Set deep in the Umbrian hills we had a wonderful if all too short time there. The apartments are spacious and well-equipped, making good use of the character of the building. Around the convent the garden and pool are lovely with stunning views on every side. It is truly away from the madding crowd - bliss for those seeking quiet and serenity.
The kitchen has everything needed for self-catering but there are excellent restaurants a twenty minute or so drive away. Although breakfast wasn't mentioned on the web-site we were able to pre-order this a couple of days before we arrived. It was extensive, varied and deliciously Italian (no cooking involved).
Antonietta, the hostess, with her welcoming smile, great sense of humour and extensive knowledge of the local area made our holiday true delight.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relais l'Antico Convento, affectionately known as 'This Old Convent', dates back to the 12th century and is idyllically set amid sunflower fields and wooded hills on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. Umbria is known as 'the green heart of Italy', and is famous for its ruggedly beautiful landscapes, medieval Umbria hill towns, and Umbrian wines grown on the hills of Lago Trasimeno, as well as the award winning Sagrantino di Montefalco. Il Convento, is decorated in 'arte povera' style of Umbria and features wooden furniture from Citta di Castello and hand-painted ceramic vases from Deruta with kilim rugs thrown in for a touch of class. It's strategic position allows the visitor to reach some of Umbria's and Tuscany's most important artistic towns in less than an hour. The services on offer include a fantastic panoramic swimming pool, a huge garden with relax area, fully equipped B-B-Q area 7 km from the Convent is Antognolla Golf Club, a magnificent 18 hole course designed by the famous architect Robert Trent Jones II. For lovers of Sport and natural pursuits one can find paths for TREKKING, mountain-biking and walking in the grounds of the Convento; for the lovers of the horse they are available, in the vicinities of the company, the handlings in order to satisfy all the requirements. 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