Il Parco. Spoleto Centre. Car NOT necessary. WiFi
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Our large private pool is available for your use at any time, free of charge, from May to Sept. It is 7 miles away at Villa Marianna, one of our country villas, where we offer speciality lunches...truffle, pasta and pizza dishes, made from our fresh, home-grown produce, subject to demand. And, if you are without a car, transport can be arranged or you may be able to hitch a lift from Laurie, my husband, who visits Villa Marianna regularly.
With internet/Wifi access, free of charge, a car unnecessary because the train station is only 20 mins walk or a short bus ride, an elegant, modern apartment that looks out into tree tops, light and...Read more
Il Parco. Spoleto Centre. Car NOT necessary. WiFi
Spoleto, Umbria, Italy
Additional Location Information
A mellow city/town, the famous city of Spoleto is like a giant fairy castle with arches, tunnels and cobbled streets. At the top of Spoleto, a 15 mins walk or a short bus-ride from Piazza Garibaldi, a few minutes down the road, is the famous Ponte (a magnificent Roman aquaduct), which takes you immediately into the mountains. Also, here is Spoleto's pride and joy, a sensational piece of architecture, La Rocca, a castle, now used as an exhibition centre.
In the centre of Italy and of Umbria, Spoleto is the perfect location to base yourself, if you wish to visit the rest of Italy. Rome is easy to get to by train, about 1 he 20 mins. Naples is about 4 hours away. And, Venice is the furthest away, being 5 hours direct by train.
Spoleto resembles an illustration from one of those classic fairy-tale books. Walking through its cobbled, arched streets is like walking in a dream. It is the kind of place where fantasy meets reality and you believe that anything could happen !
Strolling within the walls of this tiny, exquisitely pretty city, one can see monuments, churches, towers and all kinds of other buildings of historical interest as well as works of Art galore. Spoleto boasts numerous world famous institutions such as The Italian Centre for Studies on the Early Middle Ages, the Festival of Two Worlds (colloquially known as the Spoleto Festival) and The Experimental Opera Theatre. And, if you walk for a few minutes up to the Cathedral (the Duomo), you will see an example of what is, arguably, the most beautiful piazza in the whole of Italy, the very piazza that was featured in one of Brigitte Bardot's early films and where her character lived and died, a place to sit in hallowed contemplation.
However, it is not essential to be steeped in history to be able to appreciate the spirituality and awesome beauty of Spoleto. The spirit of its fascinating past is immersed in every stone and cobble. Within this mediaeval setting, you can also enjoy the finest wines, the best truffles and the most mouth-watering olive-oils in Italy in the myriad of bars and restaurants scattered in and around the tiny, arched streets. You can literally savour some of the best cooking in the world here. You can sit for hours in the piazzas, sipping real cappuccino and enjoying ice-creams to die for. And, for the really irreverent among you, there are always the shops and, not-to-be missed by any self-repecting Italian, that most famous of all Italian activities, the passagiata that takes place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, come rain or shine !!!
For the sporty amongst you, there is a flash tennis club that you can use, just 3 mins walk away. And, there is pony trekking that takes place just outside of Spoleto. The stables are placed in a exquisite environment and, you can either go on long treks into the mountains or just do an hour or so in the nearby woods, all supervised, the level of supervision depending on your level of expertise.
Other activities include fishing, cycling, walking......these and many more activities such as cookery classes, wine-tasting and truffle-trails can be arranged by us, when you arrive.
It is very easy to reach Assisi, Perugia, Bevagna, Orvieto, Trevi, Norcia, Todi, the Gran Piano and Castellucio, all between 10 to 50 minutes drive. Or, there are the trains and the busses. And, our nearest lake is Bracciano, a small town with a castle, where the wedding took place of Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes, about a 50 minute drive.
However, while all these other Umbrian towns and cities are worth a visit, Spoleto is the one to actually stay a while because it has everything ! Of all the Italian cities, Spoleto is arguably the most beautiful and one of the most diverse in what it has to offer the world traveller. Very much a town and country experience, you can lounge in bars, gelaterie and restaurants, meander up and down the cobbled arched streets or, you can don your walking kit and set off into the hills, treading the very same foot-paths of the millions of pilgrims who have trod this path since time immemorial. Walk for a maximum of 15 minutes in any direction from anywhere in Spoleto and you can be in the mountains, immersed in the most spectacular scenery : bright green valleys, hills covered with olive groves, thick woodland, monasteries, castles and tiny villages dotted here and there, a truly magical environment ! Particularly, if you start your walk from across the aquaduct.
Glamour and style ! Or, walking boots and a stick ! The choice is yours !!
Location Type City, Mountain, Town
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Additional notes from owner
DISCOUNTED OFFER !!
10% discount off the 2nd averagely rated week of a 2 week booking OR a 30% discount off the 3rd averagely rated week of a 3 week booking OR a 50% discount off the 4th averagely rated week of a 4 week booking.
For bookings longer than 4 weeks, each subsequent week attracts a discount of 5%.
Special rates offered for stays of 2 months or more. However, it saves time to state your budget when you enquire because I can then direct you accordingly re our 55 apartments, villas and pool properties, all owned by our small partnership group.
Please click on link to my personal website - after "Managed by Owner", click on Learn More", which also shows details and photos of 55 + other apartments and villas in and around central Spoleto. Or ask me to send you the link.
An extra tariff of 100 euros for bookings that overlap or are in the period from Dec 21 to Jan 3 inc.
See Booking Information for details that also contains info re attracting discounts and the cancellation conditions. This is automatically sent to you on receipt of an enquiry.
The rate includes up to 4 persons - can sleep 5 persons for an extra 50 euros/week min.
Beware of owners who ask you to pay for heating separately. Often you'll end up paying as much as you're paying in rent .
Flexible arrival and departure days. However, bookings that include Christmas Day or New Years Day should have neither as their arrival day.
- Private Pool [?]
- Mountain Views
- Gas Stove
- Washing Machine
- Movie/Video Library
- Satellite TV
- Stereo System
- DVD Player
- Beach Towels
- Beach Chairs
- Pet friendly - No
- Smoking allowed - No
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - No
- 60 square meters