Six of us stayed at Casa Spello in Oct in the Tiberius unit. Nadia, the keyholder, met us in the town square and helped us get the luggage up the hill. She was available by text anytime we needed her assistance. It was much appreciated. Casa Spello is an ancient building with modern amenities. The kitchen and bathrooms are very well designed. There is not much storage in two of the bedrooms but there is a hall closet available to the twin bedroom. There are lots of extra blankets and towels available. The views across the valley are spectacular. Gina contacted us right away after the earthquake in the area to reassure us that Spello was unaffected. She was also helpful when we had to call her in the night when the fire alarm was going off. The wifi is not strong in most of the unit but cellular reception works near the bedroom windows. This is not surprising with the thick stone walls but each unit would benefit from having its own router.
CASA SPELLO is the perfect place to stay in Italy for a long or short visit. It is centrally located, a short walk to the train station. The apartment has everything you need including a garden with sunset views. Whether it is Roman ruins or gourmet fare..you have it all. If the owners are on site you'll have an extra bonus. They know all the off the beaten path villages, festivals and markets. I spent a month in the Cleopatra unit and still had things on my to do list. I may have to go back!
This is the perfect choice for the person who has sped around Italy and is ready to now really savor the flavor of "the green heart of Italy" I stayed in the Cleopatra apartment for a month and found it comfortable and centrally located. Everything in the town was a few steps away and with the train station a short walk - the rest of Italy was at my doorstep. I especially liked the garden where I could enjoy a morning capuchino while watching the mist rise or an evening glass of Greccheto - the local wine- while watching the sun set over the Umbrian plain. Whether you want to use Spello as a homebase and explore nearby town markets and festivals or are interested in exploring roman ruins and local food, I would recommend Casa Spello.
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I stayed in Marc Antony apartment at Casa Spello in mid October with my sister and her husband. The apartment was perfect for our requirements. Modern appliances with everything working well. Lovely décor with Persian rugs and Deruta pottery on the walls. The Marc Antony apartment is on the ground floor and from it you can see a beautiful view especially at sunset. There are tables and chairs where you can eat alfresco in a pretty garden setting. Nadia looks after the apartments for Gina and was always available to help. She is a lovely person and we met some of her children who are students at the local school. Gina was easy to communicate with by e-mail.
We did not have a car and found travelling by train and bus very convenient. It is a bit of a workout climbing up the hill from the train station but nothing too arduous. ( We are in our mid 60s) Spello is a gorgeous hill town and there is plenty to do in the town itself.
I am a bit of a walker so one day I dragged my relations along the walk to Collepino along the old Roman aqueduct where we had lunch at the taverna. The views are amazing. The last part of the walk is fairly steep, but the reward of a good meal kept us moving. Another day I walked along the Francigena Way( Way of St Francis) to Foligno and also in the opposite direction( on another day) along the same Francigena Way to Assisi. The other places we visited were Trevi, Spoleto, Montefalco and Bevagna.
I would highly recommend Casa Spello as a wonderful vacation rental in bella Spello.
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My mom and I had a trip of our lifetime last month to celebrate her 70th birthday. Spello was absolutely charming. And it was so perfectly situated to other beautiful towns. We just couldn't even squeeze in everything we wanted to do in 2 weeks. Casa Spello was an ideal spot for us. As we walked up our first night we realized that it is actually built into the wall of the city, which means it has a supreme view. We bought local pastas and produce and cooked in the kitchen. We were in a lower unit, the Mark Anthony, and it stayed amazingly cool. Many of our meals were in the lovely garden, with the view. Nadia was wonderful, helping us with all of our questions and treating us like old friends. And Gina was great, also answering all of our many questions ahead of time (we are not world travelers so had a lot of them!) I would most definitely recommend Casa Spello. Just need to figure out how to get back there again!
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