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Terrace
Terrace-garden
Living room
Double bedroom
Double Bedroom
Family Bathroom
Master Bedroom
'with shower'
Private Drive to Apartment
Swimming pool
Pool in privacy of the olive grove
Your Hosts, Ludovico & Francesca
Spoleto Duomo
The garden
Arriving at La Licina
Spoleto 'La Rocca '
Sunset at La Licina
view from the bedroom
Castelluccio di Norcia
La Licina panoramic view
One of the several wild orchids in the garden of La Licina
The Chapel in the main house.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Spoleto, Province of Perugia, Umbria

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“Peace and comfort in a beautiful setting just outside wonderful Spoleto”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We loved our stay here. Ludo and Francesca were really welcoming and very helpful. They recommended places to eat and places to visit, all of which we enjoyed hugely. They booked us tables and Ludo escorted us to the bike hire on his moped! The apartment was roomy, well-equipped and tastefully decorated. The garden outside was spacious and tranquil.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Sep 2016
Thank you, we are so happy that you had a good time and we hope to have you again at La Licina,
Arrivederci,
Ludovico e Francesca
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Rupert T
1 review
“Dr”
Reviewed 28 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Beautiful place to stay in superb rural setting. A great place to explore Spoleto and Umbria from. Hosts are just great .

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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Thank you Rupert, we hope to see you again at La Licina.....there will be olives for you!
Arrivederci
Ludovico e Francesca
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Avi911
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Superb countryside vacation!!”
Reviewed 21 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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After a lot of thinking, we picked the Spoleto area as a base for a 6 days vacation in Umbria with our two children. It was a perfect selection. From that base we visited all the areas of Umbria easily.
The second decision we had to take was to choose our private hub for those six nights, hotel or a house, in the country or in town.
Since it's a lovely area, we desired to go for the country and didn't regret it.
We had the privilege to meet Ludoviko and Francesca, a wonderful couple, who owns the place. Ludoviko welcomed us warmly on our arrival and showed us the lovely mansion and their own house. After an our or so, Francesca came back from Rome, where she works as a guide, and invited us for a drink before we a planned dinner at the nearby hotel La Macchia. We set at the lovely terrace, watching the sunset over the Umbrian hills, drinking wine and tasting mozzarella buffalo and home made olives. When we had to go to the restaurant, Ludovico recommended, he took us through the field, where his donkey lives.
During our whole stay, whenever we saw them, they asked if we need anything or need any assistance. At the same time we enjoyed a full private with our own private yard.
The house has two rooms, one with two singles and one with a king size bed. The master room had an ensuite bathroom and a second bathroom is located in the corridor. It has a small living room with a dinning table and a kitchen. We cooked our dinner for times, buying the groceries from an excellent, nearby, Conad supermarket.
The house was spotlessly clean and not like other places we had in the past, it didn't have those uncomfortable smell. Our bed was very comfortable with a duvet and a clean, good smelling, duvet cover.
It is a perfect place to stay and very convenient base to visit all of Umbria's attractions. Together with lovely landlords, it makes a perfect vacation.
Thank you Ludovico and Francesca for having us.

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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
Thank you Avi911 for choosing La Licina, it has been a pleasure for us to meet you and your family. Arrivederci a presto, Ludovico e Francesca.
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Poophiles
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed 26 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Spoleto is a comfortable, welcoming town, central to the most interesting sites in Umbria and less that two hours from Rome by car. It's near the train station. It's a short trip from here to the spirituality of Assisi, the glory of the cathedral in Orvieto, the beautiful ceramics of Deruta. The hillside towns of Todi, Trevi and Gubbio are equally fascinating and accessible.
A short excursion into Tuscany will bring you to the charm and vitality of Siena

La Licina--Ginestra overlooks a broad valley and is nestled in olive trees and rich in the aroma of oleander, rosemary,wild mint. lavender, figs and pomegranate. It's blessedly cool in September. You will want to be outside where you will share the slope with two personable donkeys

The architecture is a bit rustic, a bit pastoral and very warm with a stunning brick segmental arch--quintessentially Umbrian.

We were met by the owner's son, Eduardo, who was kind, helpful, intelligent--in short genteel. His father, Ludvico is super polite. Both are fluent in English. Ludviico sent us a very helpful map detailing the route to La Licina and directing us to the local Conad alimentari which is enroute to the rental. Both are easy to find.

The beds were comfortable and the kitchen quite functional.

If you are as sensitive to bug bites as we, you may want to stay in in the evening.

La Licina--Ginestra was a solid bargain. We would like to return.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Veronica7...
Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Superb”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Firstly, thank you to previous reviewers who gave us the confidence to book La Ginestra - a confidence that was entirely justified. Ludovico and Francesca gave us a warm welcome, met us at the station and ensured that we had a lovely stay.

We were concerned that, since we did not have a car, that La Ginestra might be inaccessible. However, it is not. It is a 20 minute walk to the local CONAD supermarket (where we did all our food shopping) and a further 10 minutes from CONAD into the centre of Spoleto lower town. The station is a further 5 minutes on from CONAD. From the station it is possible to visit many other attractions in the area. One suggestion, though - if you want to use the buses, make sure you travel on a school day when more services are available. We enjoyed our walks into town and to the station, and so didn't take up the offer of lifts from Ludovico.

The property itself was delightful and the photos on this site do it full justice - it was lovely flicking through them again to remind ourselves of our great stay. All was clean and comfortable and well-equipped. We appreciated and made good use of the wifi. The kitchen-dining room in La Ginestra faces out on to a lawn. A fence separates the lawn from the donkey field (be sure to feed the three donkeys). The lawn faces west, so the sun gradually comes around in the morning and by the evening you will experience wonderful sunsets behind the hills in the distance. It feels very private. We enjoyed the pool - it's just a few minutes behind La Ginestra, higher up the hill with lovely views. It was pretty cool in late September - but we are British and used to that! It was lovely to have a dip after a day's sightseeing. My partner had a little Italian tuition from Ludovico - excellent!

Spoleto is an excellent base for a week's holiday - not only is the town itself quite lovely (and we spent several days exploring it rather than just the two days we had anticipated!) but there are good road and rail connections to other attractions. Other reviewers have mentioned the local auberge, a few minutes walk through the fields, for good pizzas. We did not try this - mainly because we were very happy to source our food at CONAD and the excellent food shops in Spoleto, and sit and enjoy the view from La Ginestra. It was a truly delightful week.

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Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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