Tasteful cottage rental with splendid views in the town center of Spello, Umbria.
Spello, a little village in Umbria not far from the famous town of Assisi, is undoubtedly one of the region's most precious gems, and it is no coincidence that it belongs to the Borghi più belli d'Italia (the most beautiful villages in Italy). Spello stands on the slopes of Mount Subasio and is built entirely from the pinkish limestone of the mountain itself: as the sun goes down the entire hamlet gleams with an extraordinary color, a pink that gives a particular light to the houses clinging to the hillside, the roofs and the ancient walls.
Just a few steps away from the rental home is the main square of the village with all its services, the famous wine cellars, the shops selling typical products and plenty of restaurants at affordable prices. The guests who come by car will get a special permit from the owner to access the area (only for residents) and they can park 70 m from the house. You access this house from inside the town walls from a peaceful alley, that leads to the old town center, one of the many alleys of medieval origins that make up the urban fabric of this place, made up of very well-kept alleys lined with flowers (the "Infiorata" festival in May is a very important event, where the streets are covered with incredible floral decorations) and the small lively squares, excellent restaurants and wine shops.
If you wish to journey beyond Umbria, from the train station in Spello you can reach Rome or Florence in 2 ½ hours. You will need to take a taxi to the train station because it is located at the base of the hill. There is also a larger train station in Foligno with more frequent lines.
Distances: Foligno 5.6 miles (train for Rome in 2 hours), Assisi 8.7 miles, Perugia 20 miles, Spoleto 21 miles, Deruta 23 miles, Lake Trasimeno 31 miles, Todi 40 miles, Cortona 47 miles, Orvieto 60 miles, Rome 108 miles, Florence 110 miles.
The owner, who also owns "Fiorellino", only 30 meters along the same alley, has renovated this delightful little house with a class and taste that set it apart, creating an elegant atmosphere that is also modern, cozy and colorful: from the alley access through a covered passageway, furnished with a bench, colorful cushions and a coat hanger, to the large private garden, which overlooks the surrounding houses and the alley, with a table in the shade for outdoor dining and benches and elegant lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun, to the French doors that lead indoors. From the windows, charming views of the alley, the rooftops and from the balcony in the double bedroom you can enjoy a splendid view of the hills and the valley that stretch out from the edge of the town. The result is a fascinating, comfortable, small refuge of great charm and equipped with all the comforts of home (air conditioning in each room, satellite TV, washing machine/dryer).
Ancient apartment on ground floor; 592 sq ft + 1,076 sq ft of garden.
On the ground floor is the entrance from the alley in a covered space furnished with bench and coat hanger that leads to the private garden with covered veranda for outdoor dining. French doors lead to the living room with fireplace with dining table for 4. There is a small hallway with 1 single bedroom on the left, 1 bathroom with shower on the right, 1 double bedroom at the end with pretty panoramic balcony.
- Air Conditioning
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Central Heating
- Parking Space Available
- Tumble Dryer
- Walking Distance to Town
- Washing Machine
- Housekeeping Included
|Season||Price per Week|
|January 1, 2011 - April 30, 2011||$2,512|
|April 30, 2011 - October 1, 2011||$2,878|
|October 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011||$2,512|
- Refundable security deposit in cash on arrival €500
- Final cleaning is included in the price
- Housekeeping included 6 hours midweek
- Air conditioning is included in the price
- Electricity included in the price
- Heating included in the price
- Welcome basket (1 bottle of red wine, fresh fruit and water)
- One parking permit in the residents area (in the alley or adjacent street)
- Wireless Internet use (computer is not supplied): €30 per week
- No pets please
- Crib available at no charge