|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Via Monterone Luxury Apartment and the Studio Apartment are situated just a few hundred metres from the centre of Spoleto in a quiet one way street They have been recently refurbished with style and comfort to provided an amazing base from which to enjoy your visit to this charming city.
The Luxury apartment has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a balcony with amazing mountain views.
The Studio has a Living room with a single sofa bed and an additional pullout single bed, a bedroom a small kitchen area and a bathroom.
The first 17 pictures published are relating to the Luxury Apartment, the last 7 to the Studio Apartment.
The city is a centre of cultural delights, in particular it hosts the Festival dei Due Mondi each summer. Regional Umbrian food is delicious and every restaurant prides itself on serving simple, fresh, typical dishes. Truffles, asparagus, peccorino cheese, local salamis and many varieties of pasta, not to mention the local wines, all are worth sampling. More than once!
Spoleto: Spoleto has been inhabited since early Roman time but today it appears essentially a mediaeval city. It flourished also as one of the Papal States and the Pope often resided in the Rocca Albornoziana at the summit of the city. Worth seeing as you walk around are The Arch of Drusus (23 A.D.) to be found near the Romanic church of St. Ansano , the Roman theatre, whose construction goes back to the first years of the Empire, and the Paleo Christian basilica St. Salvatore of the 4th century (at about 1.2 km distance to the north).
In the lower part of the city hunt out the church St.Gregorio Maggiore,(12th century), characterized by its evocative apsis zone and by the elevated presbytery, a Roman bridge (also called 'the Bloody') consisting of three arches in travertine stone blocks and the amphitheatre of the 2nd century A.D.
The duomo has stunning frescoes by Lippi and there are many delightful piazzas and winding streets to discover.
Monteluco: The sacred mountain of Monteluco has been considered a holy place since Roman times and then the Benedictines established a monastery near the summit and this provided hospitality for Franciscans and other pilgrims. Syrian monks also came here for meditation and prayer.
It is covered entirely with oaks and is now linked to Spoleto by a 13th century aqueduct. There are many walking trails to explore and the views are stunning.
At the base of the mountain is San Pietro's church built in the early 5th century and this can be seen from the apartment.
Umbria: Umbria is not as well known as neighbouring Tuscany and is consequently not full of foreign tourists. However, the discovery process is beginning and news of the delights are spreading. Towns like, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Bevagna, Montefalco, Todi, Orvieto and Norcia are all worth visiting. Wine tasting at wineries in the area around Montefalco, walking in the many olive grove mountain paths, discovering the delicious regional menus and the slow pace of life are all highly recommended.
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This apartment is gorgeous! It's in the perfect location within the old mediaeval town walls of charming Spoleto. The apartment is spacious, spotless, beautifully furnished, comfortable and peaceful - with the most breathtaking view towards the Appenines.
Marina is a wonderful host and looked after us perfectly. She answered all our questions and gave terrific recommendations of places to visit.
The apartment is on via Monterone, a charming, peaceful, cobbled street leading away from the town centre, so you are handy to everything Spoleto offers. There is a grocer just across the street from the apartment plus an enoteca and a fabulous restaurant (with the best home cooking of all our time in Italy) a few doors down. When you enter the apartment, and walk out to the balcony you could feel as if you've died and gone to heaven!
I recommend this apartment 100%. Why would you go anywhere else?
We were fortunate to have a two month stay in the "luxury apartment". At the end we wished we had booked three. The apartment is exactly as described. It is perfectly accommodating and appointed for short or extended stays. The views from the terrace are breathtaking. The location is terrific. We especially loved our morning walks from Via Monterone up to the Rocca. Spoleto and its many festivals were much more than we ever imagined. As you walk around the city it's easy to imagine being in a Sophia Loren movie. The history, art, architecture, social events and beautiful Umbrian people keep you constantly engaged. Marina was terrific. She was very helpful in familiarizing us with the apartment and resident requirements. She was readily available for questions and advice during our stay. This was our first extended stay in Spoleto and we intend to return next year. We have been home in the USA for two weeks and definitely miss our "Italian" life. Bravo to Umbria, Spoleto, this apartment and Marina. All have contributed to creation of some fantastic memories.
Like all the other reviews, I can highly recommend this apartment. We spent 10 days here and although there were only 2 of us, my husband and I rented it for the balcony .... We had many meals, or drinks there, or simply relaxing and looking at the view. If the weather was not suitable we would happily sit at the huge island kitchen bench, which provided the same vista.
The apartment has everything you could want, it is beautifully furnished and was a haven to come back to after a day of exploring the nearby towns.
We opted not to have a car, so had an easy walk, 2 km, to the train station (uphill on the way home) this enabled us to visit many of the surrounding hilltop towns, like Spello, Trevi and Assisi. Florence, Perugia, Ancona and Rome are also easily accessible by train. Overall a great base.
Spoleto itself has so much to see and has some wonderful restaurants.
Thank you to Marina, who responded to our emails promptly and was able to offer advice when when we had a query.
We would definitely stay here again.
We are happy to recommend this apartment to other travellers. It offers a high level of comfort and generous spaces and is ideal for two couples. In our case it was a lovely indulgence in terms of space for just one couple. The photos are a true representation of the modern, stylish interior. Filled with natural light, it is one of six apartments in an old, well maintained palazzo in a convenient position within the walls of the old town. Once you close the door, only one flight up from the entry level, you would hardly know there was a road outside, or other apartments in the building. With the exception of the main bedroom, which overlooks the charming cobbled street below, all windows are on the other side of the apartment where the views are glorious. Also it is completely private, not one window is overlooked by anyone else. We chose this place to relax and take a breath towards the end of a long trip, and we had a lot of washing to do. The laundry facilities are excellent and I was pleasantly surprised to find all the necessary detergents at my disposal. We concur with previous comments, Marina was delightful - friendly, prompt and efficient. When helping us find the carpark, she spotted a free 24 hour kerbside space very close to the apartment, so, as it turned out, parking wasn’t an issue for us. Spoleto is a place we visited and enjoyed many years ago and it is still charming, not too much changed, although now easier to navigate the hilly terrain via a moving footway. We ate very well (twice) at La Lanterna in the Via della Trattoria, recommended to us by the assistant in Baldini, a well priced ladies fashion boutique in the Piazza del Mercato. There was a small huddle at the door of the restaurant right on opening time and the place filled in less than an hour, so we booked the second time we went (0743 49815) which was just as well as they were turning people away from the moment they opened the doors.
We rented this lovely apartment for two weeks and enjoyed every moment of our stay in Spoleto. I would recommend this apartment without hesitation. Marina is a fantastic manager and was always responsive and ready to help us at all times. The location is perfect, easy to walk everywhere and close to the "moving sidewalk," which is very practical in this hilly town. My only suggestion is that the master bedroom should have an air conditioning unit. All the other rooms have a/c units, but the master only has an electric fan. Actually, this was not a problem during our stay at the end of September as the temperature was quite cool at night. However, the master bedroom might be very hot during the summer. That said, we are Americans and excessively fond of air conditioning:) All in all, I give this apartment full marks. Very good grocery stores and restaurants nearby and fresh produce available every morning in the nearby piazza. Truly, a gem!
This apartment has it all. From start to finish, everything here was perfect.
From the first enquiry to our arrival in Spoleto we felt comfortable that we were dealing with an efficient operation. Marina replied to any questions we had speedily and with any info that we needed.
We felt happy that we had picked a gem for our holiday, but, we were still gobsmacked when we arrived here. The apartment is stunning. It helps also that it is in such a great location within the old town of Spoleto. We were within walking distance of anything we wanted to do and just about two minutes walk from Piazza del Mercato and Piazza Liberta. Yet the view from the balcony is breathtaking, portraying a most beautiful rural scene.
The beautifully furnished apartment was spotlessly clean on our arrival. Most welcome was the food Marina left for us on that Sunday evening after travelling all day.
The apartment was well equipped with anything we needed for cooking light meals. Also, there was adequate cleaning products etc. for us to keep up the standard which we found on our arrival!
We loved everything about this place. In fact we did not want to leave!
There is a corner shop style shop across the street for the day to day needs you may have. A very handy pizzeria and bar are also nearby.
The town of Spoleto has something for everyone and is well situated for train trips in the area. We were lucky enough to be there during the Festival di Spoleto which was most enjoyable.
Thank you Annie, for allowing us to spend time in such lovely surroundings and thank you Marina for all your help.
Go ahead - Book this place! You will not be disappointed!
The historical centre of Spoleto is charming.
Golf: There are two interesting golf courses at Perugia - 45 min. drive.
Ski: Skiing in the Sibilini mountains near Visso is about an hour from Spoleto.