We travelled to Le Torri Di Bagnara for a week in the countryside after 3 days in busy Florence. The first impression of the Hotel is very impressive, both visually and also in the warm, personal and efficient handling of our welcome.
Our apartment was absolutely tiny, but we soon got everything packed away and began to enjoy our environment. The buildings and surrounding grounds are stunning with lovely views over the Tiber valley. The pool is possibly one of the nicest I have ever been to, again with beautiful views from its vantage point. Everything was very clean and the staff could not have been more helpful and really seemed to want to make sure that you had a good time.
Be prepared to feel in the middle of nowhere though as this is a place for proper relaxation and to experience the countryside. There are good restaurants near-by if you want to explore beyond the grounds and some interesting places to visit within an hour's drive.
A lovely place with minimum bells and whistles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Le Torri di Bagnara" is a word-class collection of exquisitely restored medieval rental castles set in the private estate of Tenuta di Bagnara, an historic 1500-acre superb estate and natural reserve over the Umbrian Tiber Valley. Located 18 km north of Perugia, 30 min car to Tuscany, conveniently close to Assisi, Siena and Cortona,almost equidistant between Rome and Florence, this peaceful estate is a haven for the mind and the senses and makes a tailor-made base for the best stay in central Italy. The main villa, Pieve San Quirico castle (11th century historic house), is a stylish medieval castle, surrounded by a courtyard with an octagonal tower, beautifully renovated and made into a private house. It has been restored according to the highest standard of renovation and design to create a luxury villa with 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms with breathtaking views around it and in total privacy. Four apartments set in the Tower (11th century historic house), just up the hill are available for large groups on request (15 extra beds) and can be rented only in addition to the castle. The castle features an 18th century consecrated parish church that seats 70; it can be used for celebrations, meetings and social gatherings. All hotel services are available at our villas. Our on-premises concierge, knowledgeable and fluent in both English and Italian, is available to help you enjoy the entire region to the fullest Le Torri di Bagnara's 1500-acre estate provides superb opportunities for walking and biking, mushrooms and truffle hunting, wildlife watching and photography, yoga. Blessed with a large variety of wild flowers, ancient trees, 5 small lakes, several streams, 16 km of the Tiber river (italy's second main river), a resident population of Roe Deer and Hares and a wide range of bird species from Herons to Pheasants, the estate is a haven for all things bright and beautiful. Guests may also enjoy our high quality Farms' Produce: extra virgin olive oil, honey, fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs and the vintage wines from our Tuscan vineyards. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Torri Di Bagnara Perugia