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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Elegant self catering apartments in and around the historic heart of ancient Spoleto. (Spoletium Holiday Apartments).
We offer a large variety of accommodations ... the indipendent house with large panoramic garden, the cozy top floor studio, the cute loft with balcony, the frescoed apartment with vaulted ceilings, the decorated apartment with terrace, the country house with swimming pool, the exclusive apartments in a medieval villege, apartments in a former convent... and many more.
Mostly fo the apartments are advertised in Holiday Lettings website.
Please contact me for detailed information and photos.
All of the apartments in Spoleto centre feature the same attractive elements: a central and quiet location, easy distance from the bus stop, train station, car parking, monuments, restaurants, shops, theatres, and the countryside. They enjoy beautiful views or have outdoor spaces like terrace or gardens. They have been recently restored preserving the original wooden beams, the ancient cotto floors and, in some cases, restoring original period frescoes and decorated ceilings. The apartments are beautifully appointed with high level finishes, new bathrooms and kitchens, they all include free WiFI Internet access and flat screen TVs, some have international satellite Tv.
This section is dedicated to "NOBLE APARTMENT" a spacious elegant apartment in the very heart of Spoleto. Perfect for a couple or a family, it sleeps up to 6. The apartment is on the ground floor and has a shared courtyard with table and chairs.
This elegant frescoed apartment is in one of the most beautiful buildings in Spoleto. With a XV century frescoed facade, it overlooks the main square of the historic centre.
The apartment features a very spacious living room with beautifully decorated high vaulted ceilings dating back to the XV century. From the living room you can enjoy amazing sunsets while sitting on the sofa in front of the fireplace. This room can be easily converted into a second bedroom (the comfortable sofa bed sleeps 2). The master bedroom is large with remains of ancient frescoes, decorative high ceilings and a modern en suite bathroom with a large glass shower.
The apartment has a second bathroom, a study room (single beds can be added), and modern eat-in kitchen with a large table, satellite TV with international channels.
The location is perfect. The nearby square (Piazza del Mercato) lies in the heart of the oldest part of Spoleto. In the morning, you can enjoy a small outdoor farmers' market. The Piazza was the original Roman Fulcrum so is still possible to admire the Roman Arch, remains of a Roman temple and a well preserved Roman house with mosaics. The apartment can be reached by car, with parking available nearby.
The apartment has been fully restored with new bathroom and kitchen and it maintains the original handmade cotto tiles and beautiful frescoes.
Amenities of the apartment:
- free WiFi Internet
- satellite flat screen TV
- electric oven
- clothes dryer
- washing machine
- hair dryer
Courses, Tours, Activities to experiement during your stay:
- Italian language and Culture lessons at Artelingua Language School
- Truffle Hunting Excursion followed by lunch including truffles
- Wine Tours
- Active Days (guided or self-guided walks/hikes - cycling - river rafting - hiking, free climbing et.)
- Classic City Tours in Umbria and surroudings regions (Tuscany, Latium)
- Cooking Classes
- Gourmet Tours (to include olive oil, cheese, cereals, cured meats);
- Winter fun (snow rackets, trekking, cross country ski)
- public swimming pool in Spoleto, gym, SPA
- Foraging Excursions followed by tastings (mushrooms, asparagus, edible flowers and wild herbs);
- Especially suitable for children (Pizza making, Truffle hunting with dogs, Riding with donkeys in the mountains followed by picnic, Farm visits, outdoor adventure park and more).
- yoga lessons
- shiatsu massages
- Custom Tours (if it's not on the list it doesn't mean we can't do it)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Trasimeno Lake 70 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia S. Egidio is 40 kms away, Rome Fiumicino ( 40 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto station 800 m|
|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|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details outdoors|
WIFI INTERNET AVAILABLE free of charge.. There are some free internet points (WI FI) just round the corne. There are also bars and restaurants, where you can have a free connection.
- CAR PARKING If you have a car you can park for free around the historic centre (10 minutes walking distance) or have a secure space in the centre at the "Spoleto Sfera" covered car parking, 300 metres away, easily connected to the apartment by elevator (10 minutes walking distance). The cost is 5 euros/24 hours.
- There is a TENNIS CLUB just 15 minutes away, and some swimming pools, the biggest is in Spoleto, connected with the bus (15 minutes) and others are around Spoleto, with panoramic views on the countryside.
- 30 minutes by car from Spoleto there are the THERMAL BATHS of Saint Francis where you can have special beauty and relaxing treatments. 15 minutes drive from Spoleto, there are the ancient Roman Springs called "Fonti del Clitunno".
I offer LONG TERM RENTALS in non-peak season at very reduced montly rates (from 550 Euros per month), please, ask for more details about long term rentals.
LONG RENTALS = INEXPENSIVE RATES: Long rentals are welcome from November to one week before the Easter period, at very low prices. Italian Grand Tour: for our guests with a temporary Visa allowing a stay in Italy of up to three or six months, we offer our beautiful apartments. If you stay in Spoleto during Autumn or Winter you can harvest olives, taste our extra virgin oil in the old mills, observe the grape harvest in the vineyards and try the excellent wine from Umbria. In Autumn and Winter there are many festivals dedicated to traditional Umbrian products. From November to April in Spoleto and Umbria, there are hundreds of cultural and artistic festivals of a very high level, such as the Opera Season. In December there are beautiful religious celebrations with concerts, festive lighting and wonderful Christmas food which represents our local traditions. During your stay you'll enjoy a mild climate because Spring comes very early. The first flowering here generally takes place in early February. Take the opportunity to learn the Italian language and culture in the Italian Language school of Spoleto by attending fun and economical group or personal classes.
Please, contact me for more information about a long stay
The Umbria region
SPOLETO FEATURES SOME OF THE LOVELIEST CITIES OF ART IN UMBRIA. LOCATED BETWEEN ROME AND FLORENCE, IT IS THE IDEAL BASE TO VISIT CENTRAL ITALY. "THE AMENITIES OF AN URBAN CENTRE (restaurants, theatres, shops, museums....) COMBINED WITH THE PROXIMITY TO COUNTRYSIDE AND MOUNTAINS". It is the destination for GASTRONOMIC AND CULTURAL TOURISM.
Spoleto is undoubtedly the perfect place to immerse yourself in Italian history, culture and food. The city occupies a striking hillside position and enjoys an international reputation thanks to the prestigious Festival of Two Worlds (Festival dei Due Mondi), one of the most renowned art festivals in Europe. Other cities with artistic treasures like Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Todi, Spello, Norcia, and places of interest likeTrasimeno Lake and Marmore Falls, are a just few kms away. Rome is 1 hour and 15 minutes away and Florence is 2 hours and 30 minutes away by train.
Please visit my web site www.spoletium.it to have detailed info about the area, plenty of photos and suggestions!
Umbria offers fascinating sceneries and you need only travel a few kilometres to reach cities rich in art and culture and places of unspoilt wilderness. Take time to get off the beaten tracks discovering hill-top medieval villages, silent hermitages and mountains popolated by ancient legends.
COURSES AND TOURS
There is a large amount of things to do in Spoleto during your stay: cooking classes, Italian Language classes, walking tours, wine and oil tasting tours, urban trekkings, embroidery classes... and much more!
NATURE & SPORTS
In Spoleto and surrounding area you can enjoy landscapes of great suggestion and practise many sports and outdoor activities, there also special activities for families with children. Nature walkings along the Franciscan footpath, bike riding, rafting near the Marmore Falls, mule/horse riding, cross country ski, outdoor parks for families, swimming....and much more!
FOOD & WINE
A trip to Umbria would not be complete without enjoying its cuisine, celebrated in several local food festivals. Excellent food and wine are inextricably bound with the identity of the places itself, Umbrian cities and villages offer gastronomic treasures with intense and generous flavours that are the base of many local food festivals. Just as extraordinary as the wine, Umbria boasts a high quality olive oil with few rivals in Italy.
CULTURE & EVENTS
Prestigious art festivals, concerts, opera season, period pageants, local food festivals, wine festivals: Umbria celebrates its history and culture with artistic and folkloristic events throughout the year, attracting visitors from all over the world.
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26 Jul 2014
"A perfect apartment"
The Nobile apartment was even better than described by the agency. It is an old patrician house in the heart of Spoleto that has been very carefully restored and transformed by the owners into a beautiful, spacious and comfortable apartment. You will find parts of old frescoes on many spots on the walls. It has a large fully equiped kitchen, a large study, a grand living room with a vaulted an frescoed ceiling, a large bedroom and two luxury bathrooms. Four large windows look out over the Piazza Mercato, let in plenty of light and contain special sound insulating glass. Needless to say the apartment was very well furnished in style and clean and the owner provided good service and advice. For lovers of art, culture and history as we are it was a great pleasure to stay a forthight in this apartment. To lovers of Spoleto (and surroundings ...) and its art, culture and history we would highly recommend this property.
9 May 2014
"Amazing - perfect for staying in Spoleto!!"
Getting to Spoleto was a bit like the amazing race as it was a train from Rome - then a bus - then a mini bus - all of which was found very randomly as signs were poor and most people didn't spea… More
Guests arrive quite easily to the apartments, they are centrally located in the heart of Spoleto, 1 hour and 15 minutes by train from Rome, Spoleto station is 30 minutes walking distance from the apartments, 15/20 minutes by bus or 5 mintes by taxi. I give very detailed directions in advance and I'm available by phone at any moment. The meeting point is very easy to find: a huge white church with a dome, the only one with dome in Spoleto! There are signs in Italian but with my directions are very clear.
You had no mobile (you called me by a public telephone)so, despite my exact directions, you couldn't benefit of my help while in Spoleto, I was at the meeting point and I've stopped the bus because you were still inside, didn't gett off and the bus were leaving(it is not difficult to note the huge dome of the church but, I know, it may happen, maybe were a little bit tired and got confused). You arrived at the train station and were in the apartment after 30 minutes, so I think it was not an amazing race. With a taxi it is even faster. It may happen that you have to take 2 buses to reach the upper part of Spoleto, not every time. To be in touch by mobile can help.
However, I'm happy you had a nice stay and I remember you were a very friendly person.
7 Feb 2014
"Fantastic apartment in beautiful Spoleto"
We stayed in Luana's apartment for 2 weeks last November and it was absolutely wonderful. Luana is a great hostess. She is kind and so helpful. She assisted us in so many ways during our stay tha… More
Many thanks for your fantastic review, I wish you and your husband all the best!
27 Jan 2014
"Comfort in Oldtown Spoleto"
The "Il Priore" 2 bedroom apartment is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for comfort and convenience in a historic building located in the heart of the old section of Spoleto. The apart… More
Thank you so much,
I'm really happy that you had a memorable stay in Spoleto.
The apartment you've choosen is comfortable and elegant and Spoleto itself is a lovely place to stay and explore Umbria and the central part of Italy.
Looking forward to meeting you again.
22 Nov 2013
The manager of the property made all the difference to our stay; not sure how it would have worked out if Luana wasn't available to help us reach the flat (cab driver didn't know where it was), help with instructions left in Italian (by Australian owners!?) for the washing machine, setting the heat (which was not coming on), dropping off basics (loo roll, washing up fluid, etc. that the owners neglected to leave - who arrives late a night but stops to buy loo roll, washing up liquid, tea towels, soap,, etc.?!)... Luana's recommendations and help made for a wonderful stay and visit. Thank you Luana!!
thanks for your nice comment.
Yes, your taxi driver didn't know the exact address, so strange! Maybe it was his first day at job, Spoleto is a little city and the street where the apartment is located is very popular. Anyway, I was there waiting for you and talking to the driver by phone.
I hope to meet you in the future, you and your friends are very nice people. Ciao!
16 Nov 2013
"All aspects considered, this was a very good property."
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Spoleto at Il Priore. This property was very spacious with lovely furnishings, and we wanted for nothing. The best thing was the location in the Centro Storico, allowing us to walk everywhere, even into nearby forest. The only downside was that we didn't have any view other than the street, and the alley, and it was a little dark inside. It was Autumn, and we had a lot of rainy days. Luana was very attentive, and she made our stay happy and comfortable, helping us with anything that we needed, and giving us lots of information about her beautiful town. Thankyou Luana!
yes, even if in Autumn there are many beautiful sunny days (like today! It is the 21st of November)you had some rainy days during your stay in October. The, fortunately we have good weather in the rest of October and an amazing November, with mild climate, sunny days and many visitors coming. The apartment Priore is on the first floor so, of course, you can have a better view from an upper floor, but from the windows you have no buildings very close and the view is "open", from the windows of the living room, the study and the bedroom you can see a square, trees, some shops (as you mentioned tou are in one of the best areas of Spoleto centre), the sky and a small ancient tower in front of you. The windows of the apartment are many, large and tall, so a lot of sunlight can some inside. I'm sure that if you'll be able to come again, You'll certainly find a good weather...in Italy we have good weather during the majority of the time. Thanks for all!!
17 Jul 2013
"not what it said on the tin"
It might have been the lovely seductive Spoleto itself or maybe previous guests didn't spend much time in the apartment, but enthusiastic reviews posted by others do not match our disappointment … More
The relationship with guests and my personal involvment are the elements I care most. Guests opinions and their satisfaction are very important to me.
It is hard to recognize my apartment in your description, what you wrote about Il Duca apartment (dingy, poky, noisy and poorly laid out) is something that no one before has never told me and you can read dozens of true excellent comments about my apartments (called Spoletium Holiday Apartments) that are everywhere on the web. I've started on 2009 having hundreds of guests from all over the world and I'm honored to say that I had great human and professional experiences. I have good relationships with mostly of the guests coming and some of them also come for the second or third time. When my baby was born on 2012, I had presents sent from all over the world! It was more than I could expect from people that I meet just for a few days in their lives.
I think that the real problem in your case was my absence during your stay, I think this is the origin of your disappointment ...yes, unfortunately I couldn't be there during your stay because I was out of Spoleto in the previous week with my little son (at that stage was 15 months old, he was often sick and doctors told me that needed to stay by the sea for a week) I planned to come back the day before your arrival but he got very sick again and we had to go to the hospital, I was worried, I had a few time to quickly organize the check-in of 4 guests coming in the same day (included you), I had to do it by phone and by email from the place where. I thought to call the housekeeper and call you the arrival day to explain how to reach the meeting point and explain how to "use" the apartment (she speaks a few English words but is a kind and gentle lady) because she was the only person available that day, had the keys and she knew the apartments. You wrote "demanded full cash payment up-front"...you received a Booking Form before booking the apartment, I asked no deposit to book and you agreed, if you read again it you'll find "Please, pay the rental rate on arrival, at the time of handing over the keys", so this is what happened on arrival. You had paid no deposit so you could leave the apartment immediately without paying and I had no possibility to ask you the money back (and I wouldn't have asked you money back if you were not satisfied about the apartment) or leave the apartment the day before, there is the Tourist Office nearby and you could find another place if it was so terrible...why didn't you do it? You spent one week there, why didn't you text or email me your problems? You could have spend a better holiday.
I don't know why you described the apartment as "noisy", it is on a pedestrian central area, the only one way small street passes something like 30 or 40 metres away from the building and there are jus a few cars every day, you can hear no noise...just the one of bells from the nearby church or maybe birds singing in the morning. I live in the same area and you can describe it in many ways but not noisy.
I left tourist guides and books for you in the flat, suggestions for places to visit and how to go there, usefull email addresses, suggestions for Wine tasting tours and other ideas during your stay (as I do every time and now I've also improved this services!), together with a map of Spoleto with churches, monuments, museums, suggested restaurants, usefull numbers, the nearby grocery, pharmacy, bus stop, train station, car parking, minimarket and much more... If it was not enough I told you that could call me whenever you needed and I was ready to call you back and explain exactely by phone. You didn't call me during your stay to tell me that accidentally the heating system was turned on (in June!...it is strange but things may happen!) why? I could have easily helped you...why didn't you called me to ask where the free car parking was? It was signed in the map and I also marked the pedestrian street that you could do to reach it in 10 minutes.
On entering Duca apartment (such as the other apartments I manage that are all of a high quality level), people say, "Oh, it is so cute and cosy!" My apartments have been completely and beautifully restored on 2009 so appliances are new, I regularly check them. They have been perfectly and tastefully furnished, with hand made traditional style furniture, new thermal insulated windows, ancient wood restored doors, small beautiful details like candels, a nice sofa, mosaic shower, a cute small balcony outside with flowers and chairs. I really love my apartments and your description seems so far from the reality.
Coming to other elements that you pointed: you wrote that the kitchenette hadn't all that you needed...what do you mean? There are many things inside, kettle, toaster, electric/microwaves oven and much more. Again you said nothing about it when you where there, I could call the housekeeper to bring what you needed. The fridge is not inefficient, it had just the internal light off (it may happen, I changed it after your departure) but he was fresh and efficient.
Anyway, I understand that you had a negative experience and I'm sorry about it, Holiday Time should be a relaxing time, spent in the best way.
So I respect your opinion but please, try to respect the opinions that other guests wrote before you (there are just real comments of true travellers) and positive opinions that you can easily find about my apartments in the main international web sites. My apartments are rated "Excellent" in mostly of the comments and this cannot be disputed. It is not correct to question my sincerity and the sincerity of other comments. You wrote that other guests in the nearby apartment seemed not happy about theur stay "disenchanted as we were though I suspect too polite to raise this concern". I called them during their stay as I called you to be sure all was ok and they told me that were having a good holiday, then I emailed after their departure (as I did with you, this is the email I sent you with my photo and the one of my little son: "how are you? I hope you had a good trip back. I was thinking about the last guests I had in my apartments and I felt sorry about you, not to be there to know and meet you. To meet people, go for a walk and talk, share ideas, have a coffee together...this is the part of the rental business I prefer") and this was the beginning of their answer "we are sorry that we did not get to meet you. I am glad that your son is well now, he is gorgeous. We had a wonderful time and loved Spoleto. We did get to visit quite a few of the other towns and villages nearby and even though they were also beautiful we loved coming back to Spoleto. We had dinner in a different restaurant every night and finished the night off with a walk around the castle. We are hoping to return to Umbria next year and I think we will come back to Spoleto, so we may be in touch with you again to book the apartment. Hopefully we will meet you then. thank you and best wishes". They were in La Dama studio that is very similar to Duca apartment, but a little smaller.
You wrote " I raised my concerns with the Owner to give her a chance to mitigate things but she hasn't replied, now over a week ago." I knew nothing about your email so I've now checked my email correspondance and I realised that I sent an email to you after your departure, to know if the trip back was good, this is the first part of the email "how are you? I hope you had a good trip back. I was thinking about the last guests I had in my apartments and I felt sorry about you, not to be there to know and meet you. To meet people, go for a walk and talk, share ideas, have a coffee together...this is the part of the rental business I prefer".
You replied but your email contained the same text I had written, so I thought it was a mistake and maybe I had received a sort of "empty email" from you, now I checked again and it had no text from you but your response was written in the attachmen (that I didn't noticed!)
If I had read it I'd have certainly written you immediately a response!
This negative comment could be a damage for my rental activity but I hope travellers enquirying will give me the possibility to demonstrate that the apartments and the service are of a high quality and that I always give my best, with enthusiasm and passion.
This comment dates back last June, in the meanwhile I've improved many things (I always improve some elements!)...there are more hangers in the apartments, there is an English small book with more info about the apartments (how to use the heating system, how to swith on the tv/DVD, how to use internet, where to put rubbish - the rubbish bins are near the entrance door of the building, not so difficut to find also without my description!- there will be an underground elevator so that visitors can arrive directly from the car parking in the small square a few metres away from the holiday apartments (it was ready since 2012 but will be opened next January, it will be great for me!) I renovated some small elements in the kitchenettes (as I do normally every 3 or 4 months because I have many people coming and using them)....so I'm ready for the next seson and I feel optimist about the future!
I offer you the possibility to come for free for the second time whenever you prefer if I have availability, you can choose the apartment you like more so we'll be able to meet and I'm sure we'll have a good experience together. I finally agree with you...Spoleto is "lovely and seductive".
11 Jun 2013
"Good apartment to stay"
We stayed in the apartment for seven days in May 2013. apartment is as shown. Lots of information provided by Luana and the Restuarant tips were great.
Hello! Thanks for this nice comment, yes, the restaurants in Spoleto centre are great, I agree with you :)
16 May 2013
"small, fun apt."
This fun apartment was a fun place to stay in Spoleto. It was close to everything and Luana was very helpful with ideas of things to do. We had a little problem with the international area codes so do your research! The only comment I would make is that it is at the top of the building so you need to be able to do stairs. Otherwise, a really great place.
Hello Lisa, thanks a lot for your review, even if I have my paper guest books (my treasure!)I know that on line comments are very important for travellers planning their holiday. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in Spoleto and maybe we'll meet in the future. You were in a cozy small apartment but do you know that now I have new larger and elegant properties to rent in Spoleto centre? This year I have 4 apartments in Spoleto but I'm planning to add new amazing properties...I'll let you know or you could follow Spoletium Holiday Apartments in Facebook to have news about great events and see pictures of Spoleto. If you like, could post your personal shots! Let's keep in touch :)
9 May 2013
"Great location and super host!"
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Luana and her husband for being such great hosts and for sharing the magic of Spoleto. We rented the "Il Priore" apartment for nearly 3 months and Luana helped us with all our questions, from obtaining internet access to what to see and do in her beautiful town. She supplied us with great tips and information on the Umbrian region, couldn't do enough for us and made our stay super easy.
I would higly recommend her business to all travellers to Umbria, especially Spoleto, which will always be in our hearts.
What a beautiful comment, thanks a lot to you and your wife for coming. Now that you know Spoleto during the Winter season, why don't try it during Spring or Summer? I know that the Winter atmosphere in a medieval town is beautiful, but the Spring flowering and Summer cultural and artistic events are good reasons to come.
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