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Il Barbacane, When the word small doesn’t mean small, but “beautiful”

6 Reviews
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Spoleto - Barbacane

Wonderful and Peaceful Umbrian Farmhouse in extensive garden

For a really breath-taking view you must visit the Eremo del Sole (The Sun Hermitage) with its beautiful houses, big orchard, an olive grove of 2,47 a and 124 acres of forest. From our swimming pool you can see all there places while you are relaxing in the sun. The Barbican, a tastefully restored Country house, small but with so much charm, was always ready to welcome the previous owners guests. It is situated in the quiet and picturesque courtyard of the Eremo. It retains many of the original features, whilst benefiting from modern facilities. This fascinating property was completely built in stone and has handmade terracotta tiles and ceilings with old beams. The interior is elegantly designed with particular attention to the colours of the walls using relaxing pastel tones. One of the best point of the house is the old stone built Gazebo on the courtyard of the Eremo. It’s particularly comfortable with a spectacular view and where you can have very romantic candlelight dinners.

Will be a pleasure for us to pick you up from the Spoleto station and take you directly to the Barbacane where you will find our absolutly free welcome kit.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Anna Marini
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Il Barbacane, When the word small doesn’t mean small, but “beautiful”
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are just back from another superb holiday at Eremo Del Sole in spotlessly refurbished Barbacane. If you like riding and horses, then the nearby Spoleto riding school, also owned and personally managed by the Marini family, is a must. But booking required as it is very popular. Barbacane provided us with a very comfortable and peaceful stay. Wonderful place for just chilling and recharging the batteries. The large , warm swimming pool with its infinity views over the hills and countryside is stunning. If you prefer culture, Spoleto has so much to offer, especially in June and July with the Spoleto International Festival, which this year included Shakespearean drama and in the past, even the red army performing Cossack dancing! Very good and reasonable eating in excellent, local restaurants. The Marini family are always on hand to offer advice on what to do and see. Anna Marini, always provides you with a big smile, a wonderful, warm welcome, and manages the house with great skill and attention to detail. We have been coming to both Eremo Del Fate, and Eremo Del Sole, for the last 10 years. Just can't stay away. Speaks for itself. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Spoleto

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend reserved the Barbacane house at the end of June 2015 and I must say that it was an amazing experience.

We arrived there easily on a rented car and the property is really near Spoleto!

The house is small but so lovely and the sunset from the Old Gazebo is truly unforgettable.

The Villa is an oasis of calm and we really want to thanks the owner...Anna for having been so helpful and nice with us..!

We enjoyed the swimming pool very much! It’s the perfect way to relax a bit and enjoy an “aperitivo” after a full day of sightseeing in Spoleto, Trevi, Spello, Bevagna, Assisi

and all the other fantastic towns of the valley....

We had a very happy and relaxing time staying in Barbacane house and I would highly recommend it .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect chill-out

  • 5 of 5

Evenings spent by the fire with glass of wine in hand, watching the sun go down and moon rise over a small Umbrian hillside village, lazy Days spent around the beautiful swimming pool watching the kids playing or lounging on the comfy seats outside our rustic style apartment. That about summed up our one week stay at Eremo del Sole.

Our usual holiday style is to go sightseeing every day – much to the annoyance of our two children who we have to drag away from a pool. But when we arrived we just thought, why move? The setting was so perfect. Our previous week was spent in Tuscany where we did quite a few sightseeing trips, so this was the ideal chill-out.

Although you are only based about 15 mins from the town of Spoleto, you feel like you are a thousand miles away from town life. If you wish to visit Spoleto it’s a good size town with may beautiful buildings, cafes and restaurants. It feels genuine and not a tourist trap. Or if you wish, there are many other lovely villages around the area to visit.

Anna the Italian owner is a fount of knowledge and couldn’t be more helpful. She tried to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, including laying on a pizza party at her daughter’s holiday home. Guests are invited to make their own pizza which is then baked alfresco in a proper pizza oven.

Generally we never return to the same holiday location, but in this case I think we’ll be back.

Thanks Anna

Steve, Louise, Saoirse and Conall

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unspoilt Italy!

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous late September/early October trip to Italy. The Barbacane house is set in stunning hillside surroundings within easy reach of the very pretty town of Spoleto - this really is a beautiful spot where it is very easy to stay local and explore the immediate town, hamlets & hillside; the interesting sights of Umbria/Tuscany; or just simply sit by the pool and enjoy the breathtaking views! Out of 8 days in total in the Tuscany/Umbria area we had 6 days of sunshine (24-26 degrees c) and a couple of spectacular thunderstorms!! Anna (and Federica) were both very friendly, accommodating and knowledgable of the local area and will assist you with endless activities if you wish! All in all- a great time and somewhere it is very difficult not to relax!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting my husband and I stay at Barbecane House. The location is beautiful and serene. The pool is glorious and a day spent by its side is pure heaven. Barbecane House is lovely and rustic with a great porch and all the amenities you need. The kitchen is great to have while traveling and very welcome. Anna does everything you could possible want to ensure a great stay and we had a thoroughly lovely time. Thank you Anna!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The property is hidden in the hills about a 5-10 minute drive outside Speloto. If your idea of a holiday is solitude, while still being near to restaurants, etc, well this is for you.

The property is beautiful, the pool is fantastic and the view is great. Federica is very nice and will look after any request you make.

All in all I had a wonderful week in Il Barbacane.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Rome Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The House is situated in the forest of Rubbiano in front of a small and quiet village and Spoleto is few minutes drive down the road (4 Kms).The historic medieval and interesting town of Spoleto has a variety of shops, restaurants, cinemas, an impressive fortezza, ancient churches, museums and a Roman theatre.

Other Activities: White-water rafting, ten-pin bowling, galleries, churches, wine and olive-oil tasting


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Spoleto, Spoleto area

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Spoleto, Italy

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1 double, 2 single sofabeds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There are numerous books and board games for all ages Complete use of landscaped park and garden furniture

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