Spello Nunnery Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Giulia, Spello, Umbria 06038, Italy

The Space

Located in the ex bell tower of a XIII century nunnery, completely and recently remodeled, the 2 bedroom apartment offers luxurious accommodations in the centre of the 2500 year old Umbrian village of Spello, that shows many evidences of its glorious past (roman and medieval archs, mosaics, churches and walls).
The whole apartment is very luminous and suggestive, but especially particular is its terrace located on the top of the bell tower, with a fantastic view on the countryside and, in the distance, the cities of Spoleto, Montefalco and Trevi.
There are 2 bedrooms, both of themwith a master king size bed with cotton sheets. There is a fireplace, a newly remodeled kitchen and a modern bathroom with shower.
The apartment opens up to a private courtyard full of flowers in the middle of the nunnery (which is not inhabited except by the landlord's family.)
The quiet village of Spello offers relaxing walks through the nature and excellent restaurants.
There is a medieval walking/ bicycling trail to Assisi and a beautiful trail along the roman aqueduct which leads up to a tiny town in the mountains called Collepino.
During springtime Spello's visitors can pick up wild asparagus, herbs and mushrooms to fix delicious regional dishes or meet the inhabitants while collecting the flowers to use for the famous "Infiorata". That is the most important event every year during the weekend of the Corpus Domini, in which the people from Spello are all involved in creating beautiful flower-carpets all along the streets of the town (search key words: infiorate, spello).
For all the other many cultural, religious, gastro-oenologic, fun and free time opportunities and happeninings at Spello throughout the year, search key words: spello, comune.
And if all this is not enough for you yet, or if you just look out for a place to relax and once do nothing, you might just stay in and "rent an italian mamma" to cook for you or teach you whatever you especially prefer of the italian kitchen.
The landlord's family will organize all this for you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $926 /week
Monthly Price: $2137 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This is a really special apartment owned by a lovely family in a gorgeous Umbrian town. Paolo and his wife Anja were so helpful and friendly. They helped us arrange a very special celebration for my sisters 50th birthday in a lovely local restaurant. It is easy to visit Assisi and other Umbrain towns from here and there a far fewer tourists in Spello. Amazing views from the rooftop balcony and from each room. Apartment was spotlessly clean. Thank you Paolo and Anja!

    October 2012
  • We were very pleased with the appartment and its perfect location right in the middle of the historical centre of Spello. We spend 5 nights here and enjoyed Spello but also the national parks in the area to go hiking. Paolo and his wife were very helpfull with tips on restaurants and places to visit.

    August 2012
  • We had a wonderful time in Spello! Great apartment, loved the roof-top terrace and used to read up there in the evenings and had wine and cheese the nights we decided not to go out. Great restaurant recommendations by Anja who was just so wonderful and helpful and Paolo is a true gentleman. What a wonderful family! We hired bikes and also did a walk to Assisi and back. We found a pool one day as it was really hot - August is hot in Umbria! Read lots and relaxed a lot. Highly recommend this experience. Very accessible from Rome also! Thank you so much Anja and Paolo ;)

    August 2012
  • A gorgeous jewel of an apartment in a gorgeous jewel of a town! Mew and my parents stayed here for a couple of days before heading back to Australia and it was the perfect spot to relax and spend time with family. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and with an absolutely incredible view from every window...and the magical terrace. Paolo and his wife were so helpful, friendly and welcoming - even in the heat, with a 10 day old baby! Even when we had endless questions about internet and restaurants and coffee!

    A truly fabulous AirBnb experience, this is what this website is all about. Could not recommend it enough.

    July 2012
  • We loved our stay in Spello and the Nunnery Apartment was wonderful! The hosts were gracious and helpful. What a treat to stay in this historic place with the luxury of a new bathroom and kitchen. The private terrace views (in the morning or at night) will become special memories for us. We hope we can return some day!

    September 2011
  • We are a family from Australia and we stayed at the Nunnery for five nights. This place is the treasure in Italy. Spello is a charming town and the Nunnery is sensational. The apartment is first class with a stunning rooftop terrace overlooking the town and vast coutryside. It is in the middle of great restaurants, bakeries and more and easy drives to other great towns like Assisi. Paolo is a fabulous host. We booked this from Australia and it was so much better than we expected. Thank you Paolo. We will be back.
    Ray, Meredith & Grace from

    April 2011
  • February 27, 2011
    My daughter and I just spent 5 days at the Nunnery apartment and it was great! Paolo and Anja could not have been more helpful and accommodating. It was so nice to have a local resident share their thoughts and answer all of our questions!
    The apartment was clean, the beds were very comfortable and our laptops worked just fine (was hoping I could tell my office manager that I was unable to work because of no internet service.....darn!). We had a car to do day trips but also found it very convenient that the regional train made a stop in Spello. It was a perfect 5 days and we were ery sad to leave. We hope to return someday soon to Spello and enjoy this apartment once again!
    Jane and Christina Rolla

    February 2011
  • We had an absolutely fantastic time in Spello staying at the apartment! We were warmly greeted and the Salari's were very hospitibal throughout our 2 night stay. The apartment is lovely, with a full range kitchen, fireplace, two seperate bedrooms, and the best feature is the view from the rooftop patio! I would highly recommend this location to anyone; not only are the hosts wonderful and the apartment fantastic, but the village of Spello itself was very welcoming and relaxing, lots of friendly faces!

    June 2010
  • Spello Nunnery apartment was a real gem. The location was on a quiet street but well located for easy access to everything in town. Views from the terrace were spectacular! Anja and Paolo were wonderful hosts. They were there to greet us when we arrived and to help with luggage and parking. They were also there to assist when we left.
    Any questions we had about the area were answered promptly. They gave us great suggestions for restaurants, walks and festivals in the area. We are planning a return visit to Spello Nunnery next year.

    October 2013
  • My husband ans I are travelling around Italy with another couple for 3 weeks. We wanted to visit a small town and get a taste of Italian life that was less touristy than the well known places. We were very lucky to have chosen Spello and extremely pleased to have booked the Spello Nunnery, with fantastic hosts, Paaolo and Anja. From our arrival they were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They gave us lots of information about the town, the surrounding areas and places to eat. They organised bike hire for us, told us about walks and often sent us directions by email about how to get places after talking with us. The apartment was perfect. The 2 bedrooms were a good size, kitchen very adequate and well equipped and it was all very clean. The best feature, however, was the wonderful rooftop terrace which became our rooftop bar every evening for drinks before going out for dinner. The views over the Umbrian countryside are unforgettable.We had an unforgettable stay for 5 days and were sad to leave such a beautiful place and such warm people. We feel like we became part of their family and will certainly return if we get the chance again one day. I would certainly recommend Spello and the Spello Nunnery to anyone who would like a taste of real Italian life and the chance to meet wonderful people.

    September 2013
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The Spello Nunnery Appartment is run by me, Paolo, and my wife Anja. Anja is from Germany but came to Italy for her law-studies, and that's where we met. I am a lawyer in the meantime while Anja is working as a translater and looking after our little sons, Giulio and Pietro. Together we live in the Nunnery which is an old convent from 1200 right in the middle of the historic Centre of Spello where I've lived with my family ever since. While the Nunnery Appartment is set up in the old bell-tower, we are living downstairs. There's indipendent entrances of the homes shared by our private courtyard on the inside of the building. So if our guests want to get for example further informations about Spello, Umbria or also about the italian-lifestyle or just need to get in contact for anything else, it's possible to just meet us outside or knock on the door. With the guests we had until this day, we often exchanged experiences and points of view. We love to get to know things about different cultures and styles of living, also because we're travelling, now that the boys are small, more in our mind than for real. Personally we love to do sports and enjoy everything Spello is offering such as the possibility to go on long walks on the Mount Subasio Spello is next to, or going on Mountain-bike or run, or also participate at the different events throughout the year as there is the Infiorata-Flower Festival, the roman Festival, Incontri per le Strade, the Festa of the new olive-oil and the tour of expositions of Christmas Cribs.
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