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Castello di Postignano 12 roomsPostignano, Umbria
Superb sympathetic restoration of an ancient Umbrian village. The property has been hauled into the twenty first century but has not lost any of its former charms including original frescoes in the mediaeval chapel. Come here for total relaxation combined with luxury and sophistication.Sights nearby - Great base for exploring the best of Umbria including Perugia, Spoleto, Norcia etcViews - Wonderful views from its hilltop position over the Nerina ValleyFull of characterGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Castello di Petrata 22 rooms from $14PG, Umbria
A calm and serene country escape, just outside Assisi. Rooms feature wooden beam ceilings and wrought iron beds, with all modern comforts. Relax and unwind at the exclusive spa, or a by the pool. The restaurant serves mouthwatering regional cuisine with a view, in the lovely gardens. Bliss!Families - There are plenty of recreational activities for children like target bow and cross bow shooting as well as a tennis court.Active Holiday - An array of activities outdoors like trekking, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding are available nearby.Country Escape - A country style hotel surrounded by beautiful landscapes - gardens, orchards, olive groves and forests.Cooking classes - Classes are held in the restaurant by the fantastic in house chef.
Agriturismo Le Cinciallegre 7 rooms from $31Perugia, Umbria
Charming hotel and apartments in countryside. Rooms are rustic with mahogany furniture, lace furnishings and garden views. Apartments have kitchens and living areas. Gardens, terrace and lovely restaurant offering traditional regional fare. Excellent value.Country Escape - Enjoy interesting and traditional cookery classes, quiet atmosphere, a trip to local village or bike ridesGreat walks - In surrounding countryside; hotel can advise on routesCooking classes - Original, whole-day cooking classes available in hotel
Le Logge di Silvignano 6 rooms from $69Umbria
A rustic hotel set in a medieval building and tower. Romantic bedrooms and suites, kitchens, and living rooms with cosy fireplaces. Sprawling gardens have herb plants, olive trees and roses, and a pool. Plenty of wine and food related excursions. A great choice for families or foodies.Garden - Large garden features olive and cyprus trees, 50 types of rose, with lavender, rosemary, thyme, myrtle, abelia and pomegranateFoodies - Spoleto and Sagrantino wine festivals annually held, Gusto Umbrian wine tours, nearby Bio restaurant with specialist cuisineFamilies - Suites host bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, living spaces making it a great choice for a family or groupSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Grotta Azzurra 46 rooms from $71Norcia, Umbria
Warm and welcoming town hotel with a long family heritage - a quintessential Italian family-owned stay. Charmingly old-fashioned rooms with balconies and views of the mountains. Fantastic restaurant and plenty of activities to keep all entertained. A well priced base to explore Umbria.Foodies - Home to Umbria's oldest and most established restaurantValue chic - Excellent value for this part of ItalyCooking classes - Check for timings.
San Lorenzo Tre 6 rooms from $78Todi, Umbria
An elegant family run B&B in Todi's main Piazza. Charm and tradition decorate the walls of six bedrooms and faded living areas. Very friendly service, excellent value, a low key base to explore the surroundings from.Value chicSights nearby - Just steps away from Todi CathedralLocal markets - Good for local colour.Views - Great views from hotel
Palazzo Dragoni 15 rooms from $97Umbria
A traditional hotel set in a 15th century building overlooking Il Duomo. Large, elegant rooms in classical style. Stunning views across the town from balconies, frescoes within and traditional Italian cuisine. A perfect choice for a families or couple's weekend exploring.Country Escape - Hotel organises walking tours, from discovering villages and castles, to following ancient railway between Spoleto and Norcia.Local exploring - Spoleto hosts Il Duomo, Church of St Peter and La Rocca Albornoziana, as well as Assisi, Spello, Todi, and Perugia nearby.Sights nearby - Santa Maria della Manna d'Oro, Rocca Albornoziana, Spoleto Roman Amphitheater, Tower's Bridge and Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta.Views - The town and bell-tower of the Duomo
Relais Ducale 30 rooms from $84Umbria
Authentic city centre hotel. Rooms are rustic with exposed stone walls, wooden floors and opulent drapes. Elegant and intimate bar, sun terrace and gardens. Walking distance to the city's sights. Romantic and welcoming.Local exploring - Dozens of traditional sights in Gubbio and nearby towns, as well as wine tasting, fantastic restaurants and barsSights nearby - Piazza Grande, Museo CivicoLocal markets - In both Assisi and GubbioGreat walks - Through the old town
Villa Milani 11 rooms from $89Perugia, Umbria
A stunning hotel set on Cappuccini Hill. Gorgeous rooms feature views, mural paintings, parquet floors, Persian carpets and antiques. Stunning views from the gardens, excellent traditional Umbrian cuisine, outdoor pool. Romantic and traditionalFoodies - Extensive cookery courses available with famous chefs, to get to know the Italian and Umbrian cuisine, their flavours and dishesHoneymoons - Regional sights; wild natural beauty (National Parks); monuments (Cathedrals, Castles); regional gastronomy, outdoor sportsSights nearby - Assisi, Campello, Trevi, Montefalco, Bevagna and SpelloViews - Spoleto, Umbrian Valley, Monteluco
Torre Sangiovanni 9 rooms from $92Todi, Umbria
Fabulous castle renovation B&B with an excellent Umbrian restaurant. Magnificent views from its hilltop perch seen from rose covered terraces. Traditional rooms, family rooms and apartments have wooden beams, stone floors and wrought iron beds. A fantastic country escape.GroupsFoodiesFamiliesSights nearby - Just a few km outside TodiRecommended by - Sawdays
Castello dell'Oscano 37 rooms from $99Perugia, Umbria
Go back in time in this Medieval Castle set in the Umbrian hills. Steeped in history with plush, antique decors to match. The restaurant serves traditional local cuisine, some from the organic vegetable plot. There is a well stocked library, expansive grounds a pool and horse riding facilities.Local markets - This region is famed for its food and Ponte San Giovanni is one of the largest markets in the area.Sights nearby - The Palazzo dei Priori, a Gothic Palace, houses the region's best collection of Umbrian artwork.Cooking classes - For up to 10 people. Truffle hunting can be arranged for small groups during the seasonSwimming Pool - Large outdoor pool
Vannucci 30 rooms from $99Città della Pieve, Umbria
Grey shuttered hotel in attractive grounds in a bustling market town. Rooms consist of traditional and contemporary interior design. Lovely sun deck, plunge pool and spa facilities, elegant restaurant serving regional dishes. A lovely spot to explore the local surroundings from.Local markets - Ask at recepetion when the local markets are taking place. They are a great insight into local life.Sights nearby - Explore Citta’ della Pieve.Swimming Pool - Small Plunge Pool.Fishing - Lake Trasimeno.
Fattoria di Vibio 16 rooms from $119Montecastello di Vibio (Perugia), Umbria
Rustic meets chic in a glorious rural setting. White washed walls, stone floors, colourful ceramics and fabrics. Relax at the Zen spa and pool with valley views. Enjoy the local cuisine and wine at the restaurant. A great place to relax and unwind. The independent cottages are perfect for families.Swimming Pool - Indoor and outdoor pools.Cooking classes - On request.Remote - Off the beaten track.Full of character
L’Orto degli Angeli 14 rooms from $124Bevagna (Perugia), Umbria
17th Century Palazzo converted to a stunning hotel. Romantic bedrooms with four-poster beds, wooden beams, beautiful antiques and pictures. Wonderful gardens offer organic produce to the Umbrian restaurant, which is in part of an ancient Roman amphitheatre. A romantic and intimate spot.Local markets - The summer months see a hive of activity flourish. Be sure to check what is on during your stay.Cooking classes - Learn the authethic Umbrian flavours from the chefs at the hotel.Great walks - Amongst the vineyards.Views - Great views from hotel
Le Silve 19 rooms from $124Assisi, Umbria
Ancient Umbrian farmhouse turned family-run hotel in the green valleys of Assisi. Cozy rustic rooms showcase stonewalls, wooden beams and fireplaces. Enjoy traditional dishes al fresco; relax by the pool or with an in-room massage. A hideaway gem we wish we could keep a secret, but it's too good!Cooking classes - Culinary courses that will take you through the preparation of traditional Umbrian dishes.Great walks - Let the resident enthusiast point you in the right direction.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool with views.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Sawdays
Relais alla corte del sole 17 rooms from $127Castiglione del Lago Perugia, Umbria
A luxurious country house in beautiful grounds. Romantic rooms and suites have creamy furnishings, four poster beds, and stone walls. Fantastic cuisine, typical of the region, swimming pool, and lovely terraces. Not far from Lake Trasimeno. Romantic, relaxing, gourmet.Total relaxation - Swimming pool, luscious gardens, lazy candle lit dinners, and some exploring in the day.Sights nearby - Tenuta Valdipiatta, Guglielmi Castle, and Archaeological Civic Museum.Great walks - Good for walkers.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
San Crispino Residence 7 rooms from $115Assisi
An enchanting hotel in the centre of Assisi, bristling with charm and character. The rich history of the area is reflected in the beautiful frescoes, antique furniture and traditional stone interiors. The place to stay if you want to unlock this fascinating little Umbrian town.Romantic Break - A unique and beautifully restored mansion, with traditional stone and wood interiors, frescoes and views over the city.Sights nearby - Assisi has a great religious history so why not visit the Basilica of Saint Clare and the Basilica di San Francesco.Local markets - Head out and explore the bustling markets of Assisi.Full of character
Borgo di Carpiano 10 rooms from $115Gubbio, Umbria
Restored hamlet turned country house hotel within striking distance of historic Gubbio. Carefully restored rooms and suites feature wooden floors, beamed ceilings and stylish furnishings. Wonderful infinity pool with country views. Perfect for getting away from it all!Sights nearby - Situated 12km from mediaeval Gubbio. Great base for exploring the many attractions around including Assisi and TodiSpa - Not strictly a spa - a gazebo for outdoor wellness treatments!Swimming Pool - Salt water infinity poolCooking classes - Check for timings.
Castello di Petroia 11 rooms from $115Gubbio, Umbria
A medieval castle in a spectacular setting with views over its 900 acre estate. Delicious candlelit dinners, long walks through parkland, elegant bedrooms and suites with four poster beds and private hot tubs. Special, secluded, and great for a private party.Views - Fabulous hilltop views over the 900 acre estate.WeddingsGroupsPrivate Hot Tub - Deluxe rooms feature private hot tubsRecommended by - Sawdays
Agriturismo La Ghirlanda 13 rooms from $119Gualdo Cattaneo, Umbria
Lovely country house hotel. Rooms feature terracotta floors, wrought iron furniture and traditional rustic fabrics. Outdoor pool, gardens and sun terrace. Excellent Umbrian cuisine and superb wine list. Quiet location and good value, perfect for groups or families.Country Escape - Cookery and wine tasting classes, riding and cycling, or simply enjoying the breeze from the outdoor poolCooking classes - In hotel kitchens: pasta, fish, meatGreat walks - Amongst hotel's 200 hectaresSights nearby - Scacciadiavoli
Abbazia San Pietro in Valle 19 rooms from $120Ferentillo, Umbria
A gorgeous pale-stone Abbey in a truly stunning hillside location – a country escape steeped in history but with all the comforts of a hotel. Beautiful cloisters, traditional rooms and family suites with Benedictine origins - stone floors, wooden beams, paintings - great food and lovely gardens.Remote - Off the beaten track.Full of characterViews - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.
Relais Tenuta del Gallo from $121Amelia Terni, Umbria
A beautiful Umbrian country house surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and lemon trees. Romantic rooms and suites have four poster beds and luxurious, but traditional furnishings. Excellent wine cellar, a renowned Italian restaurant, and stunning gardens with a pool. Spectacular, family friendly.Foodies - One of the best restaurants in Italy.Romantic BreakCooking classes - For children.Four poster beds - For romantics.
Borgo della Marmotta 11 rooms from $125Spoleto, Umbria
Rustic chic luxury in this renovated farmhouse in the countryside. Beautifully decorated rooms and apartments in neutral tones with four poster beds and elegant furniture. Swimming pool, sauna, and local cuisine from terraces. A great choice for a romantic holiday, very family friendly too.Sights nearby - Spoleto is just 10 mins away, or further afield is Orvieto (an hour).Great walks - Lovely walking through the beautiful Umbrian countrysideViews - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays
Palazzo Leti 12 rooms from $147Spoleto, Umbria
An elegant and sophisticated Umbrian palace in a hilltop town. Traditional rooms have killim rugs, exposed wooden beams and iron bedsteads. Beautiful gardens with box hedges to have breakfast in, stunning public areas with original frescoed ceilings. A romantic choice for local exploring.Romantic BreakSights nearby - Located in the historic centre of SpoletoLocal markets - Good for local colour.Cooking classes - Check for timings.
La Locanda del Capitano 10 rooms from $126Montone, PG, Umbria
Time appears to have stopped in the medieval village of Montone. Located on a hilltop with far reaching views of the Umbrian countryside. Rooms feature wrought iron beds and are filled with antiques. With chef Giancarlo Polito behind the helm, the cuisine is what shines at this property.Exclusive offer - Stay for 4 nights, save ££sLocal markets - 'Palazzo della Prefettura' runs during the summer months.Cooking classes - Have a lesson in the kitchen with Giancarlo Polito.Sights nearby - Tuscany is within easy reach.Full of character
Relais Todini 12 rooms from $156Perugia, Umbria
A Five Star hotel set in a 12th century country house. Large rooms filled with antique furniture and textiles, frescoes and stone walls. Stunning views of Umbria. Excellent restaurant, wine cellar, pool and spa offer relaxation. A romantic spot for couples with all the facilities.Sights nearby - Todi 8.5 Km Perugia 40 km Terni 40 km Todi, Perugia, Tenri and Spoleto all under 50km awaySpa - Ayurveda, baths of wine, and chromotherapy also availableGreat walks - 300 hectares of land to exploreHistoric - 12th century building
I Capricci di Merion 9 rooms from $136Tuoro sul Trasimeno (Perugia), Umbria
Art nouveau villa set in a park of lawns and olive trees. Rustic, romantically decorated rooms infused with the owner's passion for painting, poetry and music. An excellent restaurant and a small spa. A characterful country escape for romantics and local explorers.Total relaxation - Tuscan retreat offering elegant suites with four-poster beds and claw-footed tubs plus a relaxtion zone with sauna and hot tub.Country Escape - Beautifully restored country house nestled in olive groves and fragrant gardens, with al fresco dining overlooking the lake.Cooking classes - Learn to whip up your favouirte Tuscan dishes with the phenomenal in house chef.Fishing - Head out on Trasimeno lake with local fishermen to show you the ropes.
Castello di Monterone 18 rooms from $141Perugia
A 14th century castle located atop the Umbrian hills and rolling countryside. There is indoor and outdoor dining and a locally sourced menu. Stylish rooms ooze period charm: arched windows, exposed stone, four poster beds and whitewashed decor. There is a pool, hammam and massage available.Cooking classes - Learn the local cooking traditions with a private cooking class.Views - Gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding countrysideSights nearby - The Basilica di San Francesco is a must see.Spa - Small wellness area
Le Tre Vaselle 52 rooms from $168Perugia (Torgiano)
A beautiful Five Star hotel set in an historic country house. Romantic rooms are large with wooden floors, pretty bathrooms and chic textiles. Fabulous Italian restaurant and weekly cookery course, extensive spa, and wine cellars. Romantic, gourmet, pampering and informative.Cooking classes - In the kitchen with the chefs of ALMA, The International School of Italian CuisineFoodies - A weekly course is dedicated to the discovery of Italian food and wineWine tasting - The cellar of Le Tre Vaselle and Lungarotti museumsSpa - BellaUve Vinotherapy spa
Locanda del Gallo 10 rooms from $146Gubbio, Umbria
Very peaceful, very secluded. A country house that offers complete peace and quiet surrounded by lovely gardens. Excellent organic food, cooking lessons, wellness area, and rustic rooms with no modern amenities. A nature lovers spot.Value chicCountry EscapeTotal relaxationSights nearby - Situated between Gubbio and PerugiaRecommended by - Sawdays
Tenuta di Murlo from $151Migiana di Monte Tezio, Umbria
Secluded luxury serviced villas on a private estate, with fabulous views, in an off the beaten track area of Umbria, Well placed for cultural excursions to Todi, Assisi and Cortona, with private pools and lovely gardens.Views - Great views from hotelCountry EscapeGarden - Attractive outside space.Secluded setting - For escaping.
Villa di Monte Solare 15 rooms from $156Tavernelle di Panicale, Umbria
A smart and refined country house hotel with designer food and a fabulous spa. Romantic bedrooms and suites have soft lighting, neutral tones, and sumptuous beds. A lovely pool, bikes to rent, and a spa to relax in. Gourmet relaxation in beautiful surroundings.Gourmet - Fantastically curated food and 380 wines to choose from.FoodiesCooking classes - Check for timings.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays, Small Luxury Hotels
Slow Life Umbria - Relais de Charme 12 rooms from $185Umbria
A gorgeous setting just outside Perugia. Rolling hills, green valleys, and dramatic landscapes provide a backdrop to this contemporary creation. Modern interiors compliment this traditional Italian farmhouse. Wonderfully simple fresh cuisine, pool, yoga, thai chi. A refreshing choice.Views - Great views from hotelSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Fishing - Excellent fishing nearby.
Palazzo Bontadosi 6 rooms from $162Montefalco, Umbria
Former Cardinal's house, now elegant townhouse in a hilltop village with a great spa. Original frescoes adorn the ceilings of traditional and elegant rooms and suites. Excellent restaurant and terrace, and the well equipped spa has an indoor salt water pool.Spa - Located in the mediaeval basement of the buildingSights nearby - Situated in the main square of MontefalcoSwimming Pool - Indoor PoolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Tenuta di Canonica 13 rooms from $167Todi, Umbria
Ancient water tower looks over immaculate gardens, valleys of olive and fruit trees and the medieval town of Todi. Rooms are stylish, cuisine is traditional Umbrian and the pool comes with a view. Sophisticated, welcoming and beautiful - a great choice for a romantic escape in an unrivaled setting.Great walks - Explore the olive groves and fruit orchards at dusk or dawn for some tranquil stolls.Views - Panoramic views of Corbara Lake, Todi and the surrounding hills.Sights nearby - Explore the medieval hilltown of Todi.Swimming Pool - Outdoor Pool with stunning viewsRecommended by - Johansens
Relais dei Magi 14 rooms from $180Città della Pieve Perugia, Umbria
An attractive country house in the foothills and not far from Lake Trasimento. Set amongst woods, olive trees, and grasslands, the hotel has wonderful panoramic views. Cosy rooms, suites, and a few apartments all decorated with traditional elegance. Excellent Umbrian restaurant and wine cellar.Views - Surrounded by woods with views over the hills surrounding Lake Trasimeno.Local exploringSights nearby - Città della Pieve, Siena, Perugia, Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza and Assisi.Spa
Eremito Hotelito del Alma 14 rooms from $183Parrano, Umbria
A monastic Medieval detox in Umbria, with single 'celluzze' rooms only. Stripped back to essential comforts, such as hand embroidered sheets. Situated in 7000 untouched acres, the house took four years to build from scratch. Vegetarian menu, simple yet chic eco spa, Gregorian chants - near perfectOutstanding location - Wonderful peaceful setting surrounded by 7000 acres of private woods and hills, only the sound of wind in the trees at nightRestaurant - Organic homegrown vegetables, vegetarian fixed menu, delectable homemade pasta and exquisite risottoSpa - Small heated indoor pool hewn from the rocks and steam roomOutdoor diningRecommended by - Tablet
Locanda Palazzone 3 rooms from $193Orvieto, Umbria
Gorgeous rustic country house with excellent food and lovely views. Various rooms, suites, family rooms and apartments, all simply designed, cater to families, friends, and couples. Swimming pool, terraces, and five course set dinners. A very bucolic spot.Views - Hilltop position affording stunning views over the surrounding countrysideFoodies - 5 course set dinnnersGourmetRomantic BreakRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, I Escape
La Badia 27 rooms from $198Orvieto
Historic abbey, with origins in the 6th century, turned country hotel. Spacious, air conditioned rooms adorned with period features and antique furniture, many with views of the Umbrian countryside. The restaurant offers good local wines and authentic Italian cuisine. A unique country retreat.Sights nearby - Orvieto is very close by. Also easy to reach are Todi, Perugia, Assisi and Gubbio.Views - Wonderful views over the surrounding Umbrian countrysideLocal markets - Explore the local street market in OrvietoCooking classes - Hotel run cooking classes
La Palazette del Vescovo 9 rooms from $198Fratta Todina, Umbria
Secluded, rural, and intimate country house with beautiful views over the valley. Polished bedrooms and suites combine original elements - exposed brick, wooden beams, four poster bed - with modern amenities and neutral tones. Fantastic home-cooked food, art classes, and a pool. Rural relaxation.Foodies - Delicious home-cooked four course dinners.Views - The property overlooks the Tiber ValleyRemote - Off the beaten track.Cooking classes - Check for timings.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Palazzo Seneca 24 rooms from $209Norcia, Umbria
A glorious Umbrian hotel set in an old palazzo. Traditional family-run hospitality melded with modern requirements. A fine restaurant, romantic rooms with four-poster beds, excellent spa and pool. An indulgent spot with bags of character.Romantic Break - A suave 16th-century Palazzo for a grown up getaway with palatial fourposter beds, fantastic spa and an indulgent restaurant.Local exploring - This stunning Umbrian landscape boasts fantastic walking where you might spot snow marten, red deer, and golden eagles.SpaRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
Castello di Montignano 12 rooms from $219Massa Martana, Umbria
Beautiful country house spa hotel with excellent views. Contemporary elegant rooms, suites and an apartment with white washed walls, modern four poster beds, and private balconies. Fantastically equipped spa, swimming pool, and lovely restaurant. Romantic, family friendly, spa focused.Spa breaksWeddingsSpa - Located in the dungeons of the castleViews - Views over the Martani mountainsRecommended by - I Escape
Country House Montali 9 rooms from $251Perugia (Tavernelle di Panicale)
Rustic country house in 25 acres of olive groves. Interiors feature exposed stone walls, terracotta floors and views over the Umbrian hills. Outdoor pool and gardens. Award winning vegetarian cuisine in the restaurant. Indulgent, secluded and charming.Country Escape - Real peace in the Umbrian hills with an outdoor pool and 25 acres of olive groves to get lost inFoodies - Vegetarian haute cuisine in the restaurant, drawing on Italian and Brazilian influencesSights nearby - The historic towns of Perugia and Assisi can be reached in under an hourGreat walks - 20-minute drive from scenic Lake Trasimeno
Torre di Moravola 3 rooms from $251Montone Perugia, Umbria
A medieval watch tower renovated with minimalistic flair. Panoramic views from every room and suite, all with exposed stone work, fire places and white washed walls. An ideal spot for a house party, romantic retreat or a wedding.Unusual - Medieval watch tower renovation.WeddingsSpa - Offers treatments dating back to pre-roman times!Swimming Pool - 25m infinity pool with breathtaking viewsRecommended by - Tablet, I Escape, CN Traveller
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- Best places to stay in Umbria
'Italy's green heart', land-locked Umbria, is rich in art, well-preserved walled towns and gorgeous scenery, yet remains relatively undiscovered. The best places to stay in Umbria can often be found away from the usual tourist traps - many have breathed new life into old palazzos or country villas.
Although unable to claim as many hotels and agriturismi as Tuscany, Umbria has some of the best places to stay in the region and generally much more reasonable prices.
Off the beaten track, and built on a fault line surrounded by mountains, you will discover the charms of Norcia. Due to its treacherous location, no building is allowed to be more than two storeys tall (since an 18th century edict), so the grandeur is displayed rather in terms of ornate balconies and delicate stone carvings.
Two of our favourite hotels from our list of the best places to stay in Umbria can be found here,
- The Palazzo Seneca is owned and run by the Bianconi family who have been in the hospitality business in Norcia since 1850. This historic 16th century palazzo has been comprehensively (and tastefully) restored and now offers tradtional character with contemporary requirements including top notch spa and luxury as standard. Food too is excellent.
- Another offering from the Bianconi stable in Norcia, the Grotta Azzurra is a totally different proposition. This is a simple, family run hotel in the centre of town. Rooms are traditional and plain, but many have balconies with lovely views. The restaurant is superb, serving the local delicacies including black truffles and cured ham. But the best thing is probably the price - doubles start from only €65 per night B&B!
Tourists flock to see the world-famous sights in Assisi and Orvieto, but few explore the delightful medieval towns of Montefalco, Bevagna and Spello or the stunning, remote upland plain known as the 'Piano Grand' near Castelluccio.
Todi is another must see. Steeped in history, it is the perfect example of an Italian hill town; think ancient buildings, stunning views and a reassuringly slow pace of life.
- Just down the road we suggest you try either the Tenuta di Canonica (perfect for a romantic country escape)
- or the Fattoria di Vibio for some "rustic chic".
Lake Trasimeno is another of Umbria's big pulls. It is obviously a magnet for sunseekers at the height of summer, but steer away from the edge of the lake and you'll find some of the best places to stay in the area.
- I Capricci di Merion provides a romantic retreat, only 2km from the lake itself.
- Or slightly further to the north, you'll find the Villa di Piazzano. This former Medici hunting lodge is now a relaxed family run hotel with fine food and lovely views.
Browse our selection of the best places to stay in Umbria and start to plan your visit.