The main bedroomThe beautiful terrace on top of the roof of the ex bell tower of the Nunnery
Spello Nunnery Apartment
Hosted by Paolo & Anja
Paolo & Anja is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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The space

Located in the ex bell tower of a XIII century nunnery, completely and recently remodeled, the 2 bedroom apartment offers luxurious accommodations in the centre of the 2500 year old Umbrian village of Spello, that shows many evidences of its glorious past (roman and medieval archs, mosaics, churches and walls).
The whole apartment is very luminous and suggestive, but especially particular is its terrace located on the top of the bell tower, with a fantastic view on the countryside and, in the distance, the cities of Spoleto, Montefalco and Trevi.
There are 2 bedrooms, both of them with a master king size bed with cotton sheets. There is a fireplace, a newly remodeled kitchen and a modern bathroom with shower.
The apartment opens up to a private courtyard full of flowers in the middle of the nunnery (which is not inhabited except by the landlord's family.)
The quiet village of Spello offers relaxing walks through the nature and excellent restaurants.
There is a medieval walking/ bicycling trail to Assisi and a beautiful trail along the roman aqueduct which leads up to a tiny town in the mountains called Collepino.
During springtime Spello's visitors can pick up wild asparagus, herbs and mushrooms to fix delicious regional dishes or meet the inhabitants while collecting the flowers to use for the famous "Infiorata". That is the most important event every year during the weekend of the Corpus Domini, in which the people from Spello are all involved in creating beautiful flower-carpets all along the streets of the town (search key words: infiorate, spello).
For all the other many cultural, religious, gastro-oenologic, fun and free time opportunities and happenings at Spello throughout the year, search key words: spello, comune.
And if all this is not enough for you yet, or if you just look out for a place to relax and once do nothing, you might just stay in and "rent an italian mamma" to cook for you or teach you whatever you especially prefer of the italian kitchen.
The landlord's family will organize all this for you.

Guest access

Our guests have access to the courtyard and the sitting possibilities they find outside. The washing mashine is in common, so of course you can use the little laundry room and the washing horse.
Moreover, we have a ping pong table in the basement and on request you can play there, too.

Interaction with guests

Since we're living also in the Nunnery, we're always available for our guests. You will be given local assistance, if you wish so, for whatever question or doubt might come to your mind: from suggestions for day trips, best local restaurants or also regarding particular souvenirs to take home.

Other things to note

Like to try Umbria's wine or be introduced to the secrets of local kitchen? Want to discover Spello and surroundings in bicycle or participate at the Infiorata Festival? This is a new service we are offering to our guests. Kitchen classes or visits at some of Umbria's most particular wineries, a truffle hunt up on the mountains or bike tours in a group or by yourself - our local assistant will organize everything for you.
If then you want an "italian mamma" to come over to your house and cook for you, this will just make your holidays an unforgettable trip...

Free parking on premises

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


23 Reviews

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Jill User Profile
October 2015
Anja was the perfect hostess from our early correspondence, to making dinner reservations for us, and giving us advice on the surrounding area. We loved our accommodation & its location. Spello was our favorite town in Umbria & we visited many in our 5 days! Check-in & out was easy. We had a fantastic bakery a few doors down; great restaurants in town (Osteria la Bucchetto & Il Pinturicchio were our favorites); and the winding streets of beautiful Spello to explore -- a perfect holiday!

Adam User Profile
August 2014
everything was absolutely amazing. Spello,the apartment, the hosts- just perfect! will hope to come back

Rianne User Profile
July 2014
We stayed at the Spello Nunnery apartment for one week mid-July. It's a beautiful flat with all the amenities you would like. It has fantastic views over the hills of Umbria and the rooftops of Spello. Spello itself is a very quaint town with lots of Italian charm, great restaurants and friendly people. We very much enjoyed our stay with Anja and Paolo. They are incredibly helpful and friendly hosts and always available for questions. The apartment has a lovely roof terrace, which unfortunately we weren't able to use much because it was just too warm the time of year we went. We loved everything about the flat. The only one thing I would note is that there is no air-conditioning, but the windows do all have nets so the mosquitoes stay out when you open the windows. All around a great place for a relaxing week in Umbria.
Paolo & Anja User Profile
Response from Paolo & Anja:
Dear Rianne and George, thank you very much for the comment you left on airbnb about us, the apartment and Spello! See, we both wrote about each other that comunication functioned well, and now had to find out that still it wasn't perfect: As we advertised on airbnb, we do have airconditioning! It's just that it's a mobile one, which we didn't put into the house from the beginning, since now and then it was raining and not that continiously hot this summer and during your stay! So we didn't immagine you wanted it and you didn't ask for it! We're thinking of installing a fixed airconditiong next year, but since this needs an output visible on the outside, we'd need an authorization of the Comunity we still don't have. Sorry for how this was going, we hope you had a nice day in Rome and will come back one day! Anja and Paolo
July 2014

Terry User Profile
June 2014
We loved Spello and the apartment was just amazing! Anya and Paolo could not have been more helpful. We highly recommend staying here!

Carol User Profile
May 2014
Oh, what a lovely week we spent in Spello at the Nunnery Apartment this spring. Anja and Paolo are kind, generous hosts and the apartment could not have been more perfect for the two of us: quiet, commodious and spotlessly clean. The main bedroom is delicious, light and airy with a very comfortable mattress and lovely bed linens. It looks out to the courtyard of the abbey which Anja and Paolo have planted beautifully. The second bedroom has an incredible view out to the surrounding countryside. The bath and kitchen are modern and well-appointed and the heating system is super-efficient. The kitchen is equipped with everything one needs to fix and enjoy a simple meal as well as some basics like salt, pepper, oil and vinegar which were very much appreciated. But first, foremost and above all, it is the roof terrace which made the Nunnery our favorite vacation apartment of all time. High above the rooftops and chimney-pots, we spent countless hours watching the shifting shadows on the surrounding fields and hills. The views are spectacular and, from this glorious perch, one can see each of the celebrated hill towns of the Via Flaminia: Trevi, Montefalco and Spoleto. Beware of the tranquility of your little aerie; it can seduce you away from the serious business of being a tourist and leave you contented simply to watch the soaring swallows all afternoon. I would strongly recommend this apartment to anyone who wishes to experience the delights of Spello and l'anima verde d'Italia.
Paolo & Anja User Profile
Response from Paolo & Anja:
Dear Carol and James, thank you so much for this beautiful review! I think, it is the most complete we've ever received, and without considering that you're writing about my place, every line tells me that you had a fantastic, relaxing and appreciating week in Umbria. And that is a compliment I made to this place on earth, choosing my home here, but you were able to put it in those most beautiful words. I wish to you that you can live on those new memories for a long time, and whenever you come back to Italy and in this region, please stop by for a Hello! A big hug from Anja and the boys
May 2014

Lauren User Profile
May 2014
I can’t emphasize enough how great Anja and Paulo are, and the Spello Nunnery apartment. We were “high maintenance” guests… asking for much assistance ahead of time, including help purchasing tickets to a soccer game, answering questions and getting restaurant reservations. They were extremely helpful and very welcoming. Spello is a small, fun community to stay in for some time, to just explore every street and get lost in. There are great restaurants nearby, and the apartment is a great spot to stay and discover Spello. The views from the top are stunning. It was a shame for us that our weather wasn’t better so we could enjoy more but such is April. A few things to note for guests that I wondered ahead of time: They have a hair dryer! The master bedroom has essentially blackout shades so it can be very dark if you would like it to, or lighter if you would prefer. The kitchen has some basics like salt, pepper, olive oil, a coffee press, pots and pans, etc., much of what we needed for breakfasts and to cook dinner at night. They have two sweet cats, that along with Anja, Paolo and the kids, become like family, very hard to leave. We would return to the Spello Nunnery in a heartbeat. This was my first Airbnb experience and I am excited to try it again.

Richard User Profile
April 2014
very welcoming and a great view from the top of the nunnery, we were there for easter and although Paolo and Anya were very busy with family they still found time to ask us to join them for coffee- and let us try out our bad italian. Many thanks Richard and Liz

Spello, ItalyJoined in August 2009
Paolo & Anja User Profile
The Spello Nunnery Appartment is run by me, Paolo, and my wife Anja. Anja is from Germany but came to Italy for her law-studies, and that's where we met. I am a lawyer in the meantime while Anja is working as a translater and looking after our little sons, Giulio and Pietro. Tog…
Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Italiano

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