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Alfredo Brofferio

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian

The occasion to discover the refined atmosphere of the 18th century

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Gubbio Apartment Rental Photos and Description

The Balducci Palace is part of the 18th century buildings with historic interest

Palazzo Balducci

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.

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Alfredo Brofferio (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian

About Alfredo Brofferio

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

Why Alfredo Brofferio chose Umbria

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Reviews

1 traveler review

The occasion to discover the refined atmosphere of the 18th century
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Perfect for 2

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
San Francesco Regional Airport, Perugia
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Via Cairoli
Nearest Ferry
113 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Antognolla
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Fossato di Vico – Gubbio
Nearest Motorway
75 Kilometres
A 14
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Trattoria Ulisse
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Monte Catria
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Fano
Car: recommended

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).

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Rates & Availability

Gubbio Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$65
From
$71
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$448
$1,345
 
 
Medium Season
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$75
From
$81
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$527
$1,580
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$65
From
$71
Fri,Sat,Sun
$448
$1,345
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $112

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gubbio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with shower and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen
  • 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.
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Notes:
The architecture of Gubbio is the masterpiece of the medieval village and the society of the 13th and 14th century. Intact and high towers, austere facade of the houses darken by the centuries, Gothic churches and palaces that are typical of an extraordinary historical centre.

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