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San Lodovico Institute (Istituto San Lodovico)

Piazza Ranieri, 5, 05018 Orvieto, Italy
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Ranked #24 of 38 Specialty Lodging in Orvieto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014
wanderlust_girl1 Los Angeles, California
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you don't mind "no frills" lodging, there is no better place to stay in Orvieto than the San Lodovico Institute. I stayed here for two weeks in July and absolutely loved it (actually, I wanted to move there permanently). The sisters who run the establishment could not be more loving and kind and by the end of my two... More

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Everson, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed four nights at the Institute. The sisters were welcoming and the building and grounds spectacular. Our room was quite adequate, no frills, but a comfortable bed adequate bathroom and lots of room. There are lovely public areas at the hotel, with some restrictions as it remains an active convent. The breakfast was barely adequate, great coffee, some cheese... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My friend and I stayed here in this beautiful place and felt like we were in a grand palace with its sweeping staircase and elegant old rooms. The room was small, but adequate, and the nuns were very welcoming, efficient and friendly. The building, the rooms and the grounds are simply lovely, a perfect place to stay in order to... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

we were a Lebanese group traveling on a pilgrimage trip to Italy. we really enjoyed the Monastery San Ludovico institute, even i can say, it was the best place we stayed in, incredibly clean, big but simple rooms, excellent food (breakfast & dinner), in the heart of the historic medieval city of Orvieto, the nuns were so nice, a very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Is it an hotel or an hospice? Location is great, rooms are fine but on vacation you don't want to have an old ill lady walking a round the corridor band screaming at night. Sweet old lady I asked the staff to help but no noun showed up. The second night the old lady was still crying at night but... More

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Clearwater, FL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Staying in this historical and beautiful monastery was one of the most unique and memborable places we have stayed. The sisters were incredibly nice! The monastery is beautiful and peaceful. You will never grow tired of wandering through the massive rooms and hallways looking at the many paintings and artwork. The adjoining church is beautiful. We awoke to little children... More

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Reston, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Sometimes, when you are on vacation, you need a "vacation from your vacation". Why not consider a monestery stay at Istituto San Lodovico? Located on the edge of the historic medieval town Orvieto, in the heart of Umbria, Central Italy, San Lodovico is the perfect place to unwind at the beginning, middle or end of your Italian trip. I have... More

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Austin, TX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

First, you should know that these lodgings are probably not for the first-time traveller. The amenities are sparse and spartan and the nuns in charge speak limited English. We were there during a September, 2011 heat wave and the lack of a/c or fans was acute (some rooms have thermostat-controlled fans, but only one of the five we rented). There... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

San Lodovico Institute is the quintessential place to stay for an Italian or Orvietani experience. The property is historic, beautiful, and relaxing. Not only is it perfect base for seeing the amazing Orvieto, but we were able to reach the surrounding sights of Umbria and Tuscany with ease by train or bus. The host is most friendly and her warmth... More

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Houston
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15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

Gated grounds with beautiful gardens and nice views. Rooms were clean and comfy. Our room had a view over gardens but you could see out in the distance. Continental breakfast sufficient. Parking is outside walls of city. Do not Park in public parking near Monastery at Campo Boario. It is 80E a day. We drove up and dropped off luggage... More

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Address: Piazza Ranieri, 5, 05018 Orvieto, Italy
Location: Italy > Umbria > Province of Terni > Orvieto
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