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The largest of the three Arco Romanico apartments is named after the local artist Benozzo Gozzoli, the apartment has an attractive combined living room, kitchen with a long kitchen bench set along one wall. There is fireplace, comfortable lounge chairs and a glass eight place table.
The main bedroom is up a small flight of steps and features a double bed, a large built in double wardrobe, a pretty marble topped dresser, and a small ensuite bathroom with shower.
The second bedroom has twin beds and access to the larger main bathroom across the corridor.
There is a pleasant long but narrow terrace outside the front door, overlooking the private central courtyard.
The floors are covered in original cotto tiles and the walls make use of the stone features of the structure. there is a lovely refined rustic ambiance to the apartments.
The complex of three apartments is set in the heart of the medieval village of Montefalco in Umbria. You enter the beautifully renovated apartments through a private entrance reached after crossing the small central courtyard which is shared with the three Arco Romanico apartments. The convenient location, within the city walls of Montefalco, allows visitors to experience both the historic and artistic atmosphere that characterises the site with ample views of the valley below. From the peacefulness of the town, which is also known as the 'Balcony of Umbria', to the splendid tours of cities such as Perugia, Assisi, Foligno, Bevagna, Spello, Trevi and Spoleto, l'Arco Romanico offers visitors the chance to be in the historical centre of Montefalco and, at the same time, a pleasant place to stay while exploring the surrounding area.
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Our family holiday (a couple with 1 yr old baby + 2 senior citizens) at apartment Benozzo was very pleasant. The facilities were as advertised: in good condition, attractive, clean, no negative suprises, etc., and the owner was EXTREMELY reliable and helpful.
The location was SUPERB for enjoying Montefalco and experiencing life in town, while exiting town for day excursions was not difficult. During November the apartment was very cozy. However, the common outside garden area would be VERY useful during the warmer months and is more attractive than the photos depict.
Depending upon the price of course, we would definitely stay again at this property or other properties with the same owner.
L'Arco Romanico was exactly what we wanted for our holiday, a quiet place in the heart of a historic and beautiful town, with access to good restaurants and places of interest nearby.
We stayed in the Benozzo apartment which was spacious, comfortable, and well equipped & maintained. We enjoyed the traditional architecture and the wonderful and charming views from each window. Although we were too early in the season to enjoy the pool, the spacious garden was a lovely place to soak up the spring sunshine. During the summer it would be a perfect spot for alfresco meals.
Francesco, Edyta and Martin were all very helpful and responsive. Francesco's family have lived in Montefalco for generations and it was fascinating to learn a bit about the town's history from one whose family has lived it first hand!
Montefalco is a wonderful place. It's hill top location allows sweeping 360 degree views across the valley to hills and mountains beyond. The traditional stone architecture, maze of cobbled lanes, and bells heard from various ancient churches create a timeless atmosphere. It's location has not been marred by the intrusion of large motorways, although it is close enough to the road system to give easy access.
A one minute walk up the cobbled lane from L'Arco Romanico is the spacious and attractive Piazza which is home to excellent places to dine and buy local food & wine. There are also places to sit out and enjoy all the Medieval civic architecture while trying the variations of espresso coffee that the Italians do so well. Despite all this, it is uncrowded and unhurried. We walked up on Sunday morning to see the children from the nearby church playing a ball game in the middle of the Piazza.
The town and area is well endowed with Franciscan heritage and Renaissance art. We enjoyed learning about the life and influence of St Francis on the region and far beyond. The Gozzoli Benozzo frescoes in the local museum provided a history of his life which complemented our trip to Assisi, about a half hour's drive away. Spoleto is another beautiful and fascinating place within easy reach of Montefalco. We even made a day trip to Rome from our base at L'Arco Romanico.
For us, Montefalco had great balance, there was enough, but not too much! All the things you want easily accessible, but without noise, hurry, or crowding. A real gem!
Un piacevole fine settimana in una bella località e in un delizioso appartamento in centro, arredato con gran gusto.
We spent just over two weeks in the Benozzo apartment, one of three apartments in a secluded and quiet courtyard with a lovely garden and small pool. We couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodation, which turned out to be everything the description said and more. The apartment is very well maintained, and any questions or requests we had were promptly attended to by Edyta and her husband, who look after the property. The owner, Francesco, was extremely helpful prior to our arrival with excellent suggestions about things to do in the local area and restaurants to visit. We are already thinking about a return trip to Montefalco and would certainly consider staying in this apartment again.
We 'discovered' Montefalco about 10 years ago and fell in love with it instantly but couldn't find any suitable accommodation until 4 years ago after Francesco had completed the renovation of these three apartments. We have been back every year since and will be back next year. The apartment is perfect and were it not for the attractions of nearby towns and villages we could happily stay in Montefalco all week. The village really is relaxing and the shops, cafes and restaurants can supply all your needs. Our only worry is that as travellers discover this oasis of tranquillity and keep returning, one day we may find it full and then where shall we go!
My husband and I spent four nights in this beautifully restored historic apartment in the heart of Montefalco. We selected Benozzo and could not have been more pleased. The location is absolutely perfect...just a three minute walk to the Plaza. We arrived with our friends, who stayed in the Perugino Apartment, in the midst of a huge rainstorm. We were met by friends of the owner, Francesco, and escorted to our apartments. The entry is very private and secure. It is directly off one of the small stone passageways right off the Plaza and has a locked gate entry. As you walk in, you go up a few stairs and there is the beautiful courtyard and terrace, complete with swimming pool. Of course, it was covered up this time of year! The pictures on the website do not do it justice. It is very large and beautifully landscaped. The entire courtyard and terrace are exclusively reserved for the three apartments which Francesco owns.
We were very excited about the large living area and HUGE fireplace. I asked Francesco before our arrival to please have lots of firewood for us, so our first night was spent in front of a blazing fire, listening to the rain outside and sipping on some Sangratino di Montefalco vino. Francesco came over to meet us that evening. This effort on his part, especially considering the weather, was so very typical of the very professional communication he displayed from our very first interaction via e-mail. Francesco lives and works in Rome but comes to stay in his family's Palazzo in Montefalco during the weekends. We were so very fortunate to be invited to tour the Palazzo and see firsthand the restoration results.
The kitchen in the apartment was very well equipped, with LOTS of pots, pans, and dishes. The bathrooms were brand new and simply beautiful. We have been to Italy nine times and always stay in apartments. Even though these apartments date to the 11th century, they have been lovingly restored and are a joy to stay in. You will not be disappointed by selecting Benozzo for your trip to Montelalco