“The Castello di Postignano is an Umbrian Borgo with origins which can be traced back as far as the 9th century. Over the past few years it has been lovingly and painstaking restored, bringing the village kicking and screaming into the 21st century, yet without compromising its historic roots. Many period features have been retained and the original frescoes in the mediaeval chapel are a fabulous backdrop to the numerous cultural events that it hosts over the summer months. Suites are traditionally and tastefully furnished. All offer either one or two rooms, so are ideal for families. It's a great spot for simply enjoying some rest and relaxation - the views are fabulous. Or if you have the energy, the Umbrian attractions of Perugia, Norci and Spoleto are all close by.”
Written by Sarah Empson
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
The charm, the peace and the silence of a medieval borgo, fully restored, and now blending charm, culture and 21st Century comfort. It offers a selection of suites and first class on-site amenities. This ancient hillside village, is nestled on a peaceful hill overlooking the dramatic Nerina Valley. Scattered within the borgo are a number of intimate terraces, where one can bask in glorious sunshine, read or simply enjoy the magnificent views in peace and tranquility. Needless to say, excellent concierge services are on tap. They are happy to organize transfers, local excursions, and bookings at sporting facilities, restaurants and cultural events.
What is there to do in the area?
Located within easy reach of the many magnificent Umbrian towns, including Spoleto, Norcia, Bevagna, Trevi, Spello, Montefalco, Assisi and Perugia,¬ the borgo is the ideal place to explore this lush green region of central Italy.
Guests are invited to use the tea lounge, which offers coffee, a variety of tea, and homemade cookies. A library, a games room, and a billiards room with a cognac, cigar and chocolate bar are also at the guests’ disposal. A quaint wine bar serves and sells Umbrian wines and spirits, olive oil, cheese, pulses and cured meat. Selected ceramics, local furniture, Montefalco linen and cashmere are available in the boutique. Wifi is free and available throughout the borgo. Many cultural events are held every summer in the Medieval church, which is an integral part of the borgo. The precious frescoes have been lovingly restored to their ancient splendor and form a fantastic backdrop for concerts and theatre.
There are plenty of sporting opportunities in the surrounding area too: fishing, horse riding, truffle hunting, rafting, trekking and, in winter, cross-country skiing.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We offer a daily changing selection of local specialties, homemade cookies and bread, eggs and all sort of cured meat, cheese.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Castello di Postignano proudly hosts the trattoria La Casa Rosa, which offers cuisine of seasonal and locally grown produce. The harmony of flavours typical of the rich traditional local recipes and exciting new creations by the chef are our pride. We offer a large choice of wines, particularly from Umbria. Our staff will be happy to suggest any of the many excellent restaurants in the surrounding area for those who wish to go further afield.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
At Castello di Postignano, a typical Umbrian triangular borgo, over a thousand years of history, architecture and tradition have been brought back to life through an expert restoration programme, the level of which has never been seen before in the region of Umbria. Former apartments have been converted into suites, with one or two bedrooms, modern bathroom and a living room, tastefully and traditionally furnished. All have internet connection.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Postignano is a 500,000 star hotel: the ones you can see from our terrace in a moonless night.”