PLEASE NOTE THE PRIVATE POOL IS NOT ON SITE. IT IS 7 MILES AWAY AT OUR VILLA MARIANNA AND IS AVAILABLE, FREE OF CHARGE, TO THE GUESTS THAT ARE STAYING AT VILLA MARIANNA AND TO THOSE GUESTS STAYING IN OUR NON-POOL PROPERTIES. IT IS A LARGE POOL AND, TO DATE, HAS NEVER GOT BUSY. AND IS OFTEN EMPTY. OPEN MAY TO SEPT/OCT.
If you do not have a car, then, we can advise re a taxi service with the local trusty Carlo !
Note there is a free travellator that connects all parts of central Spoleto from to the top to the bottom and everything in between. The nearest entrance to you is just 2 mins walk.
With an elevator and the possibility of a car space for an extra 50 euros/week, Terrazza Tetto is in the best location if a buzzy context is what you are after. Surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants, busy at times, quiet at others, especially during the afternoon, when all shuts until 4 pm.
Car not necessary - 120 sq mts - central Spoleto with long terrace/pretty views – sleeps 4 (1 triple bedroom with large double bed + single bed, 1 with twin beds/can be joined) - 2 shower rooms (1 with full-sized tub, the other with walk in shower unit + washing machine)/2 WCs) - spacious/elegant/pretty//lift - in very buzzy, pedestrian location. WiFI. 1st floor with elevator and stairs.
SPOLETO : PEDESTRIAN, HISTORIC CENTRE /car NOT necessary.
The rate includes a lift, free of charge, to and from the station, on arrival and departure days, if you are without a car. Within sociable hours !
Arrival/Departure dates flexible, subject to availability.
With free WiFi internet access, Terrazza Tetto, a stylishly furnished apartment, is in the historic centre of Spoleto, buzzing with shops, bars and restaurants as well as ancient monuments, churches and museums at every twist and turn of Spoleto's arched and cobbled streets. It is located in Porta Fuga, one of Spoleto's oldest mediaeval streets. The whole area is pedestrian. Really beautiful. Prime location !
A car is NOT necessary as you are just 10 minutes walk from the train station and the bus terminus or a very short bus-ride. From the train station, you can get to practically anywhere in Italy. And, from the bus station, there are myriad of really interesting journeys you can take from little local rides around the hills, visiting a diversity of hill-top villages, to places as far afield as Castelluccio and Norcia - spectacular rides !
The sitting/dining room is a wide room with 2 large windows and French windows that open onto the long terrace.
The furniture consists of bleached blonde, wooden bedroom furniture, Italiana lighting throughout, a three seater comfy sofa, 2 rattan arm chairs and wooden dining furniture for 4 with padded chairs.
The high quality fixtures + fittings, include a 27" flat screen Plasma High Definition TV fixed to the wall. You can access Netflix etc, if you carry a Globe Master to attach to the TV.
And, there is a separate, fully fitted kitchen.
Terrazza Tetto is so-called because the pretty views from the front and all along the side of its long terrace are mainly of roof-tops, a few dwellings opposite that are not close, fringed by the hills and mountains beyond.
The pretty terrace runs the entire length of the sitting/dining/kitchen room of next door, Terrazza Splendida, but, it is not overlooked by this next door apartment as there are no windows on this wall, just a shuttered, slatted, glass door that is always kept locked and shuttered. This door allows the 2 apartments to be "joined up" for parties of 8 persons.
The terrace of Terrazza Tetto is exclusively yours. It is wide-open to the front and thus allows you to see an expanse of old Spoleto, roof-tops, hills and the mountains beyond.
There are garden chairs + dining furniture, to seat 4. And, there are sun-loungers to snooze on. However, we ask you to request the sun-loungers, as many as you wish, for no extra charge, since, generally, our guests don't tend to use them and they just take up space.
Shady terrace... (sun for part of the day)
I would not recommended this terrace to those who wish to spend their entire holiday sunbathing on the terrace because the terrace is on the shady side and does not catch the sun, all day long ! However, it is perfect for those who love the sun, while not being directly in it !
You can park nearby, in the street, free of charge. Or, you can hire a single car secure garage space, next to the elevator, up to the apartment, for 50 euros/week.
Brief description of Spoleto, to wet your appetite !!!
Spoleto is akin to a giant, fairy-tale castle. Sprinkled with bars, restaurants and shops, peppered with piazzas, Spoleto sits magestically amidst a maze of tunnelled, cobbled lanes and alley-ways, all leading skywards to the famous Rocca, the aqueduct and, some of the best views in the world. A surreal setting, a stage-set in the making, fringed by mountains, olive groves, vineyards, mediaeval monasteries, towns, cities and tiny hill-top villages - all beckoning a visit, Spoleto is truly a temptress. Succumb to her beauty and you must use all your will-power to leave. Quite simply, Spoleto is the most captivating city in Italy, never mind Umbria, Venice and Florence, being on a par.
Venice has the water. Florence has the Uffici. Spoleto has the mountains. All three have a history to be reckoned with. All three bedazzle us with their rich cultures, their European, aristocratic connections and their sheer beauty. But, Spoleto has the upper hand for the world traveller. It resists tourism with its associated inflated rates and tacky goods on sale ! You are invited to visit Spoleto, but, not as a tourist. You will be welcomed like a long lost member of the family ! Treated like a king. And, you will pay the same rates as all the locals, especially when you pay attention to all our recommended restaurants, bars and gelaterias.
Subsequently, Spoleto is in demand with those in search of "the authentic Italian" experience, love beauty and who wish to base themselves in the centre of Italy because, from Spoleto, you can get to practically anywhere else in Italy easily and cheaply within minutes to a few hours.
Until now, it had always been too expensive to stay in Spoleto. Holiday-makers were forced to stay outside of Spoleto and drive in. We have changed all that. We have "unlocked" Spoleto, with our range of centrally located apartments, at rates that are competitive with our "out of town" apartments, making Spoleto affordable for you, at last !
Our small partnership group, ourselves included, own all the properties that we advertise, about 60 in all, from villas with pools to smart town houses to central city apartments.
Subsequently, we can organise olive oil tasting, wine tasting, chef at home, eating in chef's house, truffle hunting, picnics with a donkey, cheese making, caving, canyoning, rafting, canoeing, horse you at better rates than you get going through the conventional channels. This is because all the aforementioned activities, except for horse-riding, are offered by our partners to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime !
For instance, the olive oil of one of our partners (Ciarletti) was blessed by the Pope 2 years ago, after it had won the top prize in Italy. He, amongst other of our partners, offers olive oil tasting, accompanied by a lunch, at his farmhouse.
All our activities are totally authentic, put on by Italians, whose familes go back for centuries and who have been in the truffle, olive oil and wine trade for all of that time.
And, because all the activities we offer are "inhouse" we can undercut all the "professional" businesses, for whom it is their livelihood. Such activities are not our livelihood. Neither are they the livelihood of our partners. We and our partners offer these activities with the aim of enriching your holiday.
Also, included in the rate is a Welcome Pack : pasta, pasta sauce, olive oil, wine, tea, coffee, sugar, milk + toiletries to start you off.