Enjoy the quintessential Slow Travel vacation in an intimate town where you can settle in and relax. Your stay in a beautifully restored palazzo, within the walls of historic Bettona, is the perfect base from which to discover Umbria. Enjoy spectacular art and architecture, extraordinary cuisine and wine, as well as wonderful views all along the way. Apartments that sleep up to 4 are also available - 200/225euro per night (3 night min).
4.8 on February 07, 2012
Did you ever wish you had this really cool friend who lived in Italy—in a beautiful palazzo in a charming hilltown—who just loved having guests? Well, you do. Michael La Placa calls his establishment a “Bed and Breakfast”, but it is so much more, and so much better. His palazzo, built in the 17th century, has been lovingly and tastefully restored by Michael himself. It retains all of its old world charm, but is extremely comfortable, with great bathrooms and amenities. It is located in the small and endlessly picturesque town of Bettona, a stone’s throw from Assisi and Perugia. I have been three times in a row during the summer. If you want to be on your own, that’s fine, but Michael is most willing to be your guide to the wonders of Umbria, which he knows extremely well. In addition to the obvious tourist spots, like Assisi, he’s shown me wonderful off-the-beaten-track spots, like the Church of San Franceso in the village of Montefalco, with marvelous Renaissance frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli. (We were the only ones in the church!) You will take back wonderful memories and be eager to return often.
Airport, City, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village
Rome, Italy (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino))
From Rome: Follow signs to Firenze; exit A1 at Orte head toward Perugia; exit E45 at Ponte Nuovo; right off ramp, left at church over bridge, right when road ends - 3k more to Bettona
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mountains, Bike riding, Caves, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery
Other, Bed and Breakfast
Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Sometimes you find a project that changes your life completely. Restoring this palazzo did just that for me. After 3 years of restoration, the palazzo is filled with life and functioning as more than just a B&B. Living in the small town of Bettona has also been a revelation for me. We've been welcomed into a community of warm and friendly people where there is always something to do. The dogs and I couldn't be happier sharing our piece of Italy with you.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Celiac , Vegan
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