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Hilltop Medieval Escape with Panoramic View (Augustus apartment)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Casa Spello's convenient location in the heart of the historic center and its outstanding panoramic views are what makes this historic medieval property one of the most desirable in the region. Staying at Casa Spello is an experience. As our guests put it: 'It oozes charm'.

Over 500 years old, Casa Spello is a newly renovated medieval property, located in the historic center of Spello, a hillside village with a rich history which predates Roman times. The property, nestled within the ancient city walls, boasts one of the most panoramic views in all of Spello; on a clear day, you can see the church towers of Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco, Foligno and the rolling hills covered in olive groves and vineyards which surround Spello. Our large garden/orchard, surrounded by an 1800 year old Roman wall, is an ideal setting for al fresco dining, sunset watching over a glass of Montefalco wine, or sipping coffee before the day's adventures.

The property is over 500 years old, restored by a local architect to provide it with all the modern amenities, while preserving its genuine medieval ambiance. It once was a home with two large 'cantinas' (cellars) where the family used to make wine and press their olive oil. It is now available for rent on a short-term or long-term basis.

Originally it was built with hand carved mountain stone - a beautiful peach color stone which came from the nearby Subasio mountain.

The apartment is elegantly furnished with antique-style and rustic furnishings, and has a fully equipped kitchen for your cooking pleasure. There is also a fireplace. It is tastefully decorated with Umbrian handcrafted fixtures such as hand-blown glass, tiles and hand-painted ceramics from nearby Deruta. This apartment sleeps two to four people. The convenient location of Casa Spello makes it easy to walk to the wonderful local restaurants, markets, boutiques and train station in this quaint village.

For larger parties, the Augustus (1 BR, sleeps 4) and Tiberius (3 BR, sleeps 6) apartments can be opened to each other. The Augustus apartment has direct access to the garden.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About The Owner

Languages spoken:

English, Italian, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Guestbook comments from the owner

Magical is only one of the words to describe our time in Spello.

Thank you Gina for sharing your beautiful home. Nadia for our warm welcome. Spello made us feel at home and the food is indescribable! Our first trip to Italy will not be our last. Ciao

Dan and Ellen (Vermont, USA)
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Spello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom has two sinks and a large stall shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Other (See Description) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
To preserve the property's Medieval heritage and authenticity, its original stone walls & vaulted ceilings were expertly incorporated into this charming, renovated apartment. Other amenities include: Garden, Orchard, Wireless High-Speed Internet, & Bidet. (Accessibility: please inquire as necessary. ) We offer a welcome basket with a bottle of wine and some biscotti (cookies). We also offer a complimentary continental breakfast with homemade pastry at a nearby coffee shop.

Reviews

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Hilltop Medieval Escape with Panoramic View (Augustus apartment)
average rating of 4.964286 based on 80 reviews
5

Amazing Umbrian Views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment! Even better than in the pictures. Apartment is clean, spacious and has Avery we'll appointed kitchen. It is beautifully decorated and the beds are very comfy! Nadia, was warm and friendly and very helpful when we arrived. The views from every room are lovely. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz: It was our pleasure to host you in our beautiful medieval house Augustus at Casa Spello. Please come and see us again. Our spectacular sunsets are waiting for you any time of the year Arrivederci, Gina
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Elk Grove, CA
5

Charming, comfortable, and cool

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I had a trip of our lifetime last month to celebrate her 70th birthday. Spello was absolutely charming. And it was so perfectly situated to other beautiful towns. We just couldn't even squeeze in everything we wanted to do in 2 weeks. Casa Spello was an ideal spot for us. As we walked up our first night we realized that it is actually built into the wall of the city, which means it has a supreme view. We bought local pastas and produce and cooked in the kitchen. We were in a lower unit, the Mark Anthony, and it stayed amazingly cool. Many of our meals were in the lovely garden, with the view. Nadia was wonderful, helping us with all of our questions and treating us like old friends. And Gina was great, also answering all of our many questions ahead of time (we are not world travelers so had a lot of them!) I would most definitely recommend Casa Spello. Just need to figure out how to get back there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great view, medieval charm, quaint & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month in the Cleopatra (large studio - type apartment). The apartments share access to a spacious garden with terrific valley views & sunsets. The apartments have all necessary amenities & are very spacious & comfortable; boasting architectural charm, inviting atmosphere and a great location near the top of Spello (our favorite Umbria town). The owners were most accomodating, everything was as described and Nadia took great care of us, from getting us settled to making suggestions. We had a wonderful trip, enhanced by this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ USA
5

Charming apartment in charming town

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I could not have been more satisfied with our experience of the apt and of Spello. We were there 6 nights and never could get use to the beauty of the village and the good fortune of finding the apartment. Our place had a large kitchen, laundry room, three bedrooms with gorgeous views out of the two upstairs bedrooms, and two bathrooms upstairs. I loved the beautiful stone walls and the lovingly done and respectful restoration done of what are ancient buildings. This was such a treat that added greatly to our stay in what had to be the most charming town we visited on our trip. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GReat family stay-beautiful, convenient

  • 5 of 5

My family-grandparents, parents and 2 small children enjoyed a week at Casa Spello. The home is beautiful and in an excellent location. The adjoining apartments (Augustus and Tiberius) we rented were spacious and gave us all plenty of space to have privacy as well as be together when we wanted. The 3 1/2 bathrooms sure helped with a large group! The location is excellent, we walked everywhere within the village and were able to drive through Umbria and a bit of Tuscany on different outings. We all had cars, but we had friends that caught the train to Florence, it was very convenient. Gina provides plenty of information about the area and how to make it all work and Nadia is there for any needs while visiting. She was eager to help in any way. Spello is a beautiful little hill town, with friendly people and several good restaurants and cafes to choose from. Thankfully, it is not a tourist trap-it feels very real! Loved our experience at Casa Spello!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5

Close to Montefalco, Bevagna, Spoleto...everything

  • 5 of 5

It took four years to return to Casa Spello but we are so pleased we did. This apartment is so comfortable that we can relax and feel like we are at home. Nadia was there to welcome us and there is everything you could possibly need provided in this apartment.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
190 Kilometres
Rome (Roma Fiumicino), or Florence (Firenze)
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Spello train - 12 / 15 minute walk (Trenitalia)
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
SS75
Car: not necessary

Spello, which has been called 'The Jewel of Umbria' because it has miraculously escaped industry, heavy development and modern urban sprawl, boasts an incredible local culture & cuisine. Local activities include Festivals, Restaurants & Cafes, & Horseback Riding, Nearby Museums, & Boating are also available.

NEW: We offer continental breakfast at a nearby Coffee shop .

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $50
Cleaning $50

Long-term leases (over 2 months) are available at steeply discounted rates!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.