Description from the manager
Description from the manager
Type: Apt. / Condo
Book this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apt. / condo in Spoleto today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably. This property has been booked 1 times.
Guests can enjoy a pool, hot tub, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 23 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $590.00 to as high as $910.00, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar 6 days ago.
Casa Nobile. Car NOT necessary. Rome 1 hr 15 mins Spoleto, Umbria, Italy
Additional Location Information
Spoleto is akin to a giant, fairy-tale castle. Sprinkled with bars, restaurants and shops, peppered with piazzas, Spoleto sits magestically amidst a maze of tunnelled, cobbled lanes and alley-ways, all leading skywards to the famous Rocca, the aquaduct and, some of the best views in the world. A surreal setting, a stage-set in the making, fringed by mountains, olive groves, vineyards, mediaeval monasteries, towns, cities and tiny hill-top villages - all beckoning a visit, Spoleto is truly a temptress. Succumb to her beauty and you must use all your will-power to leave, even for a short while.
Quite simply, Spoleto is the most captivating city in Italy, never mind Umbria, Venice and Florence being on a par.
Venice has the water. Florence has the Uffici. Spoleto has the mountains. All three have a history to be reckoned with. All three bedazzle us with their rich cultures, their European, aristocratic connections and their sheer beauty. But, Spoleto has the upper hand for the world traveller. It resists tourism with its associated inflated rates and tacky goods on sale ! You are invited to visit Spoleto, but, not as a tourist. You will be welcomed like a long lost member of the family ! Treated like a king. And, you will pay the same rates as all the locals, especially when you pay attention to all our recommended restaurants, bars and gelaterias.
Until 20 years ago, the Spoletini were completely disinterested in inviting strangers into their midst, (except for its once a year famous festival and the likes of Andy Warhole, Brigitte Bardot, Peter Sellers, Sophia Loren and Pavarotti, all of whom had homes here) and existed in a private colonial-style private splendour with 2 bars, 2 shops and 2 restaurants, all ludicrously expensive. All this changed with the mass influx of Italians from outside, who have opened bars, restaurants and shops on every corner.
Subsequently, Spoleto is in demand with those in search of "the authentic Italian" experience, love beauty and who wish to base themselves in the centre of Italy because, from Spoleto, you can get to practically anywhere else in Italy easily and cheaply within minutes to a few hours.
Until now, it had always been too expensive to stay in Spoleto. Holiday-makers were forced to stay outside of Spoleto and drive in. We have changed all that. We have "unlocked" Spoleto, with our range of centrally located apartments, at rates that are competitive with our "out of town" apartments, making Spoleto affordable for you, at last ! And, because Spoleto is still a quintessentially Italian place, the prices are LOCAL prices and have been unaffected by the beginning of tourism.
The famous city of Spoleto, in the middle of Umbria, in the centre of Italy, is perfectly positioned on a hill. Surrounded by mountains, there are plenty of outdoors activities available...horse-riding, rambling, caving, cycling, white water-rafting, swimming, bird-watching, sky-gliding, hiking, flying and tennis. And/or, you can go olive oil tasting, wine tasting, truffle hunting. Or, you can learn to cook AT ANY LEVEL, like an authentic Italian chef.
You can drive to the Adriatic in 2 hours. The drive there is spectacular. Along the Valnerina, you pass Norcia and then on to San Benedetto Del Tronto, a truly Italian beach resort. Along the way, you can take a 20 minute detour just after Norcia and visit the Gran Piano....a place that is a must to visit - it is truly magical. And, here you find white truffle served in the restaurants as well as the famous Faro.....the food round here is delicious and wonderfully characteristic of the area.
Spoleto is close to Assisi, Foligno, Trevi, Bevagna, Perugia, Todi, Orvieto, San Gemini, Gubbio and Lake Piediluco, all between 20 mins to 1 hour, all spectacular drives. It is about 1 1/2 - 2 hours to Lake Bolsena and Lake Trasimeno. It is about 1 1/2 hours to Rome, 5 hours to Venice, 4 hours to Naples, 3 hours to Pisa and about 2-3 hours to Florence.
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 !
Spoleto predates Rome. It was a Latin colony and Roman community and life in Spoleto flourished. Many splendid monuments were built. Then, at the end of the 6C, Spoleto became the residence of one of the most important Dukes of Longobard. And, the town that centuries ago had heroically driven back Hannibal became self-governed. Later, it was invaded by the Barbarians.
Importantly, both these battles took place on the door-step of La Rocca dei Perugini, the building that houses several of our rental apartments (that can be booked together for larger parties, at a discounted rate), the latter battle of which caused La Rocca dei Perugini to be built in order that the Perugini could keep a watch on the conquered Spoletini. But, the Spoletini fought back, pouring hot burning oil upon the heads of the unfortunate Perugini, killing them outright.
This famous battle took place just a few metres up the road from the Rocca dei Perugini at the Torre Del'Olio. And, after two years of blood-shed, the Spoletini regained Spoleto.
Perugia and Spoleto are now on friendly terms with one another, even though we all know that Spoleto should have been the capital of Umbria. Spoleto is better suited for the role, given its supreme hill-top location in the centre of Umbria and, its outstanding beauty !
Fortunately, these atrocities didn't adversely affect the cultural growth of Spoleto much. From that period onwards, many magnificent monuments and works of Art were added to those that survived the atrocities, which you can easily see by googling Spoleto.
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 !!!
Of particular interest to our guests who have children is the fact that there are several pools close by, all within easy reach. And, for those people without a car, the nearest pool is very large with picnic areas and a bar; and, there is a bus that takes you directly to this pool, which takes about 10 minutes. It stops at various points throughout Spoleto so that wherever you are staying, there will be a bus-stop conveniently placed for you.
For the more sporty amongst you, there is also a flash tennis club that you can use, which is within walking distance of almost anywhere you are staying – or, it is a short bus-ride from Piazza Garibaldi (otherwise, a 15 minute walk). 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 available are swimming, fishing, cycling, walking......these and many more activities such as wine-tasting and truffle-trails can be investigated at the tourist office in Piazza Liberta in central Spoleto - the persons to speak to are Max or Cyncia, both of whom speak perfect English and who are very helpful – Max, in particular. Here there are also maps with places of special interest marked on trails (including the Rocca dei Perugini) as well as many more walking trails in the hills round about.
It is, also, very easy to reach Assisi, Perugia, Bevagna, Orvieto, Trevi, Norcia, Todi, the Gran Piano and Castellucio – all between 10 – 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……………..
You can choose between, town, village, country or mountains or pick'n mix - we have apartments almost everywhere. And, should you choose Spoleto, THE FAVOURITE DESTINATION, you have easy access to everything you could possibly want or need - just step out of your door, go in any direction and, it's all there for the taking. Spoleto It has even been quoted as being Prince Charles' favourite city – indeed, he has a place in the hills looking down on this mediaeval city. But, please, don't let this put you off !! In any case, I love Spoleto, all our guests love it, Italians from all over Italy rave about it, it is SO beautiful……..what more can I say ! It is an experience not to be missed.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Train station, 0.68 miles
Nearest airport: Rome, Ancona, Perugia, 40.02 miles
Car is not necessary
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Spoleto Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Spoleto Attractions
Last updated on September 23, 2016
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR)
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Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the manager’s discretion.
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Housekeeping Optional
- Fitness Room
- Bachelor or bachelorette parties allowed
- Central heating
- Corporate bookings allowed
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- High chair
- Hair dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Secure parking space
- Elevator access
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 16 Dining chairs
- 8 Lounge chairs
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Close to everything”
Excellent service from Laurie and Norma, whether it was directions to local supermarkets or advice on local restaurants, they were always just a phone all away to answer our queries. Apartment was comfortable and well stocked, providing much more in the way of basics than any other apartment we have stayed in in Italy. We hired a car and really it is not necessary, we took it out on two days but only because we had it. All amenities are on your door step, just walk out your door and you have local restaurants, bars, museums within 2 mins. Spoleto is a beautiful town with lots of delicious restaurants. There is also a fantastic bar across from the apartment (Cultmovie 2.0) where Lucca, Elisa and the boys made us very welcome. I loved that you didn't need a car to get around and alessandro was on call should you need a taxi. We had a great night out in Daniella and Lucciano's house where they cooked for us, Laurie organised this for us. We really want to go back to Spoleto.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Perfect for a getaway”
My wife, son and I had a wonderful stay in Vista Rocca. The apartment is comfortable and spacious and has a fantastic view. It is also very well located - it's in the old town so you can visit everything easily but it's at the bottom of the hill, on the same side as the station (15 minute walk at most), so it is easy to use it as a base for travelling around Umbria and both Perugia and assisi are not far away. Laurie was extremely helpful, collecting us from the station and giving us plenty of advice, also bringing us anything we needed. Spoleto is a lovely town. It is historic and well-preserved but not on the standard tourist itinerary so not overrun with tourists. It also has plenty of restaurants etc., so if you just want a break and somewhere to relax and take it easy, it is ideal. One small caveat: Vista Rocca is on a sort of mezzanine floor, with narrow steps, so a little tricky with a buggy (though we managed without any problem). Laurie and Norma have other apartments that are on the same level as the lift, so it is worth asking for one of those if that will be a consideration.
New Jersey, USA
“Great Place, Great People”
This apartment worked out great. The location is wonderful, overlooking an ancient street 9pedestrian only), excellent restaurants and shops a few steps away, and a view of a castle out the window! we were delighted that although it is a very lively street, it is also very quiet at night. We have stayed in other apartments in Italy and France. The apartment is very roomy by European standards. Actually, it is very roomy by New York standards also. The owners have taken special care with the details to make the stay easy and comfortable. The place was very clean and comfortable. This would be a very easy and enjoyable stay even if it is your first visit to Italy.
“The apartment is in a great location and well equipped for a rel”
Laurie went out of his way to give advice about the area. The apartment is very well equipped and comfortable, but the couches could be replaced soon. The location is perfect for enjoyign Spoletto. You do not have to move the car once there.
We never had a holiday appartment as splendid as this one - great venue, splendid facilities and adorable hosts - thank you a lot, Laurie and Norma for this holiday - we'll certainly come back!!!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“The best apartments in Spoleto!”
We have come to Spoleto three times in the last five years and have stayed with Umbria Holiday Rentals each time - no one does it better! Norma and Laurie have apartments both in and out of town that are well-kept and decorated; provide you with all the necessities; and give you supplies for dinner and breakfast your first night in. They are available for emergencies and information and good advice on where to dine and travel. If you are offered an opportunity to dine al fresco with Daniela and Luciano, don't pass it up! We had a wonderful time meeting other travelers, eating delicious food and drinking good wine - tutto buono! I highly recommend UHR and will be staying with them again.
“Excellent choice and value”
Location is tops, and the kitchen was adequately equipped (better than recent experience elsewhere). Housekeeping supplies were always on hand, and the hosts were happy to replenish them. The apt was roomy, offering adequate comfort and space. I'd gone over reviews online, and, sure enough, there was a pack of food & a bottle of wine to welcome us. Laurie advised us of local markets, improving the option of preparing our own food. There's also a guide to restaurants in the apt as well as tour books and a local map. Although we had some difficulty communicating w/ a Us-based mobile phone, e-mail was effective. Pick up & drop-off are a unique service, essential since there is no hotel desk. The only downside was the lack of air conditioning in this apt and a worn sofa. We'd stay here again if travels take us back.
“Etraordinary Location and Landlords”
I was already taken by bothe Spoleto and Norma before even arriving. Her warm, sensitive, intelligent and very professional guidance and advice before my stay and during made the whole trip that much more fantastic. Her husband Laurie was so gracious and welcoming and knowledgeable too. From meeting us at the train station to introducing us in such a personal way to Spoleto and surrounding places to explore we had an added adventure or two and it made our whole vacation easy. The accommodations were immaculate and the location charming, idyllic and full of fun. Thank you!
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Chris & Sarah
“a very pleasant stay in Spoleto”
It's hard to think of a better way to start your time in Umbria than having Laurie meet you at the Spoleta train station. We'd decided not to rent a car at the Rome airport, but instead take the train. It turned out to be very easy and relaxed (and inexpensive). A beautiful ride through the countryside into the mountains. Spoleto is definitely one of the nicest places to stay, alive and authentic. The apartment turned out to be perfect for us. Right in the middle of town, quiet and close to everything you need, a beautiful view of the castle out our front window, and a fantastic deli across the street. For our exploration in the country we rented a car locally for a few days. After each of our ventures - to assisi, Trevi, Norcia - we were always happy to return to our 'home'. Both Laurie and Norma are all one can expect from a host, always available for advice or to provide you with a big pan to cook the beautiful artichokes bought at the local friday market.
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