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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 29 reviews

VISTA ROCCA - car NOT necessary/Spoleto central

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 29 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Entrance to Vista Rocca through large Roman arch on right

Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Large private pool included in the rate, 7 miles away, at out Villa Marianna.

Historic Pedestrian Central Spoleto : an elegant, spacious, 1 bedroom apartment + views, perfect for 1 couple - f/t use of private pool, 7 miles away. Car NOT necessary.

WiFi included in rate.

Car not necessary - 70 sq mts - central Spoleto/striking views from 2 large front windows – sleeps 2/3 (1 double bedroom with large double bed/sofa-bed in sitting room) - 1 shower room/WC) - spacious/elegant/pretty//lift - in very buzzy, pedestrian location. Also Broadband/WiFI internet access in apartment, where you can use your own computer. 1st floor with elevator and stairs.

This is a very large 1 bedroom apartment and, therefore, extra single beds can easily be erected in the spacious sitting room, unobtrusively, at 50 euros per person extra for a minimum of a week.

The rate includes a lift, free of charge, to and from the station (ie arrival and departure), if you are without a car. This offer is subject to Laurie, my husband being available and the car being OK. To date, we have always been able to provide this service !

Vista Rocca is located in Porta Fuga, one of Spoleto's oldest mediaeval streets. The whole area is pedestrian, having undergone much restoration in the last few years. So, it really is very beautiful, indeed.

With free WiFi internet access, Vista Rocca, a, spacious, elegant 1 bedroom apartment, is in the historic centre of Spoleto, buzzing with shops, bars and restaurants as well as ancient monuments, churches and museums at every twist and turn of Spoleto's arched and cobbled streets. The best location !

A car is NOT necessary as you are just 10 minutes walk from the train station and the bus terminus or a very short bus-ride. From the train station, you can get to practically anywhere in Italy. And, from the bus station, there are myriad of really interesting journeys you can take from little local rides around the hills, visiting a diversity of hill-top villages, to places as far afield as Castelluccio and Norcia - spectacular rides !

You can park nearby. Or, you can hire a single car secure garage space, next to the elevator, up to the apartment.

The weekly rate is 50 euros, or 8 euros/day, the rate we pay the owner of the tiny car-park.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach San Benedetto Del Tronto 60 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rome, Ancona or Perugia 50 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated)

About this location

The Umbria region

Vista Rocca (70 sq mts)is so-called because, while it doesn't have a terrace or balcony, it has 2 very large windows in its large sitting room with an amazing view that overlooks the intersection where the 2 mediaeval lanes, Corso Garibaldi and Porta Fuga, join up, then, sweeps along Corso Garibaldi, as it continues round a corner, then, up the hills to the Rocca perched on top – an incredibly stunning, and totally “steeped in history” view.

Indeed, we had an artist stay here for a month, who wished to visit as many of the Umbrian towns, cities and hill-top villages as she could in order to paint and sketch each of them. At the end of the month, she declared that she'd hardly been anywhere. She had been too gripped by the views immediately from the windows of Vista Rocca and had spent almost every day just painting and sketching the scenery she could see through the windows !

Central Spoleto

Vista Rocca was launched in latter 2006. Since the beginning, it has proved extremely popular and always becomes fully booked.

Vista Rocca is in the Rocca dei Perugini in the pedestrian, historic centre of Spoleto, a palazzo that we have deliberately invested in because of its magnificent location in Spoleto. However, there is more…………………………………

This very beautiful building, which houses some of the most important people of these parts.......judges, architects, a chief of police….. is of immense historical significance for Spoleto because, just after the turn of the century, the Perugini conquered Spoleto and built the now-named Rocca dei Perugini as a strong-hold to guard their position and reign over the Spoletini.

These were bloody times, indeed, for both the Spoletini and the Perugini because the Spoletini fought back by occupying the Torre Del'Olio just a few metres up the hill, a lane called Porta Fuga, and, there, they watched for the Perugini as they passed below, immediately dousing and killing them with burning oil. Just 2 years, and, many deaths by burning oil later, the Spoletini regained power in Spoleto and, ever since, Spoleto and Perugia have had an uneasy relationship.

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4 Jul 2014

5/5

"Central comfortable"

Very attentive and friendly host felt like old friends anything we needed or wanted to know Laurie was wonderful arranged amazing meal in farmhouse took all of Laurie and Norma s recommendations for… More

15 Feb 2014

5/5

"This was the perfect place for a family vacation!"

My husband and two teenage children traveled to Italy last summer to celebrate our daughter's graduation from high school. We wanted a city where we would not need a car and Spoleto gave us that… More

19 Oct 2013

5/5

"Warm and welcoming stay in the comfortable apartment"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this spacious and convenient apartment. Norma and Laurie were extremely attentive, welcoming and easy-going hosts, and they went to great lengths to make our visit a… More

15 Oct 2013

5/5

"Happiness is a city named Spoleto"

Our stay at Vista Rocca was lovely. The flat was small, but functional. The best part was waking up in the morning to see the town awaken and hear the sounds of the shopkeepers opening up for the day.… More

19 Sep 2013

5/5

"Awesome!"

We loved our stay at Vista Rocca! Norma and Laurie couldn't have been better hosts-personable, caring, available, helpful. The apartment is in a great location for sightseeing, shopping, and res… More

20 Aug 2013

4/5

"Great place"

It is close to just about anything you want. The home cook meal was great. Could have done it again. The patio on the roof top was the best.… More

I wrote to our guest re the low mark he gave us for the cleaning since we pride ourselves on offering spotless apartments. And, our reviewer referred to the marble/ceramic floors that left the soles of his feet dirty.

I have since researched this claim : the floors are always the last thing to be cleaned. The guests often arrive when the floors are not totally dry. In these cases, they bring in dirt on the bottom of their shoes and, in turn, dirty the floor again. This explains why bare feet might get dirty. They are picking up the dirt that their shoes have left on the newly cleaned floor.

A typical Italian mops their ceramic/marble floor several times a day in order to keep the floors pristinely clean. We leave a mop and a bucket in each apartment so that if our guests wish to walk around with bare feet, they can clean the floor in advance, while they have bare feet. But, they must wait for the floor to dry before walking on it with their bare feet because, undoubtedly, they will already have picked up dust etc from the floor of a room that has not been freshly mopped.

Further, the texture of the marble/ceramic is also very porous and, consequently, even water leaves a stain mark. I am afraid it is the nature of the beast of some of the natural materials that go into the making of these grand palazzos, however new the floors are.....and, some of them, including the floor of our reviewer's apartment, are only a few years old !

I would like to emphasise that, aside from this illusion of dirt, all our apartments are spotless !

I should also like to add that it can be perilous to walk around in bare feet on a ceramic/marble floor because if there is any moisture still on the floor, for instance, in the bathroom, the surface of the floor will be very slippy. In apartments with ceramic/marble steps inside, we would absolutely warn against walking around in bare feet. Italians very rarely walk around with bare feet for this very reason, to guard against slipping on newly mopped floors.

10 Aug 2013

5/5

"Ideal place to explore spoleto without car"

Great location with walk through park to old townThe apartment had a balcony and roof top terrace 3 showers/ bathroomsHosts Norma and Laurie were great fun and dealt with trips outside Spoleto by limo… More

19 Jun 2013

5/5

"Spoleto at its best"

From the moment that we arrived until the moment we departed, Spoleto did not disappoint. Renting the Penthouse apartment from Laurie and Norma played a major role in our enjoyment. This apartment… More

4 Apr 2013

5/5

"thank's to Norma and Laurie !"

just can tell about that our experience all the best… More

31 Oct 2012

5/5

"Spoiled in Spoleto"

Wonderful apartment with a view of the rolling Umbria countryside and the city at our doorstep. The experience was enhanced by our hosts Norma and Laurie. Laurie picked us up at the station on our a… More

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      Calendar last updated:21 Apr 2015

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