Perched on a hillside, overlooking the majestic hills of Valnerina, the sensuous landscape of Spoleto Valley, in full view of the romantic ruins of an ancient Lombard fortress, this fairytale 15th century country home is split into two charming units. Perfectly restored, using ancient materials, the property comes with all modern amenities. An 11 x 5m pool is set in a clearing in the olive grove, next to a flower-bedecked pergola and brass shower. Each unit has a private garden with patio/terrace with a view and has its own entrance. The short last section of the road leading to the house is unpaved ("strada bianca") , parking is just above the property or down by the pool-side. Flagstone steps lead down to the front entrance of the larger unit for 6 guests and further down to the entrance of the smaller unit for four guests. Guests may rent one unit or both. The whole place is an ideal place for two families, or simply a large group of friends.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
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- within a few days
- English, Russian, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 28, 2018
London-based Americans in love with Italy.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Owner chose Spoleto
We had looked for a house in Central Italy for three years, searching high and low in Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marche until we found this house and instantly fell in love with it,. We love Central Italy for its unique combination of great landscapes, history, culture, art, food and wine.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property is uniquely positioned on a hill and offers blissful seclusion and incredible views anywhere you look, yet it is only 5 minutes by car from the centre of Spoleto, which is one of the prettiest and liveliest hill towns in Central Italy.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful property in unspoilt Italy
Delightful property on a hillside outside Spoleto, the owners are extremely helpful and conscientious; the property is spotlessly kept to a very high standard, fully equipped and very tastefully furnished. The pool is blissfully peaceful and secluded, being accessed down the hill through scenic olive groves. We had a wonderful stay here and have no hesitation in recommending the property for a taste of Umbrian life.
Spoleto is an unspoilt and authentic Italian town, and the Appenines and national park are within easy reach to the East with spectacular scenery. To the west lies a softer countryside. The local winegrowing properties are well worth a visit, too.
Special interest holidays: In-house Umbrian cooking lessons are offered at extra cost. Coast/Beach: While most travellers come to Umbria for the fabled beauty of its landscape and incomparable art treasures, incurable beach-fleas can reach the Adriatic shore in about 1.5 hours. Lake Trasimeno (30 minutes by car) offers good bathing in fresh water and a chance to catch a few rays on the very spot where Hannibal defeated Roman legions in 217 BC. Travel: Perugia airport (under 50km) is served by Ryanair. Rome's airports are 100km. Spoleto (5km driving) has a railway station and can be easily reached by train from Fiumicino Airport in Rome. A car is however essential for exploring the beauty of the surrounding area. Distances: Spoleto is 5 km. Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco, Spello, Bevagna, Norcia, Trevi - all within 30 minutes driving time. Todi and Orvieto - 1 hour. Cortona - 1.5 hours. Siena - 2 hours. Florence - 2.5 hours Further Details: Beautiful Umbria is home to many historical and cultural jewels of Italy. Spoleto (home of the famous Spoleto Festival), Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, Todi and Orvieto are just a few of the area's many attractions, while the nearby walled town of Norcia, home of Italy's best prosciutto, is considered one of the gastronomic centers of Italy. The beautiful Valnerina valley (http://www.valnerinaweb.com) and Monte Sibillini national park (http://www.sibillini.net) offer hiking, trekking, rock-climbing, white water rafting, mountain-biking, horse-back riding and other outdoor activities. Bazzano Inferiore, the site of the house, provides a charming glimpse into the days of old Italy. In Spoleto, however, guests may find cutting-edge art, excellent restaurants, shopping and even theatre and opera amidst medieval palazzos and Roman monuments. The area is justly famous for its olive oil, wine, and truffles, while carnivores will delight in the sublime taste of local Chianina beef and wild boar specialties. And, of course, Spoleto is the home of the world-famous Spoleto Festival held in June-July.
Booking Notes: Deposits:for accidental damages (refunded). Laura: 500 euros. Olivia: 400 euros. The whole house 900 euros. Deposit is required at the arrival for accidental damages (refunded). Timing of payment: 30% booking; 70% payable 2 weeks before arrival (by bank transfer). Changeover Day: Arrival: Saturday 5pm - 7pm. Departure: Saturday 11am. Please note that the arrival is possible only at this time. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in euros, and include utilities and cleaning. Security deposit will be collected in cash on arrival and refunded upon departure.