Villa Marianna-APT D with pool - 7 mls Spoleto
from £66 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £66 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 54916
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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
THERE IS NO RESTAURANT AT VILLA MARIANNA. EACH OF THE 5 APARTMENTS IS FULLY SELF-CATERING.
Many restaurants to choose from in the surrounding hills.
Villa Marianna is a large and beautiful manor house, set in its own grounds. The grounds offer tranquility and spirtuality.
Perfect for families with children or friend reunions. Or, couples in search of a romance !
APT D, on the ground floor, is a large apartment. From the spacious sitting room, French windows open onto a large private patio for alfreso dining. This apartment is the most private of all 5 of the apartments.
Of course, you can choose to sit anywhere you like around the villa because there are many areas around the villa with tables and chairs so you are spoilt for choice.APT D is particularly good for children because there is plenty of space for them to safely run about, both in and immediately outside the apartment, as well as around the villa.
Villa Marianna is located just 7 miles from central Spoleto and has unbeatable mountain and valley panoramic views all around. Brillliant walking and biking territory, this is a film-makers dream, a children's paradise and a lovers' retreat.
A 20 minutes, spectacular drive to historic Spoleto, quiet and peaceful, except for bird-song, within a 1 hour drive of the Umbrian "hot-spots" eg Norcia, Trevi, Perugia, Orvierto, Montefalco, Casteluccio and Assisi etc., the villa has easy access to all amenities, including local markets for bargain hunting, and many excellent restaurants for eating out.
Ideal for families and lovers alike, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay, the villa benefits from its own large private pool of 120 sq mts, with an extensive, sandy play area next to it for the children, with swings, slides and climbing frames. The pool is fenced to make it safer for stray little ones to be around and not to be able to get to the pool, unsupervised.
The pool is available to all our guests. However, it very rarely gets busy and is often empty, most of our guests tending to be non-pool types, who stay in central Spoleto.
Beach towels, all utilties, linens + a generous Welcome Pack are provided free of charge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Nearest beach||Bracciano 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia, Rome or Ancona 50 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||King Beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
APT D (100 sq mts) has 1 sitting/dining room (with fully fitted kitchen), 2 triple bedrooms (each with double bed and single bed) + 2 shower rooms with views of the pretty woods from every window. Sleeps 6. All the apartments have WiFi internet access.
However, while all the apartments have private terraces, patios or balconies, in addition, there are large common areas, overlooking the pool, the extensive grounds, the mountains, valleys, hill-top villages, monasteries..... and, there are plenty of tables and parasols etc so that everyone can be private, even in the common areas. Also, you can picnic anywhere you choose in the grounds. And, of course, you can lounge around the pool, next to which is a toilet.
APT A (140 sq mts) has 1 huge sitting room with 2 single beds placed unobtrusively at back, 1 huge dining room with fully fitted kitchen, 2 triple bedrooms (each with double bed and single bed) + 2 shower rooms. APT A also boasts a superb terrace with fantastic panoramic views of mountains and valleys towards Assisi - seats 8. Sleeps 8.
APT B (100 sq mts) has 1 enormous sitting/dining room (with fully fitted kitchen), 2 triple bedrooms (each with double bed and single bed) + 2 shower rooms. Stunning panoramic views of mountains and valleys towards Assisi from all windows and its balcony/seats 4, with stunning views towards Assisi - seats 4. Sleeps 8.
APT C (100 sq mts) has 1 medium sized sitting/dining room/seats 6 (with fully fitted kitchen), 3 triple bedrooms (each with double bed and single bed) + 2 shower rooms. Stunning panoramic views of mountains and valleys towards Assisi from all windows towards Assisi. Has a designated patio area at bottom of a short flight of steps with wood views - seats 8. Sleeps 8.
APT D (100 sq mts) has 1 sitting/dining room (with fully fitted kitchen), 2 triple bedrooms (each with double bed and single bed) + 2 shower rooms. This apartment has very pretty views of hills and woods. And, it has French windows that open onto a private patio area with wood views - seats 6. Sleeps 6.
APT E (50 sq mts) has 1 sitting/dining room (with fully fitted kitchen), 1 double bedroom (with double bed) + 1 shower room. This apartment has stunning panoramic views from all its windows in the sitting/dining room and pretty hill and wood views from the bedroom window. And, its main door opens onto a private patio area with panoramic views towards Assisi - seats 2. Sleeps 2.
Please note that just a few metres away, there are designated areas for al fresco eating with tables and parasols, all overlooking the pool and the magnificent scenery all around. But, we stress that you can chill out exactly where the mood takes you - there is no end of space in the acres surrounding you for those who wish to "get away" and be reclusive, as well as all the communal areas immediately outside the apartments and around the pool.
Please note that some of the shower rooms contain a tub.
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds surrounding the pool and the house are vast. You can walk or cycle for hours in any direction. Nearby is the famous Giro D'Italia cycle trail that was deliberately chosen for its beautiful location.
The track leading to Villa Marianna is an un-made up road for several metres - about 1 minute by car. However, it has been flattened and is easily driveable. Nonetheless, it is only a few minutes drive max in either direction before you hit a made-up road that will take you to your nearest restaurant, just 4 miles away, or to central Spoleto, 7 miles away, or to your nearest supermarket, 5 miles away.
The pool is shared by all our guests. To date, it has never been busy during the week. Indeed, it is often empty ! But, it CAN (not necessarily!) get busier on a Saturday or a Sunday.
The property does not have weekend tariffs
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion
A deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking.
NOTE THAT THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD, BETWEEN DEC 23 AND JAN 3, IS 4000 EUROS/WEEK FOR THE WHOLE VILLA - BOOKINGS NOT TAKEN FOR LESS THAN THE WEEKLY RATE....
Flexible Arrival/Departure Dates - subject to availability. NO arrivals on Christmas Day or New Years Eve.
Discounted rates for bookings of at least 2 weeks.
Generous Welcome pack provided on arrival......wine, olive oil, all the condiments, fruit, bread, cheese, pasta, tea, coffee, milk etc + cleaning equipment, toilet rolls etc.
Swimming pool available May - Sept inclusive.
English-speaking person to answer any questions.
The Umbria region
Unlike Tuscany, where Chianti has been dubbed, Chianti-shire, referring to the invasion of the Brits from the British home counties over the past 50 years, Umbria has remained “unpolluted” by tourism. Indeed, you can drive along stunningly beautiful country roads, over mountains and through valleys, and never see another car ! Naturally, this keeps the prices down since the many restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias, all competing with each other, depend on local trade the year round for their income.
A trip to Umbria is a trip back in time. Mediaeval mists stretch across endless landscapes. A land of traditions and rich culture. A magnificently, unspoiled area of rolling, forested hills, sprawling grassy meadows covered with flowers, olive groves, vineyards, lakes and valleys. Dotted with picturesque medieval villages, perched on hill-tops, Umbria is famous for its cuisine………….truffle, boar, porcini mushrooms, fine wines from Orvieto and Montefalco and the friendliness and hospitality of its people. Still, the most important topic of conversation is food. Everything stops for lunch, the most important meal of the day for young and old !
The “hot-spots” of Umbria eg Perugia, Orvieto, Montefalco, Todi, Spello, Norcia, Casteluccio, Trevi, Gubbio, with Spoleto at their cultural centre, have festivals throughout the year, celebrating truffle, chocolate, various pastas, asparagus and boar – all in a context of song, dance, choral music and orchestra. The Spoleto festival is also known as the Festival of Two Worlds.
But, the Spoleto area is the most interesting place to stay in Umbria, not only because of its central location. It combines ancient and modern, simplicity and sophistication, town and country, and, the richest of cultural heritages, bound up in the handful of aristocratic families, who have owned and controlled Spoleto, since the turn of the century, with love and respect for their land. Now, the young ones are in power and are keen to open up Spoleto to the rest of the world, to show off their traditional farming methods, their cuisine and just the sheer beauty of the place.
To stay anywhere else, you risk missing the ultimate experience, the complex mix of food, fashion, religion, architecture, bars, churches, museums, art galleries, arched, cobbled streets, older than Rome…all to be found in and around this most famous city of all, Spoleto, the city of the rich and famous and, up until now, Italy’s best kept secret !
Valico Dei Pellegrini
If you feel like tearing yourself away from the pool and going in search of a mixture of hedonism and culture, then, you need go no further than Spoleto, a mere 7 miles away. The famous city of Spoleto resembles an illustration from one of those classic fairy-tale books. Walking through its cobbled, arched streets is like walking in a dream. It is the kind of place where fantasy meets reality and you believe that anything could happen !
Spoleto has very ancient Umbrian origins. It became a Latin colony and Roman community and life here flourished. Many splendid monuments were built. Then, at the end of the 6C, Spoleto became the residence of one of the most important Dukes of Longobard. And, the town that centuries ago had heroically driven back Hannibal became self-governed. Later, it was invaded by the Barbarians.
Importantly, both these battles took place on the door-step of La Rocca dei Perugini, the building that houses 6 of our rental apartments, the latter battle of which caused La Rocca dei Perugini to be built in order that the Perugini could keep a watch on the conquered Spoletini. But, the Spoletini fought back, pouring hot burning oil upon the heads of the unfortunate Perugini, killing them outright. This took place just a few metres up the road from the Rocca dei Perugini at the Torre Del’Olio. And, after two years of blood-shed, the Spoletini regained Spoleto. Fortunately, these atrocities didn’t adversely affect the cultural growth of Spoleto much. From that period onwards, many magnificent monuments and works of Art were added to those that survived the atrocities. And, Perugia and Spoleto are now on friendly terms with one another, even though we all know that Spoleto should have been the capital of Umbria. Spoleto is better suited for the role, given its supreme hill-top location in the centre of Umbria and, its outstanding beauty !
Inside and outside the city walls of Spoleto, there are significant remains of the Umbrian polygonal kind and the Mediaeval Roman type. And, both mediaeval and “modern” monuments amalgamate with Roman ones. For instance, the Cathedral was constructed in 1067 on top of a church built in the 9C, which in its turn had been constructed on an even more ancient and classic building; S. Salvatore was constructed at the end of the 4C with building materials taken from a Roman structure nearby; S. Eufemia was constructed in the 12C on the site of an “island”, where there are walls and mosaic remains; the crypt of S. Isacco, near S. Ansano, originated in the temple of the Forum near the “Arco Del Druso”; and, the church and monastery of S. Agata was constructed on top of the Roman Theatre; the outstandingly beautiful church of S. Pietro was erected on a pagan site that had evolved into a Christian necropolis; the fortress of Totila was built over an amphitheatre; the Ponte delle Torri was built on top of Roman remains; and, the Rocca was built on an ancient Acropolis.
Strolling within the walls of this tiny, exquisitely pretty city, one can see monuments, churches, towers and all kinds of other buildings of historical interest as well as works of Art galore. Spoleto boasts numerous world famous institutions such as The Italian Centre for Studies on the Early Middle Ages, the Festival of Two Worlds (colloquially known as the Spoleto Festival) and The Experimental Opera Theatre. And, if you walk for a few minutes up to the Cathedral (the Duomo), you will see an example of what is, arguably, the most beautiful piazza in the whole of Italy – the very piazza that was featured in one of Brigitte Bardot’s early films and where her character lived and died, a place to sit in hallowed contemplation.
However, it is not essential to be steeped in history to be able to appreciate the spirituality and awesome beauty of Spoleto. The spirit of its fascinating past is immersed in every stone and cobble. Within this mediaeval setting, you can also enjoy the finest wines, the best truffles and the most mouth-watering olive-oils in Italy in the myriad of bars and restaurants scattered in and around the tiny, arched streets. You can literally savour some of the best cooking in the world here. You can sit for hours in the piazzas, sipping real cappuccino and enjoying ice-creams to die for. And, for the really irreverent among you, there are always the shops and, not-to-be missed by any self-repecting Italian, that most famous of all Italian activities, the passagiata that takes place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, come rain or shine !!!
Other activities available around Spoleto are fishing, wine-tasting and truffle-trails, all of which can be investigated at the tourist office in Piazza Liberta in central Spoleto (0039) 0743 238 920/1 - the persons to speak to are Max or Cyncia, both of whom speak perfect English and who are very helpful – Max, in particular. Here there are also maps with places of special interest marked on trails (including the Rocca dei Perugini) as well as many more walking trails in the hills round about.
It is, also, very easy to reach Assisi, Perugia, Bevagna, Orvieto, Trevi, Norcia, Todi, the Gran Piano and Castellucio – all between 10 – 50 minutes drive. Or, there are the trains and the busses. And, our nearest lake is Bracciano, a small town with a castle, where the wedding took place of Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes – about a 50 minute drive.
However, while all these other Umbrian towns and cities are worth a visit, Spoleto is the one to actually stay a while because it has everything ! Of all the Italian cities, Spoleto is arguably the most beautiful and one of the most diverse in what it has to offer the world traveller. Very much a town and country experience, you can lounge in bars, gelaterie and restaurants, meander up and down the cobbled arched streets or, you can don your walking kit and set off into the hills, treading the very same foot-paths of the millions of pilgrims who have trod this path since time immemorial. Walk for a maximum of 15 minutes in any direction from anywhere in Spoleto and you can be in the mountains, immersed in the most spectacular scenery…….bright green valleys, hills covered with olive groves, thick woodland, monasteries, castles and tiny villages dotted here and there – a truly magical environment ! Particularly, if you start your walk from across the aquaduct.
Glamour and style….. Or, walking boots and a stick ! The choice is yours……………..
Spoleto is a tiny city and a buzzy little place ! It has even been quoted as being Prince Charles’ favourite city – indeed, he has a place in the hills looking down on this mediaeval city. But, please, don’t let this put you off !! In any case, I love Spoleto, all our guests love it, Italians from all over Italy rave about it, it is SO beautiful……..what more can I say ! It is an experience not to be missed.
If you go to http://www.paginesi.it/perugia/spoleto/pianta.htm you will see a great map of Spoleto.
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