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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

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LA ROMANTICA

Spoleto Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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 Romantica 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

La Romantica is exquisite. This fairy-tale apartment is below and to the side of La Passionata and its entrance is hidden from view. It has 1 dbl bedr, 1 cosy sitting room, a kitchen/diner with a fully-equipped, stone kitchen and wood-burning stove and a shower-room. The 'wow' factor in this apartment consists of its 2 huge, arched windows. One is in the bedroom and at night one can lie in bed and stare at the vastness of the universe. The other is in the kitchen/dining room. The kitchen window looks onto gardens, mountains and the terrace. The bedroom window looks onto a gently undulating, panoramic landscape towards Assisi. It also has a private terrace that seats 4. Bicycles to share are included in the rental. A lovely 3-4 mile cycle ride along flat, windy roads through the olive groves leads you to the grocers in Eggi, a supermarket or Spoleto. La Romantica is ideal for honeymooners or for those seeking to regain a passion worn down by the pressures of every-day life.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Umbria Holiday Rentals

Norma Williams

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2003
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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. Indeed, Trip Advisor has awarded us their highest accolade, their ultimate badge of excellence, which can be used to promote any of our properties, as a result of the volume of brilliant reviews we have received from all over the world.

We hope you stay with us !

Norma Williams purchased this apartment in 2003
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

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Property Reviews

La Romantica
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
business
La Romantica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696?uni_id=15303
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
North Carolina, USA
5

La Romantica - Bellissima!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
Once we pulled into Bazzano Inferiore and up the road to the little hamlet where La Romantica is nestled, we knew we were in for something special. The garden, the views, the wonderful neighbors, and Laurie and Norma, take a great apartment over the top! This is such a cozy, warm spot, really tucked away. We loved the atmosphere and found everything we needed was provided. We wish we had the chance to try the family restaurant and find more time to visit with Laurie and meet the amazing Norma in person. Wouldn't change anything else! Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We absolutely love what we do, which is to provide our guests with a fantastic context and to offer as many opportunities as possible for the holiday of a life-time. For instance, we are planning to offer helicopter trips from our private restaurant at our Villa Marianna, 0.7 miles up the most beautiful and quiet lane in the world. Already, we offer guided, scenic walks with mules carrying picnics, olive oil tastings, wine tastings, cookery classes, ceramic classes, fly fishing, guided trips to Rome and Florence...... We are always developing our offer because we understand that these days, it is not enough to just provide an apartment, villa or pool property. We offer an entire experience !
Helpful votes: 7/7
business
La Romantica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696?uni_id=15303
+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
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
Lavish, generous, and romantic. For us, the genuinely friendly support of Norma and Laurie made 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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
La Romantica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696?uni_id=15303
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
Newcastle upon Tyne England
5

Peace and privacy

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
We stayed in La Passionata with two friends this August. This is our second but hopefully not our last stay.
The views from the apartment are spectacular, the garden is beautiful and well maintained, the facilities and kitchen provisions were just the best, and Laurie was just a phone call away if we needed him.
We love Umbria and there is plenty to do and see if you can bear to drag yourself away from the garden!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
La Romantica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696?uni_id=15303
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
5

Exceptional Holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
Everything about our stay in Romantica was exceptional and we were
thoroughly impressed with Umbria having never been before. I feel
sure we will come again. Although next time we will bring the mosquito repelant with us - we got eaten alive!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
La Romantica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8696?uni_id=15303
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
Perth, Western Australia
5

Great value. Great service

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
Instead of writing a review, here is the email we wrote to the owners following our holiday. It says it all.

Dear Norma and Laurie
Just a quick note to thank you for looking after us so well in Umbria - and to congratulate you on the standard of your hospitality. We very much like the way you run your holiday properties. We liked the fact that there were no additional things to pay - in our Tuscany accommodation the gas used was charged as an extra at the end - and I'm sure all your guests like the fact that everything is included in the price. We also very much liked the extensive welcome pack - far more than most (I feel sure) give - and certainly more than our Italian owned Tuscan accommodation provided. Not difficult that since they provided nothing at all - not even salt! Again I am sure that all your tenants appreciate the fact that you go the extra mile for them in this way. Finally, of course, we liked the apartments themselves. It was great to split our time between two - one week in L'Arco and one in La Romantica. They were quite different and we very much enjoyed both. Pity you couldn't have laid on wall to wall sun for us as well as a great apartment but even the best of landlords can't control the weather. And even in the rain we enjoyed them.

So, as I'm sure you have been told many times, we think you are both doing a great job and have very much got things right. My daughter has booked La Passionata for later this year and it was great to be able to tell her that she is going to a really good place with really good people in charge.

Thanks again

Sean and Suss
Perth, Western Australia
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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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

Spoleto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Rate 1
Dec 1 2013 - Apr 30 2014
€450
€1,485
8 nights
 
 
Rate 2
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€530
€1,749
7 nights
 
 
Rate 3
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
€470
€1,551
8 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
5% off the 2nd averagely rated week of a 2 week booking/15% off the 3rd averagely rated week of a 3 week booking/25% off the 4th averagely rated week of a 4 week booking.
Rate is ALL INCLUSIVE + a Welcome Pack.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Spoleto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Paper Towels
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Sunbed
  • Parking On Street
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Tiled Stove
  • Firewood
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Mobile Phone
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Shower unit
  • Bathroom is a shower room without tub and with WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • The rate includes up to 2 persons - an extra adult or teenager or 2 small children will cost 50 Euros/week each extra. Children of 2 and under are free of charge. There is 1 double bedroom with a wall-sized arched window and spectacular views towards Assisi. Here there is 1 large double bed and SKY Sat TV with english language films, documentaries, music, fashion and news channels etc. There are also 2 single beds in the small, open-plan sitting room. Both beds are decked up as sofas and covered in cushions when not in use as beds. In this room are also 2 easy chairs. Please order a high-chair and/or a cot in advance - free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • ruins
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
Full-time access to our large private pool at Villa Marianna (120 sq mts), 3 miles away, free of charge. Self Catering, Huge Arched Windows, Fantastic Views, 4 miles to Spoleto Centre, 15 miles to Assisi, 40 miles to Perugia, 30 miles to Orvieto, 40 miles to Gubbio, 5 hours to Venice + 3 hours to Pompeii by train A car is essential. Ideal for 2-3 adults or, 2 adults and 2 very small children. SKY SAT TV with Eng lang films/docs/news/music etc + DVD, 1 stereo/radio, plenty of videos (child/adult), CDs and a variety of books. I'm sorry I can't allow pets. There are 55 steps leading up to La Romantica. Hairdryer + ironing facilities in each apt but both share the use of the washing machine, in the utility room at the entrance to Convent.
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