|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Private pool included in the rate of Spoleto Gold and Terrazza Mercato, 7 miles away, along a quiet and beautiful country road at our Villa Marianna.
Spoleto By The Pool:APT 6 has a private pool on site.
What follows is a general description of all 3 apartments in this advert. For the individual details of each apartment, please scroll down the page......
Please note that if you have mobility problems or are just feeling lazy, Spoleto has a travellator, an underground network of moving walkways, escalators and elevators, whereby you can access anywhere in Spoleto, easily and free of charge.
TERRAZZA MERCATO/LUXURY has 2 double bedrooms (including 1 twin bedroom – beds can be joined by request), 1 large comfortable sitting room – seats 6, 1 extremely stylish and perfectly equipped kitchen + dish washer, 1 dining room – seats 6, 2 bathrooms (one of which has a double hydro massage shower + a jacuzzi), 1 terrace – seats 4 and a long balcony, both with rooftop and partial mountain views. The balcony connects the terrace to the dining room.
In the middle of the historic centre of Spoleto, immediately off Piazza Mercato, a 25 minutes stroll to the train station, Terrazza Mercato is a large and spacious, luxury apartment,
SPOLETO GOLD/LUXURY has floor to ceiling windows with street and mountain views, 2 double bedrooms (including 1 twin bedroom – beds can be joined, by request), 1 sitting/dining room that contains a fully equipped kitchen + dish-washer and 1 bathroom with tub + hand held shower.
In the popular, lower, historic centre of Spoleto, conveniently located next to the escalator that joins the bottom of Spoleto to the top, Spoleto Gold is a spacious, luxury and contemporary apartment.
Perfectly located in an area where the shops, bars and restaurants are more concentrated than in the rest of Spoleto. It is immediately inside the wall, in the lane, Interna Dell Mura. And, it is a 10 mins stroll to the train station.
SPOLETO BY THE POOL:APT 6 has 2 double bedrooms (including 1 twin bedroom – beds can be joined, by request), 1 sitting/dining room that contains a fully equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom with box shower + 1 terrace/patio.
Part of a group of 6 apartments with a large private, infinity pool, 0.7 miles from the historic centre of Spoleto, Spoleto By The Pool:APT 5 and APT 6 totally occupy a 1 storey cottage besides the pool, separated from the pool by a lawn. APT 6 is the most private of all 6 of the apartments. Magnificent views from all its front windows of mountains, pastures and the pool.
While a car is not necessary to access Spoleto By The Pool, we do recommend one, unless you are the fit types, used to walking uphill and do not wear high heels.
Spoleto By The Pool (APTs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 + 6) is situated on a hill, with sensational views, and is 10 mins walk to the train station.
SPOLETO CENTRAL: With its shops, bars and the largest selection of fantastic restaurants, all offering a diversity of dishes from local black truffles to pastas and paper thin, bubbly, crispy crust, piping hot pizzas, Spoleto is not a touristy place and, therefore, prices are good, competitive local prices.
The local wines eg Trebbiano, Grecchetto, Montefalco, Orvieto... are to die for. You will hardly notice the price of it on your bill. You can choose from amazing shoe, bag and clothes shops, any shape or size, designer label or otherwise. And, there are churches and monuments on street corners, under arches, through tunnelled alleyways, peppered hither and thither, as you meander along the picturesque cobbled lanes, every angle, a work of art. Fatal to take your camera out. You will obsessively do nothing but take photos ! The local bars are filled with friendly locals and the owners will warmly welcome you. The passeggiata is where everyone meets and is joyful, especially over aperitivi.
BUS, TRAIN OR CAR : From Spoleto train station, it is possible to get to practically anywhere in Italy eg 1 hr 20 mins to Rome, 4/5 hours to Venice and Naples, 30 mins to Perugia.... An easy walk along a flat boulevard road, stuffed with shops and bars ! The local buses take you to nearby villages and/or you can even catch a bus to Norcia, which will take you on a sensationally beautiful drive along the Valnerina, for about 1 hr 45 mins, passing through mountain scenery, climbing higher and higher. Or, by car, you can continue further to the heart-stoppingly, amazing Gran Piano and see the tiny hick town of Castellucio peeking through swirling mists. On a great plane, surrounded by mountains, the world spilling beneath you, your heart will miss a beat. In Castellucio, you can dine on the finest lentils and white truffles. Nearer to home, by car, it is easy to visit Todi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Perugia, Spello and Assisi, all within a 45 mins radius.
WALKING, HIKING OR BIKING: Walk to the top of Spoleto (20 mins), along the higgledy, piggledy arched and cobbled lanes, passing the famous Duomo, and you reach Spoleto's finest 2 monuments, the Rocca and Il Ponte. Then, you can do a circular walk around the Rocca, which is spectacularly beautiful, as you see Spoleto sprawling below you. Or, you can take the brand new escalator, which starts outside the entrance to Spoleto Gold, from the bottom to the top of Spoleto. Then, pausing at the bar at the top for a prosecco, you can continue across the famous and stunning looking, arched bridge, directly into the Sacred Mountains, and, either do another circular walk, passing across valleys, mountains and dales, ending up in Piazza Garibaldi, at the bottom of Spoleto, or, continue up through the Sacred Mountains to Monteluco. Or, you can take the bus from the bottom to the top, which takes about 10 minutes. If you are a cyclist, you can hire bikes locally and cycle along the river bank, all the way to Assisi, passing Campello and Trevi along the way.
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 2004
The apartment was very comfortable and clean.
Within walking distance to the beautiful town of Spoleto. Norma and Laurie were very helpful and provided lots of information to make our stay special.
My friend and I stayed at Penthouse on the Park (an Umbriaholiday rental) in May 2014. It took a while to complete the review, however it was a great experience. I would highly recommend this property, including the professionalism of Norma and Laurie. It started before our trip will lots of helpful information for us to plan our arrival and activities, including a parking spot for our rental car. Since we were coming in from Naples, Laurie made himself available to meet us, take us to the apartment, give us helpful information and orient us to the immediate area (ie. restaurant and day trip suggestions, grocery stores, etc). The apartment was clean, in a central location (to walk to local restaurants, or drive to nearby towns), and had all the basic needs for us to be able to have breakfast, coffee and prepare light meals if we wanted to stay in. It was really well stocked with a welcoming bottle of wine and all the basics included and more (ie. coffee, sugar, salt, washing items (ie. detergent), utensils, pots/pans, and anything you would need. The grocery store was really close and convenient for basis items. The terrace was really nice to be able to enjoy the sights and relax with a glass of wine before heading out for dinner. Laurie was readily available for any questions or advice. We stayed for a week and were able to enjoy many of the local towns within the area. I would highly recommend this property and the managers as they made our stay enjoyable. We are hoping to come back soon.
The property and the host were amazing. Our family of four traveled from New York City and arrived tired but were quickly revived by the much heralded Laurie. We found the penthouse to be perfect for us and our two teen age children 14 & 17. We loved Spoleto and spent half our days there and the other half touring Umbria via train which is very convenient. We even hit the train station at 5:30 am to take the express train to Florence and had an incredible day. We went to Orvieto, Assisi and other small towns and villas. But always back to beautiful Spoleto. Awesome restaurants (even for someone with Celiacs) wonderful people and the most spectacular sights ever. I know we will back.
This was our second time to Umbria and Spoleto. What a lovely place to spend a vacation.
The apartment is perfectly located just a short lovely walk to the historic center. The apartment worked so well for us. Many incredible restaurants are close by and the kitchen is well equipped to cook with the wonderful fresh and local ingredients found in the markets.
Laurie was so gracious to pick us up at the train station and is a wealth of information. At the end of our visit, he made sure we got to the train station on time. You rock Laurie!
Norma and Laurie make sure your visit is one to remember. The apartment is located perfectly for exploring the wonders of Umbria.
We can't wait to come back!
K and D
This was my first trip to Italy and to Spoleto. I traveled with a great friend (Sue) and our stay at the Penthouse on the Park exceeded our expectations. The location was excellent; just a short walk and you’re in the city center where all the shops, great restaurants and cafe/bars are. The upper terrace provided a gorgeous 360degree view of the hillside olive groves, hay fields, and pretty villas. Alot of time was spent just gazing out on the hillside with a glass of wine and enjoying the fragrance of jasmine in the air. The apartment was spacious, comfortable and well stocked.
Laurie was wondrous! He arrived quickly at train station to pick us up, toured us around town to show off his city, provided many tips on where to eat and drink, and was a very charming man. I was especially impressed with is willingness to make certain we were enjoying ourselves. He was always just a text away... After one week, he again transported us to Strettura (just outside Spoleto) to Castrum Resort for our second week. Without him, transport would of had to have been arranged and most likely expensive. Finally, he gathered us at the end of our stay to take us to the train. Truly amazing and unheard of in the States. Thank you - Thank you Laurie!!! And while I did not meet Norma, our email conversations prior to arrival where very helpful and booking was very easy! Thank you both for all the help; you made this holiday very easy to arrange and enjoy.
Finally, I cannot leave out the opportunity we were presented with to have dinner in the countryside with Norma and Laurie's friends Daniella and Luciano. Unsure of what the evening would entail, we were intrigued. In fact, it turned out to be a dining experience rivaling anything else. Multiple courses were served at a very casual pace allowing us to savor the flavors as well as enjoy conversation with the other guests from all over the world (New Zealand, Belgium, and USA). Truly a great Umbrian dining experience!
Thank you Norma and Laurie for an excellent holiday......
My husband and I had a wonderful time staying in Norma and Laurie's flat near the park. Every evening after dinner out, we stopped in the park to watch soccer. After a few evenings of this, we started recognizing players!
The flat is extremely convenient to all areas of Spoleto (particularly the large grocery store).
Every afternoon, my husband and I had cocktails on the roof, which renders a spectacular view. The flat itself was very comfortable and clean.
Laurie and Norma are wonderful hosts. Not only did they leave a welcome basket full of goodies, but Laurie also brought over our luggage which had been delayed getting to Italy.
Staying in Spoleto is like staying in a fairy-tale castle, peppered with piazzas, sprinkled with bars, restaurants and shops amidst a maze of tunnelled, cobbled lanes and alley-ways, all leading skywards to the famous Rocca, the aqueduct & some of the best views in the world. This whole surreal setting is akin to a stage-set, fringed by mountains, olive groves and vineyards and a mixture of medieval monasteries, towns, cities and tiny hill-top villages - all beckoning a visit ! However, for me, Spoleto is the ultimate temptress. Once under her spell, you are lost forever in her beauty. It requires will-power to leave this place, even for a short while. It is, quite simply, the most captivating city in Italy, never mind Umbria, Venice being on a par – the difference being that Venice has the water and Spoleto has the mountains. And, like Venice, Spoleto has a history to be reckoned with - it predates Rome. Easy access to Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Rome, Trevi, Perugia etc.
Other Activities: wine-tasting, markets, olive oil tasting, truffle trails, museums, galleries, churches. Indeed, we can arrange all kinds of special activities to suit your requirements. When you enquire, you will automatically receive a list of things to see and do in and around central Spoleto, all based on our personal experiences and those of our guests. Never a dull moment in this area !!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
REST OF YEAR
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
For the exclusive use of ONLY our guests, a large private pool, (APROX May 1 to Oct 31), at our Villa Marianna, 7 miles away.
Between Dec 23 and Jan 3, an extra tariff of 150 euros is applied.
Rate is ALL INCLUSIVE + a Welcome Pack....wine, pasta, pasta sauce, olive oil, tea, coffee, sugar etc + toiletries.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.