La Licina

Spoleto, Perugia
Self-catering


A pool, pines, and hosts that give you figs from their garden! Stroll to a pizzeria through the olive groves, return to 2 lovely apartments

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 4 – 5

The
Experience

Just beyond the outskirts of Spoleto you find yourself in winding leafy country lanes. And there is La Licina, tucked into a fold of the hills, a mini ‘borgo’ at the end of the track. Friendly, open Ludovico and Francesca live in the main house, guests live in the ochre-washed stables a pace away. ‘Ginestra’, on the ground floor, may be where the horses slept but you wouldn’t know it now, though the brick inner arch and the chunky beams remain. This simple, spotless, open-plan space opens to its own grassy garden with a round table, a barbecue and gentle green views. ‘Tartufo’, which lies above, is similarly comfortable, with slightly more workspace in its kitchen and a step away from its own elevated, furnished patio with pretty views. Lots to love: a pool, pines and hosts who give you figs, plums and pears from their garden (smothered in wild orchids in early spring), and all the local info you need. The position is fantastic: you are walking distance from civilised Spoleto, and a three-minute stroll through the olive groves to a pizzeria… life in the slow lane, and you can pat the neighbours’ donkeys on the way!

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Pizzeria 3-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €700
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Apartment for 5
From €1002 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1072 bedrooms

Reviews

It was a very special experience to stay at La Lacinia. Not only in the delightful countryside of Umbria, and near wonderful Spoleto, the apartment, grounds, and swimming pool at Lacinia were very special. And this was enhanced by the very warm, friendly and helpful atmosphere created by Ludovico and Francesca. It really was a delight.

Pippa, London

La Licina was sublime--a spacious and very comfortable apartment in a perfect spot just outside a beautiful Umbrian hill-town. We were planning to spend all of our time hopping on trains to visit neighbouring towns, but we got seduced and spent some heavenly days reading in hammocks, swimming in the pool and watching the sunset. But it was also a great base from which to explore the area. Blissful.

Mary, Cambridge

We stayd at La Licina with our three kids for almost three weeks. We had a fantastic time! The house is situated on a beautiful spot, it's quit and peaceful. The children had a great time at the swimmingpool and playing games in de house of glas. There a lots of nice villages and marketscto visit.

Brigitte, Breda

This is more than a holiday it is an experience. Nestled in a rural setting, a 30 minute comfortable walk or a 5 minute drive to the centre of beautiful Spoleto, La Licina provided us with the perfect place to stay. Waking to the sounds of chirping birds, walking through the olive trees, or the beautiful garden. Taking a short cut through the donkey paddock to the magnificent local restaurant is just an amazing and enjoyable experience. The hosts Ludovico and Francesca are lovely people. During our stay they became good friends and we found this the perfect base to explore Umbria from.

Rupert, Adelaide

Wonderful hosts, wonderful Spoleto and great accommodation. Francesca and Ludovico made our two weeks a great experience. They could not have been more attentive hosts and went the extra mile to make our stay in beautiful Spoleto very special. A great location to explore beautiful Umbria. This place is "tops" and we are very happy to recommend.

Don, Brisbane

We had the most wonderful stay at La Licina. Ludovico + Francesca are the kindest and most helpful of hosts and gave us so many tips on what to see and where to eat etc. Our apartment Tartufo was clean and comfortable and well equipped, with a seating area outside up on the terrace, where we sat each morning for breakfast in idyllic, peaceful surroundings, soaking in the glorious views across the valley below. Yet only 5 mins from Spoleto and a good supermarket with free parking. So many sights to see and a fabulous cycle track along the old railway line all the way to Assisi. We will return!

Sue

We had a fabulous time at La Licina. Francesca and Ludovico made us feel incredibly welcome and gave us lots of helpful suggestions of places to visit. The setting of La Licina is stunning. It is nestled in the middle of an olive grove and has beautiful grounds which include a lovely pool and a badminton net. Our 9 year old daughter loved it here. We stayed in Tartufo which is a comfortable and well equipped appartment. Reliable wi-fi was very helpful. It is only 10 minutes drive to beautiful Spoleto. We really felt at home at La Licina and we hope to visit again in the future.

Charlotte

We appreciated very much staying at La Licina - once again. Nice house, beautiful gardens, all amenities ok, clean swimmingpool. Also a good base for exploration of Spoleto, surroundings and cities further away. Appreciated also Francesca's and Ludovico's friendliness and kind hospitality. A very nice week. Might very well di it again some time.

Henning

Loving being back at La Licina; our third time! Wonderful location, facilities and hospitality.It is impossible to stay away from La Licina and the delightful Spoleto. Hosts Ludovico and Francesca have created a very special ambience for their guests; close to Spoleto yet in the countryside and oh so quiet overnight. Always on hand to advise re activities and possibilities, Ludovico and Francesca open up Spoleto and indeed, wider Umbria for their guests. Beautifully appointed accommodation, in close proximity to La Macchia country restaurant- a gem, La Licina is a winner.

Mary

We are regular visitors of La Licina, since the 1990s already, first with our three sons (who loved the excellent swimming pool), and since they have their own life just the two of us. One of our children has already returned to La Licina with his wife and we plan a holiday in the near future with the three grandchildren. La Licina thus became for our family a kind of second home, a beautiful, quiet and relaxing little heaven on earth, run by the very cordial owners. Spoleto is moreover ideally situated to visit Umbria (Perugia, Assisi, Norcia, ...) and even Rome is not far away.

De

Our stay at La Licina for the month of March was truly memorable and one which we will always hold in our hearts! Our cosy self-contained home was charming, with a well-stocked kitchen, comfy bed, and ample space for relaxing. We loved hiking in the picturesque countryside through olive groves and oak forests, and at each day's end, enjoying the stunning views from our own private terrace in the gardens. Ludovico and Francesca are lovely people and the consummate hosts, taking us out to explore nearby villages and mountain trails. Tante grazie e un abbraccione a tutti e due!

Evelyn

A lovely, peaceful place to stay - Ludovico and Francesca made us very welcome. Their advice was much appreciated (and the lifts when we did not have a car!) as were the plums and garden vegetables. Despite arriving in exceptional heat, La Ginestra was very cool. Our children enjoyed their daily swim in the beautifully situated pool and communing with the donkeys! We ate well a number of times at the restaurant only 5 minutes walk across the field. The stunning countryside and hilltop towns around Spoleto are easily accessible from La Licina. We would love to return during Spring or Autumn.

Jane

Lovely private location a couple of kms from Spoleto. We stayed in Il Tartufo; a converted 16th century farm building close to the hosts. They speak English very well and are on hand, but not intrusive. The second appartment has a more private entrance and if you wanted to see Francesca and Ludovico less, you could book that one. Pool is lovely and clean and our teenagers loved it. There is the advantage that you only share it with one other family.

Jane

The moment we arrived at La Licina, we loved it SO much that we cancelled plans to do a side trip to Abruzzo. Our apartment, La Ginestra, was clean, spacious and well-appointed. We did without the expense of a car (first time) and did just fine. You can walk into Spoleto to the train station, restaurants, shops and places of interest. By train you can reach many other cities. You can also walk through a field to a local restaurant. Our favorite parts? The golden skies of an Umbrian evening and our hosts, Francesca and Ludovico, who are now friends. We're going back this year!

Midge

We had a fantastic 2 weeks at La Licina in August 2012. 2 adults and 2 children aged 11 and 12, we stayed in "il Tartufo" which was spacious, comfortable and fully equipped with everything we needed. The swimming pool was the best we have had in a private rental - good size, beautifully maintained, lovely setting with great views to the distant Umbrian hills. We all enjoyed the donkeys and cats and munching the yummy figs and tomatoes offered by Ludovico. The hosts were welcoming, generous, friendly and full of local knowledge which they were happy to share. Spoleto is lovely too!

Sue

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ludovico Angelini-Rota

  • From La Licina, you can walk along the old Spoleto-Norcia railway path.
  • You can also walk along the pilgrim's path Via Francigena (Way of St. Francis) that runs through forests and olive groves from Assisi to Rome.
  • Walking in the garden of La Licina, you will find a number of wild orchids.
  • Easy train connections to Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Trevi, and Narni....
  • Visit the cellars of the best wines of Montefalco, only a 20 minute drive away.
  • Access the Greenway, a cycling/walking trail that follows the Spoleto valley to Assisi.