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Vista Del Mondo-Country House/7 mls Spoleto centre Villa

6bedrooms
12sleeps
7nights min stay

Villa / 6 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

Large private pool, a few metres down the lane, included in the rate, at our Villa Marianna.

WiFi available, free charge.

7 miles to central Spoleto, Vista Del Mondo:Country House is the hermitage where St Francis stayed, when he journeyed between Rieti and Assisi. This hallowed place is the highest point between the two cities and where the world falls below you on both sides. It is set in its own vast grounds and is fenced only to keep out the horses...... and the Italians, who used to flock here in their thousands before the hermitage was restored and placed onto the holiday rental market.

To commemorate the memories of St Francis, a large stone, originating from the restoration of Vista Del Mondo and blessed by the Bishop of Spoleto, rests at the gate-post of Vista Del Mondo, so that pilgrims can show their respect to St Francis without the need to touch the stones of the original house.

This special house, totally and lovingly restored, is brimful with

Large private pool, a few metres down the lane, included in the rate, at our Villa Marianna.

WiFi available, free charge.

7 miles to central Spoleto, Vista Del Mondo:Country House is the hermitage where St Francis stayed, when he journeyed between Rieti and Assisi. This hallowed place is the highest point between the two cities and where the world falls below you on both sides. It is set in its own vast grounds and is fenced only to keep out the horses...... and the Italians, who used to flock here in their thousands before the hermitage was restored and placed onto the holiday rental market.

To commemorate the memories of St Francis, a large stone, originating from the restoration of Vista Del Mondo and blessed by the Bishop of Spoleto, rests at the gate-post of Vista Del Mondo, so that pilgrims can show their respect to St Francis without the need to touch the stones of the original house.

This special house, totally and lovingly restored, is brimful with memories of yore. It has 6 double/triple bedrooms, 1 fully fitted and equipped kitchen + 3 kitchenettes, 4 shower rooms, a sitting room and a dining room to seat 12/14.

The hills, mountains and valleys that weave their way around Vista Del Mondo, elevating it in their midst, bow to its simplicity because this house reflects the values of St Francis, except the rocks that he and his pilgrims slept on have been replaced by comfortable beds, the location is spell-blindingly beautiful, and, the vista captures olive groves, vineyards, vivid red poppy fields, swathes of golden sunflowers, hazy patches of cornflowers, hill-top mediaeval towns and villages, monasteries and churches....all the way to Assisi.

Location description from owner

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

Staying at Vista Del Mondo, you will feel you are on top of the world. You are beginning to be in the mountains, low enough to be below the snow line but high enough to feel the dizzy heights. All around are scattered country restaurants, one of our favourites being Due Querce, set in lovely gardens, with an extensive menu and which does the best pizza in the world.

If you like walking and/or mountain biking and/or fishing and/or bird watching, this is the perfect location for you.

Your local town is Spoleto.

Spoleto is close to Assisi, Foligno, Trevi, Bevagna, Perugia, Todi, Orvieto, San Gemini, and Gubbio. It is about 1.5 hours to Lake Bolsena, Lake Trasimeno, Rome, 5 hours to Venice, 4 hours to Naples and 2.5 hours to Pisa, Sienna and Florence.

A favourite for Italians, the tiny city of Spoleto looks like a fairy tale book, come alive. Just 0.7 miles from Spoleto By The Pool, you can enter the walls of this tiny, exquisite city, meander in its cobbled, arched streets and feel the spirit of Spoleto's fascinating past immersed in every stone and cobble. A place where fantasy meets reality and anything could happen !

Lounge in bars, gelaterie and restaurants or, don your walking kit and set off into the hills, treading in the foot-prints of millions of pilgrims who have trod the trails of St Francis, since the 12C. In 15 minutes, from anywhere in Spoleto, you can be in the mountains, immersed in spectacular scenery. Bright green valleys, hills covered with olive groves, thick woodland, monasteries, castles and tiny villages dotted here and there – magical !

There is a flash tennis club in Spoleto centre. And, there is pony trekking in the nearby hills. Other activities include swimming, fishing, cycling, cooking courses, wine-tasting, truffle-trails as well as day trips to Florence and Rome.

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Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: super king bed single bed
    bedroom 2: super king bed single bed
    bedroom 3: super king bed
    bedroom 4: super king bed
    bedroom 5: super king bed
    bedroom 6: super king bed
  • 4 family bathrooms

Amenities

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

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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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

Norma Williams (Property Manager Umbria Holiday Rentals)
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
15 Dec 2015
Years listed:
2
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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