10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Spello, Italy - Updated 2021

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Anne Marie
Anne Marie
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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.

1. Romantic residence with large terrace and breathtaking panoramic sunset views (from USD 115)

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
24 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
And then there is the large terrace on the same level as the living area with stunning views over the country side
The apartment itself was beautiful
The large terrace and stunning view were additional bonus features
but with all the comforts of modern living
the checking in the stay and checking out
Cleanliness:
the bed and bath linens were
Clean and tidy and incredibly charming Plenty of kitchenware and good beds
so 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 kind
Manuela was a wonderful hostess
Manuela was very nice and gave us a warm welcome
luxurious Manuela was so easy to work with and is a delightful person
She went out of her way to make sure we were happy
Location:
The restaurants in Spello are amazing
It was easy to find parking was close by and all the restaurants and bars were within easy walking distance
Best suited for 2 persons
The apartment is perfectly located in Spello Quiet and with amazing views
It retained the charm of its origins
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2. Historic studio in the city center (from USD 60)

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
42 reviews
studio 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Wonderful view from windows and terrace
are the incredible brick vaulted ceilings the views from the window and terrace overlooking the valley are marvelous and
The apartment was well equipped for our needs and is centrally located in wall of the old town
The apartment had everything we needed and was immaculate
and then only if you need him during your stay
Host:
Snr Morisini is helpful and hospitable
Roberto is an exceptionally welcoming host
Spello also exceeded our expectations - wonderful restaurants
friendly people and Roberto is the perfect host
gave us great panoramic views of Umbria Most back road walks from Spello
Location:
the location within Spello is great
Spello also revealed two of it's gems
It 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 heel
Perfect location in Spello central but so quiet and peaceful Very well equipped with everything you need
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3. Lovely villa in the heart of Spello (from USD 82)

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
40 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
All bathroom and kitchenitems are provided
a separate room which is accessed through the double bed room
Thebathroom has plenty of room with an excellent shower
We stayed during a very hot spell during August and did struggle a bit without air-conditioning and only one fan between the two bedrooms
Two bedrooms very comfortable and a great place to stay for touring the area
Cleanliness:
A clean and well-presented apartment in the very beautiful and historic village of Spello
The 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 helpful
She even brought us going away gifts
Your welcome wasinformative and having Valentina with you to assist with translation wasthoughtful and helpful
The 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 products
So apart from this general information we found Casa Flora clean andvery well serviced with all the linen required
Location:
It has everything that you need plus lots of shops and restaurants within a few minutes walk
There is also a lovely little terrace area to sit in
Impagabile la grande cortesia della proprietaria
a tutti coloro che vogliono soggiornare in questa bellissima citta'
un appartamento perfetto in tutto
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4. House with picturesque garden (from USD 60)

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 garden
Spello, IT
91 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms
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The apartment was comfortable and spacious and matched the online description
Nice and priceworthy apartment in the historical part of the unbelievable picturesque town of Spello
The bedrooms and bathroom are on the second floor with the stairs easily managed
A wonderful cafe is nearby as well
It is without a doubt one of our favorite rentals
Host:
She and her husband are friendly and gracious hosts
Very nice host that provided us with basic grocery
olive oil sweets and more
Cinzia and Granziano could not have been more helpful
Be sure to like cats since the owner takes care of several stray cats that also inhabit the garden
Location:
The 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 from
This restaurant is outstanding in every way
It is less than a 10 minute walk to the train station
Nice little garden to just relax in
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5. Medieval townhouse with owners knowledgeable about local olives (from USD 74)

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)
8 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
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The second bathroom is very large
In fact it looks better in real life than in the pictures
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need - plenty of dishware utensils appliances
It is in a wonderful old building and the apartment itself
The apartment was really well equipped
Cleanliness:
The apartment was extremely neat
and there's a clothes washer in the bathroom
There is a full bath and another half-bath - a real bonus in an European apartment
Host:
He helped us with everything
The host was also available to answer any questions we had or help us with problems
olive oil and home made jam
The host left us his own olive oil as well as fruit and wine
He was always on hand to help out if we needed him and provided us with plenty of tips for our visit
Location:
The nearby restaurants and wine bars are first class
The apartment is located in the historic center of Spello
A 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 towns
It is in the heart of this beautiful ancient town and within walking distance of everything including the train
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6. Spacious and inviting vacation house (from USD 152)

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
40 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
requires a certain level of fitness
Our House in Spello lies among permanent town residents inside the walls of the old town
a spacious kitchen and the air conditioning that we needed in key rooms
We 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 pattern
The rooms are very light with big windows and shutters that open to the outside
Cleanliness:
The house was clean and in perfect condition
The bedrooms bathrooms floors
It was clean and spacious and in a perfect location
The house was so comfortable especially after coming from the big city of Rome Plenty of space and so tidy and clean
The bed was very comfortable and the bathrooms were smartly tiled
Host:
A nice touch that made us feel very welcome
so are very responsive to questions
so a car us not needed
The owners were very quick to respond directly to any questions and the local caretaker very kindly left us tasty treats
Owner is very easy to work with
Location:
It is very well located near many good restaurants shopping and gelati stores
This beautiful Spello house is in a great location Just a little walking distance away
the house and town visited 5 times now
Spello 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
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7. Hilltop medieval escape

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)
68 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
well equipped with full kitchen air conditioning free wi-fi
wi-fi well-stocked kitchen
The beds are comfortable and there are plenty of blankets and duvets
but it was also possible to head out along any of the small roads outside the town and enjoy the beautiful countryside
the apartment was big enough to be comfortable even when our son and daughter-in-law visited for a couple of days
Cleanliness:
washing machine and garden clothes line for drying clothes
It is beautifully decorated and the beds are very comfy
The apartment is well located clean
Spello is a remarkable town full of life very clean and well located for day trips
Wifi and spacious and comfortable rooms
Host:
Nadia was warm and friendly and very helpful when we arrived
Nadia greeted us when we arrived and was so helpful and pleasant
her local support and meet and greet person Nadia was exceptional in her focus on helping us with whatever was needed
She was eager to help in any way
Gina provides plenty of information about the area and how to make it all work and
Location:
but it is also quite lively
Many nice restaurants in Spello and also in nearby towns
Spello itself is a very beautiful city
Casa Spello is very centrally located with restaurants shops and bars just around the corner
It is an easy walk into town from the train station at Spello
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8. Rustic and elegant abode on a hilltop

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)
12 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
The unit has a very comfortable queen sized bed adequate storage space ample bathroom and a small but serviceable kitchen
All the necessary amenities and more
Like other medieval towns it requires physical stamina to manage the hills
The apartment was so charming
Kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked with everything you could need
Cleanliness:
The decorations are fantastic and so authentic
Host:
She made us feel welcome like "family" and we absolutely adored her company
the friendly people and the delicious food and wine
she emailed us a detailed document with tips of restaurants cafes things to do and how to get around Italy
She introduced us and showed us places and experiences we would not have had on our own
This 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 Italy
Location:
and of course scrumptious desserts
Spello streets are narrow and picturesque with flowers bursting around every bend-resisting the temptation to constantly shoot photos is hard
No 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 Europe
There 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
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9. Two-story apartment in a former cantina cellar

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)
19 reviews
Apartment 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
Plenty of room for 2 couples each couple having our on bathroom
Kitchen was supplied with the necessities to prepare simple meals
There 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 room
but with all the modern amenities
The only issue we had was that the AC unit in one bedroom leaked some water one night
Cleanliness:
The bathrooms were great with strong water pressure
Tiberius was spacious with three bedrooms and two baths and the entire apartment was beautifully decorated and equipped
Nadia look after our every need
Host:
Gina Waldman prior to our arrival
and she was so helpful
provided us with good tips for trips in the area
She was very helpful and is really knowledgeable about the town and the surrounding area Even if she is not on the property
and she gave us some excellent recommendations for restaurants and bakeries in town
Location:
Spello is near many sights in Umbria
And after that there are several very nice restaurants to eat in The owner
Excellent shops and restaurants are an easy walk away and the parking located just outside the city walls is accessible
pharmacy and food store nearby
Very clean lots of room and a perfect location
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10. Beautiful cottage with private garden

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
12 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
Each room has its own character and has all the amenities you need
It feels large very open and very relaxing
Spello Andrea had fresh fruit waiting for us on the kitchen table
It is very comfortable and surprisingly quiet
and the view is stunning
Cleanliness:
The cottage is tastefully decorated with lovely finishings
I will always remember La Casetta as "The Happy House" - we are sure to be back as guests of the lovely owner Andrea
and I do hope we are abe to come and stay again
The bedroom has stunning views of the countryside and the house is beautifully decorated and designed
Host:
the owner who welcomed us with fresh fruit flowers
and she had arranged all the necessities
Andrea was such a lovely friendly host who made us feel
The villa is small very comfortable attractively and thoughtfully designed with every amenity required
Andrea was very welcoming and helpful
Location:
is just a few minutes walk from the centre of the old town where there are lots of great restaurants
nearby attractions (Assisi and Perugia are nearby favorites within easy driving distance
The location in Spello is perfect
It's also a beautiful place to stroll around at night or
The cottage is centrally located and only a short walk to the town square where there are food & wine shops restaurants
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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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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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