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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Guest house
Nestled into the hillside at 'La Licina', an ancient country estate, 'La Ginestra' is an ideal place to relax. Just minutes from the centre of Spoleto, famous for it's summer arts festival, its restaurants and its picturesque winding medieval streets. Away from traffic and the main roads, it is a haven of quiet and privacy, yet close to all services and attractions. Steps away from your door, set among a four hectare olive grove, is the swimming pool; with a shallow end perfect for children, and lounge chairs for sun-bathing or reading in the shade. With only one other apartment on the large property, your privacy is assured - yet the helpful English-speaking owners are nearby to assist you; with directions to nearby attractions or to suggest one of the many restaurants in the area.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Ludovico e Francesca A
Hosting since January 2009
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
Response Time: Within a few hours

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mwineurope
mwineurope
Adelaide, Australia19 contributions
Mrs
I returned to La Licina for the seventh time this September as it feels like a home away from home with the welcome from marvellous hosts Ludovico and Francesca and the sheer beauty of the location and Ginestra, our apartment. Here it is possible to explore the lovely town of Spoleto as well as more widely in Umbria or just relax . With two excellent restaurants within walking distance, you can choose to eat out or to prepare a meal in the well appointed kitchen. We did both. On the Route of the Via San Francesca and the railway walking trail to Norcia, walking options are plentiful. The perfect location and fantastic hosts!
Visited September 2018
Written 2 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
maryr88
maryr88
Hallo dear mwineurope,thank you, we are always so happy to spend time together, and to host you. You are part of "La Licina history". All the best from us, Ludovico e Francesca
Written 3 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jim m
jim m
2 contributions
Very good relaxing holiday location
We stayed at La Lacina for 5 days and our hosts, the quality of traditional style accommodation, beauty of the location and the access to restaurants were all very good. The quality of eating venues is within walking distance or a short drive and are all excellent. The hosts take a lot of time to make you welcome and in fact organise a range of activities for you. We were lucky enough to spend a successful morning truffle hunting within the grounds of this magnificent estate. A perfect venue to take in the Italian mountain air, chill out and become one with nature, especially in an estate that grows so many herbs and fruit thus filling the air with wonderful aromas.
Visited August 2018
Written 19 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
maryr88
maryr88
Thank you jimm4498, we hope to have you again al La Licina, Truffles are there! arrivederci a presto, Ludovico e Francesca
Written 20 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter P
Peter P
Temecula, CA1 contribution
A perfect stay in the center of Umbria!
After two weeks of travel, we settled in at La Licina and really relaxed! Ludovico and Francesca are very pleasant and helpful, but also gave us space. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and quiet. We awoke to birds singing every morning and watched the sunset over the green groves and pastures every evening. When we went out for local excursions, it was so nice to return down the country lanes to La Licina. There is a nice restaurant down a trail, about two minutes away, but we had eaten in restaurants for two weeks and wanted home cooking. A very good market (Conad) is a few minutes drive away at the edge of town. The location is just about perfect for a visit to various hill towns and nature in Umbria. We plan to return.
Visited April 2018
Written 30 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
maryr88
maryr88
Hallo Peter, thank you for the nice review, we hope to see you again at La Licina in your next trip to Italy. Arrivederci a presto! Ludovico e Francesca
Written 2 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura A
Laura A
1 contribution
4 giorni da sogno!
Posto incantevole, immerso nella natura ma vicino alle comodità... persone accoglienti e molto disponibili... da rifare al più presto!
Visited April 2018
Written 28 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
maryr88
maryr88
Grazie Laura, arrivederci a presto!
Written 29 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael O
Michael O
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Still just perfect!
We have been coming here for six years now. It is still as good as ever, except that the weather is drier and hotter! Unusually, they have vacancies in July and August, so why not come and enjoy. And even at current exchange rates, food and wine are cheap. This part of Umbria has been hardly affected by last year's earthquakes further east.
Visited June 2017
Written 19 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
maryr88
maryr88
Thank you Michael, for this review, we are always happy to have you at La Licina, you are part of it. See you tomorrow! Ludovico e Francesca
Written 21 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Italia4sempre
Italia4sempre
82 contributions
Paradise
Francesca served as a guide for our group of friends in Rome and in Spoleto. She is a superb guide, brilliantly integrating history, art, nature. Easy and fun to be with. She invited us to come for a snack at La Licina. What a spectacular spot! The fruit trees were fruiting, the position is romantic and peaceful. The location is amazing for visiting all of Umbria and Ludovico and Francesca are a class act. They gave us remarkable suggestions for where to eat and wander. I strongly recommend the place and her skills as a tour guide.
Visited May 2017
Written 26 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
maryr88
maryr88
Hallo Italia4sempre, thank you for your review, you know that you are always welcome at La Licina! Ludovico e Francesca
Written 28 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Storyteller525194
Storyteller525194
1 contribution
Peace and comfort in a beautiful setting just outside wonderful Spoleto
We loved our stay here. Ludo and Francesca were really welcoming and very helpful. They recommended places to eat and places to visit, all of which we enjoyed hugely. They booked us tables and Ludo escorted us to the bike hire on his moped! The apartment was roomy, well-equipped and tastefully decorated. The garden outside was spacious and tranquil.
Visited August 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 21 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
maryr88
maryr88
Thank you, we are so happy that you had a good time and we hope to have you again at La Licina, Arrivederci, Ludovico e Francesca
Written 31 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rupert T
Rupert T
1 contribution
Dr
Beautiful place to stay in superb rural setting. A great place to explore Spoleto and Umbria from. Hosts are just great .
Visited May 2016
Written 28 May 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
maryr88
maryr88
Thank you Rupert, we hope to see you again at La Licina.....there will be olives for you! Arrivederci Ludovico e Francesca
Written 1 June 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Avi911
Avi911
London, United Kingdom301 contributions
Superb countryside vacation!!
After a lot of thinking, we picked the Spoleto area as a base for a 6 days vacation in Umbria with our two children. It was a perfect selection. From that base we visited all the areas of Umbria easily. The second decision we had to take was to choose our private hub for those six nights, hotel or a house, in the country or in town. Since it's a lovely area, we desired to go for the country and didn't regret it. We had the privilege to meet Ludoviko and Francesca, a wonderful couple, who owns the place. Ludoviko welcomed us warmly on our arrival and showed us the lovely mansion and their own house. After an our or so, Francesca came back from Rome, where she works as a guide, and invited us for a drink before we a planned dinner at the nearby hotel La Macchia. We set at the lovely terrace, watching the sunset over the Umbrian hills, drinking wine and tasting mozzarella buffalo and home made olives. When we had to go to the restaurant, Ludovico recommended, he took us through the field, where his donkey lives. During our whole stay, whenever we saw them, they asked if we need anything or need any assistance. At the same time we enjoyed a full private with our own private yard. The house has two rooms, one with two singles and one with a king size bed. The master room had an ensuite bathroom and a second bathroom is located in the corridor. It has a small living room with a dinning table and a kitchen. We cooked our dinner for times, buying the groceries from an excellent, nearby, Conad supermarket. The house was spotlessly clean and not like other places we had in the past, it didn't have those uncomfortable smell. Our bed was very comfortable with a duvet and a clean, good smelling, duvet cover. It is a perfect place to stay and very convenient base to visit all of Umbria's attractions. Together with lovely landlords, it makes a perfect vacation. Thank you Ludovico and Francesca for having us.
Visited April 2016
Written 20 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
maryr88
maryr88
Thank you Avi911 for choosing La Licina, it has been a pleasure for us to meet you and your family. Arrivederci a presto, Ludovico e Francesca.
Written 21 April 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Poophiles
Poophiles
West Chester, PA106 contributions
Location, location, location
Spoleto is a comfortable, welcoming town, central to the most interesting sites in Umbria and less that two hours from Rome by car. It's near the train station. It's a short trip from here to the spirituality of Assisi, the glory of the cathedral in Orvieto, the beautiful ceramics of Deruta. The hillside towns of Todi, Trevi and Gubbio are equally fascinating and accessible. A short excursion into Tuscany will bring you to the charm and vitality of Siena La Licina--Ginestra overlooks a broad valley and is nestled in olive trees and rich in the aroma of oleander, rosemary,wild mint. lavender, figs and pomegranate. It's blessedly cool in September. You will want to be outside where you will share the slope with two personable donkeys The architecture is a bit rustic, a bit pastoral and very warm with a stunning brick segmental arch--quintessentially Umbrian. We were met by the owner's son, Eduardo, who was kind, helpful, intelligent--in short genteel. His father, Ludvico is super polite. Both are fluent in English. Ludviico sent us a very helpful map detailing the route to La Licina and directing us to the local Conad alimentari which is enroute to the rental. Both are easy to find. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen quite functional. If you are as sensitive to bug bites as we, you may want to stay in in the evening. La Licina--Ginestra was a solid bargain. We would like to return.
Visited September 2015 Travelled with family
Written 26 September 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access

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About the neighbourhood
Spoleto is famous for its summer arts festival, drawing participants and spectators from around the globe; transforming its sleepy streets, ancient amphitheatre and piazzas into a buzz of activity for a few weeks each summer. Most of the city centre is closed to cars, so you may wander the winding streets and explore its Duomo, numerous churches and speciality shops at a leisurely pace. It boasts many fine restaurants, for every budget, most with outdoor seating, offering specialities from the area, and wine from Umbria and other regions. Assisi is just 20 minutes away, Orvieto, with it's cathedral and underground caves (cool on a hot afternoon), less than an hour.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Nearest airport is Perugia, about 40 minutes away, flights from UK and Europe. Rome is approximately 1-1/2 hours away by train or car. Less than 5 minutes from centre of Spoleto. Easy to find, with signs to guide from the major highways and smaller roads. We can arrange to meet you at the train station. Rental cars available in Spoleto (Sixt, Hertz, Avis), or from Rome or Perugia airports.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
.Final cleaning Euro 50.Free WI-FI Central heating Euro 10 per day Tourist tax € 1.5 per day per person ( not under 14) to pay upon arrival

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