“Surrounded by Umbria’s viridescent hills, dotted with ancient oaks and olive trees, the medieval village of Montone rises before the eyes of approaching travellers. La Locanda del Capitano, meaning 'The Inn of the Captain' is a 14th century ancestral family home. Its elevated vantage point makes the most of breathtaking vistas, as far as the eye can see. With ten charming bedrooms, restored to provide guests with an intimate and peaceful stay yet with every modern comfort. Bedrooms are individually decorated and are filled with antique family heirlooms. During the pleasant summer months breakfast and dinner are served out on the veranda. Every meal is cooked with love by celebrity chef Giancarlo Polito. His philosophy is to retrieve the foundation of Italian cooking by designing dishes that celebrate the country’s culinary traditions. Pair these masterpiece meals with an excellent choice of regional and national wine and you have the recipe for an unforgettable dining experience. La Locanda del Capitano is a gourmet boutique hotel, ideal for food lovers and those wanting a break from reality, with an atmosphere that separates travellers from the present. ”
“Why do people love staying in your hotel? They feel “at home” and not just occasional visitors, often they become friends and they come back to visit us again. In the medieval village (declared one of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy) they can breathe a special atmosphere in a unique environment full of history: in Montone, time seems to have stopped at by gone days, They enjoy the quiet life of the village, no cars in the historical centre, no pollution. The village is not in the main routes but is located in a strategical position to explore the most important towns of Umbria and Tuscany (15 minutes driving from Città di Castello, 20 minutes driving from Perugia and S. Egidio Airport, 20 minutes from Trasimeno lake, 30 minutes driving from Assisi, 30 minutes from Gubbio, 40 minutes from Cortona, 1 hour from Siena, 1 hour and a half from Florence.
After their daily tours our guests come back in the evening, enjoy a good dinner and have a walk in the peace of the village. Usually our guests love good food and have a passion for good wine: they also visit us to taste the food of the celebrity chef Giancarlo Polito.
What is there to do in the area? Usually the Chef Giancarlo Polito organizes tours to the best wine cellars of the area, wine tasting and olive oil tasting. In some period there is also the possibility to experience the truffle hunting with dogs in some small farms of the area. Good walks and riding horses in the beautiful country are always possible. In Città di Castello, 15 kilometers from Montone, there is the famous Burri Museum.
Every year in the village: Umbria film festival ( 4 days in the first half of july ); Historical medieval festival called “S. Spina” takes place for a week in the second half of August; Festa del bosco (Festival of truffle , mushrooms and products of the forest) takes place for 3/4 days between the last days of October and the first days of November. In Perugia: Umbria Jazz Festival, every year in July. In Gubbio: Corsa dei Ceri, 15th of May every year.
What kind of breakfast do you offer? Breakfast is included in the price of the room. We offer a buffet breakfast with a selection of sweet and salty local delicacies. The cakes are home made. During summer breakfast is served on the terraces.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? The restaurant of Locanda del Capitano is open for dinner every day of the week, Saturday and Sunday is open also for lunch. Monday is the day off. We recommend also Tipico Osteria dei sensi, open for lunch and dinner and situated 10 meters away from us.
Which are your most popular room types, and why? All the rooms have a nice view but Rooms n.7 “Dei rintocchi” and n. 8 “ Del Belvedere” , on the second floor, have a balcony and a beautiful view on the roof of Montone and the sorrounding hills. Room n. 9 is a family room for two adults and two children and it has an independant entrance.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ? In some rooms we can fit an extra bed for children. We can also provide baby cots (no charged). We can provide a baby sitting service on request.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Our hotel is the perfect place to rest and to follow the slow time umbrian life.
Locanda del Capitano can also be the right place to organize special weddings: the celebrity chef Giancarlo Polito and his staff can also organize your wedding day providing a catering service in other marvellous umbrian locations.”