A 5th person can sleep on a sofabed. Casa Vicolo is in the heart of the village, 1 minutes walk from the pool and the gardens – very private – in the small square in front of the Church. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with fireplace and a big living/dining room with fireplace. On the first floor there are two bedrooms (one double room + 1 bed-sitting room) with two bathrooms. A very pretty terrace looks onto a beautiful panorama of mountains and wood. In the grounds is also a covered games area with table tennis and exercise machines. Bought by a wealthy Roman, the tiny village now consists of 5 luxury suites, restored to the highest standard and equipped with everything you can imagine that befits a mediaeval setting. Each suite is at a discreet distance from the other and has its own private garden and/or terrace. This arrangement ensures maximum privacy for all the guests. And, none is more than a 1 minute walk to the large pool. To date, Aquaiura has been a secret place for world famous celebrities, seeking solace and discretion. Now, however, Borgo Aquaiura has been launched onto the holiday rental market so that you too can experience living like a celebrity – but, not at celebrity rates. Go on, pamper yourselves! Acquaiura was built around the year 1000 AD along the Flaminia route, which departs from Rome towards the North of Italy. It was populated by countrymen and the site was a refreshment place for the troops and the messengers of the Pope along the route towards the North of Italy and Rome. In the centre is a church built in honour of San Michele Arcangelo in 1500 AD. Aquaiura is probably the 2nd oldest inhabited village in Umbria, after San Mamiliano. Both these villages are off the Flaminia, the main road that leads directly to the heart of the mediaeval city of Spoleto, a tiny city that pre-dates Rome. Leaving Spoleto and turning right onto the Flaminia, you follow the beautiful, sweeping curves of the Flaminia, mountains and valleys, dipping below the road, as you wind your way upwards towards Aquaiura. After 6.5 kms, you leave the Flaminia and wend your way upwards for a further 5 minutes until you come to a stop at Aquaiura. Acquaiura is at 750 meters above sea level, and, it is surrounded by mountains and woods. It is 120 km from Rome, 200 km from Florence, 50 km from Perugia and 7 km from Spoleto, a medieval town with many works of art, cultural activities and a vast selection of restaurants. Aquaiura is the ideal location to visit the center of Italy (Umbria, Toscana, Marche and Lazio) and to enjoy a truly natural and exquisitely beautiful environment. From Spoleto: shuttle service on request. In the immediate vicinity to the Borgo, there are many artistic and cultural events eg the Spoleto Festival and Umbria Jazz in July. Indeed, there are cultural events all round the year. All within easy reach, are the well-known hill-top towns such as Todi, Assisi, Fonti del Clitunno, Orvieto, Trevi, Spello and, the close by and historically significant Spoleto; Or, further away, there is the outstandingly beautiful Gran Piano and Casteluccio (1 hr 30 mins), passing Norcia (1 hr) along the way. About 12 kms away, is the impressive Marmore Falls, the largest waterfalls in Europe! You can ride horses through the mountains, play Golf or go wine and/or olive oil tasting. Guides and/or drivers are available, by request. Quotes given in advance. At the edge of the village, a few minutes walk away from the suites, so as not to disturb, Acquaiura offers the use of barbecues, ping pong tables, exercise machinery and basketball hoops, in a covered, outdoor area. "Staff" consists of a house-keeper and his wife, who live in the village, tend to the grounds and respond to any maintenance issues that may arise. The "Meals Provided - Booking Possible" refers to the possibility of asking the house-keeper to get take-aways for you from the nearby restaurant. This possibility will be at his convenience but, mostly, it is possible, especially if you are arriving late and have no shopping. However, there will be some provisions left for you in the apartment tide you over. The coffee maker is a traditional coffee pot and not a machine. The pool is slightly heated. The fitness room and the games room are the SAME room, in an outdoor area, away from the suites, where you can play physical games or use exercise machinery, without disturbing the peace and tranquility of the village. Reservation Detail: After you successfully submit your reservation request, you will receive an e-mail response from the home owner or property manager, within the next 24 hours. At this point, the full details of your confirmed reservation including the address of the property and the contact details of your local host will be shared with you through e-mail.