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

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Last updated: 10/26/2014
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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 Romantica: Spoleto Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 8696ha

La Romantica is exquisite. This fairy-tale apartment is below and to the side of La Passionata and its entrance is hidden from view. It has 1 dbl bedr, 1 cosy sitting room, a kitchen/diner with a fully-equipped, stone kitchen and wood-burning stove and a shower-room. The 'wow' factor in this apartment consists of its 2 huge, arched windows. One is in the bedroom and at night one can lie in bed and stare at the vastness of the universe. The other is in the kitchen/dining room. The kitchen window looks onto gardens, mountains and the terrace. The bedroom window looks onto a gently undulating, panoramic landscape towards Assisi. It also has a private terrace that seats 4. Bicycles to share are included in the rental. A lovely 3-4 mile cycle ride along flat, windy roads through the olive groves leads you to the grocers in Eggi, a supermarket or Spoleto. La Romantica is ideal for honeymooners or for those seeking to regain a passion worn down by the pressures of every-day life.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

          • Bedroom: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

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          • The rate includes up to 2 persons - an extra adult or teenager or 2 small children will cost 50 Euros/week each extra. Children of 2 and under are free of charge. There is 1 double bedroom with a wall-sized arched window and spectacular views towards Assisi. Here there is 1 large double bed and SKY Sat TV with english language films, documentaries, music, fashion and news channels etc. There are also 2 single beds in the small, open-plan sitting room. Both beds are decked up as sofas and covered in cushions when not in use as beds. In this room are also 2 easy chairs. Please order a high-chair and/or a cot in advance - free of charge....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

            Shower unit...moreless

          • Bathroom is a shower room without tub and with WC.

          Other Amenities

              • Full-time access to our large private pool at Villa Marianna (120 sq mts), 3 miles away, free of charge. Self Catering, Huge Arched Windows, Fantastic Views, 4 miles to Spoleto Centre, 15 miles to Assisi, 40 miles to Perugia, 30 miles to Orvieto, 40 miles to Gubbio, 5 hours to Venice + 3 hours to Pompeii by train A car is essential. Ideal for 2-3 adults or, 2 adults and 2 very small children. SKY SAT TV with Eng lang films/docs/news/music etc + DVD, 1 stereo/radio, plenty of videos (child/adult), CDs and a variety of books. I'm sorry I can't allow pets. There are 55 steps leading up to La Romantica. Hairdryer + ironing facilities in each apt but both share the use of the washing machine, in the utility room at the entrance to Convent....moreless

              Entertainment

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

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 3 people

              General

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

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

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

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              ALL YEAR
              Sep 25 - Oct 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €450 €1,550
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              €450 €1,550
              * 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, (APROX May 1 to Oct 31), at our Villa Marianna, 3 miles away, is included in the rental rate of this apartment.

              Rate is ALL INCLUSIVE + a Welcome Pack.

              Between Dec 23 and Jan 3, there is an extra tariff of 100 euros.


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              Location

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

              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

              • The Convent garden

                The Convent garden

              • La Passionata + fresco/views towards Assisi

                La Passionata + fresco/views towards Assisi

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

                La Passionata/16C fire-place/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

              • 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 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 garden in November

                The garden in November

              • Many panoramic views from Rom bedrm + Pass

                Many panoramic views from Rom bedrm + Pass

              €450 per week (EUR)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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