GIRASOLE, SPOLETO, ITALY - UMBRIA
Named after the sunflower, the Girasole is a lovely farmhouse apartment. The combined living room/dining room is comfortably furnished. From its large, eat-in kitchen guests can take in the view of the surrounding mountains and the lovely hill town of Trevi. The apartment has 2 double bedrooms and a third smaller room with two single beds.
The view from this farm is dazzling, with deep green mountains rising on all sides. The grounds are well kept and offer a swimming pool and outdoor garden area with lounge chairs. Bicycles are also available for your use. The farm grows olives, vegetables and grain and has its own grain mill and bakery a short drive away. Olive oil and wine are available for purchase. An English-speaking caretaker works on the grounds. Spoleto is 20 minutes away, and Assisi and other hill towns are easy day trips. Other vacation rentals on the farm includ Tigli, L’Oleandro and La Ginestra.
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SLEEPING3 bedrooms: 1 with an Italian queen-sized bed that can be divided on request, 1 with twin beds, and a smaller bedroom with two single beds, WiFi
BATHROOMS1.5 bathrooms: a full bathroom with Italian-style shower, a powder room
KITCHENLarge, full eat-in kitchen
LAUNDRYWashing machine on site
ACCESSIBILITYGround floor, good access
TRANSPORTATION5-minute drive to the main road, 20 minutes to Spoleto
MINUSESDark living room
PLUSESLovely views from bedroom and kitchen, swimming pool and attractive outdoor sitting areas on the property, telephone, cable TV, WiFi
SPECIAL FEATURESTV (cable), window screens, telephone
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 Girasole, Spoleto, Italy - Umbria
The apartment owners do not live on site, but their assistant, Eleonora, maintains an office on the farm and keeps regular morning office hours. She speaks some English and is very friendly. Our Umbrian Untour staff person is always available by cell phone if guests have problems or concerns.
Spoleto, Italy - Umbria, Home of Girasole
Our apartments are in the countryside, about 20 minutes north of Spoleto.
Spoleto is an enchanting town and a convenient home base for exploring Umbria. With roots in ancient Rome, the town was first settled in 241 B.C. Visitors can tour an ancient Roman theater, along with an archeological museum. Today, Spoleto is internationally known for its annual music and performing arts festival (the Spoleto Festival, formerly called the Festival of Two Worlds), which draws international artists and audiences and lends a cosmopolitan feel to this small, attractive town every July. Even without the concert crowd, the town’s Duomo and adjoining piazza offer a wonderful reason to visit. Other piazzas in town buzz with activity. Favorite sights include the sacred art museum and the town’s own modern art museum. Visitors can also tour the hilltop castle or walk across the impressive medieval aqueduct that spans the valley, with lovely views leading to walking trails.
Spoleto is full of small shops and boutiques, with banks, grocery shopping, cafés, a weekly open-air market and excellent restaurants. Spoleto also offers a train station with express service to Rome.
Closer to the apartments, the village of La Bruna is a convenient hub for groceries, coffee, banking and other errands. It’s about 5 minutes from the apartment.
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 Spoleto-area apartments are about 20 minutes north of town and about 20 minutes south of Trevi. Assisi is about a 45-minute drive and Perugia is about an hour away. By express train, Rome is about 90 minutes from town.
Customer comments about Girasole, Spoleto, Italy - Umbria
"This was our fourth Untour and the best! The apartment, Il Girasole, was beautiful and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us."
Mike & Teri Chaves
"Clean, roomy, well equipped, good location, beautiful scenery from apartment. Farm manager very helpful. We were very satisfied with apartment." Mary Cochran and Nancy Hoskins
" This apartment was most pleasant! Roomy for 4 people. It is dark at times. the grounds are nice and our host was most pleasant and helpful. the welcome supplies were great!" Joanne Austin
"The Casale property is very well maintained and has beautiful grounds nestled in that beautiful valley. We really liked being there. We used the bocce court almost every evening. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly." Jim & Nancy Davis
Ratings for Girasole, Spoleto, Italy - Umbria
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||6|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||1||1|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||6||4|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||2|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||6||4|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||6||6|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||1||1|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||4||4|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||8||7|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||9|
|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||6|
|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.