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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The accommodation Casa Cardarella is born from the restoration of an old building that was once used as a furnace. The structure gives the name to the surrounding area and is identified in the maps of the Gregorian land register of the first half of 1800. It is located in the green plains of Umbria, in the small village of Castel San Giovanni - municipality of Castel Ritaldi.The structure, bright and welcoming, offers hospitality in independent apartments, and has its own green space. Its attributes are contact with nature, silence, discretion and familiar atmosphere. It is an ideal stopover for visiting the nearby places of touristic, artistic and religious interest.
Outside there is a lawn, a little vegetable garden, from which you can pick the product of the land fresh and genuine, and a barbecue area. There is the opportunity to go and observe the nearby agricultural activities, as well as to go for walks and bike rides
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: S.EGIDIO PERUGIA 44 km, Nearest railway: TREVI 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
About this location
The Umbria region
CASTEL SAN GIOVANNI: It is a village in the municipality of Castel Ritaldi in the province of Perugia. It is 4 km distant from the centre of Castel Ritaldi which is at an altitude of 225mt above sea level. It is surrounded by interesting places like Trevi, Campello, Montefalco e Spoleto. The countryside is part of the plains of Spoleto, in the Umbrian valley.
-The Castle in the village is well preserved. Its architecture is based on a square plan; it has walls 150 cm thick and a circular tower in each corner. There are also the remains of a drawbridge, which lead to a very high entrance tower with Guelph battlements. A moat existed around the castle until the Second World War.
-The Church of St. John (XIV c.) is inside the castle. It contains an altarpiece attributed to Giuseppe Ghezzi, a painter of '600. The entrance is by a door of the XVI c.
CAMPELLO SUL CLITUNNO: This place is known for the famous Clitunno Springs. The cool water springs from under the Umbrian Appennine Mountains and it forms rich pools and shallow ponds surrounded by weeping willows and poplars.
The striking landscape evokes the strong link between religion and nature which inspired poets like Virgilio, Plinio il Giovane, Lord Byron and Carducci.
The sacredness of the area is also evidenced by a temple of great value, built in the Early Christian period (IV-V c.) according to the classic pattern of pagan temples and built over one of the many sources of the river Clitunno.
SPOLETO: It is a medieval town of Roman origin. Today it is one of the most important towns of the Umbria region. Its fame is mainly due to its international music festival: the Festival of Two Words (Il Festival dei Due Mondi), held in the beautiful Duomo's square (Piazza del Duomo). Spoleto was for many years under the dominion of the Papal State during which the great Albornoz Fortress ( la Rocca Albornoziana) commissioned in 1362 by Cardinal Albornoz and the Bridge Towers (Il Ponte delle Torri), 236 meters long and 90 m high, were built. The Fortress is composed of large arches and was built on top of an ancient Roman aqueduct.
Nature places of interest in Spoleto
The sacred wood of Monteluco (Il Bosco Sacro di Monteluco), a centuries-old elm and oak wood that covers the slopes and summit of the mountain, is crossed by several hiking trails that, starting from the bridge towers (Il Ponte delle Torri), reach many places of great historical and natural interest. Within the forest there are several hermitages of the Franciscan Foundation, while the Franciscan convent of the XIIc stands at the top of Monteluco. It is still inhabited and can be visited. “Nihil jucundius vidi valle mea spoletana” is the famous phrase of St. Francis of Assisi inscribed on a plaque located at the summit of Monteluco from where great panoramic views are admired. The scenic walk, commonly known as the tour of the fortress, covers the top of St. Elia hill on which the Albornoz Fortress stands. You can also follow the adjacent path “around the ducts”, from which you can admire both the Umbrian Valley and the unusual views of Spoleto.
In June 1876 Giosuè Carducci, the Italian poet, was sent as an inspector to a school in Spoleto (the square where a high school is situated today carries his name) and explored the Clitunno Springs (Le Fonti del Clitunno), which are half an hour away from the city. From that visit he was inspired to write one of the most solemn “Barbarian Odes” the “Clitunno Springs”
Another distinguished visitor to Spoleto was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who stayed here during his long journey along the Italian peninsula. He wrote a page of ecstatic admiration for the bold construction of the Bridge Tower in his famous book “Journey to Italy”
Also the German writer Hermann Hesse visited several towns in Umbria during his travels and in april 28 1911 he wrote a postcard to his wife: “Spoleto is the most beautiful discovery I made in Italy”, “there is such a wealth of beauty almost unknown; mountains, hills, oak forest, monasteries and waterfalls!”
MONTEFALCO: It is located in east central Umbria. Montefalco stands on the summit of a hill covered by olive trees and vines and stands surrounded by the Clitunno, Topino and Tevere valleys.
For its splendid panoramic position Montefalco is defined the “Balcony of Umbria”
For its significant environmental, cultural and artistic qualities it is placed in the list of “The most beautiful villages in Italy” .
ASSISI: It is a major tourist centre and located in eastern Umbria, bordered in the northeast by Mount Subasio and in the southeast by the hills that separate it from the Tevere Valley.
It is a must for international tourism. It is situated within the Regional Park of Mount Subasio in a natural setting of great environmental value and permeated by an intense mystical atmosphere fused with Franciscan spirituality.
Added to the natural resources the place has such an artistic and cultural wealth that the seraphic city was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi is the focus of the Christian religious world.
From Casa Cardarella you can reach a lot of tourist and cultural destination: Montefalco, Trevi, Spoleto, Assisi, Foligno, Gubbio, Deruta, Norcia, Orvieto, Perugia, Terni, Todi, Narni and Bevagna. The SS3 route is just 4,8 km away.
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13 Jan 2015
Appartamenti ristrutturati, disponibile ogni confort. consigliato come punto di appoggio per visitare le zone circostanti. Spoleto, Fonti del Clitunno, Montefalco, Trevi, Assisi, Bevagna.Proprietaria… More
8 Jan 2015
"Cortesia e professionalità oltre le aspettative!"
Abbiamo soggiornato di venerdì e sabato sera, arrivando oltre l'orario indicato. Ad accoglierci con il sorriso la proprietaria, che ci ha fatto trovare l'ambiente caldo ed accogliente. L… More
31 Aug 2014
Abbiamo soggiornato per 4 giorni io e mia moglie. L'appartamento è pulito, accogliente e molto attrezzato. Inoltre con molta facilità si possono raggiungere i centri di Spoleto, Spello, Assisi,… More
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