|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Discover the refined atmosphere of the 18th century
If you are looking for a different stay, in the atmosphere of the old Umbria, there is nothing better than staying at the historic residence Palazzo Balducci, a building dating back from the 18th century that preserves intact the decors of the period and that is considered as the Italian national heritage.
A wing of the palace has been transformed into 2 independent, comfortable and self-catering accommodations that are ideal for couples and small groups of friends or parents that want to leave unique moments between these walls of history.
Each apartment is accessible through a majestic colonnade and a green garden
Studiolo (sleeps 2): from the entrance of the majestic colonnade of the Palazzo Balducci, you will reach a bright functional furnished living room with a table and chairs as well as a comfortable double bed that disappears when it is closed which allows you to enjoy the comfortable sofa, the television and the free Wi-Fi connexion. The living room opens onto the fully fitted kitchen (4-ring hob, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave, coffee maker, saucepans, etc.). There is also a bathroom with shower and bidet.
Everything was designed with a base of 35 m²
Limonara (2 + 2 beds): from the small entrance hall, you will reach the bright and pleasant living room with fireplace and exposed beams. A staircase leads to a dining room with a modern fully fitted kitchen area (4-ring hob, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave, coffee maker, saucepans, etc.). A staircase also leads to the charming ensuite loft and the relaxation area equipped with a double bed, a television, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.
The house is then divided into 3 different areas: the living room is bathed in light thanks to a large arched window and there are 2 cosy armchairs convertible into comfortable beds and the relaxation area has 2 single beds and a toilet area, all this for a total of 70 m².
The large windows overlook the lush garden and there are unobstructed views over the hills of Umbria.
After having worked for 35 years at IBM and having crossed Italy and Europe with my family (I have 5 children), I decided to retire and live in Gubbio where my mother’s family lives since 1200. Gubbio and Umbria have always been my landmarks in my nomadic lifestyle. That is why as soon as I could, I came back here.
Alfredo Brofferio purchased this apartment in 2005
Before my retirement, I had already started to renovate the farmhouse in order to transform it into an “agritourism” accommodation. This project aimed to be an extra pension.
As I spend a lot of time and energy in this activity, it is with great pleasure that I welcome my guests, hoping that they will appreciate the beauty and the richness of my region.
I usually stay in the other bigger apartment Limonara (which I love), but being only 2, I thought we should try the all new smaller, but very cosy Studiolo.
We did not regret - it is so nice and cosy and even though it's small, it has everything you need and without feeling cramped. Both the bathroom and kitchen (all new and nice) have plenty of space - the shared bedroom/livingroom is small, but as mentioned before, you don't feel cramped - not even staying with a friend!
This is a great little place to stay - very nice and quiet and you can sit outside in the garden without being disturbed by anyone - just perfect!
And to add to the perfection, I have to mention the most amazing host Alfredo - he will do everything he can to make your stay complete and he can tell you all about the history of Gubbio, what to see and where to go for dinner! You can't wish for more!
From May to November, the historical centre waits for you with its medieval palaces, its churches from the Pre-Romantic Period until the end of the 15th century, its museums, its popular celebrations (Saint Ubaldo Day on 15th of May, the Crossbow Nazionale Palio on the last Sunday of May and the Crossbow Palio Rionale on 14th of August), its musical and theatrical season in July and August, the Truffle Fair that starts on the 1rst of November, the antique market that takes place on the third week of the month, the shops and stands with handmade and gastronomic products of the region. Thanks to the location of Gubbio, it is possible to easily reach towns very famous for their art and history: Perugia and Assisi (40 km), Spoleto, Todi and Urbino (100 km).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$106|
All’arrivo il Cliente verserà un deposito pari a € 100.00 che verrà reso al termine del soggiorno dopo aver verificati lo stato dell’appartamento.
In caso di prenotazioni inferiori alla settimana il Cliente dovrà versare un contributo di:
. € 20 per la pulizia finale
. € 30, nel periodo invernale Ottobre-Marzo, per le spese di riscaldamento dell'appartamento prenotato relative ai due giorni antecedenti all'arrivo
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.