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The hotel was completely restored from a ruin by a British couple, and is surrounded by unspoilt countryside.
The property enjoys panoramic views over the wooded slopes of the Tiber valley and each room is individually decorated, many with four-poster beds and beamed ceilings. There is a scenically positioned swimming pool, landscaped gardens, a library, small spa and a boules court. The restaurant serves excellent Umbrian food and wines, with a focus on regional and seasonal produce. Weather permitting (which it usually does) meals are served outside on the terrace.
A variety of activities can be arranged, including guided walks and horse-riding in the surrounding countryside, golf, tennis and hot-air balloon trips. The historic Umbrian towns of Perugia, Gubbio and Assisi are nearby, and Florence is 90 minutes away.
Why we love it
The intimate, luxury country house hotel is housed in an 18th century palazzo in the hills of northern Umbria.