Large private shared pool inc in rate at our Villa Marianna, 7 kms away. Transport can be easily arranged.
Car unnecessary, 10 mins easy walk to train station, 4 mins walk to travellator, which takes you to anywhere in Spoleto, free of charge.
This very large apt can sleep up to 10 persons because it consists of :
3 triple bedrooms (each with a double and a single bed), 2 bathrooms, 1 large sitting/dining room + sofabed, 1 fully fitted kitchen with dish-washer, fridge freezer and washing machine, small balcony overlooking pedestrian Corso Garibaldi + large terrace in central atrium of this 16C palazzo.
Once upon a time, this illustrious Spoleto family of noble birth, ruled Spoleto alongside a handful of other aristrocratic families. And, amongst the many palaces they owned, they also occupied the whole of this magnificent palazzo, which bears their coat of arms.
During a period of change, when Italy became a republic, the aristocrats were legally banned from using their titles. Possessions were seized and many aristocrats fled the country, slowly to return to pick up what remained of their historic and glorious past.
Now, Contessa Gabriela, with her husband, the Conte, resides once more in her beloved Spoleto, the fairy tale city, where she was born and raised. And, she lives on the top floor of this palazzo, in a tower.
The Contessa is beautiful and blonde and reminds me of the legend of Rapunzel, who, from her tower, would let down her long golden hair to allow suitors to climb into her boudoir. No need for Contessa Gabriela to use her locks for such purpose. Her tower has steps !
Contrary to the image that an Italian aristocrat may conjure up, this aristocratic family is very down to earth ! Indeed, the Contessa will teach you to cook and/or will prepare a dinner for you in her luxurious gardens, under a large pergola, at a modest cost. Nowadays, the nobility needs to work for a living ! And, this noble family is far from work shy ! I have even witnessed the Conte up a ladder, changing a bulb in a street light, rather than wait for the Spoleto Comune to arrive.
When you arrive here, you will receive a very warm welcome. The Contessa Gabriela is keen to please and will do all in her power to make your stay a memorable one !Get the full listing »