Gens Flavia

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Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Townhouse/Apartment
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

History lovers will enjoy staying at Gens Flavia, a modern and artsy apartment located in the historic centre of Spello – one of central Italy’s many charismatic towns located in Umbria. The Umbrian region is well known for its vibrant nature, bustling wine scene and picturesque villages, and this welcoming apartment is a great base for enjoying your stunning surroundings.

The one-bedroom property is a real hidden gem. As you step in, you’re immediately immersed in a marvellous mingling of colours – think corals, pinks and greens – adding a splash of fun to the otherwise laid-back space. With a homey living room overlooking the dipping hills of the Chiona valley, you’ll never be short of amazing views.

This apartment is a treasure trove of vintage delights, tastefully decorated with art and eclectic touches throughout. After a long day, relax into the cloud-like sofa or nap on the king-size bed – the bedroom is finessed with heavenly throws in pastel shades and with wooden furniture adding a sense of modern-day bohemia.

The inviting terrace is located on the lower level with the bathroom and is the absolute highlight of the apartment. Perfect for a morning coffee or an afternoon aperitif, it has potted olive and citrus trees as well as strings of lights creating a lovely ambience when the night approaches. As the sun slips behind the horizon, watch with a glass of wine from the nearby vineyards before getting ready for dinner in one of the many authentic trattorias below.

One of the best-preserved medieval towns in the region with an excellent restaurant scene typical for robust Umbrian cuisine, fine wines and historic buildings, Spello is the ideal base for a romantic getaway from which to discover the extraordinary region also known as the ‘green heart of Italy’.

Venture outside of the city to soak up the magnificent views and breathtaking landscapes of the surrounding hills. The Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini offers many walking trails among peaks up to 2,476m as well as rich fauna, flora and medieval hilltop towns to admire. The rolling mountains of the Monte Cucco Park located only a one-hour drive away are a part of a tranquil nature reserve fantastic for hiking and paragliding.

When you wish to explore more historic places, take a scenic 15-minute drive to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. Climb up the massive UNESCO Basilica of St. Francis to see its 13th-century frescoes portraying the life of the Italian saint as well as the crypt which houses his tomb.

Among the other lovely cities dotted around the undulating hills is Perugia, known for its defensive walls built around the historic centre and the Priori Palace that exhibits regional art from the 13th century onwards.

Terni is located an hour’s drive away while the famous hill towns of Orvieto as well as Todi, Gubbio and Montepulciano are also within easy reach.

During spring and summer, why not escape the blazing Italian sunshine and head to the closest city on the Adriatic coast, Ancona? The capital of the Marche region, it has many sandy beaches where you can spend the day.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that due to the many steps and stone surfaces, this apartment is not suitable for very small children under 7 years old.
  • The bathroom is down a flight of stairs on the lower ground level.
  • The sofa bed can accommodate one adult, bringing maximum the capacity of this apartment to 3 adults. Alternatively, it can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.
  • There is free public parking just a few minute's walk from the apartment.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Satellite TV Heating

Apartment Interior

Ground Floor
- Kitchen with a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, induction hob, oven, coffee machine and espresso machine
- Large dining area for 4 guests
- Living room with a sofa bed and lounge furniture
- Master bedroom with a king-size bed

Lower Ground Floor
- Family bathroom with a walk-in shower and WC

Outside Grounds (Lower Ground Floor)

- Private terrace with sun beds and lounge furniture

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Satellite TV

Location

About the surrounding area of Gens Flavia
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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From medieval villages to sun-splashed vineyards and green hillsides, Italy’s Umbria region seduces travellers with the diversity of its landscape.

Located in the very heart of Spello – a small town nestled in the foothills of Mount Subasio – you are just a stone’s throw away from the town’s cobbled streets and romantic alleyways. It only takes a couple of minutes to reach the central square, Piazza della Repubblica, where you can shop at markets and browse stalls selling everything from artisan produce to handmade souvenirs. Get lost in the narrow streets adorned with colourful flower-filled balconies and visit the ancient Villa dei Mosaici museum, a Roman villa in the Sant'Anna neighbourhood where you can see ancient mosaic floors.

Boasting the traditional conveniences of a city lifestyle, the closest supermarket is only a 10-minute walk away, allowing you to prepare tasty meals in the comfort of your holiday home. If you are visiting in June, you’ll be able to attend the celebrated L’Infiorata floral street art festival.

Perugia is only a 15-minute drive away, making it a wonderful place for an afternoon stroll. Umbria’s capital will help you to understand the immense history of the region thanks to its array of Etruscan archways, Gothic palazzos and winding streets. Grab an ice cream and join other gelato-loving tourists on the steps of the city’s cathedral or explore its dining scene – think everything from creamy pasta dishes to indulgent coffee deserts.

Wine connoisseurs should head to the famed wine region of Montepulciano to sip on its full-bodied red wines and visit vineyards perched on the hillside of the Val d’Orcia, in the heart of Tuscany. Once there, make sure to visit the Torre di Pulcinella clock. On the Piazza Grande you will find the 14th-century Palazzo Comunale, with a tower offering cinematic views of the surrounding countryside.

Terni, also known as the ‘City of Lovers’ as Saint Valentine was born there, is only a one-hour drive away. Boasting many important archaeological remains such as a Roman amphitheatre and 12th-century churches, it should not be missed on your itinerary if you’re a fan of strolling around and admiring the historic architecture. Just outside the city is the mind-blowing Cascata delle Marmore – a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans with sweeping forest trails and viewing platforms.

To see the best of both old and new Tuscany, head to charming Arezzo. It has a hilltop cathedral with painted vaulted ceilings and a 15th-century fresco of Mary Magdalene by Piero della Francesca – a must-see landmark. If you are feeling active then walk up to the imposing Medicean Fortress – an impregnable medieval marvel offering one-of-a-kind city views.

The sparkling jewel of Italy’s glistening crown, Florence can be reached in just two hours by car and is full of Renaissance architecture, interesting galleries, museums and a vibrant dining scene perfect for a culture-filled day trip.

Read more about Umbria

Region

Umbria, often referred to as the "Green Heart of Italy," is a picturesque region located in the heart of the Italian peninsula. Nestled between Tuscany, Lazio, and Le Marche, Umbria boasts a unique blend of natural beauty, historical charm, and cultural richness.

With its rolling hills, lush vineyards, and medieval towns, this region offers a diverse array of attractions and activities that make it a hidden gem in Italy.

Check out our range of beautiful villas in Umbria to start planning your holiday, now!

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Kids

Best Suited For: Children
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Nature-loving and adventure-seeking children will undoubtedly enjoy holidaying in this stunning region. Cycling, hiking and walking tours, some departing from Spello, offer a great way for the whole family to discover the best Umbria has to offer.

Wrapped in the silence of nature, Ponte Marchetto is one of the many magnificent places nestled in the countryside just outside Assisi, a 20-minute drive away. Start your adventure at the Via di Francesco and walk past sun-kissed vineyards, vast plains and hillsides. If you’re lucky, you can spot beautiful birds, squirrels and other animals from the comfort of your picnic blanket laid out under the swaying trees. 

A bit further away, the Parco Regionale del Lago Trasimeno is an attractive spot to unwind after a wholesome hike. Teenagers can rent paddle boards and sail around the lake’s shores, while families with small children can relax and watch them from the comfort of a nearby sun lounger. The regional park also features historic villages and restaurants worth exploring, while the Aquapark di Tavernelle south of Lake Trasimeno will provide endless fun for the entire family.

Alternatively, the nearby cities are bursting at their seams with museums, galleries and attractions for children of all ages. Sweet tooths can explore the Perugina chocolate factory located on the outskirts of Perugia, home to the famous Baci chocolate. Join a guided tour or sign the entire family up for some truly indulgent cooking classes. After the wholesome experience, explore the city’s Etruscan archways, spacious palazzos and mediaeval alleyways benefiting from little to no traffic, great for wriggly little ones. The Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria has a range of Italian art on display and provides a truly excellent introduction to Italian art.

On hot days, a drive to the Adriatic coast will do the trick. Full of family-friendly beaches with shallow water and plenty of sun beds, changing rooms and terraced cafés, the shores will provide the best shelter from the sun.   

*Please note that due to the many steps and stone surfaces, this apartment is not suitable for very small children under 7 years old.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Truffle Hunt Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome basket

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Wine tasting
- Cooking classes in nearby farmhouse
- Truffle Hunt
- Babysitting
- Extra cleaning (must be requested at least 1 week before arrival)

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €300 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €130, payable in cash locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Changeover day Flexible, except Sunday.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Short-stays of 5 nights may be available on request.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs The sofa bed can accommodate one adult, bringing maximum the capacity of this apartment to 3 adults. Alternatively, it can accommodate 2 adults and 1 baby.
Other Ts and Cs Cot and highchair are available on request subject to an additional cost of €75 per week.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that due to the many steps and stone surfaces, this apartment is not suitable for very small children under 7 years old.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,772
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £1,575
Mar 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 £1,575
May 3rd 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £1,772
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 25th 2025 £1,575

Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,935
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €1,720
Mar 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 €1,720
May 3rd 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €1,935
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 25th 2025 €1,720

Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $2,094
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $1,861
Mar 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 $1,861
May 3rd 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $2,094
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 25th 2025 $1,861

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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