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Villa Sogno apartment Apartment

1bedroom
2sleeps
3nights min stay

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

This apartment is situated in the medieval hilltop village of Acqualoreto, it is on the third floor of the Villa. The kitchen and living room overlook the bell tower of the 11th century 'borgo' (village) whilst the bedroom and bathroom overlook the beautiful valley towards the town of Todi. These views are spectacular and wandering through the ancient 'borgo' will transport you back through time. The apartment is comprised of four rooms: a full kitchen with dining area and wood burning stove, living room with sofa and two comfortable chairs, bedroom with queen bed and bathroom with shower and heated towel rail. Wireless high-speed Internet is included in the rental price. The total area of the apartment is 55 sq. m. (550 sq. ft.). There is a wood pellet stove in the living room which provides easy and inexpensive heating for those cooler mornings and evenings in early spring and autumn. The saltwater swimming pool (available during the summer months in daylight hours) overlooks the

This apartment is situated in the medieval hilltop village of Acqualoreto, it is on the third floor of the Villa. The kitchen and living room overlook the bell tower of the 11th century 'borgo' (village) whilst the bedroom and bathroom overlook the beautiful valley towards the town of Todi. These views are spectacular and wandering through the ancient 'borgo' will transport you back through time. The apartment is comprised of four rooms: a full kitchen with dining area and wood burning stove, living room with sofa and two comfortable chairs, bedroom with queen bed and bathroom with shower and heated towel rail. Wireless high-speed Internet is included in the rental price. The total area of the apartment is 55 sq. m. (550 sq. ft.). There is a wood pellet stove in the living room which provides easy and inexpensive heating for those cooler mornings and evenings in early spring and autumn. The saltwater swimming pool (available during the summer months in daylight hours) overlooks the villa's olive grove. There is a small garden dining area available for guests near the pool with stunning views overlooking the valley towards Todi.

Further details

Use of a washing machine, with outdoor drying facilities, can be arranged with the owners.

This rental property is not suitable for children under 10 years of age.

Further details outdoors

If reading and solitude are what you crave then you can find a quiet spot overlooking the pool and olive grove. Life in this part of Umbria has not changed much over the centuries and the village bells still ring three times a day to signify the rhythm of country life. Walk up to the piazza for a cappuccino and soak up the local atmosphere.

Location description from owner

The Umbria region

There are stunning views from the village of the famous Tiber River and gorge before it flows into Lake Corbara which is a 15 mins. drive away. For those who like to be near water, there are two other lakes in the area – Lake Bolsena and Lake Trasimeno. Acqualoreto is no more than a one hour drive to many of Umbria's fabled hilltop towns: Todi (20 mins.), Orvieto (35 mins.), Perugia (45 mins.), Assisi (1 hr), Spoleto (1 hr), Montefalco (45 mins.). In addition, an important archaeological site, the Roman town of Carsulae is only 30 mins. away. There is a site with Etruscan tombs near Montecchio, a short drive from the village and an Etruscan necropolis at the base of the cliffs of Orvieto.

Throughout the summer there are numerous Sagras (Food festivals) each village dedicating their sagra to a specific local food. They are fun, full of atmosphere, not to mention delicious food! There are many vineyards which offer tastings and food pairings and of course local olive mills where you see, sample and purchase Umbria's liquid gold.

The summers are hot but evenings are temperate and, as we are at an altitude of 425 metres, good for sleeping. Don't forget that whilst sightseeing in churches, bare shoulders for ladies are not permitted so carry a scarf in your bag.

Umbria is very rural and steeped in tradition - the bell tower in Acqualoreto still rings its bells three times a day to announce to the farming community the time to leave the house, come home for lunch and then when the sun goes down at the end of day. You quickly adapt to the rhythm of life as it might have been many years ago, it all makes for a truly relaxing and pleasurable holiday.

Acqualoreto

Acqualoreto has a bar and a small restaurant “La Cruccola” in the piazza. There is an excellent local pizzeria / restaurant (Rosa dei Venti) serving typical Umbrian dishes only 10 mins. drive away. There are no shops in the village but there is a small store in Morre (5 mins. drive) and a larger supermarket in Collelungo (7 mins. drive). A full array of stores and services are available in Todi and Orvieto.

Having a car is essential to enable you to explore this enchanting part of Italy.

Cultural - There are many beautiful medieval cities and towns to visit in the area, many of them walled and positioned on hilltops. They all boast wonderful medieval architecture and some of the churches, for example, the cathedrals in Orvieto and Assisi are World Heritage Sites. Most cities have museums in historic buildings where art collections and archaeological artefacts are displayed.

There are numerous festivals in the region which take place throughout the year with many originating during the Middle Ages. The people of Umbria proudly maintain the historical traditions of their ancestors with period costumes, dancing and food. There is an internationally acclaimed arts festival in Spoleto every summer and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia (July) often brings in famous musicians and singers for the Festival. Another well-known event in Perugia is the International Chocolate Festival which takes place every October, not to be missed by any serious chocolate-lover. Montefalco hosts a big wine festival in mid/late September, featuring the famed local Sagrantino wine. Not to be forgotten is Aqualoreto's own festa week leading up to Ferragosto (August 15th which is Italy's most celebrated holiday) - this week consists of dinners and music in the piazza.

Last but not least is our own olive harvest which takes place in early November.

Outdoor and Sports - The countryside in Umbria offers many opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking and hiking. There are signposted routes in the area around Todi, the Tiber Nature Reserve and Lake Corbara. Cycling and mountain biking are also very popular as the countryside provides for both simple and challenging cycling routes but all with beautiful views. Other activities include watersports on Lake Bolsena and Lake Trasimeno.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 en suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Rosemary and Brian L
Response rate:
94%
Calendar updated:
17 Apr 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
Italy

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian

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