About this listing
Exclusive apartment (sleeps 2+1) in a medieval hamlet in the green heart of Umbria, 30 minutes driving distance from Assisi, Spoleto, Norcia. The hamlet has a restaurant, church, museum, terraces. Art events, tasting tours, concerts.
The apartment called "Bevagna" is in the heart of the hamlet, easily accessible by lift from the parking and on foot.
It has been recently restored and tastefully furnished preserving the traditional materials. Stunning views from the windows.
It features a characteristic living room with fireplace, dining table, sofa bed. Thai room preserves the traditional wooden beams and cotto floor. The elegant bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, there is a second bedroom with cosy single bed. Stilish bathroom with shower, fully fitted kitchen, underfloor heating.
30 minutes driving distance from Spoleto and Assisi, 15 minutes away from Norcia and Cascia.
This hamlet with castle is a real gem in the heart of Umbria,
in a hilly panoramic location overlooking a valley of outstanding natural beauty.
The American architect and phoptographer N. Carver, published the book Italian Hilltowns and dedicated the cover of the book to this hamlet, he defined it as the "archetype of Italian hilltowns".
It is the ideal destination for couples, families or large groups of travellers looking for an authentic Italian experience.
The history of the hamlet...
The castle was set up during the 9th and 10th centuries, alongside the important road connecting Spoleto to Foligno, Norcia and Assisi. The perimeter walls form a triangle with a lookout tower at its top and the surroundings walls built around. During the Middle Ages the castle took part in the Wars between Guelfs and the Ghibellines. Especially between the 14th and 15th centuries, the village enjoyed a flourishing economy based on agriculture, the husbanding of the forest as well as hand made products in iron and hemp.
The hamlet has been recently restored preserving the architectural context as well as the original elements and materials: stones, wooden beams, fireplaces, doorways.
The exclusive apartments (12 selfcatering Apartments) of the village have been carefully restored and tastefully furnished, they can be rented as Selfcatering Apartments or Luxurious Suites with breakfast.
Once inside the hamlet, where the lift lands, you have the heart of the whole complex. This includes a reception and concierge area (wifi connection) small artcraft shops, an excellent restaurant with panoramic terrace where visitors can taste the genuine local food, a wine bar, a reading room with library, museums, congress room. The hamlet has charming arched alleys and panoramic terraces with benches, roses gardens with an open air theatre and a medieval church with frescoes of great value.
The castle offers quiet and peace, as well as an annual program of events including meetings and conferences in the shared areas of the hamlet, where visitors can also enjoy the local farmers' market, concerts and art exhibitions.
Amenities of the hamlet:
- free WiFi internet
- lift (easily accessible), 1st exit in the terraces area, 2nd exit near the restaurant and the reception, where mostly of the apartments are located.
- car parking
- reading room/congress room
- biliard room
- book shop - craft shop
- roses garden with open air theatre
- wine bar
Amenities of the apartments:
- undrerfloor heating
- hair dryer
- washing machine
- wifi internet
On Demand ...
- yoga lessons
- shiatsu massages
- Truffle Hunting Excursion followed by lunch including truffles
- Wine Tours
- Active Days (guided or self-guided walks/hikes - cycling - river rafting - hiking, free climbing et.)
- Classic City Tours in Umbria and Tuscany
- Cooking Classes
- Gourmet Tours (to include olive oil, cheese, cereals, cured meats);
- Winter fun (snow rackets trekking/cross country skiing)
- Custom Tours (if it's not on the list it doesn't mean we can't do it);
- Foraging Excursions followed by tastings (mushrooms, asparagus, edible flowers and wild herbs);
- Especially suitable for children (Pizza making, Truffle hunting with dogs, Riding with donkeys in the mountains followed by picnic, Farm visits, outdoor adventure park and more).
Guests will have access to the entire hamlet, that is a private property opened to external visitors
Interaction with Guests
Reception inside the hamlet
Guided tours, events: contact Spoletium Holiday Apartments (Italy to rent Agency)
In the surroundings...
Wineries tours, tasting tours, rafting in the river Nera, canyoning, visit of the amazing Marmore Falls (largest in Europe), nature walkings, bike rental in the cicle lane along the river, local food festivals, art events, horse/mule riding, plenty of winter sports (cross country ski, nordic ski).
In the nearby valley is possible to do a tour of ancient Abbeys, Convents and small country churches that you can reach following off the beaten tracks.
Car recommended but not essential. Pick up service available from and to airport, taxi driver for visits of the surrounding cities and villages, car rental available. At easy walking distance guests can buy local products from the farmers, such as lentils, potatoes, eggs, cheeses.
A lovely village is 3 kms away from the castle, here guests can find groceries, farmacy, shops, postal office.
Car recommended but not essential. Pick up service available from and to airport, taxi driver for visits of the surrounding cities and villages, car rental available.
Pick up service included for guided tours and tastings in the surroundings
Other Things to Note
NOTES ON RATES:
utilities are included.
Final cleanings: for a stay shorter than 4 nights is included in the rental rate. For longer rentals the cleaning fee is going to be paid on arrival in the hamlet (40 Euros for the 1 bedroom apartments, 60 euros for the 2 bedrooms apartments)
Breakfast on request
Guests are welcome and can feel like at home
About the Host, Luana
Hi, my name is Luana Zangarelli and I'm a property manager,
my Agency called ITALY TO RENT offers lovely apartments in the best Umbrian historic centres, villas and country houses in exclusive Italian locations.
All the properties have a high quality level, perfect locations, elegant interiors, in some cases have outdoor spaces and swimming pool.
I've started in 2009 managing "Spoletium Holiday Apartments", beautiful self-catering apartments to rent in the historic centre of Spoleto and in the surroundings, and I've recently expanded my porfolio including villas and country houses in other Italian locations.
With my Agency I can reserve for guests many activities and tours: guided tours, tasting tours, nature walkings, tickets for events, transfer with taxi, bike rental, horse riding, cooking lessons and much more.
I really love my job because I love art, history, nature and the relationship with other people that this job offers.
About me... I've studied Languages at School and then Art restauration, in the past years I was restorer of ancient books and parchments (I used to work for the Vatican Library in Rome), my hobbies are hiking and free climbing, walking in the forests and mountains.
I try to do my best to take care of every aspect, to offer my guests an unforgettable experience during their stay.
An important element for me is the relationship with guests. The best aspect of my job is to meet people coming from all over the world, exchanging ideas and experiences.
Salve, mi chiamo Luana e dal 2009 di affitti turistici nelle più belle località dell'Umbria. Da un pò di tempo ho allargato il mio portfolio aggiungendo proprietà esclusive fuori dall'Umbria, ville e casali.
Ogni volta che una persona sceglie di soggiornare in una delle proprietà che propongo, sono felice e al contempo emozionata, sento la responsabilità del mio ruolo e faccio di tutto per offrire a chi viene un soggiorno indimenticabile, rilassante e all'altezza delle sue aspettative... perchè il tempo dedicato alle vacanze è estremamente prezioso.
Di solito si vive freneticamente tutto l'anno e quando si sceglie un appartamento in centro storico o un casale immerso nel verde come meta per le vacanze o anche solo per un weekend, lo si fa perchè si ama il fascino pacato dei centri storici o la quiete della natura, perchè ci si vuole immergere in un'atmosfera d'altri tempi, fra arte e cultura, assaporando i prodotti genuini che il territorio offre e magari, per chi ama camminare nella natura, scoprendo la campagna o le montagne circostanti.
Scritte fra le righe trovate le mie passioni: l'arte, la natura, la storia, la danza, la musica, la vita all'aria aperta, i rapporti interpersonali, il dare e ricevere emozioni.
Sono umbra ma spoletina di adozione e amo molto questa splendida parte d'Italia, mi piace condividere la mia conoscenza del territorio con chi decide di soggiornare in uno dei miei appartamenti/casali, mi offro volentieri, tramite la mia Agenzia ITALY TO RENT di pianificare itinerari di visita, percorsi nella natura, tour enogastronomici, degustazioni, brevi corsi di cucina regionale e divertenti corsi di lingua italiana per i tanti turisti stranieri che ho ogni anno.
Il mio motto è... la felicità è respirare a pieni polmoni