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Reviewed 17 April 2012

I intended to write this review months ago. What a lovely place to stay. Joan and her daughter took great care to ensure we knew how to drive to the property and gave us a wonderful run down of what to see and do in the area.

The apartments are located in a gorgeous, carefully renovated convent. Very clean, quiet and perfect for our family. We traveled with a 3 year old and a 5 year old and they had a ball. The pool is lovely, the outdoor hot tub was delightful and the space perfect for two little girls after a week spent on the streets of Rome. My husband didn't want to leave the grounds for two days, preferring to just swim and take in the incredible views.

I took the children for several day trips by myself without any trouble using Joan's instructions. We prepared several meals in the small kitchen rather than drive to a local village for each meal which was a treat as we had picked up some delightful supplies from local markets.

Much better than any hotel and a far more unique and memorable experience for our family.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank paddy05
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Our fouth family holiday (2 adults, three children) in Umbria. Our first time at Il Convento, which I do not hesitate to recommend. We stayed in Il Re appartment. Good sized, clean, very comfortable beds. Lovely location and well kept old buildings. The pool is far nicer than Il Convento's photos suggest, with a good shaded area and lots of sunbeds/chairs. Joan is very helpful. I understand she is selling but staying on in a managerial capacity.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

A wonderful place with all the luxury of a pool, hot tub, both with a panoramic view over the hills, spacious rooms with authentic furniture and all the equipment you need.
Sitting on the sunset terrace, having a nice BBQ and watch the rolling hills of Umbria - what more can you expect from a holiday home.
But in addition to all this perfect setting the host, Joan, makes the place truly special - just follow her blog 'Joan's view of Umbria and NYC', there is nothing to add. In short: New York Style in Umbria.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tom_670
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

Want to thank Joan for her wonderful hospitality. A consumate concierge with a personal touch. The Convento is on the onset a little secluded, however, once oriented, the location is ideal for day trips around the region. Once settled, and with Joan's concise directions, everything was at our doorstep.....Cortona, Lago Trasimeno, Perugia, Umbertide, Urbino, Gubio, Montone, Assisi, Deruta, Todi and Orvieto. The Convento has a wonderful location, with views, and plenty of "nature". Care is advised on the roads at or near dark for the wild boars, deer, and wild hare. Cuckoo birds will be your alarm clock along with mourning doves and other song birds. For a self catering apartment, it is well appointed with a local "alimentari" with great salumi, porchetta and fresh pecorino cheese. The grounds around the Convento are beautiful with olive groves and farms. Luigi the "guard dog", will more than certainly appreciate a scratch on his belly and is a great companion for either a morning or evening stroll. Will definitely plan a return visit as well as highly recommended to all who wish a quiet, relaxing, intimate getaway.

Room Tip: We stayed in room Dieci...great patio.
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

We just returned from our stay at the Convento Mincione, a beautifully restored convent on top of a hill in rural Umbria. The apartment was huge, with two private bedrooms and baths, and a large living room and open kitchen. From the window, we could see the moon rise over the Umbrian hills. Joan is a friendly, knowledgeable, helpful hostess. She recommended a terrific restaurant--La Cantina di Nunzio--where we ate fettuccine with duck sauce and scottoditto cooked over a wood fire. We had seen pictures of the convent on her website, but we weren't prepared for how truly beautiful it is. We definitely plan a return visit and we'll recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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