My husband and I spent a week at the convent with our children aged 2 and 5 (but wish we could have stayed for longer). The old convent is in the most stunning surroundings with so many beautiful places to visit nearby that a week is not long enough. We experienced an authentic Italian cookery lesson, a fascinating visit to a bee keeper and alpaca farm, a tasty local breakfast every morning and a beautiful 'Dinner Under the Stars"; all arranged by the wonderful 'Antonietta' who is at the convent every day to provide friendly and invaluable help, advice and assistance in all matters. The swimming pool was perfect with a beautiful backdrop and was a great place to catch up with other guests, all of whom were friendly and helped to make our stay even more enjoyable; our boys were particularly taken with "the girls." The owners Roberto and Francesca were very welcoming and accommodating; they keep the gardens looking immaculate and introduced us to some of the tasty local beverages.
Whilst out and about the people we met were warm and friendly and in true Italian style the children were made to feel welcome.
We would love to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relais l’Antico Convento dates back to the 12th century and is idyllically set amid sunflower fields and wooded hills on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. ‘This Old Convent’, as Relais l’Antico Convento is affectionately known, has been carefully restored using only authentic materials and decorated with an eye for elegance and functionality. Situated on a promontory overlooking the Val Racchiusole in the Comune of Umbertide, the crystal clear swimming pool and California Hot Tub complete the panorama. Relais l’Antico Convento is an unique place for an independent family or couple’s holiday. It is also ideal for special events such as weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, hen dos, stag parties, the list is endless. The location offers multiple opportunities for activities, from local walking trails which allow guests to explore the natural beauty that surrounds Relais l’Antico Convento t. How to do at Il Convento: cooking lesson, relaxing massage, wine tasting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais L'Antico Convento Umbertide, Umbria