About the property
- Apartment322 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Studio 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps A Chance To Experience An Eighteenth Century
For a different experience, to be spent in the atmosphere of ancient Umbria, there is nothing better than staying at the stately residence Palazzo Balducci in Gubbio, a building that dates back to the eighteenth century, and maintains intact the historical features which are considered part of the Italian national heritage.
In a wing of the palace a ground-floor conversion has made two comfortable self-catering apartments, self-contained and perfect for couples and/or a small group of friends or relatives who want to live unique suggestions within the walls of history.
Access to the apartments is through a majestic colonnade and a green garden.
Studiolo (sleeps 2): the majestic colonnade entrance of Palazzo Balducci leads to a bright and charming living room furnished: with dining table and matching chairs, with a comfortable double bed that disappears when locked and allows you to take advantage of the comfortable sofa, with TV and free WiFi connection. The living room leads to the fully equipped kitchen (4 hotplates, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave oven, coffee maker, pots and pans, etc..) and bathroom with shower and bidet.
All this is housed in a functional area of 35 square meters.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2017
About Alfredo Brofferio
After working 35 years with IBM and having wandered around Italy and Europe with my family (8 moves) I decided to retire and to live in Gubbio where my mother’s family had been since 1200. Umbria and Gubbio have always been a point of reference in my life as an emigrant. So as soon as I could I returned here permanently.
Alfredo Brofferio purchased this Apartment in 1995
Why Alfredo Brofferio chose Gubbio
Owning already 50% of Palazzo Balducci I decided to buy the other 50% from my sister to maintain such valuable palace in the family and because Gubbio is one of the best place to live for a tourist and a retired person.
What makes this Apartment unique
Gubbio is considered one of the most fascinating places in the world due to its environmental beauty, historical and artistic medieval attractions and gastronomic specialities.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect for 2!
I usually stay in the other bigger apartment Limonara (which I love), but being only 2, I thought we should try the all new smaller, but very cosy Studiolo.
We did not regret - it is so nice and cosy and even though it's small, it has everything you need and without feeling cramped. Both the bathroom and kitchen (all new and nice) have plenty of space - the shared bedroom/livingroom is small, but as mentioned before, you don't feel cramped - not even staying with a friend!
This is a great little place to stay - very nice and quiet and you can sit outside in the garden without being disturbed by anyone!
Another great thing is: even though you don't feel like being in a city when you are enjoying your relaxation in and by the apartment, you are only a few steps away from a restaurant in the evening - no need for a car - it's just perfect!
And to add to the perfection, I have to mention the most amazing host Alfredo - he will do everything he can to make your stay complete and he can tell you all about the history of Gubbio, what to see and where to go for dinner! You can't wish for more!
I hope you both will come back soon,
Perfectly nice rental
Everything was fine and as described, Mr. Brofferio very helpful. Very agreeable to be in courtyard right within Gubbio.
Tourist Information: Balducci Palace is located right in the historical center of Gubbio only for its medieval palaces, for its churches ranging from Pre-Romanesque period to the Housing departure in 1400 and its Museums, for its festivals (Festa dei Ceri May 15, the Palio National crossbow shooting the last Sunday of May, the Palio Rionale of shooting the crossbow on the 14th of August), for its summer music and theater that takes place during the months of July and August, for the Truffle Fair that begins on November 1, the Antiques Market is held the third week of the month, the shops and stalls with handicrafts and gastronomy of the area.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The damage deposit will be returned after checking the property. The client must leave the house tidy also if he has paid a supplement for the final cleaning. - In case of booking less than one week, the customer must pay a supplement of: . € 20 for final cleaning; . € 50 from October to March, for the costs of heating the booked apartment prior to arrival. - 20% discount for 2 consecutive weeks reservation (from Saturday to Saturday).