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Casa Cardinale - Sumptuous, Artistically-Restored Home W Flexible Accommodation

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the living & dining areas on the first floor

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Cardinale is situated just a few steps from the main piazza at the top of the town with views across the valley to other hilltowns nestling on the Apennine range in the distance.This very special place is right in the centre of the delightful hilltown of Montefalco noted for its rich history and the award-winning Sagrantino wine.

Restored by artist Neil Moore with extraordinary authenticity, the building was once part of a cardinal’s residence and has been exquisitely decorated to preserve the colours and forms of its Medieval and Renaissance past. The rooms within Casa Cardinale are of generous proportions and contain original oak beam ceilings, floors in terra cotta, and exotic furnishings including an Etruscan cinerary urn as the bathroom hand basin in the 'Lucrezia' level on the first floor.

The two levels can be rented SEPARATELY or as one house which sleeps up to seven on two queen-sized beds and sofa beds. Enquire about the rates for each level. 'Lucrezia' has a fully operational kitchen with dining area and is more suitable for longer stays. The ground level 'Federico' has a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave oven, sink, kettle and coffee-maker.

Expertly modernised in a way that harmonizes with its historic detail it will provide a memorable experience in the the heart of one of the gems of Umbria's hilltowns. The house itself is in a quiet side street - the most photographed in town - with an award-winning restaurant and other eating places just a few steps away in the main piazza.

Montefalco is fast becoming renowned as a wine growing district and in particular for its award-winning Sagrantino wines. Wine tastings, cooking classes, truffle hunts, guided tours, shopping expeditions, hiking and bicycle excursions as well as a dedicated driver can be organised by negotiation.

Visit the numerous nearby wineries and olive groves, hunt for truffles with local farmers, attend festivities in the piazza or simply unwind in a local spa and sauna. Alternatively, you might explore other historic towns such as Bevagna, Spoleto, Spello, Perugia and Orvieto with major remnants of their Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance past, visit Assisi and its surrounds notable for the life of Saint Francis, or Deruta for its ceramics. No matter how you spend your time, this magical place will undoubtedly entice you to return and discover more of its treasures.

For further local information visit our website listed on this page

Keywords: Apartment, medieval town

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    soaf bed is in living area with separate access to bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    sofa bed is in the living area ...moreless

  • Double Beds (2), sofas in each living room converts to beds

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    large luxurious bathroom with rustic charm...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • DVD player, Stereo CD Player, Fully equipped Kitchen, Cooking Utensils, all Linens provided, Washing machine in 'Lucrezia', ironing board & iron...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Glimpses of the characteristic Umbrian patchwork landscape and the Appennine mountain range from the living room in 'Lucrezia'....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette with sink, refrigerator, microwave oven & tea/coffee making facilities in apartment 'Federico'...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2)...moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

€599

Discounts: 4 nights or more: €86 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning €60
  • Tax Rate 3%

Notes:

Cancellation policy:

60 or more days prior to arrival – 30% of rental forfeited

21 to 60 days prior to arrival – 50%

0 to 21 days prior to arrival – 100%

If owners cancel a booking, full payment will be refunded.

Arrival:

2 p.m. onwards. Please contact Cristina Tili at least 48 hours before your arrival to arrange access.

Departure:

by 10 a.m.

Minimum 4 nights.

ENQUIRE ABOUT RENTING EACH FLOOR OF HOUSE SEPARATELY.

30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking. Balance required sixty days prior to arrival. Payment is via Paypal or funds transfer to our Australian or Italian account. For international transfers and Paypal - add 3% to total.

Prices include heating, water and electricity.

Euro 60 additional for final cleaning.


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Location

35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Perugia
20 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Montefalco
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Foligno
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Orte
5 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Montefalco

Car: Recommended

Exquisite walks through nearby forests or numerous surrounding country lanes, closest large shopping town is Foligno but also nearby to Spoleto Assisi and Perugia shopping experiences, There are numerous excellent restaurants in the town, with the very best l'Alchimista just outside in the piazza, Montefalco won the award for Italy's best red wine in 1998, with the Sagrantino red, Museums containing a range of late medieval and early renaissance frescoes, Close to several major Umbrian towns of historic and artistic interest

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We bought this magnificent property from our friends Neil Moore and Carol Searle of Living Italy Tours in January 2010. We live in Melbourne, Australia for most of the year

Why the Owner Chose Montefalco:
We fell in love with Casa Cardinale and the lifestyle it affords virtually on the central piazza of Montefalco with its cafes, restaurants, spa - and in particular the award winning wines.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The apartment is very close to Montefalco's central piazza, and just a few paces from Umbria's best cook in the restaurant Alchimista. The town has recently established itself on the wine lover's circut with its Sagrantino red wine, winning awards as Italy's best red. Sitting in the piazza at sunset with a glass of this liquid treasure, some local pecorino cheeses, and wild boar salami helps keeps us focussed on life's essentials. Cristina, our property manager, is just a 'phone call away should you require assistance. Wine tastings, cooking classes, truffle hunts, guided tours, shopping expeditions, hiking and bicycle excursions as well as a dedicated driver can be organised by negotiation.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • the living & dining areas on the first floor

    the living & dining areas on the first floor

  • a view from living room, first floor

    a view from living room, first floor

  • beautifully rustic kitchen, first floor

    beautifully rustic kitchen, first floor

  • hand-painted friezes throughout the restoration

    hand-painted friezes throughout the restoration

  • luxurious ensuite bathroom with cinerary urn

    luxurious ensuite bathroom with cinerary urn

  • Casa Cardinale, two doors from main piazza - street view

    Casa Cardinale, two doors from main piazza - street view

  • living area & kitchenette, ground floor

    living area & kitchenette, ground floor

  • large bedroom with queen bed, wardrobe & couch, ground floor

    large bedroom with queen bed, wardrobe & couch, ground floor

  • Via Camiano from main piazza. Casa Cardinale is located near street lamp

    Via Camiano from main piazza. Casa Cardinale is located near street lamp

  • Antipasti plate at local restaurant

    Antipasti plate at local restaurant

  • main porta or ancient gate of Montefalco - this will test your driving accuracy!

    main porta or ancient gate of Montefalco - this will test your driving accuracy!

  • ceramaics from Deruta, within easy striking distance

    ceramaics from Deruta, within easy striking distance

  • living room with leather lounge suite including sofa bed. Large flat screen TV

    living room with leather lounge suite including sofa bed. Large flat screen TV

  • the kitchen & dining area on the first floor

    the kitchen & dining area on the first floor

  • bedroom & ensuite, first floor

    bedroom & ensuite, first floor

  • en suite bathroom with dual access

    en suite bathroom with dual access

  • stairwell with hand-painted friezes

    stairwell with hand-painted friezes

  • historic front entry

    historic front entry

  • living area on ground floor has a flat screen TV/DVD, corner desk & valley views

    living area on ground floor has a flat screen TV/DVD, corner desk & valley views

  • ancient fireplace in ground floor bedroom

    ancient fireplace in ground floor bedroom

  • Award-winning local restaurant, L'Alchimista, ten steps away from home

    Award-winning local restaurant, L'Alchimista, ten steps away from home

  • Montefalco, the 'balcony of Umbria'

    Montefalco, the 'balcony of Umbria'

  • vineyard producing the award-winning Sagrantino wine of the region

    vineyard producing the award-winning Sagrantino wine of the region

  • a favourite fresco - near Spoleto

    a favourite fresco - near Spoleto

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