Residence Vallemela: a charming mountain retreat!
Far away from mass tourism, Vallemela is the perfect location for those looking for peace, seclusion and privacy in the most secret part of Umbria!
Few places in the world can boast Umbria?s rare values of space, time and peace. It is out of these values and of the will to transmit them to you that our proposals of country tourism come, proposals that allow you to live the most significant aspects of Umbria. Tradition, history and art are here part of daily life. Also the pleasure of the table is a tradition and a sort of art based on the simple wholesome flavours of its typical products: wine, olive oil, salami, truffles, lentils. Thanks to the countless historical and gastronomic festivals and folklore shows, we offer numerous possibilities for entertainment, as well as sports such as rafting, trekking or paragliding.The towns to visit and the folklore shows to discover are many in the area of Norcia and Valnerina. These are the distances between the Residence Vallemela and the most important cities:- NORCIA, small roman town with its attractive medieval churches, famous throuout Italy for its "black truffle" and "prosciutto crudo".- CASTELLUCCIO, famous for its lentils and its beautiful spring flowering landscapes, ideal place for paragliding- MOUNT VETTORE and PILATO LAKE, ideal for excursions in the mountains- FERENTILLO perfect for rock-climbing on exciting equipped rockfaces- VISSO- VALLO DI NERA, famous for its "Festivallo" in August- SCHEGGINO, renowned for its superb river fish dishes- POGGIODOMO with its beautiful church Madonna della Stella- MONTELEONE DI SPOLETO, famous for one of the world's great archaeological finds: a 6c B.C. Etruscan chariot which now resides at the Metropolitan Museum in New York- MARMORE WATERFALLS, the highest waterfalls in Europe- FOLIGNO with ist spectacular "Giostra della Quintana" In June and September and Pasta Festival in October- PRECI with its live crib at the St. Eutizio Abbey- SPOLETO: charming roman town with its beautiful cathedral, Roman bridge and amphitheatre and most of all with its Festival of Music and Dance iin June/july.Anyway the main Umbrian towns are worth a day trip too:Assisi (Calendimaggio in May); Spello (Infiorata del Corpus Domini in June); Perugia (Umbria Jazz in July and Eurochocolate in October); Bevagna (Mercato delle Gaite in June); Todi 50 km (Antiquities Market in April).
Vacation Rental Property
Located on a natural lookout, 750 metres above sea level, with splendid views over Sellano and the little villa
ges surrounding the green valley below, the Vallemela Residence stands in the walled hamlet of Montesanto, which during the 15th Century was an imposing castle on the border between the Duchy of Spoleto and the Dukedome of Camerino. Admiring the wall surrounding the castle and the church you can still recognize the remains of its past splendour. Divided into three apartments, the house is an excellent example of the harmony between past and present: externally the property retains its original architectural features (solid walls, squared stones, arches and little windows) while the interior has been carefully restored combining a seductive atmosphere of warmth and comfort with a great sense of history.Guests can enjoy the breathtaking view over the valley from a well-tended garden where it is easy to find a secluded spot to read a book or drink a glass of fine wine. The apartments share a gazebo, barbecue and swimming pool (10 x 5 m), all set in panoramic surrounding.Near Valnerina and close to the National Park of "Monti Sibillini", the Residence beckons to explore the serene nature, where country roads wind through astonishing views over thickly wooded areas, colourful meadows, springs and ponds. Far away from mass tourism, Vallemela offers peace, quiet and serenity.Downhill, in Sellano, only 7 km away, you will find all sorts of facilities: supermarket, butcher, bar, public telephone, bank, bus stop, chemists, medical emergency service, post-office and petrol station.The nearest restaurant is 10 km away, and, if you fancy a drink or a pizza, you can find a pub 9 km away alongside a nice little lake also equipped for fishing.
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
The house is divided into three charming apartments: ARCO, LEVANTE and BELLAVISTAARCO (4 beds - sq m 42): Ground floor: a roomy kitchen with living/dining room with one full-sized double sofa bed; first floor: one double bedroom, one single bedroom, one bathroom with shower.Services: oven, refrigerator, toaster, satellite TV, hairdryer.LEVANTE (4 beds ? sq m 47): Mezzanine: a roomy kitchen with living/dining room with one full-sized double sofa bed; first floor: one double bedroom, one single bedroom, one bathroom with shower.Services: oven, refrigerator, toaster, satellite TV, hairdryer.BELLAVISTA (2 beds ? sq m 26): Studio apartment with kitchenette, living/dining room with one full-sized double sofa bed, one bathroom with shower.Services: refrigerator, toaster, satellite TV, hairdryer.
Shared laundry facilities.Swimmingpool use ( 10/6/08 - 27/9/08 )
Policies & Restrictions
Pets are not accepted.
Rates & Availability
Price list 2008:1/1-10/5; 7/9-31/12: ARCO & LEVANTE: 370 Euros, BELLAVISTA: 250 Euros.10/5-28/6; 23/8-27/9: ARCO & LEVANTE 520 Euros, BELLAVISTA: 320 Euros.28/6-23/8: ARCO & LEVANTE: 650 Euros, BELLAVISTA: 430 Euros.
Arrival: SaturdayCheck-in time: 16:00 - 18:00Departure: SaturdayCheck-out by 9:30Payment policy:At reservation: Non-Refundable Down Payment of 30% by Credit Card, money order or money transfer,At Check-In: Balance of 70% by Credit Card, debit card or Cash,At Check-In: Security Deposit Cash.Final cleaning: Apt. Bellavista: 20 euros. Apt. Levante / Arco 35 euros.Heating: Apt. Bellavista: 40 euros per week. Apt. Levante / Arco 70 euros per week.Washing machine: 3 euros per single washing.Security deposit: Apt. Bellavista: 100 euros. Apt. Levante / Arco 150 euros.
From Milan:Take the highway A 1 direction Bologna; A 14 direction Ancona; exit at Cesena Nord and take the freeway E 45 to Rome. Once you get to Collestrada follow the road signs to Assisi-Foligno; when you get to Foligno, take the main road SS 77 direction Macerata, after the tunnel follow the direction for Cascia-Norcia (SS 319) and go ahead for 18 Km until you get to Sellano. After 3 km turn left onto SP 466 for 7 km, turn left following the road sign to Montesanto and once you enter the village, on your right at n. 9/9A/9B, you will find a stone house: you arrive at Residence Vallemela.From Rome:Take the highway A1 to Florence; leave the motorway at Orte and follow the direction for Terni-Spoleto-Foligno-Assisi (main road SS 3). After Spoleto, turn right direction Norcia/Cascia (taking a tunnel) for 7 km; once you reach Sant?Anatolia di Narco, turn left onto SS 209 for 12 km, close to Cerreto di Spoleto turn left onto SS 319 for 8 Km, then turn right onto SP 466 for 7 km. Turn left following the road sign to Montesanto and once you reach the village, on your right at n. 9/9A/9B, you will find a stone house: you arrive at Residence Vallemela.From Ancona:Take the main road SS76, close to Osteria del Gatto turn left onto SS318 onto SS3 and follow the direction to Foligno. When you get to Foligno, take the main road SS 77 direction Macerata, after the tunnel follow the direction for Cascia-Norcia (SS 319) and go ahead for 18 Km until you get to Sellano. After 3 km turn left onto SP 466 for 7 km, turn left following the road sign to Montesanto and once you enter the village, on your right at n. 9/9A/9B, you will find a stone house: you arrive at Residence Vallemela.
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