Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
“We have rented apartments all over Italy but this one far surpasses them all…a 16th century farmhouse transformed into place of poetry, love and serenity." Carol & Elliot Esterman, Rhode Island, USA
Enhancing the simplicity of this 16th century farmhouse with contemporary architectural innovation has created a spacious and light filled apartment that is informal yet refined with an emphasis on comfort, warmth and peacefulness.
This architect's house is dramatically sited between expansive olive groves and forest at an elevation of 1900 feet (600 meters). It has a spectacular view of the Umbrian Valley and overlooks the thousand year old castle of Campello Alto. Easily accessible by car with private parking directly in front of the door.
Combining all the authenticity of its history with a sense of contemporary design, the apartment also has all the modern conveniences one wants, including under-floor heating throughout and two beautiful, private terraces.
This is the perfect spot to unwind and relax, appealing to those that enjoy the peace and quiet of living on a mountainside, lots of sun while overlooking olive groves during the day along with gentle breezes in the evening. While the location is incredibly private, shopping and restaurants are a mere 15 minutes away.
"You have created an amazing retreat, our time at Rocciaviva has been truly unforgettable. There are thoughtful touches throughout the house including the brilliantly set up kitchen (complete with herb garden) and shelves of books. It’s a fantastic package- we loved it." Megan, Rob & Tony, Melbourne, Australia
Rocciaviva is heaven on earth! Thank you for such an amazing and relaxing place to stay. We are all the better for it and will remember it always! Michelle, Scott, Nicole & Jeff, Philadelphia, USA
Rocciaviva is a splendid place, a perfect place to explore this beautiful region of Umbria. Liz and Tim Garthwaite, Great Britain
The place will lay claim to your fantasies after an espresso in the morning on the private terrace accessible from the kitchen and the living room. If you want an experience of real life in the Italian countryside, without the remoteness, this is your place.
Lisa Leaverton, New York, NY
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tuscany 150 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rome or Ancona 150 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto or Foligno 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Umbria region
Umbria (known as the Green Heart of Itlay) is a magical and
diversified region where people usually find more things to do here than they
have time for. There are wonderful paintings, churches, and artifacts to see,
as well as incredible hiking. Each hill town has its own attractions to take in
as do the wonderful towns in the valleys. (including Spoleto, Montefalco, Bevagna, Spello, Assisi, Perugia, Norcia, Todi, Orvieto and Foligno)
Umbria is a treasure to be discovered and has already been by many. One can also be in Arrezzo and Cortona in 1 hour, in the incredible town of Gubbio in 90 minutes, it just depends what you want to do with your free time. You will not run out of things to do. Rome is only 75 minutes away from Spoleto by euro star train.
Spoleto is the home of the world class festival Due Mondi in early July as well as Perugia hosting the incredible Umbria Jazz Festival also in July.
Campello sul Clitunno
Regarding restaurants, there are many to choose from ranging from the basic
and simple trattoria to more elegant and ambitious ristorante ... many
within 20 minutes or so, and others a bit further and well worth the 35
There are numerous small super-markets within 15 minutes, specialty stores
galore (also wonderful local wines!) and 3 enormous supermarkets "American
style" 25 minutes away. Campello has 2 good butchers and across the piazza is the local vegetable store where you will find wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables and let's not forget the splendid pasta fresca specialties of "Laura".