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Nestled amongst the verdant, vine-wreathed hills of Umbria, the charming La Badia di Orvieto is steeped in history and legends. An abbey has stood in the spot since the 6th-century, and much of the original structure still remains. Details such as arched porticoes, the frescoed sacristy and a stunning 12-sided tower, dating back to 1103, are deeply evocative of the building’s rich history.
La Badia di Orvieto has been sympathetically restored to retain the character of the building while providing comfort for discerning travellers. The charming restaurant serves regional specialities, and the tranquil gardens and seasonal swimming pool provide space for peaceful relaxation. The hotel’s enchanting character makes it ideal for fairy-tale weddings and romantic honeymoons; whether you’re a star-crossed lover or simply wanting to visit the gorgeous Umbrian countryside, La Badia di Orvieto is a stunning retreat.
The hotel’s restaurant is a rich celebration of the flavours and ingredients of Umbria, serving recipes that have been handed down for generations. Enjoy home made salami, local cheeses and mouth watering Umbrian dishes which include include home made fettuccine, taglionlini with black truffles, roasted baby pig, rosemary foccaccia and an abundance of vegetables. Umbria is famous for its emerald-green extra virgin olive oil, and La Badia di Orvieto serves delicious oil from the owner’s estates.
Pair your meal with a bottle of something local. The red wine is full-bodied and delicious, perfectly complementing the robust dishes and the white wine is of course Orvieto Classico, clean, crisp and very refreshing.
The hotel’s 22 bedrooms and 5 suites are charmingly styled, with comfortable modern furniture complemented by antique furnishings and curios. Many of the rooms offer gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and the medieval abbey. It’s worth noting that the rooms vary in size due to the historical nature of the building, with many housed within the original monastic cells.
Find tranquility in the hotel’s gardens, or enjoy a friendly game of tennis on the on-site courts. If you simply want to kick back and relax, the hotel’s seasonal pool provides the perfect place to lounge in the Italian sunshine. For an indulgent treat, pamper yourself with an in-room massage or beauty treatment.
The town is just a few minutes’ drive from the picturesque town of Orvieto. Meander through the charming historical centre, which has remained largely unchanged for centuries. The 12th-century Palazzo del Popolo is particularly fascinating; beneath the foundations of the medieval palace, historians have discovered the remains of an ancient Etruscan building. Umbria is known as the green heart of Italy, and it’s well worth exploring the lush vineyards and the gnarled olive groves of the surrounding hills.