Self catering room Beatrice Is on the first floor, with a large double bed, tapestry head board, antique dressing table and a luxury bathroom with shower. One flight of stone stairs leads from the reception area to this charming room with views over the swimming eco pool.
Self Catering room, Beatrice is at the Luxury guest house in Umbria, originally a 12th Century monastery, is an historic house, Residenza d'Epoca, which has been restored to an elegant country house estate offering accommodation near Perugia, Cortona, Gubbio, Assisi, Spello, Deruta, Todi, Orvieto, Lake Trasimeno and Città di Castello.
Pool, garden , private chapel, parking
Umbria, a beautiful region in central Italy, has medieval hilltop villages and towns scattered across its lush green countryside, Roman ruins and amphitheatres and Etruscan tombs. In the south, the fertile slopes are covered with olive trees and vineyards and to the north, the hills on either side of the Tiber river have oak and chestnut woods where white truffles and porcini mushrooms are found. Neighbouring Tuscany, Umbria is often overlooked, but it is a mystical and fascinating part of Italy. Its roots are ancient and it still maintains a quintessentially Italian feel, with the modern day Umbria very linked with their history and traditions. Perfect to go exploring, the roads are fairly quiet and many of the more beautiful, undiscovered sights are off the beaten track.
Follow the road south to see Spello, Trevi and Spoleto, each worth discovering. Turn into the Vale of Umbria to find Montefalco and Bevagna in the heart of the wine growing region of Umbria. Famous for its Sagrantino, this Umbria red is a major contender to the Tuscan Superreds!
Heading north from Estate you will soon cross the border into Tuscany. Sansepolcro is home to the beautiful, haunting Piero della Francesca painting of The Resurection and nearby Anghiari is a delightful medieval hilltop town with a long, straight Roman road descending from the hilltop. Carry on towards Arezzo for the heart of the gold industry in Italy, a medieval town centre and more frescoes and paintings by Piero della Francesca.
Italian cuisine is famous all over the world and the regional specialities of Umbrian cooking are amongst the most popular. Black and white truffles (tartufo) are a highly prized delicacy of the area, along with Porcini mushrooms that grow in the chestnut woods that cover the slopes of the countryside throughout Umbria.