I intended to write this review months ago. What a lovely place to stay. Joan and her daughter took great care to ensure we knew how to drive to the property and gave us a wonderful run down of what to see and do in the area.
The apartments are located in a gorgeous, carefully renovated convent. Very clean, quiet and perfect for our family. We traveled with a 3 year old and a 5 year old and they had a ball. The pool is lovely, the outdoor hot tub was delightful and the space perfect for two little girls after a week spent on the streets of Rome. My husband didn't want to leave the grounds for two days, preferring to just swim and take in the incredible views.
I took the children for several day trips by myself without any trouble using Joan's instructions. We prepared several meals in the small kitchen rather than drive to a local village for each meal which was a treat as we had picked up some delightful supplies from local markets.
Much better than any hotel and a far more unique and memorable experience for our family.
- 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