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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Dimora Barbarossa is an elegant old stone house with garden, situated at the heart of the Umbria region. It has a subtle elegance - characterised by vaulted ceilings, thick walls, fine fabrics and suffused lights - and invites guests to spend relaxed hours in this beautiful atmosphere.

The old walled town lies on a regularly NW-SE sloping ridge that eventually meets the plain. From the top of the ridge, Spello commands a good view of the Umbrian plain towards Perugia; at the bottom of the ridge, the town spills out of its walls into a small modern section (or Borgo) served by the rail line from Rome to Florence via Perugia.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia 25 km, Nearest railway: Spello 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (3), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Further details indoors

Services on demand: cook (€ 130/5 hours + receipt)

Safety deposit € 500,00 (on arrival)

Further details

G.F. with access from garden: 1 double bedroom with bathroom/shower en suite (garden bedroom); 1st F. mezzanine: living/dining room, large kitchen, 1 double bedroom with dressing room, fireplace and en-suite bathroom/tub (master suite), 1 bathroom/shower, arcade, garden; 1st F.: living room/study, 1 double bedroom (ethnic bedroom), 1 bathroom/shower.

The Umbria region

UMBRIA - This small, centrally located region is often called the "green heart of Italy". Umbria is frequently compared to Toscana, as the two regions have a great many similarities - Umbria is a miniature Toscana, blessed with a wilder, rougher charm of its own. The region has many varying attractions for visitors: small villages with a medieval flair alongside significant cultural cities; soft, cultivated hills as well as steep mountain peaks such as the 2476-metre Monte Vettore; raging waterfalls and peaceful, dignified lakes such as Lago Trasimeno. The paths of many different cultures and peoples have crossed in Umbria down the centuries - Etruscans, Lombards, Romans and Byzantines - all of them leaving traces and ensuring a rich treasure of historical artefacts.

Anyone travelling to this region for the first time should make a point of visiting Perugia. The Umbrian capital with its beautiful medieval town centre is the home of one of Europe's oldest universities. And sweet-tooths won't be able to resist a trip to the nearby town of San Sisto and its Museo Storico della Perugina, a confectionary factory famed the world over for its nut chocolate. Another popular destination for all the region's visitors is of course Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis (1181-1226). The basilica in his honour houses gorgeous frescos by Giotto and Cimabue. Spoleto, with its magnificent Romanesque cathedral, is a very lively site for contemporary culture. Every June and July since 1958, the major "Festival dei Due Mondi" takes place here, an international cultural festival with a packed programme of music, theatre, ballet, art and cinema events. Citta della Pieve is the birthplace of the painter Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino (1450-1523), and the modern painter Alberto Burri (1915-1995) was born in Citta di Castello. The town is home to two art collections dedicated to his works: the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini and the Burri Collection, the latter housed in converted tobacco-curing barns in a former industrial complex - also a great example for successful preservation of significant industrial sites.

Other interesting places include Norcia, the home of the delicious black truffles, and Orvieto with its impressive cathedral, one of the most beautiful examples of Italian gothic architecture. ##In Orvieto, visitors can literally go underground and view parts of a wide-ranging "city below the city": Etruscan canals and cisterns, grottoes and walkways and the wells, shafts and furnaces of a once flourishing ceramics industry. And according to a study by the University of Kentucky, Todi, the birthplace of the mystical poet and Franciscan monk Jacopone da Todi (1230-1306), is currently the "most sustainable city in the world" and one of the best places to live. Umbria has even more to offer: small, pretty villages such as Panicale, Bevagna and Deruta, natural beauty such as the waterfalls of Marmore and the Monti Sibellini national park, a refuge for wolves and golden eagles. There are plenty of perfect routes for cycling tours as well, for example the 30-kilometre route through the rolling landscape of the "Terre delle Acque" between Acquasparta, Avigliano Umbro, Montecastrilli and the fossil forest of Dunarobba.

Spello

Spello is an ancient town and comune (township) of Italy, in the province of Perugia in east central Umbria, on the lower southern flank of Mt. Subasio.

The old walled town lies on a regularly NW-SE sloping ridge that eventually meets the plain. From the top of the ridge, Spello commands a good view of the Umbrian plain towards Perugia; at the bottom of the ridge, the town spills out of its walls into a small modern section (or Borgo) served by the rail line from Rome to Florence via Perugia.

Along with the historical centre of Spello, which is right outside its doors, there are many medieval towns worth visiting in the surrounding area such as Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi and the lake Trasimeno.

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  • Italian
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