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 dates back to the 12th century and is idyllically set amid sunflower fields and wooded hills on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. ‘This Old Convent’, as Relais l’Antico Convento is affectionately known, has been carefully restored using only authentic materials and decorated with an eye for elegance and functionality. Situated on a promontory overlooking the Val Racchiusole in the Comune of Umbertide, the crystal clear swimming pool and California Hot Tub complete the panorama. Relais l’Antico Convento is an unique place for an independent family or couple’s holiday. It is also ideal for special events such as weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, hen dos, stag parties, the list is endless. The location offers multiple opportunities for activities, from local walking trails which allow guests to explore the natural beauty that surrounds Relais l’Antico Convento t. 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