We just returned from our stay at the Convento Mincione, a beautifully restored convent on top of a hill in rural Umbria. The apartment was huge, with two private bedrooms and baths, and a large living room and open kitchen. From the window, we could see the moon rise over the Umbrian hills. Joan is a friendly, knowledgeable, helpful hostess. She recommended a terrific restaurant--La Cantina di Nunzio--where we ate fettuccine with duck sauce and scottoditto cooked over a wood fire. We had seen pictures of the convent on her website, but we weren't prepared for how truly beautiful it is. We definitely plan a return visit and we'll recommend it to friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relais l'Antico Convento, affectionately known as 'This Old Convent', dates back to the 12th century and is idyllically set amid sunflower fields and wooded hills on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. Umbria is known as 'the green heart of Italy', and is famous for its ruggedly beautiful landscapes, medieval Umbria hill towns, and Umbrian wines grown on the hills of Lago Trasimeno, as well as the award winning Sagrantino di Montefalco. Il Convento, is decorated in 'arte povera' style of Umbria and features wooden furniture from Citta di Castello and hand-painted ceramic vases from Deruta with kilim rugs thrown in for a touch of class. It's strategic position allows the visitor to reach some of Umbria's and Tuscany's most important artistic towns in less than an hour. The services on offer include a fantastic panoramic swimming pool, a huge garden with relax area, fully equipped B-B-Q area 7 km from the Convent is Antognolla Golf Club, a magnificent 18 hole course designed by the famous architect Robert Trent Jones II. For lovers of Sport and natural pursuits one can find paths for TREKKING, mountain-biking and walking in the grounds of the Convento; for the lovers of the horse they are available, in the vicinities of the company, the handlings in order to satisfy all the requirements. How to do at Il Convento: cooking lesson, relaxing massage, wine tasting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais L'Antico Convento Italy/Umbertide, Umbria