Bella Due - car NOT necessary/Spoleto central
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Large private pool included in the rate, 7 miles away, at out Villa Marianna.
A central city apartment in the pedestrian, historic centre of Spoleto, known as "il borgo" (the village). A buzzy part of town, filled with restaurants, bars and shops at the same time as being steeped in history, along every cobbled lane, on every higgledy-piggledy corner and under a myriad of archways.Bella Due with high speed WiFi, has 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom.
Each of the bedrooms has French windows that open directly onto a balcony that seats 4 persons and overlooks the pedestrian, mediaeval street below. Pretty views.
It has a large sitting/dining room - seats 8 - that has a large window and opens onto a small patio area. Off the sitting/dining room is a fully fitted galley kitchen and a bathroom with a full sized tub.
Attractively appointed, Bella Due is one of our most popular apartments. At a budget price but still retaining the high quality of our other more expensive apartments, more expensive because they are with terraces.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||San Benedetto del Tronto 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rome, Perugia or Ancona 50 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||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), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
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30 Jan 2015
This was our third time in Spoleto under the care of Norma and Laurie. Bella Due was wonderful - comfortable, quiet, and located in the Old Town area. Of course when things go well all seems great b… More
3 Nov 2014
"Perfect apartment for holiday in Umbria"
My husband and I stayed in Bella Due with our 7 month old daughter at the end of September. The apartment was in a great location within Spoleto; inside the city walls above one of the main streets. … More
The sofa was replaced immediately ! All guests, who have since stayed in Bella Due, report that the sofa is extremely comfortable ! Phew !!
Our reviewer's baby was particularly delightful. We, and the rest of the Spoletini, hope that this delightful couple and baby return......
25 Aug 2014
"Great location, easy to negotiate way around town."
Bella Due was our home for 7 And a half weeks. From there we visited various parts of Umbria and Tuscany, plus a couple of international trips (a week at a time).Despite the 2 hour trip to Rome, we st… More
Bella Due is at the front of one of the oldest palazzos in town, the Rocca Dei Perugini, built and occupied by the Perugini, when they invaded Spoleto at the turn of the century. Now, restored totally into beautiful self-catering apartments, some at the front, overlooking the streets and some at the back, overlooking allotments.
Our reviewer did not get his 1st choice of accommodation, Terrazza Bella, because it was already booked. Instead, our reviewer booked Bella Due, next door to Terrazza Bella, which is a budget apartment.
Bella Due is extremely popular, not only because of its highly competitive rate but also because it is spacious and both bedrooms have French doors that open onto a wide balcony overlooking the pedestrian, mediaeval streets of Spoleto.
Terrazza Bella, along with Casa Nobile, has triple glazing on all its windows and French windows, opening onto the balconies, overlooking the mediaeval, pedestrian streets. However, this facility would prove useless against unwanted sounds, if one does not shut the doors and windows. As for the heat that our reviewer referred to, keeping doors and windows open in hot weather, even at night, is tantamount to having a heater that is permanently switched on blowing hot air continuously into your apartment !
We do have air-con in some of our apartments. But, quite honestly, you do not need it, IF you keep the fans on (you can have one in each room, by request) and the windows and shutters closed. This is how "we" Italians have lived since time immemorial, when the weather is hot. Indeed, we do not have air-con in our own apartment in the Rocca Dei Perugini and when the temperatures outside are going on 40 degs C, I frequently have to step outside to warm up, our apartment becoming too cold for me at times. It is just a case of being sensible.
The Rocca Dei Perugini is in "il Borgo", the "village" of Spoleto. This area is the most vibrant part of Spoleto, teaming with shops, bars and restaurants but NO traffic. Very quiet at times, particularly between 1 pm and 4 pm, the hallowed lunch and siesta time. Coming alive at passeggiata times, when the Italians parade, pose and pout at each other. So, if you want to experience the mellow city buzz of Spoleto, where you do not need a car because absolutely everything you could need or want is within easy reach, then, the Rocca Dei Perugini is THE place to stay.
The train station is a mere 10 mins easy walk from Bella Due, along a tree-lined boulevard, also packed with shops, bars and restaurants. And, there is an open air escalator that takes you from the bottom to the top of the town, where you can cross the sensational Roman Aqueduct and step immediately into the Sacred Mountains, following in the footsteps of St Francis and Michaelangelo !
However, for those of you who wish for tranquility, while still experiencing the buzz of city life, we also offer central Spoleto apartments that are tucked away in quiet hamlets. You only have to ask. Our reviewer received full information about Bella Due. The context of all our apartments as well as their facilities are explained in detail in response to an enquiry. Perhaps our reviewer didn't read all that I wrote. Admittedly, there is rather a lot to read !
The reviewer's comment about the sofas is reasonable. Normally, in Bella Due, we plump up the cushions each week. But, because our reviewer was in Bella Due for 7 weeks, the sofas were not “refreshed” as usual. Nonetheless, the sofas are past their best. We have 2 beautiful, spanking brand new, bright red, really squashy and big sofas ready to go into Bella Due after Christmas. But, in order to retain the very low weekly rate of Bella Due, we were forced to use the current sofas for just one more season. This economy will enable us to retain the current low rate for next year too.
It is true that we have replaced the sofas etc in many of the other apartments in Rocca Dei Peugini. However, except for Nobile Due, another budget apartment, (can be used as an extension to Casa Nobile, next door – with triple glazing !), but, brand new to the market with beautiful soft furnishings and bleached white wood dining furniture, the other apartments in the Rocca Dei Perugini are not in the budget category and, therefore, warrant an increased expenditure at all times.
Of course, had our reviewer told us that the sofas were uncomfortable, we would have replaced them immediately with the new sofas currently in storage. We only want happy guests. But, there is nothing we can do about a problem, if the guest doesn't tell us about it !
While economy to retain a budget rate is important, far more important are the reasonable requirements of our guests.
2 Jul 2014
"Mitten in Italien"
Wir haben zu dritt in Bella Due gelebt - ausreichend Platz für alle. Zwei Schlafzimmer, ein Bad, ein Flur mit Küche, ein wirklich großes Wohnzimmer, zwei Balkone zum draußen sitzen - alles liebevo… More
1 Jul 2014
"great location in a really interesting town"
We had an excellent holiday in this roomy and comfortable apartment. Its central location in the lively and interesting town of Spoleto in Umbria made it an ideal centre to explore the town, with its … More
6 Nov 2013
"Spoleto- A Beautiful Town"
As a woman traveling alone I appreciated the TLC I received from Laurie & Norma. From meeting me at the train station, introducing me to my neighbors and responding to any request they were perfect … More
17 Sep 2013
"Every bit as good, second time around"
This was our second stay in one of Norma and Laurie's properties and our third trip to Umbria. Norma and Laurie work extremely hard to deliver a first class, personal service - they have the abi… More
31 Aug 2013
"Beautiful airy outside experience!!"
Laurie and Norma welcomed us with a wonderful food package plus meeting us at the train station and driving us to the apartment. This was our first "Home away " experience so we did not real… More
6 Jun 2013
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks in this great apartment. It's in a very good location to go any direction, either up to the Rocca or down to the "super" markets and train station. Kitch… More
26 May 2013
"Perfect location in the heart of Italy!"
This is our third stay in Spoleto in apartments managed by Norma and Laurie. We loved this centro storico location because we were within easy walking distance of the train station. This made it easy … More
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