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Review 4933: Casa Spello, Mark Anthony
1bed/1bath apartment in Spello, Umbria
March 2011, 10 nights
Casa Spello is located in the medieval walled village of Spello. It is next to the wall of the village, so the views are breathtaking. The apartments are located at the end of a street with total privacy. Spello has cobblestone streets and narrow passageways. There is a photo opportunity everywhere you look!
In just minutes you can reach a bakery/coffee shop, grocery store and several restaurants, as well as churches, museums, a pharmacy, a florist and shops.
There are four apartments, which used to be a part of the same 400-year-old building. Everything has been preserved and the building is in great shape with endless character. There was total peace and quiet, since the apartments are located at the end of a street by themselves. Our apartment was very spacious with a large kitchen/dining room, which includes a stove/oven, dishwasher,a washing machine, a large dining room table and a small love-seat. The bedroom was located on a mezzanine level, and and the living room was a few steps down from the kitchen. The living room included a comfortable "L" shaped couch, which could be made into a bed, and a TV. The bathroom was near the living room, and there was a hallway near the bathroom which could lead into the next apartment.
YES!! There is a beautiful shared terrace one level below our apartment entrance with a table and chairs with spectacular views that overlook modern Spello. On a clear day you can see Assisi. There is no pool.
Yes, the furniture was all comfortable and in good shape. Everything was clean when we arrived, and we had plenty of chairs in the living and dining room.
Our bed was very comfortable with a pretty comforter and a closet and drawers for our clothes. We had one bathroom with attractive green tile, a shower, sink, bidet and toilet, which met all of our needs.
The kitchen was definitely usable. I cooked dinner almost every night, and there were plenty of good quality pots, pans and dishes available. I loved cooking dinner; the kitchen was my favorite room in the apartment. There were basic spices and sugar provided.
Problems or Bonuses
Yes. I was amazed at how much lighting there was in the apartment, so it was never dark. Our apartment has so much more character in person than on the website! Our second apartment, which was a large studio, was definitely larger in person than on the website.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The owner was very friendly and helpful at every step. She sent me several emails including several after we arrived with tips and advice on the apartment, gelato, restaurants and market day. She made sure we were happy and content, and she made herself available if we needed anything. Our first apartment rented for €700 per week.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would absolutely stay here again, and I have already told several friends about Casa Spello. I am hoping to return with my two best friends. Casa Spello is more than a place to stay ... it's a magical adventure!
Things to do in this area
We drove to the nearby towns of Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Montefalco, Deruta, and Copellino. We loved the gelato at Bar Consolare, and we enjoyed pizza at a pizzeria near Piazza Kennedy (can't remember the name). I cooked a lot, so we usually had dinner and breakfast in our apartment. I loved the shop that sells exclusively olive wood products (near Bar Tulia). There are no tacky souvenir shops in Spello, which I loved.
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