Welcome to Palazzo San Bernardino
Do you love the chic elegance and intimacy of fine boutique hotels? Style, distinction, warmth, intimacy, authenticity and modernity characterize this one-bedroom-plus-loft apartment in the heart of Spello.
The architectural detail and design of this apartment – such as the exposed stone walls, the travertine floor tiles, and the wrought-iron artistry – evoke not only the warmth of Old-World charm, but are details that beautifully and authentically harmonize with Spello’s medieval character.
Palazzo San Bernardino was the family home of its namesake. It has been recently lovingly restored with a stylist’s keen eye and in a manner that showcases the beauty of the original stonework, while incorporating important modern amenities, beautiful design and décor, functional and comfortable furnishings, and stunning handcrafted wrought-iron work by an award-winning local artist-blacksmith. The result is spectacular – Palazzo San bernardino has all the elegance, cachet and comfort of a five-star “boutique hotel”.
Guests of Palazzo San Bernardino have exclusive access to an independent (street-level) private entrance.
To further capture your imagination, the origin of the building in which this residence exists is a former oratory built in the 15th century: the “Oratorio di San Bernandino”. St. Bernandino of Siena, who was a priest and Franciscan missionary, was born in 1380 in nearby Tuscany and devoted his life to preaching, helping the needy and nursing the sick. After his death in 1444, several places of worship in Umbria and Tuscany were built in his memory, including this oratory in Spello. This very building belonged to the “Confraternità di San Bernardino” (the “confraternity”, or brotherhood) that St. Bernardino established when he preached in Spello. Although the original oratory has since been adapted for residential use, the facade that was rebuilt in the 18th century, preserves the original portal.
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Spello is a hillside village, located in Italy’s “cuore verde” (green heart) of the Umbrian countryside, that pre-dates Roman times. Don’t be fooled by its small size – Spello is a jewel of a destination with a rich historical and cultural story to tell. The warmth and hospitality of the “Spellani” townspeople will win your heart.
Spello offers a wonderful blend of art, history, food, wine, crafts & ceramics … all surrounded by a stunning natural landscape which will make your travels to Italy truly unforgettable.
Make Spello’s Palazzo San Bernardino your “pied-à-terre” for easy day tripping in and around Spello, or throughout Umbria. Here are some itinerary ideas:
-Numerous works of the Roman and Renaissance eras, such as the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the largest in Spello – renowned for its splendid frescoes by Pinturicchio, found inside the Baglioni Chapel.
-Spello’s olive oil festival
-Spello’s famous “Infiorata” event: the day of Corpus Domini when Spellani work through the night creating floral tapestries which cover the main streets of Spello
-The Roman Aqueduct trail: A gentle 5 km walk along the ancient Roman aqueduct, surrounded by olive groves, leading up to the medieval hamlet of Collepino on in the foothills of Mount Subasio
-Cycling or hiking in Mount Subasio National Park
-Easy daytrips to nearby towns of Assisi, Trevi, Spoleto, Montefalco and Bevagna
-Perugia (famous for its Etruscan ruins) and Deruta (famous for its world-renowned hand-painted ceramics) are easily reached within 45 minutes by car
-Many excursions are possible: for “truffle-finding”, visits to wineries, olive oil pressings, cooking classes, ceramics studios, linen / weaving, archeological tours
-Visit the following website for more about Spello: (URL HIDDEN)
The lofts (master bedroom and bathroom) are not suitable for young children, nor for people with mobility challenges.
To preserve the property’s recent restoration work, the guests of Palazzina Simona are respectfully requested to refrain from smoking.
If you travel with your pet, please ask to the owner before reservation.