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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property
apartment
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Do you love the chic elegance and intimacy of fine boutique hotels? If so, then Palazzo San Bernardino is for you.

The architectural detail and design of this apartment – such as the exposed stone walls, the travertine floor tiles, and the wrought-iron artistry – evoke not only the warmth of Old-World charm, but are details that beautifully and authentically harmonize with Spello’s medieval character. The unmistakable pink/peach-coloured original stonework (found on the nearby Mount Subasio) makes Palazzo San Bernardino a truly genuine “Spello” home.

The apartment offers all the amenities required to make your stay truly comfortable and memorable. With entry level offering open space living and dining with full kitchen facilities, followed by a staircase up to the first level, where you will find a beautifully sunfilled bedroom with wardrobe and a small retreat loft with sky light and a seperate spacious bathroom with laundry facilities.

Guests of Palazzo San Bernardino have exclusive access to an independent (street-level) private entrance.

One of Spello’s most important historical streets is literally at the doorstep of Palazzo San Bernardino. Spello’s historical and cultural attractions are accessed with equal ease – most “must see” museums, churches and other sites are within a 3 to 20 minute walk.

Located in the historic centre of Spello, within the town’s ancient walls, Palazzo San Bernardino is only steps away from a myriad of pleasures … locally-owned and operated boutiques, gourmet restaurants, casual terrace-style dining, coffee and wine bars (“cantine”), galleries, artist studios, and “gelateria & pasticceria” (ice-cream & pastry/bakery) shops. Various services (including banks, pharmacy, grocery, newspaper stand, post office, train station, taxi service, etc.) are also in close walking proximity. Spello’s historical and cultural attractions are accessed with equal ease – most “must see” museums, churches and other sites are within a 3 to 20 minute walk.

Spello is a hillside village, located in Italy’s “cuore verde” (green heart) of the Umbrian countryside, that pre-dates Roman times. Don’t be fooled by its small size – Spello is a jewel of a destination with a rich historical and cultural story to tell. The warmth and hospitality of the “Spellani” townspeople will win your heart.

Please look at further information below about Spello and full information about the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Simona
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

Why Simona chose Umbria

Palazzo San Bernardino was the family home where I was born. It has been recently lovingly restored. I tried to do it with a stylist’s keen eye and in a manner that showcases the beauty of the original stonework, while incorporating important modern amenities, design and décor, functional and comfortable furnishings, and stunning handcrafted wrought-iron work by an award-winning local artist-blacksmith. Result make me very proud.

What makes this apartment unique

To further capture your imagination, the origin of the building in which this residence exists is a former oratory built in the 15th century: the “Oratorio di San Bernandino”. St. Bernandino of Siena, who was a priest and Franciscan missionary, was born in 1380 in nearby Tuscany and devoted his life to preaching, helping the needy and nursing the sick. After his death in 1444, several places of worship in Umbria and Tuscany were built in his memory, including this oratory in Spello. This very building belonged to the “Confraternità di San Bernardino” (the “confraternity”, or brotherhood) that St. Bernardino established when he preached in Spello. Although the original oratory has since been adapted for residential use, the facade that was rebuilt in the 18th century, preserves the original portal.

Style, distinction, warmth, authenticity, historical value, and modernity characterize this one-bedroom-plus-loft apartment situated in Spello’s town centre.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Welcome to Palazzo San Bernardino
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
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A week in San Bernardino

  • 4 of 5

Having spent the 2nd week of September in Spello, we enjoyed our stay in the apartment Palazzo San Bernardino. It is well located in the historic village walls and within easy distance to restaurants, cafes, locally owned shops and supermarket where one can find anything for breakfast or meals.

Simona met us at a prearranged location and guided us to the free public parking only minutes away from the apartment. She provided us with information on restaurants etc... We found the apartment very clean with large and well-appointed rooms, very comfortable.

Spello is a great location since it is quieter than larger town with more tourists and the residents are friendly and proud of their town.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The property itself is comfortable and lovely, and Simona is an incredibly helpful and welcoming host. Plus- Spello turned out to be a great place to base our time in Umbria- local hikes, fabulous beauty, and lots of great towns and wineries to visit nearby. When we arrived, Simona greeted us, and had recommendations for things to do and places to eat in town. When I asked about hikes, she gave me a whole driving tour of the area so we would know where to go! Even though we had a few struggles- previous tenants had turned off the water to the washing machine, and the Internet connection was problematic- Simona worked with us to resolve all issues. Also- the apartment is next to the most beautiful spot in Spello- and the whole town is great for photographs. Kitchen and sitting area on ground floor, bedroom and large bathroom upstairs. The washing machine and a separate sitting area are in lofts reached by ladders. Very nice place, would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Semplicemente perfetto!

  • 5 of 5

Perfetto l'appartamento...perfetta la posizione, praticamente al centro di Spello con comodissimo parcheggio auto gratuito molto vicino... Appartamento rifinitissimo, su due piani, ben organizzato. Simona, la proprietaria, gentilissima. A Spello poi si mangia benissimo ovunque...il tutto a pochi km da Assisi, Gubbio, ecc.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Very Pleasant Italian Experience

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Palazzo San Bernardino for 4 days in September 2015 very much. It is a nice, bright, quiet apartment, perfectly located on a flower filled corner in the lovely town of Spello. It is very conveniently located inside the historic village walls and a short walk from the free parking area. During our stay, we took several trips to neighboring Umbrian towns, but it was always so nice to come back to our quaint "home", away from the many tourists, to experience the warm hospitality of the Spello residents. Although the apartment has a kitchen, we ate only breakfast there, choosing to eat out every evening at some of the many fine restaurants within close walking distance. One evening, we enjoyed just sitting out on our door stoop, sipping wine and visiting with people walking by. Simona was a good host and very helpful, meeting us at the highway turn-off to lead us to the apartment and also showing us the way to the parking area. This is a great place to stay, especially if you want to be away from the many tourists in other towns and have an authentic Italian experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Introduction to Umbria

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Palazzo San Bernardino in late May 2015, and found it to be even better than portrayed. It is located directly on the quaint, main road of an Umbrian village. Easy access from the highway and easy to drive through town - unheard of in a small, ancient Italian historic center. The unit is also located directly on one of the most well-known streets in town and many photos are taken on this corner. The house has most of the basic necessities, as we cooked in a great deal during our two-week stay. The unit is spacious, light, and airy, having recently been redone. Very close, charming, and fine restaurants within walking distance, as well as lovely shops. Free parking a short stroll away. Again, unheard of. Spello citizens are warm and receptive to us as tourists. There are a few tourists in town, but if you want to experience true, Umbrian hospitality without excessive tourism, this is a great location. Simona checked on us frequently, but not obtrusively so, and actively encouraged our input. Great jump-off point for day-tripping to Umbrian towns or hiking up Mt. Subasio.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Moderes Appartement in mittelalterlicher Stadt

  • 4 of 5

Gut ausgestattet, für 2 Personen geeignet, zum Bad und Schlafzimmer allerdings immer 1 Treppe hinauf.

TV-Programme nur italienisch. Mitten im Ort gelegen, aber nachts trotzdem ruhig. Sehr sauberes Städtchen in

landschaftlich traumhafter Umgebung. Alle wichtigen kulturellen Orte wie Assisi oder Perugia nur ein paar

Minuten entfernt. Und jetzt im Oktober so gut wie keine Touristen, - fabelhaft!

Sehr nette, gut englisch sprechende Gastgeberin. Alle Probleme, wie z.B. Stromausfall, wurden sofort abgestellt.

Empfehlenswert als Ausgangspunkt für Leute, die Umbrien entdecken wollen.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Perugia
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Spello train station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
SS75 - Spello
Car: not necessary

Located in the historic centre of Spello, within the town’s ancient walls, Palazzo San Bernardino is only steps away from a myriad of pleasures … locally-owned and operated boutiques, gourmet restaurants, casual terrace-style dining, coffee and wine bars (“cantine”), galleries, artist studios, and “gelateria & pasticceria” (ice-cream & pastry/bakery) shops. Various services (including banks, pharmacy, grocery, newspaper stand, post office, train station, taxi service, etc.) are also in close walking proximity. Spello’s historical and cultural attractions are accessed with equal ease – most “must see” museums, churches and other sites are within a 3 to 20 minute walk.

Spello is a hillside village, located in Italy’s “cuore verde” (green heart) of the Umbrian countryside, that pre-dates Roman times. Don’t be fooled by its small size – Spello is a jewel of a destination with a rich historical and cultural story to tell. The warmth and hospitality of the “Spellani” townspeople will win your heart.

Spello offers a wonderful blend of art, history, food, wine, crafts & ceramics … all surrounded by a stunning natural landscape which will make your travels to Italy truly unforgettable.

Make Spello’s Palazzo San Bernardino your “pied-à-terre” for easy day tripping in and around Spello, or throughout Umbria. Here are some itinerary ideas:

- Numerous works of the Roman and Renaissance eras, such as the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the largest in Spello – renowned for its splendid frescoes by Pinturicchio, found inside the Baglioni Chapel.

- Spello’s olive oil festival

- Spello’s famous “Infiorata” event: the day of Corpus Domini when Spellani work through the night creating floral tapestries which cover the main streets of Spello

- The Roman Aqueduct trail: A gentle 5 km walk along the ancient Roman aqueduct, surrounded by olive groves, leading up to the medieval hamlet of Collepino on in the foothills of Mount Subasio

- Cycling or hiking in Mount Subasio National Park

- Easy daytrips to nearby towns of Assisi, Trevi, Spoleto, Montefalco and Bevagna

- Perugia (famous for its Etruscan ruins) and Deruta (famous for its world-renowned hand-painted ceramics) are easily reached within 45 minutes by car

- Many excursions are possible: for “truffle-finding”, visits to wineries, olive oil pressings, cooking classes, ceramics studios, linen / weaving, archeological tours

- Visit the following website for more about Spello: http://www.prospello.it

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Rates & Availability

Spello Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$80
$521
$1,541
 

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping $53
Refundable damage deposit $213

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Spello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, shower, bidet The laundry facility (washing machine and drying racks) is located in another loft, which is accessed via the bathroom (Note: the loft is not suitable for young children, nor for people with mobility challenges)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed There is a single-sized bed in the sleeping loft, which is accessed via the master bedroom (Note: the loft is not suitable for young children, nor for people with mobility challenges)
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis

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