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.
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.
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.
We spent 8 nights in the lovely, clean apartment. Anya and Paolo were wonderful hosts, and had several great recommendations for us, e.g. cities to visit, restaurants to eat at, and hikes to take. Anya is originally from Berlin, and spent a year in Grants Pass, Oregon. So her English is perfect.
Spello is a great alternative to the bigger and more touristy Umbrian cities of Assisi and Perugia. We particularly enjoyed our visits to Montefalco, Bevagna, Spoleto, and Gubbio.
My husband likes to hike, and there are several lovely hikes from Spello, e.g. the easy/scenic hike along the ancient Roman aqueduct. At the end of the aqueduct trail, there is another trail (steeper) up to city of Collepino, a lovely little town with a great view of the valley below, and with a small cafe to grab an espresso before heading back down to Spello. It is also possible to hike to Assisi, following paths of any difficulty that you would like. You can then take the train back to Spello.
My husband and I have been coming to Italy, once or twice a year, for several years now, and almost always rent apartments in the small hill towns, like Spello. We typically have breakfast and dinner in the apartment. During the day, we travel around stopping in one of the small towns for lunch. The Nunnery apartment fit our needs perfectly.
Watching the sunrise from the terrace was quite spectacular on several mornings.
Spello is a magical place and staying at Paolo's and Anya's just completes the experience. The apartment is comfortable, spacious and as pictured, with own compact but private terrace and breathless views from some of the windows. There can be occasional noise on weekends from street on weekends or from courtyard (if you keep windows open) but in no way did this affect the quality of our stay. It also distinguishes airbnb from hotel stays: one experiences local life and rhythms. The hosts are amazingly helpful and caring! I would recommend this lovely place without hesitation and would happily return.
The Nunnery in Spello is a very special little place, we loved the roof top terrace with fabulous views across the Umbrian countryside, perfect for a pre dinner cocktail. Paolo and his wife were very friendly and helpful, giving us good advice on restaurant selections. There are lots of nice restaurants within easy walking distance. A hidden gem.
We have just spent 3 months in the Nunnery Apartment in Spello. Spello was a perfect base for touring Umbria and the Nunnery Apartment was a perfect place to stay. The apartment is spacious, spotlessly clean and modern with all of the facilities we could have wanted - a kitchen area to try out our new Umbrian recipes and to entertain friends, a comfortable living space, large bedrooms, a modern shower room and - to top it all - a rooftop terrace with spectacular views. We could not have been happier with our location. The host family were so helpful, with tips on things to do and places to see. We enthusiastically embraced the Italian life, picking petals for the Infiorata festival and making friends in the town. It was hard to leave but it will not be difficult to return. We have left a little piece of our hearts in Spello!
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!
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.
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 ;)
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.