Artist's Tower: walk to town & return to country

Welcome to La Torre dell'Artista: the perfect home from which to enjoy Umbria!
Welcome to La Torre dell'Artista: the perfect home from which to enjoy Umbria!The covered porch has a large glass dining table, pass food out kitchen windowsThe front door and entry porchA few steps uphill leads to the outdoor spaThe extensive property is well-tended with lots of quiet areas for relaxingThe spa area is quite private, hot tub is available mid-April to mid-NovemberThe view out of the Umbrian hills from the hot tubThe living room is art-filled, comfortable, with fireplace and large windowsExtensive library: leave and take books as you like, also a radio/cd/tape playerThe entrance and steps up and down to bedroomsView of ancient Spoleto and Umbrian hills from the living roomThe kitchen connects to living room through an arched openingAll appliances: gas stove, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, etc.The kitchen fireplace for grilling, dining table, tableware, linens, basicsAll windows have screens, open to pass food out to dining porch.2nd bath: washing machine and dryer, ironing board, separate sink, utility area2nd bath has shower, located beyond kitchen on ground floorSleeping loft has twins beds, can be made up as doubleMaster bedroom on lower floorMaster bedroom: screened door opens out to stone terrace, steps up and downMaster bedroom: ensuite bath, large closetsMaster bath has tub with showerThe Artist's tower is a notable feature in the landscapeTower on lower right, walking bridge to castle just to left in photoThe Ponte delle Torri connects house to central Spoleto in 15-minute walk

From $113 / night

Strada Provinciale 462, Spoleto, Umbria 06049, Italy
Artist's Tower: walk to town & return to country
2 bedrooms
4 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Type: Home
Per night: €150
Per week: €750 - €900
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Spoleto vacation home rental
This unique tower home is nestled in the sacred woods of Monteluco amidst a grove of olive and fruit trees, yet a 15-minute walk across the romantic foot bridge leading to the castle of Spoleto brings you to the historic center of the town. The large private property is yours to enjoy quiet sunsets and sunny breakfasts. Explore the town on foot during the day or the famous hill towns of Umbria by car. The ground floor has a comfortable living room with exquisite views, an extensive library and a working fireplace, the kitchen has all appliances, another fireplace for cooking, a large table and windows opening out onto the vine-shaded dining terrace at the front of the house. The second full bathroom with washing machine and dryer is also located on the ground floor. Downstairs is the master bedroom with en-suite bath with tub/shower and doors leading out to a stone-flagged terrace and the stone steps leading off the property and to the walking path to town. Upstairs is a sleeping loft with two single beds, open to but quite private from the living room below. A few steps outside is the spa area built into the old washhouse with hot tub and cold shower surrounded by plantings of rosemary and lavender. There are additional sunning terraces, pergolas and more tables and chairs, all well-tended by our gardener. The steep driveway has just been paved and leads to a shaded parking spot. Wifi of course. Because of the steep steps the house is not recommended for small children or those with limited mobility.

Sophie Clarke

Area Information
Spoleto, home of the Festival of Two Worlds, also has many excellent museums and a full calendar of cultural events such as Vini nel Mondo, the Stagione del Lirico Sperimentale and Estate Spoletina. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the house with everything from traditional Umbrian cuisine, to contemporary Italian and vegetarian offerings, almost all featuring the best of locally sourced ingredients. Try the Caffe Literaria at the beatifully restored Palazzo housing the library for a coffee stop, catch the last of the local market gardeners in the morning in Piazza del Mercato, see a concert at Casa Menotti on the Piazza del Duomo. Montefalco, home to world-class wines and a lovely museum is nearby as are Trevi, Spello, Assisi, and Perugia with its Jazz and Chocolate Festivals. See the roman ruins in Carsulae and the towns of Todi and Orvieto a little further west. Lovers of nature will enjoy the walking trails up Monteluco, the biking path to Assisi or an exploration of the Valnerina with its hidden treasures just over the hill.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Sophie Clarke

Sophie Clarke

Sophie Clarke

  • Work:

    property management, garden design
  • About:

    I manage this home as well as a two- bedroom studio located in the town center for the owners' family. I have lived in the area for 30 years and am always happy to welcome guests and help them out in any way with advice or suggestions to ensure they enjoy their visit to Spoleto....
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 29 2016 Mar 24 2017 €150 - €750 - 5 Nights
Mar 25 2017 Jun 23 2017 - - €800 - 1 Week
Jun 20 2017 Aug 26 2017 - - €900 - 1 Week
Jun 24 2017 Sep 01 2017 - - €900 - 1 Week
Aug 27 2017 Oct 28 2017 - - €850 - 1 Week
Sep 02 2017 Oct 27 2017 - - €850 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: We request a 50% deposit upon booking with the balance due 60 days before the start of the rental. A security deposit of 200 euro is due on arrival and is returned on departure.
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: The final housekeeping charge is 60 euro, payable in cash on arrival. The town of Spoleto has a 'tassa di soggiorno' of one euro per person (over age 14) per day for the first four days within each month of each stay, this generally adds up to 8 euro for a couple for a 1 week stay, this is due on arrival. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a car?
A: No, we are happy to pick you up at the Spoleto station if you are traveling by train. A car is recommended for touring outside the Spoleto area however.
Q: Is the house suitable for two couples?
A: We can accommodate two couples but the master suite is far more comfortable than the sleeping loft so most of our guests are a couple or a couple traveling with one or two older children or a friend.
Q: Is the house available for long-term rentals?
A: Our authorization from the town of Spoleto to operate a 'Casa per Ferie' holiday home limits us to a 28-day maximum rental length.
Q: Is the house available for short stays?
A: From fall to spring the house may be available for stays of less than a week, please contact us.
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: We may allow small well-trained dogs, please contact us.
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