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LA LICINA -Tartufo - – Home 79523 Guest house

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

LA LICINA -Tartufo - – Home 79523

  • Guest house
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

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Guest house / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Nestled into the hillside at 'La Licina', an ancient country estate, 'Il Tartufo' is an ideal place to relax.

Just minutes from the centre of Spoleto, famous for it's summer arts festival, its restaurants and its picturesque winding medieval streets. Away from traffic and the main roads, it is a haven of quiet and privacy, yet close to all services and attractions.

Steps away from your door, set among a four hectare olive grove, is the swimming pool; with a shallow end perfect for children, and lounge chairs for sun-bathing or reading in the shade.

With only one other apartment on the large property, your privacy is assured - yet the helpful English-speaking owners are nearby to assist you; with directions to nearby attractions, or to suggest one of the many restaurants in the area.

Further details indoors

Lovingly restored, the apartment boasts all the modern amenities, while retaining its original hand-hewn timbers and stone

Nestled into the hillside at 'La Licina', an ancient country estate, 'Il Tartufo' is an ideal place to relax.

Just minutes from the centre of Spoleto, famous for it's summer arts festival, its restaurants and its picturesque winding medieval streets. Away from traffic and the main roads, it is a haven of quiet and privacy, yet close to all services and attractions.

Steps away from your door, set among a four hectare olive grove, is the swimming pool; with a shallow end perfect for children, and lounge chairs for sun-bathing or reading in the shade.

With only one other apartment on the large property, your privacy is assured - yet the helpful English-speaking owners are nearby to assist you; with directions to nearby attractions, or to suggest one of the many restaurants in the area.

Further details indoors

Lovingly restored, the apartment boasts all the modern amenities, while retaining its original hand-hewn timbers and stone walls. Beautiful views from all windows of the Umbrian countryside, across the valley to Montefalco. It is furnished in the style of an Umbrian country home, with an eye toward tasteful comfort.
The well equipped kitchen is large enough for the whole family to sit together, or choose dine 'al fresco' on your terrace and watch the sun set as you enjoy your dinner.
Both bedrooms feature large windows to let in light and fresh country air, with the massive stone walls providing natural cooling during the height of summer.
There is a shared laundry facility near the main house.
Wireless internet is provided at no charge.

Further details outdoors

The apartment is in a building separate from the main home, with entry off a stone 'vicolo' (tiny street) separating it from the main house.
There is room to park near your front door, facilitating access and for carrying in groceries and wine from the many nearby shops.
A large terrace and garden is steps from your door, equipped with table, chairs, benches and umbrella - so that you can enjoy the sunset while dining 'al fresco'. Beside it is a gazebo , good place to read, eat together, or play.
Explore the olive grove, where many of the trees are hundreds of years old.
Stroll across the field to the excellent nearby restaurant, "La Macchia", where Claudio, the owner, will welcome you warmly. Sample Umbrian delicacies outdoors, surrounded by Italian families on summer evenings, or by the fire inside in colder months. No need to use your car, so go ahead and order a bottle of wine with your meal, perhaps from the vineyards of Montefalco, visible across the valley. Or carry home a pizza from their wood-fired oven to enjoy with a cold glass of Orvieto from your fridge. (Some visitors say their pizza is the best in Umbria.)

Location description from owner

The Umbria region

Umbria is sometimes described as the "new Tuscany"; a reference to its unspoiled natural beauty and friendliness of its people. Locals still outnumber tourists here, guaranteeing a truly authentic experience for visitors.
Hilly and rural in character, Umbria, known as "the green heart of Italy", is justly famous for its cuisine; truffles, olives, cheeses and cinghiale (wild boar). It also enjoys a reputation for some of the best wine in the country, including the reds from Montefalco, and the whites from Orvieto and Montefascione.
Medieval villages dot the landscape, with decaying towers and ruins on many hillsides.
Important towns include Assisi, home of St. Francis, Orvieto, Perugia, and of course Spoleto.

Spoleto

Spoleto is famous for its summer arts festival, drawing participants and spectators from around the globe; transforming its sleepy streets, ancient amphitheatre and piazzas into a buzz of activity for a few weeks each summer.

Most of the city centre is closed to cars, so you may wander the winding streets and explore its Duomo, numerous churches and speciality shops at a leisurely pace. It boasts many fine restaurants, for every budget, most with outdoor seating, offering specialities from the area, and wine from Umbria and other regions.
Assisi is just 20 minutes away, Orvieto, with it's cathedral and underground caves (cool on a hot afternoon), less than an hour.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 3 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
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

Ludovico E Francesca A
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
22 Apr 2017
Years listed:
6
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian


This Guest house has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Jan 2009. Located in Province of Perugia, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £917.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Apr 2017.

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“Our best holiday ever!”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2015

La Licina is a wonderful place with incredibly hospitable hosts! We spent two lovely weeks there! The apartament was very comfortable and nice. The swimming pool among olive trees was really charming. But the most important for us was the atmosphere there. When we travel with children, the feeling that we meet so friendly people is essential. We are sure that we'll return one day to Spoleto and to La Licina!

“Beautiful - stunning scenery and fabulous hosts”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2015

We stayed in Il Tartufo, a well equipped apartment which sleeps 5. La Licina is a fabulous base for exploring Umbria. It's only 10 minutes drive from the beautiful city of Spoleto and other lovely towns such as Bevagna, Montefalco, Assisi and Spello are all within an hour's drive. Francesca and Ludovico were fabulous hosts who made us feel incredibly welcome. They gave us loads of advice about places to visit and were always on hand if there was anything we needed. The grounds of La Licina are lovely - a beautiful pool, a badminton net, a hammock and olive trees. Our 9 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed her stay. We hope to return to enjoy the unique atmosphere of La Licina

“A place of peace”

Reviewed 1 May 2015

We stayed in Apartment Tartufo for four nighs. It was our first time staying there. It is a very nice apartment with lots of room, beautiful views and amazing hosts! The grocery store is a short drive away or you could even walk. We ate out at the table on the terrance for lunch, taking in the view, the warmth of the sun and the fresh air. Francesca and Ludivico welcome you with warmth,big smiles and a willingness to help you in any way. Once you arrive at La Licina it is hard to leave. Listening to the donkey's bay, watching the sky at sunset, gazing at the stunning veiw of the valley from the terrace, playing cards in the Serra, smelling the lavender, walking through the olive grove...... All of this and much more makes La Licina a very special place to stay. Our four night stay went much to quickly, so we are planning to go back next Spring if not before. Thank you Francesca and Ludivico for everything! Can't wait to be back! Bob and Jane Martin Conestogo, Canada

“A tranquil retreat in a beautiful setting!”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2014

We had the good fortune to stay at La Licina for the whole month of March, and absolutely loved it! Ludovico and Francesca are lovely people, and the consummate hosts, going out of their way to show us the beautiful Umbrian countryside and nearby cities and towns in the region. Our cosy little self-contained home, though updated, retained all its rustic charm with exposed timbers and plastered walls, and had dreamy views of the valleys and distant rolling hills--Montefalco and even Assisi just visible on the horizon. The kitchen was well-equipped with everything you could want to prepare meals, and having reliable wi-fi was a bonus. A real highlight for us was the proximity to the old Spoleto-Norcia railroad--decommissioned in the 60's but now revitalized as an excellent hiking and biking trail. We hiked from La Licina to Sant'Anatolia di Narco--about seven hours of amazing scenery, passing over historic trestles and through tunnels--and took the bus back to Spoleto from the little town. Many other interesting walks and excursions are possible from the farm, through lush oak forests and olive groves, and at each day's end, blissful relaxation on the lovely terrace, outdoor meals with friends over wine, and happy conversations about all our adventures. Thank you, Ludovico and Francesca, for making our stay at La Licina one that we will hold in our hearts always! Mille grazie, e un abbraccione a tutti e due! Evelyn e Denis B.C. Canada

“A warm welcome in a beautiful part of the world”

Reviewed 11 Dec 2013

What can I say? La Licina feels like an authentic Italian Hamlet, very well renovated, full of warmth and life. The views are breathtaking and the surrounding land is lovingly maintained by Ludovica and Francesca. Olive groves, friendly donkeys, a swimming pool and a restaurant just three minutes away on foot all contribute to the atmosphere. Ludovico and Francesca are two of the most welcoming and hospitable hosts I've ever met and they really are the soul of the place. They're full of good advice about places to visit, both in the area and in Rome (Francesca is an official guide at the Vatican museum), as well as practical suggestions about food shopping and restaurants. They speak perfect English and French and do everything they can to make their guests feel at home. Umbria is a region full of beautiful small towns set in amazing countryside. Guests will need a car, but La Licina is a terrific base from which to explore the area. Spotelo, one of my favourite Italian towns, is only seven minutes away and is full of culture and history. My husband and I will definitely be going back!!

“Vivere le sensazioni in una vacanza da ricordare”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2011

La licina non è solo un luogo dove hai passato le vacanze. Te ne accorgi alla fine. E' un insieme di sensazioni, di aromi e di passato che ritornano. E' l'angolo che tutti vorremmo poter ricordare della nostra infanzia; senti i suoni della campagna che si frammezzano al familiare stoviglìo dell'ora di pranzo e le voci pacate di chi non ha fretta. E' il frinire dei grilli che accompagna le tue notti di viaggiatore abituato agli agi della civiltà, dapprima quasi fastidioso, poi cornice sonora immancabile ad un'alba ammirata dalla finestra mentre pensi, sorseggiando un caffè. La Licina non è solo un posto, è un angolo della mente da riscoprire grazie anche alla gentile discrezione di Francesca e Ludovico. Sicuramente da ricordare.

“We came back”

Reviewed 18 May 2011

We did say we would come back and we did with some friends. This apartment is even better than the other one they offer (which we loved last year), especially for its outdoor space. It was great to be welcomed again by the wonderful owners, who really make you feel at home, yet you are totally independent. We didn't use the pool at this time of year as the weather was mixed (and probably it would not have been opened yet anyway, but that didn't matter as the aparment is perfectly cosy and, in any case, there is soooooooooo much to see around there that you are spoilt for choice even when the weather is not so good, plus one can always just go on gastronomical missions to ones' heart content.

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