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the hamlet of Messenano among green hills next to Spoleto

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

Eremo Di Santo Apollinare is located in "The old castle of Messenano", a medieval village among green hills, on the top of a lake, next to Spoleto.

we rent this charming typical house since 1995, and we met a lot of globetrotters, we have other self catering holiday homes, our guests live among Messenano's people

The villa presents an 80 sqm apartment, which can accommodate 2+3 persons.

It is an old country house, completely renovated in 2010 respecting its original characteristics, with terracotta floors and chestnut tree door and window frames.

Holiday Apartment GIOVANNA is composed of a living/dining room with fireplace, TV and double sofa bed + a kitchen equipped with oven, freezer and a dining area.

The sleeping area is composed of 2 double bedrooms served by a bathroom with shower.

Holiday Apartment Eremo Di Santo Apollinare is provided with heating and guests can take advantage of the two panoramic terraces.

You also could ask for breakfast and dinner - there is a great restaurant 30 mt away from the house.

There also a pool 30 mt away!

Good wine bar 30 metres far!

WI-Fi zone

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach San Benedetto 180 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rome 120 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto 14 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The castle is in the middle of Umbria

Messenano is a village resonant of ancient times and is itself a timeless place, steeped in authentic and pristine antiquity with architecture belonging to the 12th Century while inhabited and lovingly restored by 21st Century visionaries. When staying in the village, guests can enjoy a true off-the-beaten-path experience along with famous Umbrian hospitality.

From the hamlet you could walking to a lake or to a old wood, there are trekking roads, mountain bike road.

Further details outdoors

Youn can park next to the house, along the raod, the hamlet is a cul-de-sac there are not more cars, and is safety

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Swimming pool only available June July & August.

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

The Umbria region

Umbria is the land of Saints of medieval towns.

Umbria is true Italian countryside, explore the beauty of Umbria from a rental home surrounded by vineyards and hill towns such as Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Todi & Spoleto. Typical Umbria villas

Our apartment in Umbria is found on working vineyards, wineries and olive groves or in charming Umbrian hill towns and villages

There also are great natural beauties like.Lakes, Marmore' Falls, Mountains, Hills, Abbey.....

Spoleto

The hamlet is the best way to visit our wonderful historic towns :Spoleto, Todi Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia

and our great natural wonder. Marmore falls, the mounth of Castelluccio, The road Valnerina

Abbey, Castles....

Our hamlet is for people who love walking trekking and good food and wine.

Nestling amongst the hills of southern Umbria, Messenano is the perfect place to relax whilst enjoying the delights of the region.

Below the village is a small lake that offers fishing or a peaceful place for a picnic. Walk the hills, taking in the views of woodland and olive groves and the only sound to disturb you will be birdsong.

To stay in Messenano is to be part of a traditional community. Only a few of its houses have been renovated as tourist lets or weekend retreats. The rest are homes to the 40 or so farmers who work the fields, olive groves and vineyards surrounding the village.

The area has a sense of timeless tranquillity.

Once the site of a 13th century castle, the village is unique in that it is constructed from the remains of the castle itself. The defensive walls, sporting one remaining tower, now surround the modern settlement. Walk the narrow, twisting streets and you walk the passageways of the old castle, past rooms that are now reformed into houses. The castle yard is now the village square, complete with a small 13th century church. The effect is quite uncanny, a blend of past and present.

For local dining, a restaurant is highly recommended. A uniquely Italian phenomenon, these working farms offer accommodation and meals for tourists. To qualify as an Agriturismo, only local produce can be served. So if not produced on the farm itself, you are guaranteed a typical regional meal, prepared from food that is sourced from within a few miles of the kitchen. Prices are very reasonable. The restauranti irs "the Prato" , a quiet farm in Messenano, will serve a three course meal and a jug of the local wine for about 15 euros.

SPOLETO is Art, Culture, Nature: past and present of a territory

... a town which is extraordinarily rich with historical evidences:

its monuments are all linked together in a continuum that knows no interruptions, from prehistoric age to the Lombards, from the Middle Ages to nowadays. It is unanimously acknowledged among the symbols of international culture. For this reason, it always takes one day more than planned, to discover it.

Upon arriving, you're soon hit by its cultural richness.

As you come from the South, you're soon welcomed by the majestic Ponte delle Torri and the mighty Rocca, sort of watchful lookout above the houses accumulated on the hill; on the right, set in the thick woods on the slopes of Monteluco, the church of San Pietro looks over the valley.

If you arrive by train, you're welcomed by Alexander Calder's Teodelapio instead. Given by the artist back in 1962, the statue was the first one to be built in such great proportion, and would eventually act as prototype for many other ones throughout the world. At the other end of the street, Arnaldo Pomodoro's "Colonna del Viaggiatore" (Voyager's Column) acts as opposite altar.

The visitor, hopefully not in a hurry, has four different itineraries to choose from, according to interests, needs, and available time. Having plenty of the latter, it will be possible to also visit the surroundings, dense with memories from the Roman age to the present days. It must not be forgotten that, thanks to its strategic position, Spoleto is the ideal base for daily excursions to the Valnerina or other areas of Umbria.

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17 Sep 2013

5/5

"Our dream come true"

Messenano was an enchanting experience - to live in a traditional Umbrian village in a lovingly created house, Casa Giovanna. The owner, Emanuela, was most helpful from ease of booking to instructions… More

I am so happy. We love that our Guests fell Umbria and love our home. Thank you

12 Aug 2012

5/5

"A very nice holiday in authentic Umbria"

We realy enjoyed our stay in Giovanna's house in Messenano. Apart from ourselves there were only a few other tourist. So we were guest in a small village that has not been converted to a (small) tourist site. It was quite an experience to feel the italian way of life in a small country village. And the inhabitants of Messenano were very polite and helpfull.
The owner of Giovanna's house was more serviceminded than we could expect.

I am so happy that you get satisfaction.
I would like to say thank you.
I hope to meet you one again
Warm regards
Emanuela

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