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Spello Very Nice Medioeval House Close to Pintoricchio Frescos

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Over 500 years old, House Maddalena is part of a medieval townhouse located in the historic center of Spello, very close to Pintoricchio's frescos in the Cappella Baglioni. The apartment is located at the first floor, has been recently renovated and elegantly furnished, and has a fully equipped kitchen. The ceiling of the living room is finely decorated and a balcony offers a countryside and mountain view.

House Maddalena offers, in a quite location, a wonderful experience: guests are immersed in Roman monuments and a Medieval landscape they can enjoy walking around. Seeing from the very narrow streets the Subasio mountain and its olive threes landscape is a unique experience.

Guests will have the chance to taste for free the organic olive oil cultivated by the owners in the Spello hills, the Bruschetta (delicious roasted bread with olive oil and garlic) and some other healthy food (like the very special bread made by the owners using several types of organic flours). The owners are available to visit the olive plants, explaining how the olives are cultivated and handled to produce the excellent olive oil. They will also provide detailed information to visit the closest Umbria's towns (Assisi, Foligno, Montefalco, Bevagna, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto, Gubbio).

Guided excursions to the Subasio mountain can be arranged on request.

Keywords: Apartment in a very nice medioeval house, calm and silent, all comforts, in Spello's hystorical part, very close to shops and restaurants.

More Details

Osvaldo Gervasi
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Osvaldo Gervasi

Lorella restore paintings, Osvaldo is a Professor at the University. In the free time we like to cultivate organic olive oil and vegetables. Osvaldo likes to ride the bike, while Lorella practices Yoga. We have one daughter (24) and two sons (21 and 12).

Osvaldo Gervasi purchased this apartment in 1993

Why Osvaldo Gervasi chose Spello

House Maddalena is located in the same very old and big Palace where we live in a very large apartment, where 3 rooms and a large living room are finely decorated with frescos of the eighteenth century. Spello is a wonderful town to live, where our parents and relatives are also living.

What makes this apartment unique

Nice countryside view, quite location, few meters from the Pintoricchio's frescos located in Capella Baglioni, in the S. Maria Maggiore church.


Spello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathtub equipped with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Murphy Beds (1) available on request
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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Spello Very Nice Medioeval House Close to Pintoricchio Frescos
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews

Great spot in Spello

  • 5 of 5

Excellent central apartment in Spello. Only 10-15 minute walk from the train station. The owners son and daughter run a pub in the same building serving excellent burgers and good beers on tap. Can’t go wrong staying here

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a really great pleasure meeting you! Thanks a lot!
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Spello was a wonderful surprise!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a gem in a truly wonderful little town. We arrived on a drizzly evening and the owner met us at the main square and drove in the car with us so it was no problem to find the apartment. The place is atmospheric and gorgeous. The other units seem to have locals living in them which makes it even nicer. The actual apartment has really lovely mosaic floors, a large bedroom, a large bathroom, a comfortable living room with a nice sofa bed our college student son happily slept on and a lovely balcony. Although it was cold and rainy we couldn't let the balcony go to waste so we stood outside and enjoyed a glass of wine! And Spello itself is a great base to explore the area from - far less touristy than Assissi. Really recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rossmoor, CA

Words are insufficient to describe this gem.

  • 5 of 5

Our time in Spello was unforgettable, beginning with the warm, hospitable welcome by Osvaldo, who met us at the entrance to the historic town.

Historic Spello is an ancient, walled city, and our rental was conveniently nestled inside the city walls - a real treat! In the morning we awoke to sunlight peaking thru our bedroom windows, and in the evenings, we enjoyed our home-prepared meals watching dusk fall over the Umbrian hillsides from our balcony - heavenly!

Our days were spent meandering down the narrow cobblestone streets that made us feel like we were part of an historic Italian movie. The town merchants are all residents of the village, who seemingly know one another ( and everyone else in town) yet are very hospitable and welcoming - we were accepted as part of the town, and rarely felt like tourists, even though we stayed in Spello over an Italian National holiday, that brought many Italian families to town. You know a place is good, when the locals choose to spend their days off, as tourists!

The entire town is walkable, and the Umbrian hillsides, views of neighboring cities in the distance, and agricultural crops abundantly growing, mesmerized us.

While some might find the infrequent sounds of children in the apartment upstairs to be an issue, we found it to be charming, because it was not continual, but rather it reminded us that we were part of a family community, and not guests at a hotel. I wouuldn't have wanted it any other way.

We enjoyed long, leisurely lunches and dinners in town, talking with the restaurant owners. Their pride in their work showed in every bite of delicious food we ate.

I could go on forever, writing about Spello, and the perfect home away from home Osvaldo provided, but I will end on a short note -- our very short walk home after dinner, was the perfect punctuation to our perfect days. What more could one ask for? We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet apartment in beautiful Spello.

  • 4 of 5

Osvaldo very kindly met us at the station and drove us to the apartment, showing us a recommended walk on the way. He was also very helpful with other local information. The photos are an accurate depiction - it is spacious, well equipped and came with 2 bottles of excellent Umbrian wine, plus olive oil and lots of herbs and spices.We recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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weston, florida, usa


  • 4 of 5

Excelent location, walking distance from restaurants and history town center, very good maintained, nice, friendly and serviceable motivated owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewes, UK

Everything you need in a self-catering apartment

  • 4 of 5

Osvaldo's apartment was the most well-stocked, thoughtfully equipped one we've stayed in. Plenty of room and storage, light-filled rooms and an extremely central location. Osvaldo himself was a lovely, welcoming host. Spello had plenty of restaurants and cafes, beautiful streets, and was in a great position to visit other towns and villages in the area. The aqueduct walk to Collepino is lovely, with a great restaurant at the end, but be warned the last 15 minutes is pretty steep.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.2 Kilometres
Perugia, S. Francesco Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Ancona, AN
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Golf Club Perugia Sodi di Santa Sabina
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
SS75, Spello
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La Cantina
Nearest Ski
101 Kilometres
Forca Canapine
Nearest Beach
144 Kilometres
Sirolo, AN
Car: recommended

The apartment is located inside the roman walls of Spello, named by the emperor Costantino 'Splendidissima Colonia Julia'. Spello is one of the major attractions in Italy, testimonial of the roman and medieval age, with its narrow streets (named 'vicoli'), the Pintoricchio's frescos of Cappella Baglioni and the uniqueness of its landscape, with the Subasio mountain and the olive trees.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

At the booking time a deposit equal to the 30% of the amount is required. The deposit will be deducted from the total amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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