People visit Italy for many reasons: the delicious food and wine, the priceless pieces of art, the historic sites, and the gorgeous countryside attract millions of visitors every year. If you’re in a popular tourist destination like Rome or Florence, it can feel like you’re stuck with all of those tourists at once! A small city where you can experience all the best that Italy has to offer, without the crowds, is Spello. Located in Umbria, northeast of Rome, Spello is known for its olive oil production, a colorful Pinturicchio fresco inside the Santa Maria Maggiore church, and the Infiorate Festival where carpets of flowers are laid on the city streets. Spello is also a historian’s delight–the city dates back to pre-Roman times and still has much of its medieval architecture intact, including the walls and towers. It’s likely that you can even stay in one of these historic buildings, many of which are made of peach-colored marble and line windy cobblestone streets. Read on for some of our top picks of Vrbo vacation rentals in historic Spello, Italy.
You won’t believe your eyes when you look at the pictures of this stunning apartment! The rental is located in a historic building with curved brick ceilings inside. Though the structure looks like it belongs to a past era, the furnishings and appliances are completely modern for a comfortable stay. The apartment can accommodate four guests with its one bedroom and a sleeper sofa. You’ll be torn whether to spend your time in the cozy interior or out on the patio. Located right outside the kitchen, the patio has lounge chairs and dining furniture so you can take in the breathtaking views while eating, drinking, or relaxing. This is the perfect spot for watching the gorgeous sunset over the valley towns of Spoleto, Assisi, Bastia Umbra, and more.
Romantic historical residence with large panoramic terrace and breathtaking sunsets
Top guest reviewsAnd then there is the large terrace on the same level as the living area with stunning views over the country sideThe apartment itself was beautifulThe large terrace and stunning view were additional bonus featuresbut with all the comforts of modern livingthe checking in the stay and checking outthe bed and bath linens wereClean and tidy and incredibly charming Plenty of kitchenware and good bedsso the sunsets are beautiful but it can become a bit hot in the afternoon and there is no shelter for rain
Host:Manuela could not have been more accommodating and kindManuela was a wonderful hostessManuela was very nice and gave us a warm welcomeluxurious Manuela was so easy to work with and is a delightful personShe went out of her way to make sure we were happyRead more reviewsThe restaurants in Spello are amazingIt was easy to find parking was close by and all the restaurants and bars were within easy walking distanceBest suited for 2 personsThe apartment is perfectly located in Spello Quiet and with amazing viewsIt retained the charm of its origins
This cozy studio may be small in size but it makes up for that with character and style! It is located in a townhouse that dates back to medieval times with an interior that looks historic with curved stone ceilings. The studio has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay like a kitchen and dining table, living area with TV, and room for up to three guests. If you need a little space or just want to take in the beautiful surroundings, head out to the large stone terrace that overlooks the rolling hills around Spello. You’ll also be just steps away from the city center and main square.
House with character
Top guest reviewsWonderful view from windows and terraceare the incredible brick vaulted ceilings the views from the window and terrace overlooking the valley are marvelous andThe apartment was well equipped for our needs and is centrally located in wall of the old townThe apartment had everything we needed and was immaculateand then only if you need him during your stay
Host:Snr Morisini is helpful and hospitableRoberto is an exceptionally welcoming hostSpello also exceeded our expectations - wonderful restaurantsfriendly people and Roberto is the perfect hostgave us great panoramic views of Umbria Most back road walks from SpelloRead more reviewsthe location within Spello is greatSpello also revealed two of it's gemsIt is immaculately clean wonderfully located and Roberto is brilliant at check in -Niet geschikt voor mensen die echt slecht ter been zijn Maar dat geldt voor heelPerfect location in Spello central but so quiet and peaceful Very well equipped with everything you need
You don’t have to stay out in the countryside to find an accommodation that is peaceful and private. This apartment is delightfully secluded and has its own garden, where beautiful flowers bloom in a stone-walled enclosure. Inside, the high ceilings and spacious rooms make the apartment seem larger than it is. There is room for up to three guests with a complete kitchen, dining table, and living room. The apartment host generously provides snacks and food for your arrival so you won’t have to worry about shopping as soon as you check in! When you do need supplies, the nearest grocery store is just a five-minute walk away.
Mansion - Spello
Top guest reviewsAll bathroom and kitchenitems are provideda separate room which is accessed through the double bed roomThebathroom has plenty of room with an excellent showerWe stayed during a very hot spell during August and did struggle a bit without air-conditioning and only one fan between the two bedroomsTwo bedrooms very comfortable and a great place to stay for touring the areaA clean and well-presented apartment in the very beautiful and historic village of SpelloThe breakfast was plentiful and although we stayedfor 3 nights the provision left by Nori were more than adequate for thethree breakfasts
Host:Nori is so kind and helpfulShe even brought us going away giftsYour welcome wasinformative and having Valentina with you to assist with translation wasthoughtful and helpfulThe owner was absolutely delightful and although did not speak English was ably assisted by her kind friend - we were made to feel very welcome including kind gifts of fruit and local productsSo apart from this general information we found Casa Flora clean andvery well serviced with all the linen requiredRead more reviewsIt has everything that you need plus lots of shops and restaurants within a few minutes walkThere is also a lovely little terrace area to sit inImpagabile la grande cortesia della proprietariaa tutti coloro che vogliono soggiornare in questa bellissima citta'un appartamento perfetto in tutto
This house rental is both stunning and quaint with a feeling of home that will make you feel instantly relaxed. The interior is warm and cozy, so you can settle right in and enjoy cooking in the kitchen or relaxing in the living room. There are two bedrooms which can host up to four guests. You’ll all love spending time in the garden which has vines growing on a trellis and flowers climbing up the stone walls. It is located in the center of Spello within walking distance to all the sights but it is also a great pick for exploring nearby towns if you don’t have a car. You can be at the train station in 10 minutes and board a train to Assisi, Spoleto, or Perugia in no time.
House with garden in the centre of the medieval Spello, cradle of one of the Pinturicchio's masterpiecesHouse with gardenSpello, IT
Top guest reviewsThe apartment was comfortable and spacious and matched the online descriptionNice and priceworthy apartment in the historical part of the unbelievable picturesque town of SpelloThe bedrooms and bathroom are on the second floor with the stairs easily managedA wonderful cafe is nearby as wellIt is without a doubt one of our favorite rentals
Host:She and her husband are friendly and gracious hostsVery nice host that provided us with basic groceryolive oil sweets and moreCinzia and Granziano could not have been more helpfulBe sure to like cats since the owner takes care of several stray cats that also inhabit the gardenRead more reviewsThe train station is an easy walking distance and a supermarket (superconti)is less than 10 minutes walk and plenty of restaurants close by to choose fromThis restaurant is outstanding in every wayIt is less than a 10 minute walk to the train stationNice little garden to just relax in
Spello is surrounded by hills that are covered in olive groves, and though the region produces a small portion of Italy’s olive oil, it is often ranked highest in taste and quality. If you want to learn more about olive growing and oil production while in Spello, this apartment would be a great pick for you. The owners offer free tastes of local olive oils and will even bring guests to visit local olive groves. The first-floor apartment has one bedroom and room for up to four guests. Though it is not as historic inside as some other places, the modern interior is cozy and welcoming, and you’ll be in close proximity to everything you want to see in the area.
Spello Very Nice Medioeval House Close To Pintoricchio Frescos (2)
Top guest reviewsThe second bathroom is very largeIn fact it looks better in real life than in the picturesThe kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need - plenty of dishware utensils appliancesIt is in a wonderful old building and the apartment itselfThe apartment was really well equippedThe apartment was extremely neatand there's a clothes washer in the bathroomThere is a full bath and another half-bath - a real bonus in an European apartment
Host:He helped us with everythingThe host was also available to answer any questions we had or help us with problemsolive oil and home made jamThe host left us his own olive oil as well as fruit and wineHe was always on hand to help out if we needed him and provided us with plenty of tips for our visitRead more reviewsThe nearby restaurants and wine bars are first classThe apartment is located in the historic center of SpelloA bonus was that Spello is located only about 5 minutes from the "big road"making travel to other locales extremely easy and fast Spello is only minutes from Assisi and other significant Umbrian townsIt is in the heart of this beautiful ancient town and within walking distance of everything including the train
Rather than separating this spacious home into smaller apartments to maximize rental capacity, the owners left it intact, resulting in a large home where you can really stretch out and feel relaxed. The home has three floors and a total capacity for six guests, making it an ideal pick for a family or several couples traveling together. The interior is rustic yet minimalist, with little decoration to distract from the beautiful furniture and crisp linens. This would also be a great pick if you’re traveling by car. There are paid parking spots right outside which are free at night and entirely free parking just a few minutes away on foot.
Spacious and Inviting Vacation House in Spello, Umbria
Top guest reviewsrequires a certain level of fitnessOur House in Spello lies among permanent town residents inside the walls of the old towna spacious kitchen and the air conditioning that we needed in key roomsWe saw it all from our open window ; the laying down of the design for the display with all its colors to the completion of the beautiful floral patternThe rooms are very light with big windows and shutters that open to the outsideThe house was clean and in perfect conditionThe bedrooms bathrooms floorsIt was clean and spacious and in a perfect locationThe house was so comfortable especially after coming from the big city of Rome Plenty of space and so tidy and cleanThe bed was very comfortable and the bathrooms were smartly tiled
Host:A nice touch that made us feel very welcomeso are very responsive to questionsso a car us not neededThe owners were very quick to respond directly to any questions and the local caretaker very kindly left us tasty treatsOwner is very easy to work withRead more reviewsIt is very well located near many good restaurants shopping and gelati storesThis beautiful Spello house is in a great location Just a little walking distance awaythe house and town visited 5 times nowSpello is delightful in itself and a great center for visiting other sights and sites in Umbria (for example Perugia and Assisi)We parked just outside the village and were able to walk everywhere
Spello is an ancient town predating the Roman Empire. You would be remiss to not stay in an authentically historic home while you’re here. This one is certainly a piece of history–the building dates back 500 years, though it has been fully refurbished with modern amenities and separated into several rental apartments. If you’re the lucky person who rents this flat, named the Augustus apartment, you will have direct access to the large garden, surrounded by walls that are 1,800 years old! It can sleep up to four guests and if more room is needed, can be combined with the Tiberius apartment if it is available.
Hilltop Medieval Escape with Panoramic View (Augustus apartment)
Top guest reviewswell equipped with full kitchen air conditioning free wi-fiwi-fi well-stocked kitchenThe beds are comfortable and there are plenty of blankets and duvetsbut it was also possible to head out along any of the small roads outside the town and enjoy the beautiful countrysidethe apartment was big enough to be comfortable even when our son and daughter-in-law visited for a couple of dayswashing machine and garden clothes line for drying clothesIt is beautifully decorated and the beds are very comfyThe apartment is well located cleanSpello is a remarkable town full of life very clean and well located for day tripsWifi and spacious and comfortable rooms
Host:Nadia was warm and friendly and very helpful when we arrivedNadia greeted us when we arrived and was so helpful and pleasanther local support and meet and greet person Nadia was exceptional in her focus on helping us with whatever was neededShe was eager to help in any wayGina provides plenty of information about the area and how to make it all work andRead more reviewsbut it is also quite livelyMany nice restaurants in Spello and also in nearby townsSpello itself is a very beautiful cityCasa Spello is very centrally located with restaurants shops and bars just around the cornerIt is an easy walk into town from the train station at Spello
Another gorgeous apartment option is this beautiful one-bedroom upon a hilltop. The interior is both rustic yet chic with stone walls and ceilings that will make it feel like an old stone castle. It is spaciously laid out with the living room and kitchen on one level and a bedroom with a seating area up a half flight of stairs. The sofa in the living room converts to a bed, creating enough room for four guests. This apartment opens right onto a garden with panoramic views. Spello is surrounded by rolling hills covered in olive gardens and vineyards and on a clear day you can see the towers of neighboring towns Assisi and Perugia.
Hilltop Medieval Escape with Panoramic View (Cleopatra Apartment)
Top guest reviewsThe unit has a very comfortable queen sized bed adequate storage space ample bathroom and a small but serviceable kitchenAll the necessary amenities and moreLike other medieval towns it requires physical stamina to manage the hillsThe apartment was so charmingKitchen and bathrooms were well stocked with everything you could needThe decorations are fantastic and so authentic
Host:She made us feel welcome like "family" and we absolutely adored her companythe friendly people and the delicious food and wineshe emailed us a detailed document with tips of restaurants cafes things to do and how to get around ItalyShe introduced us and showed us places and experiences we would not have had on our ownThis dinner was just an example of the extra thought Gina puts into helping her guests feel at home and knowledgeable about the area Weeks before we arrived in ItalyRead more reviewsand of course scrumptious dessertsSpello streets are narrow and picturesque with flowers bursting around every bend-resisting the temptation to constantly shoot photos is hardNo car is necessary since the train station is just down the hill connecting you to Rome or Florence in 2 hours but providing access to numerous towns in between plus anywhere else in EuropeThere are many excellent restaurants and cafes to choose from lovely shops to visit and friendly welcoming locals to meet With a car we were easily able to make day trips to nearby towns includ...we enjoyed non-stop conversation and instantly bonded over wine
Once the cellar where the medieval homeowners used to make wine and press olives for oil, today the “cantina” is now a beautiful, spacious apartment where you can stay in a piece of history! The flat is spread out over two floors and with three bedrooms, it is spacious enough that up to six guests can stay here without feeling crowded. The tall, vaulted stone ceilings will remind you that this was once a cellar, but it feels sunny and airy instead of dark or damp. The accommodation is in a medieval home surrounded by a pretty garden overlooking the surrounding towns and hills–the perfect spot for having a local wine or morning espresso!
Hilltop Medieval Escape with Panoramic View (Tiberius Apartment)
Top guest reviewsPlenty of room for 2 couples each couple having our on bathroomKitchen was supplied with the necessities to prepare simple mealsThere is plenty of lighting but the apartment can feel gloomy and claustrophobic to those who would like to see out while in the kitchen or living roombut with all the modern amenitiesThe only issue we had was that the AC unit in one bedroom leaked some water one nightThe bathrooms were great with strong water pressureTiberius was spacious with three bedrooms and two baths and the entire apartment was beautifully decorated and equippedNadia look after our every need
Host:Gina Waldman prior to our arrivaland she was so helpfulprovided us with good tips for trips in the areaShe was very helpful and is really knowledgeable about the town and the surrounding area Even if she is not on the propertyand she gave us some excellent recommendations for restaurants and bakeries in townRead more reviewsSpello is near many sights in UmbriaAnd after that there are several very nice restaurants to eat in The ownerExcellent shops and restaurants are an easy walk away and the parking located just outside the city walls is accessiblepharmacy and food store nearbyVery clean lots of room and a perfect location
The eclectic decor and colorful furnishings of this cottage will get you in a cheerful mood for exploring Spello, relaxing at home, or both! The charming cottage is located in the center of Spello but you will feel like you’re still out in the countryside with the pretty views and idyllic garden. The master bedroom overlooks rolling farmlands and the private garden is a serene spot to dine al fresco or just relax and enjoy Umbria’s temperate climate.
Beautiful Cottage with Private Garden in the Center of Spello
Top guest reviewsEach room has its own character and has all the amenities you needIt feels large very open and very relaxingSpello Andrea had fresh fruit waiting for us on the kitchen tableIt is very comfortable and surprisingly quietand the view is stunningThe cottage is tastefully decorated with lovely finishingsI will always remember La Casetta as "The Happy House" - we are sure to be back as guests of the lovely owner Andreaand I do hope we are abe to come and stay againThe bedroom has stunning views of the countryside and the house is beautifully decorated and designed
Host:the owner who welcomed us with fresh fruit flowersand she had arranged all the necessitiesAndrea was such a lovely friendly host who made us feelThe villa is small very comfortable attractively and thoughtfully designed with every amenity requiredAndrea was very welcoming and helpfulRead more reviewsis just a few minutes walk from the centre of the old town where there are lots of great restaurantsnearby attractions (Assisi and Perugia are nearby favorites within easy driving distanceThe location in Spello is perfectIt's also a beautiful place to stroll around at night orThe cottage is centrally located and only a short walk to the town square where there are food & wine shops restaurants
The closest you'll get to traveling back in time
Spello appears to be right out of a history book. However, there is much more to the city than its historic status. There are unique architecture and artworks and tasty food and wine options made with local ingredients. All of this is surrounded by stunning views of the Umbrian hills and towns which can be easily accessed by car or train. If you’re looking for a peaceful Italian destination where you can have a cultural experience without being bogged down by other tourists, Spello may just be the place for you.
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