After a long walk from Le Silve, the view of Spello from the trail was welcome and made one imagine that one was a medieval traveler arriving at his hill town destination.
The hotel originally put us in a small and very starkly modern room, which would have been adequate, though cramped. Later that evening they moved us to a very large room with terrace into which we had been originally booked. Slightly worn, but much more comfortable with a mixture of traditional and modern decor, we found this room MUCH more pleasant. Nice views of the surrounding countryside from our terrace.
We anticipated the one star Michelin restaurant, but found the tasting menu anti-climactic.
The food was original, complex, presented quite artfully and strangely bland and uniform tasting.
A simpler meal following night (chef's night off) was much more tasty.....guess we just have peasant palates ;-). Breakfast was a upscale version of the universal Italian hotel breakfast buffet, with very good coffee, served very quickly.
On the whole, a pleasant though underwhelming experience
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Bastiglia restaurant hotel in Spello is mentioned among the most important gastronomic and hotel guides (one star in the Michelin Guide). It is located at the foot of Subasio Mountain, the enchanted mount of San Francis. Here love and wisdom have transformed, like magic, an ancient mill into the Hotel Restaurant la Bastiglia, an unforgettable place, were customers are welcomed as friends, and may find modern comforts and ancient atmospheres. There are 33 rooms divided into three categories, looking at the Umbrian landscape, characterized by the cypress tree green-black colour and the olive trees green-grey colour. The restaurant, expresses the typical Umbrian dishes with ancient recipes and modern creations using highly selected foods; this is the meeting-place of international customers. Inside la Bastiglia hotel restaurant there are some important collection of ceramics, antique furniture and important paintings from the private collection of Schifano and Norberto. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Bastiglia Spello
- La Bastiglia Hotel Spello