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16c Ex Convent, Huge Arched Windows, Views, Garden, Private Terraces - La Passionata

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La Passionata/16C fire-place/views towards Assisi

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Last updated: 09/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Spoleto apartment description

Large, private, pool available to all our guests, 3 miles away, FREE OF CHARGE, at our Villa Marianna.

With internet/Wifi access, free of charge, this very pretty part of a 16C Convent was converted into 2 elegant apartments while retaining many of its original features. The private entrance, by way of its original and impressive iron gates, leads to the heart of the Convent where the library and the prayer rooms used to be – hence its 8 huge arched windows through which the nuns would contemplate the stunningly natural beauty all around.

On one side of the Convent is an olive grove. Up the lane is Bazzano’s very beautiful church. On the other side of the Convent live an Italian family. So, at any one time, you may hear roosters crowing, Italians chattering and bells ringing – a cacophony of Mediterranean sounds. At other times, silence ! Living in the Convent is not like living in a make-believe picture postcard version of Italy. What you are about to experience is real !

LA PASSIONATA: La Passionata, a large, open-plan apartment of about 150 sq.mts, is both sensuous and splendid. This spacious apartment, with its beamed and domed ceilings, has 2 double bedrooms – 1 double on the ground floor with a casement window overlooking the gardens and 1 twin in the loft space with a sloping roof and a sky-light - a fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room built into the rocks, an awesome L-shaped, open-plan dining/sitting room with its own 16C fresco as a centre-piece - the artist, Lo Spagna, also has work in the duomo in Spoleto and the Vatican, a huge 16C stone fireplace and 1 bathroom. The main “wow” factor, however, are the 6 huge arched windows on two sides of the dining/sitting room that overlook the spectacular countryside, the gardens and that evoke a feeling of intimacy with the natural beauty surrounding you.

LA ROMANTICA: Below, and to the side of La Passionata, is the other smaller apartment, La Romantica with beamed ceilings throughout. The fantasy bedroom has silky, ruched curtains and magnificent views/Sat TV/Eng speaking. Its 'wow' factors are 2 wall-sized arched windows. One in the bedroom looks onto olive groves and hills rolling towards Assisi, dotted with medieval towers, castles and monasteries and fringed by the Sibilline mountains. The other in the kitchen/diner looks onto gardens, castle ruins and hills.The pretty, snug sitting-room contains 1 single bed made up as a sofa with cushions and a couple of chairs. It faces the terrace and part of the gardens. The spacious hallway with 2 comfy chairs leads directly to private terrace. Here you can chill-out with your glass of Orvieto and contemplate the beautiful garden and the hills beyond.

THE AREA: Just 10 minutes outside of central Spoleto, Bazzano is a wholly Italian enclave and heaves with a history reflected in many of its wondrous old buildings, its awesome church and its grand palace nestling amidst the olive groves. Bazzano is famous locally for its walking territory. Albeit untouched by tourism, it's a little more sophisticated than its neighbouring villages, particularly regarding its small country roads that meander up and down the surrounding hills and join the upper part of Bazzano with its lower part. Strolling back down to the Convent with the stunning panoramic views changing at every twist and bend in the road and enjoying a glass of cold Orvieto at the end of your walk can best be described as a dream-like experience.

Apart from visiting Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Orvieto, Gubbio and Rome, not to be missed is a drive across the Sibbiline mountain range or through the Apennines to the sea-side on the Adriatic coast (about 2 hours), or to Norcia and the Gran Piano.

La Passionata: Spoleto Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 8696ha

La Passionata lives up to its name. Both sensuous and splendid! This spacious apartment, with its beamed and domed ceilings, has 1 dble on the ground floor and 1 twin bdr in a loft space with a sloping ceiling and a sky-light (beds can be joined to make a double on request), a large, fully equipped kitchen built into the rocks, a large L-shaped, open-plan dining/siting room with its own 16C freso as a centre-piece, a double sofa-bed and an impressive 16C stone fire-place.. It's 'wow' factor consists of 6 huge, arched windows that frame the dining/sitting room and look to the panoramic countryside towards Assisi, the gardens and the mountains. It also has a private terrace that seats 6. The terrace looks on to gardens, mountains and an ancient ruined castle. Bicycles are included in the rental. An easy 2-4 mile cycle ride through the olive groves takes you to a grocers in the pretty village of Eggi, a supermarket or Spoleto. In La Passionata you will feel at one with nature.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib, 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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          • There is 1 double bedroom with a large double bed, 1 loft space with 2 twin beds that can be joined on request, 1 double sofa-bed and 1 large chaise that can be used as a singe bed. The loft sleeping space has a sloping roof. It is not good for very tall people as they have to stoop in much of the space. Nonetheless, the room is light and airy affording a large sky-light and another large window just under the entrance via a spiral stair-case. The spiral stair-case is narrow and could be difficult for some people to manage. All in all, this area is best suited for teenagers or nimble children. Please order a high-chair and/or a cot in advance....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • A pretty bathroom with tub, mounted shower and WC.

          Other Amenities

              • Full-time access to our private pool at Villa Marianna, 3 miles away, free of charge. Car essential. Ideal for 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 young people. 2 S/Catering Apts, Huge Arched Windows, Fantastic Views, 5 kms to Spoleto Centre, 20 miles to Assisi, 40 miles to Perugia + Gubbio, 15 miles to Trevi, 20 miles to Montefalco, 5 hours to Venice or 3 hours to Pompeii by train. Z-beds available. No pets. 65 shallow steps lead from street to apt. There is Sat TV with english speaking news channels/DVD/VCR/1 stereo CD/radio and many videos + CDs to choose from. Also, many books to satisfy a range of tastes. Each apartment has hairdryer + ironing facilities but shares the use of washing machine in a separate utility room, next to Convent entrance....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books For Adults
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Arboretum

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Roller Blading
              • Fly Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Telephone
                  • Tiled Stove
                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Parking
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Sunbed
                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Freezer
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Grill
                  • Stove
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Barbecue
                  • Terrace
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  HIGH SEASON
                  Sep 21 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €630 €1,850
                  REST OF SEASON
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €530 €1,750
                  HIGH SEASON
                  May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €630 €1,850
                  REST OF SEASON
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  €530 €1,750
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  €630 €1,850
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  For the exclusive use of ONLY our guests, a large private pool, (May 1 to Oct 31), at our Villa Marianna, with restaurant, 3 miles away, is included in the rental rate of this apartment.

                  10% off the 2nd averagely rated week of a 2 week booking/30% off the 3rd averagely rated week of a 3 week booking/50% off the 4th averagely rated week of a 4 week booking.

                  Rate is ALL INCLUSIVE + a Welcome Pack.


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                  Last updated: 09/12/2014
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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Rome or Ancona (Perugia is 20 miles)
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Spoleto
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A1 - Orte and Orvieto
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Bolsena or San Benedetto del Tronto
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Vincenzo's bar, near Spoleto
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Due Querce

                  Car: Necessary

                  Bazzano-di-Spoleto is 20 minutes from Assisi, Bevagna, Trevi and Montefalco. The Sibillini mountain range is to the back of you. A 2 hour drive across them to the sea-side on the Adiatic coast, or to Norcia and the Gran Piano, is a drive through heaven! Todi, Gubbio, Orvieto and San Gemini - famous for its flower festivals - are a 1 hour drive. Perugia, Bolsena and Trasimeno are 45-90 minutes by car. Naples and the Amalfi coast are 3-4 hours by train. And, Venice is 5 hours by train.

                  There are no shops in the village. However, there is grocer's shop and a coffee shop, 1.5 miles away. And, 4 miles away is central Spoleto, packed to the brim with shops, bars and restaurants.

                  Strolling through the streets of historic Spoleto is like being caught in a time-warp. Here, you can enjoy the finest wines, the tastiest truffles, the most mouth-watering olive-oils and the best ice-creams in Italy. The spirit of its fascinating past is immersed in every stone and cobble. It is the kind of place where fantasy meets reality and, while you're on your passeggiata, maybe it will.

                  Other Activities: 10-pin bowling, white water rafting, wine-tasting, olive-oil tasting (seasonal), museums

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About: We were retired ! We 'fell' into our holiday rental business by accident. It started as a hobby after someone pleaded with us to rent them our house in San Mamiliano, while we were away. We now have 2 major partners and between us, we offer about 40 very diverse villas, apartments and pool properties, both in central Spoleto and close by. Please see them all on my personal website, the address of which you will find at the bottom of the HomeAway page of this property. However, we still do not regard ourselves as 'proper business people' because we care far more about contributing to making our guests' holidays fantastic than we do about making money. We hope you stay with us !


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • La Passionata/16C fire-place/views towards Assisi

                    La Passionata/16C fire-place/views towards Assisi

                  • La Passionata + fresco/views towards Assisi

                    La Passionata + fresco/views towards Assisi

                  • La Passionata terrace - stunning views all round

                    La Passionata terrace - stunning views all round

                  • The Convent garden

                    The Convent garden

                  • La Romantica/fantastic views towards Assisi

                    La Romantica/fantastic views towards Assisi

                  • La Romantica/stg rm on left/can sleep 2 children

                    La Romantica/stg rm on left/can sleep 2 children

                  • One of many views from La Passionata terrace

                    One of many views from La Passionata terrace

                  • La Romantica - sitting room with single bed

                    La Romantica - sitting room with single bed

                  • The Convent garden

                    The Convent garden

                  • Corner of the garden

                    Corner of the garden

                  • The Convent garden

                    The Convent garden

                  • La Passionata sitting room

                    La Passionata sitting room

                  • La Passionata/upper apt/views towards Assisi

                    La Passionata/upper apt/views towards Assisi

                  • Passionata fitted kitchen/views towards Assisi

                    Passionata fitted kitchen/views towards Assisi

                  • La Romantica terrace/stunning garden views

                    La Romantica terrace/stunning garden views

                  • La Passionata terrace/stunning views of Bazzano

                    La Passionata terrace/stunning views of Bazzano

                  • La Romantica foyer/leads onto terrace/pretty views

                    La Romantica foyer/leads onto terrace/pretty views

                  • La Romantica - panoramic views towards Assisi

                    La Romantica - panoramic views towards Assisi

                  • The Convent garden

                    The Convent garden

                  • La Passionata - 16C stone fire-place

                    La Passionata - 16C stone fire-place

                  • La Romantica terrace

                    La Romantica terrace

                  • Entrance into garden

                    Entrance into garden

                  • The garden in November

                    The garden in November

                  • Many panoramic views from Rom bedrm + Pass

                    Many panoramic views from Rom bedrm + Pass

                  €530 - €630 per week (EUR)
                  8

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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