ALESSANDRA, TREVI, ITALY - UMBRIA
The Alessandra is a lovely farmhouse vacation rental on a beautiful family farm. It is one of our most popular apartments. Set in its own building, it features a private patio. The combination living room/dining room is attractive, with a fireplace and a window offering a lovely view of the valley below. The nicely furnished kitchen is separate. Each of its bedrooms (1 with an Italian queen size bed and 1 with two seperate twin beds) includes its own bath.
This vacation rental is located on a farm owned and run by the Zappelli family. Wanda and her daughters speak some English and are warm and friendly hosts. The grounds are lovely, filled with flowers and herbs in season. Original cobblestone walkways cut through the property and are uneven in spots. The farm has harvested olives for generations. A swimming pool is on the property, tucked in among the olive trees. Trevi is 10 minutes away, Spoleto is a 30-minute drive, and Assisi and other hill towns are easy day trips. Other vacation rentals on the same site include Maria and Sara.
WiFi speed as of 9/13/21: 15 Mbps Down
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms: 1 with Italian queen-sized bed and 1 with 2 separate twin beds
BATHROOMS2, one with shower stall and one with tub and hand-held shower attachment
LAUNDRYLaundry facilities on site
LEVELA few steps up to the building, access to the apartment from the parking area includes steep steps and uneven walkways
ACCESSIBILITYThough this apartment is on 1 floor, there are a few exterior step up to the entrance; also note the farm grounds are hilly, with steep stairs or uneven stone walkways from the parking area to the apartment
TRANSPORTATION10-minute drive to the main road, 10 minutes to Trevi and 30 minutes to Spoleto
MINUSESNo phone in apartment, steep staircase or uneven steep walkways from the parking area to the apartment, limited seating
PLUSESFriendly, English-speaking hosts, on-site meal service available, attractive grounds, nice view, swimming pool, WiFi
SPECIAL FEATURESTV (no cable), fireplace, private patio, window screens, swimming pool, WiFi
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What's included with the Italy - Umbria Untour?
- One or two weeks in a farmhouse apartment, often on a working farm with stunning countryside views.
- Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Rome, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Airport meeting upon your arrival (set arrival time only) and assistance with your rental car pick-up and transfer to your apartment. (Or detailed instructions that allow you to reach your apartment independently with ease.)
- Car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your Untour.
- An orientation with our local staff person, who is full of excellent recommendations for your sight seeing, practical advice on driving and parking, and a listing of local events happening during your stay.
- A regional map, local information, plus our own Untouring Umbria guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions.
- A local cultural activity, like a tour of a local, organic farmstead, including a home cooked meal with the owners.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
Landlord or Host for Alessandra, Trevi, Italy - Umbria
This farm is one of our most popular sites in Italy, mainly because of the warmth and hospitality of the its owners, the Zappelli family. Wanda and her 3 adult daughters live on the farm and work hard running it. They are lovely people and gracious, caring hosts. They all speak some English and welcome guests as if they were family. Our Umbrian Untour staff person is always available by cell phone if guests have problems or concerns.
Trevi, Italy - Umbria, Home of Alessandra
Our Trevi-area apartments are located in the countryside, outside of town, a 5-minute drive away. Trevi is a beautiful, sleepy little town with a hometown feel. Ringed with olive groves, Trevi rises above the convenient Via Flamminia, just 30 minutes north of Spoleto and 30 minutes south of Assisi. In town, you can visit a modest painting gallery and the Church of St. Francis. The small Flash Museum hosts cutting edge, international art exhibits – an unlikely bit of avant-garde in a quiet Umbrian hill town. The town is lovely, with a lively piazza and numerous small produce and grocery shops, cafés, barbershops and a small selection of good restaurants and coffee bars.
Nearby Spoleto is a beautiful town that dates back to Roman times. Sites there include an ancient Roman theater, the Duomo, the castle and museums of archeology, sacred art and modern art. Because of its annual performing arts festival, it has a cosmopolitan feel, with good shopping and a nice selection of restaurants.
Umbria is often called Italy’s “Green Heart,” making the beautiful area around Spoleto the perfect base for a 2-week stay. The rugged Umbrian hills give way to sweeping views of olive groves. And the small towns carry on, unchanged by time, and largely undiscovered by American tourists.
The Trevi-area apartments are about 5 minutes south of town and about a 25-minute drive north of Spoleto. Assisi is about a 25-minute drive and Perugia is about 45 minutes away. By express train, Rome is about 90 minutes away.
Customer comments about Alessandra, Trevi, Italy - Umbria
"Wonderful accommodations for two couples. The two bedroom, two bath combination provided both the
privacy and convenience we needed. Also enjoyed the outside patio for drinks and snacks as well as the
upper patio for magnificent views. The kitchen was adequate for cooking light meals after a full day of
sightseeing (and a big lunch)." Howard Greisdorf
"Great location, wonderful host and host family. Clean and charming locale" David Monaco
"The swimming pool and view were outstanding. The location was excellent with easy access to the attractions of Umbria. Wanda and her daughters, Alessandra, Maria and Sarah were wonderful and gracious hosts." Alan Toepfer
"Instead of an "apartment" I felt we were being allowed to live in our very own "out of the past" slightly rustic farmhouse. It oozed charm." Cordelia Meith
"We had an excellent experience staying at Alessandra. Sara Zappelli was so welcoming and we were so fortunate to see the olive processing in action. Staying on an olive farm was delightful. My only suggestion would be to add some comfortable furniture." M. Egelhoff
"A very beautiful location with wonderful friendly people. The very best part of the trip was staying at this location. The apartment was roomy with beautiful views. The property has so much charm and beauty that it is hard to describe." Connie Eddy
"The apartment cottages were lovely, offered all the privacy one might wish, and, in addition, were fully supplied with whatever one might need. We were totally delighted by the fresh produce provided in the welcome supplies from Mama Wanda's garden. The apartment itself was perfect, clean and comfortavle. It felt like home almost immediately." Barbara Bynum
“The setting, adjacent buildings, hanging grape vines, potted flowers, even the driveway was charming. We think anyone would love this place." Keith & Ann Lallman
"Great views from living room and deck. The family was wonderful. Truly could not have been better." Bob & Sally Young
"The location was great. Wanda, our land lady, was very helpful and kind."James & Alaine Hanna
"Lovely place to stay, delightful hill towns, great art, fine food & wine." Andy & Emily Maverick
"Delightful place to stay..." Reynolds Williams
"We loved staying at Alessandra. Wanda is a delight. We greatly appreciated having her explain the traditional foods of the area and the spring season" Nancy Krider
Ratings for Alessandra, Trevi, Italy - Umbria
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||5|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||1|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||1||1|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||6||5|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||6||3|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||6||4|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||1||1|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||4||4|
|Other factors not included above||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||8||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||10|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||10||9|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||6||6|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||10|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.