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“Just too darn short!” 5 of 5 stars
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Relais Genius Loci Country Inn
Via Monti Martani 23, 06031 Bevagna, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 Bevagna B&B and Inns
Emerald Hills, CA
1 review
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“Just too darn short!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Arriving at Genius Loci we felt like we had arrived on a story book page—a classic Umbrian setting. It was very difficult to drag ourselves off the charming terrace overlooking the landscape and vineyards where breakfast is served.
The farmhouse is totally charming and comfortable with such attention to design detail that one has to smile with appreciation at each masterful touch. There were so many comfortable and cozy areas to relax in that it was hard to choose. We loved having “honor” privileges at the handsome bar, where we could fix a cup of tea or a glass of wine on our own. Our room was comfortable, and we were delighted to find a modern large bathroom—a rarity in Europe, but best of all was the magnificent view from our window. A suggestion would be to provide bathing soap and shampoo in every room.
Our host Michael made our stay so enjoyable by responding to all needs and questions, and by his delightful personality. A highlight was the private wine tasting conducted by his beautiful and charming Mother, Mary that marks a favorite memory of our six-week trip.
The location was perfect for day trips to all the charming medieval cities in the area. Our only mistake was not staying longer at Genius Loci.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

My friend and I, accompanied by our teenage children, spent 3 nights here in late September. From the moment we arrived until our reluctant departure, we felt very comfortable, welcomed most openly by Michael, who made it clear that our comfort was his priority and to make ourselves completely at home. The views were beautiful (that's an understatement) and we loved witnessing the changing colours and light over the valley as the days progressed. The rooms are very comfortable and each with it's own ensuite. Breakfast was served outside overlooking the valley, and laying by the pool provided a lovely afternoon respite from our local village browsing, of which we never tired as there as so many options quite close by, including Bevagna, Montefalco (again with breathtaking views), Spello and the more touristy Assissi. Michael and Mary's recommendations for local restaurants and sights were always spot on and we experienced some truly delicious and memorable meals in the local villages, in particular Bevagna.
I would highly recommend a visit to Genius Loci, and make sure you stay longer than 3 days. It is a great base to explore the vast beauty of Umbria, and like us, you'll probably not want to leave at all... Thanks Michael and Mary, you are gracious hosts and made us feel very welcomed. I'll definitely return again one day...

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

My husband and I stayed in Genius Loci for 7 nights in June. Our room was perfect and certainly matched the description provided. Michael was a charming host and we were made to feel like guests in his own home. Nothing was too much trouble, we had excellent recommendations for sight seeing and restaurants. Even the rather mixed weather did not spoil our experience!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The location, setting, and hospitality at Genius Loci make it ideal for relaxing and for seeing nearby towns that may be destinations in themselves, such as Assisi, or that wait to be discovered by a first-time visitor to Umbria. We stayed here for 4 nights in July and our only regret was that we hadn't determined to stay longer. We enjoyed the views and the chance to relax by the pool. The expertise of the Tacconi family should be sought for shopping, sight-seeing, and enjoying their own wine and cooking classes. The rooms are comfortable; the food very good. While it may be more expensive, it is well work the cost.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Our expectations for Genius Loci from the website and reviews were not only met but far exceeded. The location and setting are picture postcard perfect. The nearby walled town of Bevagna is worthy of all the positive reports. Michael and Mary are the most charming of hosts and seemingly endless resources for day tripping and exploring Umbria. The breakfast buffets are more than adequate, served out on the terrace where the temptation is to linger rather than head out for the intended destination of the day. Our corner room, appropriately and comfortably furnished, offered spectacular views. Had the weather not cooperated for outside relaxing, the common areas are welcoming and cozy.

We didn't schedule Mary's winery tour but heard wonderful things from those guests who did. Our only regret is that our itinerary didn't allow for more time at Genius Loci and Umbria, both at the very top of our "most favorite ever" list/s.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

We travelled for 3 weeks in Umbria and Tuscany, and Genius Loci was our first stop (for 5 nights.) We didn't want to leave! The Tacconi family are the most gracious hosts, and make you feel right at home. Their knowledge of the area, as well as restaurant recommendations enhanced our trip. The location is great for visiting the hill towns of Assisi, Bevagna, Montefalco, and Perugia. The property is just beautiful, and views from the inn are just breathtaking. We enjoyed breakfast every morning, and wine in the evening, on the terrace, taking in the most amazing panorama of Umbria. We hope to return to this lovely piece of paradise.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

The happiest memories were made thanks to the folks at Genius Loci. The Inn was a perfect spot for a wedding and they created a fairy tale come true for my beautiful daughter!! The staff far exceeded all expectations on the food, and service was exceptional!! All of the guests were made to feel like family and were in awe of the beautiful wedding they prepared along with the inn's beautiful surroundings.The food was so fantastic- the best of Italy!!! Highly recommend statying at the Genius Loci Inn!!! Hope to stay longer next time!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Relais Genius Loci Country Inn

Address: Via Monti Martani 23, 06031 Bevagna, Italy
Location: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Bevagna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Bevagna
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exquisite, small, personal inn of refined class, rustically elegant and yet extremely inviting set in a stunningly panoramic position which captures the very essence of magical Umbria with its views of gently rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, sprawling vineyards, olive groves and picturesque medieval hill towns. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Country Inn Bevagna
Bevagna Country Inn
Relais Genius Loci Country Inn Bevagna, Italy - Umbria

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