Sadly we only had three days just after Easter to sample the delights of Perugia and the surrounding area. Le Torri, a former abbey/castle just over 20km north of Perugia provided a great (and relaxing) base. The food was great (you basically choose what you want for dinner from a small but imaginative menu in the morning), and so was the wine. Currently their 2007 Sangiovese is an excellent choice. It was a little too early for their pool to be open but the grounds are vast and even when fully booked I don't think it will ever feel crowded. Service was both efficient and friendly.
Any downsides? Some rooms probably overlook a terraced space that may have to be used as a car park during very busy periods. And the last part of the access from the 'main' road is a little steep - those not familiar with unpaved mountain roads may want to make sure they arrive during daylight, at least on their first day.
- 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