PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LARGE PRIVATE POOL INCLUDED IN THE RATE IS SHARED WITH OTHER OF OUR GUESTS. AND IT IS 7 KMS AWAY. TRANSPORT EASILY ARRANGED.
Spoleto Antiquity (13C) - sleeps 10
Spoleto Historic Centre
This large house is simply furnished with modern furniture in the smaller apt (sleeps 4) and antique furniture in the large apt (sleeps 6).
Consists of 2 self contained apts in one detached house. We are offering the whole house.
This BUDGET PRICED ACCOMMODATION includes :
5 double bedrooms (2 of which are twin rooms, where the beds can be joined)
1 dining room with fully fitted kitchen inc hob, microwave, dish washer etc. With fireplace.
1 sitting room. With fireplace.
1 kitchen/dining/sitting room with fully fitted kitchen inc hob, microwave etc. With fireplace.
2 washing machines - one with dryer
THE FREE CAR SPACE IS NOT ON THE PREMISES - IT IS 5 MINS WALK AWAY IN THE PUBLIC UNDERGROUND CAR PARK, MONITORED BY CAMERAS ANS SUPERVISORS. USUALLY IT COST ABOUT 18 EUROS/DAY. BUT, FOR OUR GUESTS, IT'S FREE OF CHARGE !
NO CAR NEEDED/DISHWASHER/WIFI/WASHING MACHINES-DRYER/1 MINUTE WALK TO ESCALATOR/CAR SPACE FREE OF CHARGE....
This huge house has been converted into 2 self contained apartments. It is located a few steps away from Piazza Madonna degli Orti (literally 2 mins walk from the public escalator. )
The large apt sleeps 6.
The smaller apt sleeps 4.
Built in 1200, this ancient house has been gutted and restored.
A family home, occupied since 1200 by the current owner's ancestors. Currenly owned by the ex Chief of the Carabinieri of Spoleto (the military and most powerful police force in Italy). Now, he is a Colonel and has taken up higher investigative duties in Rome. His wife is a doctor, Head of the drugs legislation throughout the EU. And their young daughter is studying for her PhD in Economics in Milano.
They sound a frighteningly competent family. In fact, like many other very successful people, they are extremely down to earth, modest and lovely people!
Anyway, the point is they can only visit their beloved Spoleto occasionally. This is why they decided to offer their spacious home to the holiday rental market.
Neither of the flats has a terrace. Terraces were unheard of in the 13C! However, you can sit outside in the tiny lane running alongside one side of the Palazzo.
The large flat contains a fresco of the Virgin from the 13th century on the wall of the main bedroom, and with an original ancient Roman well in the dining room (it has been made completely safe, no danger - it’s behind a glass door with a lock. You will have the key so it’s completely child proof).
The large apartment : on two floors.
The upper floor has 2 bedrooms, with a total of 3 beds, one bathroom with tub/shower, a corridor and a separate, large living room (walls and doors are all painted nicely).
The ground floor has another double bedroom with bathroom, and a big kitchen/dining room with a very large, beautiful wooden table, to seat 10 persons.
Both the dining room and the living room upstairs have a fireplace.
The smaller apartment: two bedrooms with a total of 3 beds, a kitchen/dining room/living room with fully fitted kitchen plus fireplace and an attic room - great for storage and long term guests!
Both apartments are furnished in a mix of styles as befits a family home. Priceless family heirlooms (writing desks, a couple of tables, paintings and an amazing wardrobe) are placed alongside modern lounge furniture, bedroom furniture, kitchens and bathrooms.
Many of the walls are frescoed in the old tradition.
There is central heating throughout. However, with 3 fireplaces, this makes this, one of the oldest houses in Spoleto, a great place to be in the winter months, especially over the Christmas period. Wood can be bought very cheaply from local supermarkets - about 4 euros/bag.
In the summer months, the house stays wonderfully cool because of its ancient thick stone walls.
It stands in a quiet enclave in the oldest part of central Spoleto. Yet, it is only a few paces to the nearest grocery store.
There is an old established bakery and grocery store immediately across the narrow lane.
And it’s a mere 5 mins walk to the Duomo and the top of Spoleto.
A car space is provided for you, free of charge, 5 mins walk away in the underground camera controlled La Posterna car park. Or, just 2 mins walk away, there is paid car parking at the foot of the giant escalator that takes you right to the top of Spoleto.
There are shops, bars and restaurants all within your immediate environment. As well as churches, monuments, galleries, antique shops and theatres.
Market day is every Friday. And there’s a huge Sunday Market, 1st Sunday of each month.Get the full listing »