UMBRIA – TREVI

Hilltop town of Trevi, 20km from Assisi and 40km from Perugia.

4 star Hotel Relais de Charme Antica Dimora alla Rocca, an 16th century hotel, housed in 2 parallel buildings.

32 en-suite rooms with central heating,air conditioning,LED T.V.,mini bar and room

Hotel has a restaurant,located in an old oil mill with medieval vaulted ceilings and terracotta flooring. 2 Bars, one indoor and the other in the little square outside the hotel. Swimming pool in a small courtyard for hotel residents (Summer only)

Antica Dimora(inside) Antica Dimora (lamapada romatica) Antica Dimora (suite 103) Antica Dimora (superior) Antica Dimora(classic) Antica Dimora(double) Antica Dimora(front2) Antica Dimora(front)

HOTELS For Umbria Itinerary #3- Spoleto

We have a range of top notch hotels in Spoleto. Here is some basic info about four of them:

Hotel Clitunno:

Managed by the Tomassoni family since 1968 the Hotel Clitunno is a 3 star hotel with a great atmosphere full of great charm adn warm hospitality. It is an elegant hotel in the form of a recently renovated historical building. Overlooking the Piazza Sordini this hotel is just minutes away from the Duomo and the Rocca. This hotel has great views, beautiful rooms and is in the perfect destination for you to walk to the amazing theatres adn stunning historicakl sites of the area. The hotel itself is stunning with a balanced combination of classic tradition and modern taste. there are 3 styles of room (plus 2 suites): ‘Old Style’, ‘Executive’ and ‘Standard.’ All of which come with WiFi, a hairdryer, AirCon and Stalelite TV including CNN and Sky. there is also the a la carte restaraunt San Lorenzo, teh food from which can be enjoyed inside or out in the quaint little square. Here are some pictures:

Hotel Arca:

Hotel Arca is a simpler, 3 star Hotel. It has 57 ensuite rooms over 3 floors, connected by lifts and indoor staircase. Each room has its own bathroom with shower, colour tv, telephone with outside line and a ceiling ventilator. The hotel is comfortable, pratical and tastefully furnished, with stunning views of the green Umbrian hills.  There is also a restaraunt and American Bar described by the hotel as being ‘large with panoramic windows and a great view of the hills,’ they say ‘it offers the best selection of local and national cuisine, together with an unequalled selection of Umbrian wines. Quick service menu available for groups which satisfies the tastes of all, while offering individuals a vast à la carte choice.’ here are some pictures:

Hotel San Luca:

Hotel San Luca is a 4 star hotrel run by the Zuccari family and is an elegant and sophiscated hotel witha warm and familiar atmosphere. The building is mainly 19th Century design and the courtyard is home to the Holy Wellspring; a fountain that displays a stone tablet from 1601. This hitorical tabelt shows the City of Spoleto’s coat of arms, St. Ponziano on horseback and a depiction of Prospero Biscuri or Bisonti. Thsi 4 star hotel has a range of rooms including: Classic, Comfort, Superior, Junior Suite and Suite. All of them are comfortable, spacious and bright. All rooms are soundproofed, with internet access and satellite TV. There are also two rooms especially designed for disabled guests and pets are welcome of warning is given before arrival. Breakfast is served in the courtyard and there is a restaurant in the hotel but reservations must be made.

Hotel dei Duchi:

Hotel dei duchi is a 4 star hotel set in the middle of of Ancajani Park. views of the Roman Theatre, the former monastery of S. Agatha and the surrounding valley allow guests to enjoy the history and culture of the town of Spoleto without even leaving their rooms. This hotel was built in 1957 and is carefully furnished to ensure maximum comfort; it also includes private, onsite parking exculsively for guests. There is a range of rooms- Triple, Classic, Comfort, Superior, Junior Suite and Suite- all of which have amazing panoramic views and come with satellite TV, a mini-bar, a direct dial phone, Internet access and air conditioning. The restaurant at Hotel dei Duchi is elegant with amazing views and offers specialities typical of the local and regional cuisine. It is open to all staying guests and other vistors. The hotel also has a garden which is a wonderful palce to relax especially in the summer as it looks over the Roman Theatre which hosts numerous concerts and dance performances during the evenings of the Spoleto Festival and Spoleto Summer.

Umbria- Basic Info

Umbria is the only Italian region without a coastline:-

It includes Lake Trasimeno, the biggest lake in Central Italy:-

There are also remains of Etruscan settlements, particularly in the town of  Castiglione del Lago:-

There is also the Cascate delle Marmore waterfall near Terni; they are known as some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe:-

The waterfall drops into the River Nera as a 165 m (541 ft) fall:-

It is surrounded by beautiful plants and is the perfect spot for extreme- water-sports lovers:-

Also in Terni you have Carsulae; an ancient Roman town intersected by the ancient Via Flaminia:-

Here you can find the remains of the S. Damiano Arch:-

Another big attraction near by is the Dunarobba Fossil Forest:-

This a rare example of a forest that has existed for over 3 million years, it consists of very well-preserved tree trunks set in a lunar landscape.

Information collected from: http://www.italia.it/en/discover-italy/umbria.html#box_1

Photos from:

  1. http://simonaalbanese.blogspot.co.uk/2010_12_01_archive.html
  2. http://java-travelling.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/the-greatest-waterfalls-around-world.html
  3. http://travel-italy.sismano.com/routes-travel.php?id=3&Rafting-in-Umbria
  4. http://discoveringumbria.blogspot.co.uk/2007/08/s-damianos-arch.html
  5. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dunarobba.jpg

HOTELS For Umbria Itinerary #2- Assisi

The second main area in our Itinerary was Assisi. Assisi is an astonishingly beautiful medieaval hill town in Umbria. Two of the main Hotels in Assisi are GRAND HOTEL ASSISI and SAN FRANCESCO HOTEL.

The Grand Hotel Assisi is situated only 800m from the walls of Assisi in a quiet area which offers stunning,  panoramic views. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, telephone and data port. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, bar, restaurant and a car park. You can even take your pets along too if you like.

The San Francesco Hotel comes with stunning views of the church and the Umbrian countryside. Located right in the city centre everything you’ll want to see in Assisi is just a short stroll away; including the main square and the Basilica di Santa Chiara. Many of San Francesco’s rooms offer views directly over the church, while others overlook the surrounding fields, and anything else you want see can be viewed from the beautiful roof terrace. All rooms come with satellite television and minibars. Wi-fi internet access is also available. If you want you can enjoy a drink on San Francesco’s terrace or dine in the hotel restaurant, where you can enjoy classic local meals in a relaxed setting.

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HOTELS for Umbria Itinerary #1- Gubbio

So, the first destination we mentioned in Umbria was Gubbio, it is one of the most ancient towns in Umbria and is said to look like a huge Nativity scene.Three of the main hotels in Gubbio are ODERISI E BALESTRIERI HOTEL, PARK HOTEL AI CAPPUCCINI and SPORTING HOTEL.

Hotel Oderisi Balestrieri is just 500 metres from Gubbio Cathedral. It is located in a very favourable position, just few steps from the historical center of the city. The rooms are comfortable adn simplewith a TV and private bathroom. This accommodation is the perfect solution for a short stay or for the tourist who wish to enjoy the natural and artistic things that the city can quietly offer. The breakfast at Oderisi is classic Italian style, with croissants, cakes and cappuccino coffee. It is eaten in the hotel bar, where coffee and other light refreshments can be aquired throughout the day.I

If you want a slightly posher hotel in Gubbio then we’ve got the Park Hotel ai Cappucini. It is a 17th century monastery which has been restored into a beautiful 4 star hotel. This hotel and the religious communities that have lived here in the past are a big part of the history of Gubbio. Secluded, yet near to the city centre,  the Park Hotel is a mix of  antique beauty and modern comforts. Food wise you can appreciate local products in delicious light recipes accompanied by the best national and international wines in the hotel Restaurant. This hotel is also very proud of modern Spa and Fitness area that inlcudes a new water park.

And our final Hotel in Gubbio is Sporting Hotel. It is a pefect blend of ancient flavours and modern comforts and design. Sporting Hotel is perfect fro anyone, whether there to see the historical attractions or simply out on a Business trip this hotel combines traditional Umbrian cooking with a service philosophy that makes guest satisfaction the number one goal. The hotel is just a few hundered metres form the city walls of the old town centre. For those interested in good food this hotel offers a range of traditional Gubbio and umbrian dishes including white truffles and fresh meats delivered directly from the stock farm of the Urbani Ospitalità group.

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Imperiale Palace- Santa Margherita

Imperiale Palace: the Grand Hotel in the bay of Portofino. One of the most luxurious hotels on the whole of the Italian Riviera, for over a century the Imperiale Palace has been the focus of Santa Margherita Ligure glamorous social whirl and high-profile cultural events. At the beginning of the 1900’s royals, aristocrats, divas and intellectuals came to this splendid Belle Époque property on the Italian Riviera for their holiday. Today, a century later, the peace enveloping the private park, the elegance of the historic Liberty style building, and the crystal clear water of Santa Margherita Ligure are still the same and the Imperiale Palace is still one of the most prestigious hotels in Liguria.