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Spoleto Within Its Wooden Setting Is The Loveliest Of The Umbrian Hill-towns



Updated: 08-Apr-2016
Apartment in the centre of Medieval Spoleto - Cultural And Gastronomic Tourism In A Wonderful Town Of Great Artistic And Musical Events!

In a 400 year old former convent, located in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Spoleto's historical center, "Il Giardino" is a unique apartment featuring two huge gardens and unparalleled views overlooking the city and the Umbrian Valley, you can see Assisi in the distance.

I also manage other apartments and villas in the best Umbrian locations: Spoletium Holiday rentals (Italy to Rent).

This beautiful apartment was completely restored inside and out three years ago.

You enter through a private entrance to an apartment of about 90 meters square comprising two levels. There is a two-story high Great Room with a kitchen, 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and a loft area for reading or watching TV. The interior features characteristic chestnut-beamed ceilings, a dramatic ancient arch, cotto-style floors, a fireplace, and large arched double doors.

While this apartment is rich in history, it also contains the most up-to-date, high level finishes in the two bathrooms and the kitchen. The ancient building, with its massively thick stone walls, stays deliciously cool in the summer and keeps warm in the winter with a state-of-the-art Lamborghini central heating system.

In addition to double beds in the two bedrooms, there is a trundle bed/sofa that forms into two comfortable single beds in the loft. (Also joins to create one king-size bed). Yet another single sofa-bed in the lounge area of the master bedroom makes the apartment capable of sleeping up to 7 people. It is furnished tastefully with antiques as well as modern upholstered pieces for both beauty and comfort. Included are all household amenities needed for a lengthy stay, including a fully outfitted kitchen with a large refrigerator/freezer, a combination convection/microwave oven, a washing machine and large showers in the bathrooms. There is a collection of hundreds of English-language DVDs in the TV room for you to enjoy, free high-speed wireless Internet access, and a Bose stereo docking system for your iPod/iPhone.

The two private gardens outside have multiple sitting/lounging areas to enjoy dining alfresco or just to take in the view and spectacular sunsets. Enjoy fresh figs, grapes, olives, and herbs from the garden when they're in season! The apartment is only a 5-minute walk from both the lower and upper shopping/dining areas, but in a quiet neighborhood that feels like being out in the countryside. The walk to the bottom of the city escalator is only 2 minutes away, and there is free parking for your car just 10 minutes walk away, or meter parking just down the street.

A small but complete grocery store is just down the steps, and there are larger markets just a few minutes farther. In fact, you can reach most places in the city within 10-15 minutes by foot, including the nature walks near the Ponte delle Torri!


- free high-speed wireless Internet connection

- bose stereo docking system for iPods/iPhones

- universal adaptor power strips

- flat screen TV

- English-language DVDs

- large refrigerator/freezer

- combination convection/microwave oven

- hair dryer

- washing machine

- fans (no air conditioning is needed)

- fireplace


Located between Rome and Florence, Spoleto has a strategic position Close to Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Orvieto, Todi, Trasimeno lake. The apartment is close to the main monuments, the Fortress and the Romanesque Cathedral, typical restaurants, shops, museums, theatres, the daily farmers' market or the antique market. Let's come to experience the Italian way of life: friendly people, excellent food, amazing nature, and prestigious art events. The town, perched on a green hill, is unique thanks to the beauty of its monuments and the breathtaking surrounding landscape. The urban stratification of its historical centre, among the largest in Europe, dates back from the Pre-Roman period to the 19th century.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Luana Zangarelli and I'm a property manager since 2009.

My Agency called ITALY TO RENT (www.spoletium.it) offers beautiful self-catering apartments, villas and hotel rooms in Umbria. Each property has been accurately selected (quality, location, accessibility, comfort).

Italy to Rent provides a large variety of activities and services for a pleasant and memorable experience during your stay: guided tours, tailored lessons, outdoor activities, transfer from/to airports or station.

We organize special events like weddings, cerimonies, family reunions, meetings and seminaries in our most exclusive locations such as medieval castles, ancient monasteries and convents, period villas of great historic value.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

‘We have just had the most wonderful 9 days in our tastefully restored apartment. Thank you Luana and Luca for everything you have done to make our holiday so special. Your kind attention and advice has made planning our days so much more relaxed and productive than we ever anticipated. The apartment is in the historic centre near to many excellent restaurants and local shops. There is an enormous amount to see in Spoleto, all within easy walking distance and it is also a very central position from which to explore other parts of Umbria. Spoleto is undoubtedly the perfect place to immerse yourself in Italian history, culture and food. We look forward to returning’ Cathy & Paul-Isle of Wight, UK

We stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks while preparing for our wedding in Spoleto. It was perfect for our needs: comfortable, private and economical and ensuring that we were immersed in the culture and lifestyle of Spoleto. Eleanor and Mike, Melbourne
Jun 2010
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charming Italian apartment

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at Luana's apartment during my recent trip to Spoleto. This was much nicer than a generic hotel. All the charm with all the amenities like Wifi, laundry, hair dryer, kitchen, local maps and travel info available.

No problems at all. Just as advertised. Would return. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Satisfied Guest

  • 3 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay in Spoleto and Luana's apartment was just the perfect location. Luana is very gracious and really helped me. her apartments are clean and attractive. I would recommend to anyone visiting Spoleto.

There are a few stairs up to the flat but this was not a problem.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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From the Owner

Me and my husband - he has a Real Estate Agency Casaitalia international - we own 3 apartments (in my personal web site are called Dama, Duca and Cavaliere) and we imagined them in order to be perfect for our guests, comfortable, romantic and with an "Umbrian" appeal. They have a perfect central and quiet location in the historic centre, close to the bus stop and not far from the station, the perfect location to enjoy Spoleto and to reach the surrounding villages and cities of art in Umbria. I'v recently started managing other beautiful properties with outdoor spaces in Spoleto and other Umbrian locations, I'm planning to expand the rental business in the next years with properties in the best Italian locations.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Day Trips

Umbria offers fascinating sceneries and you need only travel a few kilometres to reach cities rich in art and culture and places of unspoilt wilderness.

Courses And Tours

Cooking classes, Italian Language classes, walking tours, wine and oil tasting tours, urban trekkings, embroidery classes... and much more!

Nature & Sports

In Spoleto and surrounding area you can enjoy landscapes of great suggestion and practise many sports and outdoor activities, there also special activities for families with children.

Food & Wine

A trip to Umbria would not be complete without enjoying its cuisine, celebrated in several local food festivals.

Culture & Events

Prestigious art festivals, concerts, opera season, period pageants, local food festivals, wine festivals: Umbria celebrates its history and culture with artistic and folkloristic events throughout the year, attracting visitors from all over the world.


Trasimeno lake nearest beach is 1 hour driving distance. Adriatic coast beaches are 1,30 by car. There are swimming pools in Spoleto (15 mins by bus) or Thermal Baths near Assisi (20 mins by car).


Nearest airport: International Umbrian Airport (40 kms away). Airports in Rome, Florence and Ancona (1 hour and 30 or 2 hours by train. Transfer service to be paid on demand.

Spoleto station (15 mins on foot), daily connections with Rome, Florence, and main cities in central Italy. Nearest bus stop: 30 metres from apartments.

Car not neccessary, you can visit Umbria by train or visit Spoleto surroundings on foot.

Car hiring available.

Taxi service available.


Assisi: 30 kms - Perugia: 50 kms - Todi: 40 kms - Orvieto: 50 kms - Trevi: 10 kms - Clitunno Springs: 13 kms - Sibillini National Park: 30 kms - Beautiful Nerina valley: 10 kms - Marmore falls (largest in Europe): 30 kms - Trasimeno lake: 80 kms - Monteluco: 2 kms - Spello: 20 kms - Montefalco: 20 kms Medieval and Roman ruins: 100 metres - Roman Theatre: 300 metres - Medieval Bridge: 200 metres - Romanesque Cathedral: 200 metres... in Spoleto all is within a very easy walking distance!


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:

    I manage several properties in Umbria and I cannot update all calendars, not to make mistakes, i prefer to leave it blank. However I guarantee an immediate reply with detailed availability information and photos. Please, specify if your dates are flexible so that I can give you the updated availability calendar of the apartment.

    Changeover Day:
    Flexible changeover day.
    Please, specify on your enquiry if your arrival and departure dates are flexible, in this case it'll be easier for me to find an available week for your unforgettable holiday in Umbria!

    Notes on prices:
    Minimum Stay: from Easter to end of October we normally rent the apartment on weekly basis, or for 5/6 nights. A shorter stay is accepted if there are available days between one booking and another, or in a "last minute booking". During the Medium and Low Season I can accept shorter or longer stay (from 1 night up to 5 months).
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From the Owner

I started with my activity in 2009 and hopefully I had many bookings from the very beginning, I probably put ads on the right sites and I've had guests coming for the second or third time. I think we have sensible prices, a nice web site, perfect location, beautiful apartments, in a wonderful area of Italy! Simple reasons that make the difference. The positive elements of my properties are: central location, comfort and elegance of the aproperties, the beautiness of Umbria and the care I - and my collegues - have for my guests and their needs...before, during and after their holiday.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • town
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • New bathrooms with comfortable shower, WC, bidet. Windows. Washing machine.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 (+ 1 extra single bed) Notes on bedrooms: The property has been recently restored in Umbrian traditional style. Perfectly appointed. 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, Tv room can be converted in third bedroom.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: Free parking lot,10 minutes walking distance. Meter parking round the corner, to load/unload luggage. The street where the apartments is located has some flights of steps. It is possible to visit Spoleto using the nearby escalators, without walking uphill. Please ask for on line map and info about car parking Free internet wi fi. Not allowed to smoke inside the apartment, except in the outdoor areas. Outside: The Garden is a unique apartment with two huge gardens and unparalleled views overlooking the entire city, the two private gardens outside have multiple sitting/lounging areas to enjoy dining alfresco or just to enjoy the view and spectacular sunsets. Enjoy fresh figs, grapes, olives, and herbs from the garden at the appropriate times of the year! Utility Room: iron board, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Included: utilities, illimited hot water, weekly change of linens and towels, guides, maps, Welcome kit and toiletries on arrival Other: Tv room with hundreds of DVD in English, at guests' disposal

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