Villas & Apartments in Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia & Spello
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Apartment In Cortona Town Centre
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
A beautiful apartment above Via Nazionale (Cortona’s main street) and a minute’s walk from the medieval town hall (pictured). Read more about the beautiful town of Cortona.
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Stylish apartment right in the “centro storico” of Perugia, just off the Corso Vannucci.
Spello Mini Apartments
- 5 mini apartments each with
- 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, each sleeps 2-3 people
These apartments are right in the centre of Spello, a medieval hill town just to the south of Assisi.
Spello Town Houses
Choose from two town houses right in the centre of the beautiful Umbrian town of Spello.
- Ca Spadolino, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
- Casa Cardinale, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 4 (2 on sofa bed)
Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia & Spello
The regions of Tuscany and Umbria have some of the finest Italian hill towns. Arezzo and Cortona in Tuscany and Perugia and Spello in Umbria are walled cities that have a long history dating to Etruscan and Roman times. Arezzo and Perugia are larger cities both with a compact centre where you will find many bars, restaurants and shops.
In addition you will find Etruscan, Roman, medieval and Renaissance architecture. The architecture of Cortona and Spello was mainly created between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries but it is easy to spot giant Etruscan stone blocks in the walls of Cortona and Roman remains such as the Arch of Augustus and the amphitheatre in Spello.
The Italian hill towns of Spello and Cortona are everything a modern city is not: small and compact and on a human scale; wide piazza and narrow streets with a choice of fine restaurants, cafes and trattorie, small and large churches, magnificent town halls and public buildings, each with its own traditions and festivals.
Arezzo and Perugia city centres are easily traversed on foot, and, being larger towns, they have a wider choice of nightlife for those looking to stay out later. We have an air conditioned apartment in Cortona and stylish town apartments in Arezzo and Perugia. There is a choice of air conditioned mini apartments and town houses in the Umbrian town of Spello.
Discover more about the towns of Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia and Spello
Arezzo is a reasonably sized town but the centre is easily manageable on foot. It is the birthplace of several famous Italians, including Giorgio Vasari, art historian, architect and painter, Guido Monaldo, inventor of modern musical notation and late medieval scholar and poet, Petrarch. Not to be missed are Piero della Francesca’s frescoes depicting the Story of the True Cross in the church of San Francesco and the Piazza Grande, the large central square with the Loggia di Vasari running along on side. There is a large antiques market at the start of each month. Arezzo has a station on the main railway line between Florence and Rome as well as easy access to the A1 north-south motorway.
Cortona is a famous Tuscan hill town close to the border with Umbria and Lake Trasimeno. Cortona has had a major role in the complex history of central Italy. Once a small but independent city state, Cortona’s magnificent town hall is the choice for many weddings by couples from all over the world.
The art gallery has an important collection including the famous “Cortona Altarpiece” by Fra Angelico. The MAEC museum focuses mainly on the Etruscan history of Cortona and displays artifacts from the tombs below the town, including an impressive Etruscan chandelier. When you’ve had enough of Renaissance art and Etruscans, simply walking along the well preserved medieval streets and stopping off for a cappuccino or aperitivo in a pavement cafe is one of life’s great pleasures. Cortona is full of great restaurants and trattorie, should you wish to, you can choose a different place to eat for every night of your stay. There are gardens at the southern end of Cortona with wonderful views across to Montepulciano and Lake Trasimeno, alternatively climb right to the top of the town and enjoy the views from the Medici fortress.
Our holiday rental apartment in the centre of Cortona has two bedrooms. Cortona can be used as a base from which to easily explore Tuscany as far as Florence and Siena as well as Lake Trasimeno and most of Umbria.
Spello has been described as Italy’s most perfect small walled city, situated on the southern slopes of Monte Subasio to the south of Assisi, both towns are built from the same pink-hued stone it is possible to walk over Monte Subasio to Assisi and return to Spello on the train, alternatively, Assisi is ten minutes’ drive by car.
Spello gets less attention than Assisi from tourists but it is a fine, well preserved medieval hill town. Spello is famous for its “infiorata” in late May or early June (this depends on the date of Easter) when pictures made from flower petals cover its narrow streets. Spello is full of cafes, restaurants and specialist shops (wine, oil, truffles and other local produce).
There are beautiful frescoes by the Umbrian Renaissance painter Pinturicchio in two of Spello’s churches and Roman mosaics below the town. Spello makes a great base from which to explore Umbria. All the Spello apartments have kitchens for self catering, but if you don’t feel like cooking, the owners of the holiday apartments have a small restaurant near by and there are many other bars and restaurants within a short walk.
From our selection of holiday rental accommodation in Spello you can choose from two town houses or several mini-apartments. Spello can be used as base to explore Umbria, the larger towns of Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and the small wine towns around Montefalco (famous for Sagrantino DOCG) are all near by. Trips further afield into Tuscany and Le Marche can also be made from Spello.
Gorgacce Rentals have two town houses and five mini apartments available for holiday lets in the medieval hill town of Spello in Umbria. All have air conditioning and all but one (Casa Cardinale) have wifi. This holiday rental accommodation offers the unique opportunity to live amongst Italians in one of Umbria’s most beautiful hill towns. Spello has excellent road and railway connections to the rest of Umbria, Tuscany and Rome. Perugia airport is not far from Spello (10-15 minutes by car) and has connecting flights to the UK.
The Spello Town Houses and Spello Holiday Apartments available through Gorgacce Rentals are located in the upper part of Spello within the town wall. Restaurants, cafes, shops are all within a few minutes’ walk. Because of the nature of the hillside, most have extensive views of the valley and hills beyond.
Perugia is an ancient city dating back to the Etruscans. It is the capital city of the region of Umbria and, because of its two universities, has a lively nightlife. You can walk everywhere in the centre but be prepared to climb some hills. During a visit here you should visit the Palazzo dei Priori (the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria and the Collegio del Cambio) and see paintings by Perugino, Piero della Francesca, Pinturrichio and Fra Angelico.
Walking around the city, you will also come across the Underground City, Raphael’s unfinished fresco, an Etruscan gate and well, a medieval aqueduct and fountain. There are numerous bars and restaurants and, given Perugia’s hill top position, incredible vistas across the surrounding landscape.