still sing the song of the church bells.
We were travelling without a car, but were able to catch the local bus to Spoleto and explore the quiet lanes and roads on the bikes. Some of our best attempts at language were with the locals while waiting for the bus, especially as we were travelling with children.
Laurie was extremely kind and helpful. There was a generous welcome pack with essentials, and useful written information from Norma on the local restaurants. We found the best gelato in Italy on a cycle trip to Spoleto (15km round trip).
The loft room with skylight was fun for the children and the garden was perfect for relaxing with a book, playing skittles or enjoying a BBQ.
We would highly recommend a stay at La Passionata.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Rome or Ancona (Perugia is 20 miles)
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Spoleto
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
A1 - Orte and Orvieto
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Bolsena or San Benedetto del Tronto
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Vincenzo's bar, near Spoleto
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Due Querce
Car: necessary

Bazzano-di-Spoleto is 20 minutes from Assisi, Bevagna, Trevi and Montefalco. The Sibillini mountain range is to the back of you. A 2 hour drive across them to the sea-side on the Adiatic coast, or to Norcia and the Gran Piano, is a drive through heaven! Todi, Gubbio, Orvieto and San Gemini - famous for its flower festivals - are a 1 hour drive. Perugia, Bolsena and Trasimeno are 45-90 minutes by car. Naples and the Amalfi coast are 3-4 hours by train. And, Venice is 5 hours by train.

There are no shops in the village. However, there is grocer's shop and a coffee shop, 1.5 miles away. And, 4 miles away is central Spoleto, packed to the brim with shops, bars and restaurants.

Strolling through the streets of historic Spoleto is like being caught in a time-warp. Here, you can enjoy the finest wines, the tastiest truffles, the most mouth-watering olive-oils and the best ice-creams in Italy. The spirit of its fascinating past is immersed in every stone and cobble. It is the kind of place where fantasy meets reality and, while you're on your passeggiata, maybe it will.

Other Activities: 10-pin bowling, white water rafting, wine-tasting, olive-oil tasting (seasonal), museums

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Spoleto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
HIGH SEASON
Sep 21 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€630
€1,850
 
 
REST OF SEASON
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€530
€1,750
 
 
HIGH SEASON
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€630
€1,850
 
 
REST OF SEASON
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
€530
€1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€630
€1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes For the exclusive use of ONLY our guests, a large private pool, (May 1 to Oct 31), at our Villa Marianna, with restaurant, 3 miles away, is included in the rental rate of this apartment.
Rate is ALL INCLUSIVE + a Welcome Pack.
Between Dec 23 and Jan 3, there is an extra tariff of 100 euros.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Spoleto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A pretty bathroom with tub, mounted shower and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • There is 1 double bedroom with a large double bed, 1 loft space with 2 twin beds that can be joined on request, 1 double sofa-bed and 1 large chaise that can be used as a singe bed. The loft sleeping space has a sloping roof. It is not good for very tall people as they have to stoop in much of the space. Nonetheless, the room is light and airy affording a large sky-light and another large window just under the entrance via a spiral stair-case. The spiral stair-case is narrow and could be difficult for some people to manage. All in all, this area is best suited for teenagers or nimble children. Please order a high-chair and/or a cot in advance.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
Notes:
Full-time access to our private pool at Villa Marianna, 3 miles away, free of charge. Car essential. Ideal for 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 young people. 2 S/Catering Apts, Huge Arched Windows, Fantastic Views, 5 kms to Spoleto Centre, 20 miles to Assisi, 40 miles to Perugia + Gubbio, 15 miles to Trevi, 20 miles to Montefalco, 5 hours to Venice or 3 hours to Pompeii by train. Z-beds available. No pets. 65 shallow steps lead from street to apt. There is Sat TV with english speaking news channels/DVD/VCR/1 stereo CD/radio and many videos + CDs to choose from. Also, many books to satisfy a range of tastes. Each apartment has hairdryer + ironing facilities but shares the use of washing machine in a separate utility room, next to Convent entrance.
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