Relais Genius Loci Country Inn - B&B

Via Monti Martani 23 , Bevagna, 06031 Italy (Show map)

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Experience the very essence of Umbria at our exceptional Genius Loci Country Inn B&B set magically among the Sagrantino vineyards and olive groves. The spectacular views span from Assisi to Spello to Montefalco, three of the most picturesque and charming hill towns only minutes away. Enjoy world class art in Assisi, pristine, unspoiled countryside with its timeless landscape of gently rolling hills, endless fields of sunflowers, visit wineries in the heart of Umbria's famous wine country and enjoy the world famous food for which near-by Umbrian restaurants are so famous. Relax by the stunning panoramic pool as you sip a glass of our very own Genius Loci wines. Linger with cappuccinos and our beautifully presented and delicious Continental Plus Buffet Breakfast which offers a wide array of local specialties. Delight in the ease of English communication at this family-run inn. Mary is a Californian who has lived in Umbria for over 47 years and her son, Michael, graduated from college in the States before gaining professional work experience in international hospitality around the world for over 10 years. Use our Honor Bar and ice machine, cozy Reading Room/Library and our very comfortable outdoor spaces at anytime - day or night. Be enchanted by the ever-changing light on the vast views from your own room, the common area and the garden. Above all, make yourselves at home at Genius Loci and count on us to do all we can to make your stay memorable.

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Innkeepers: Michael

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Late September at Genius Loci

5 on February 19, 2016

My husband and I spent 10 days at Genius Loci in late September 2015. We could not have picked a more perfect setting for our first trip to Umbria. Everything at Genius Loci exceeded our expectations, from our well appointed and extremely comfortable room with breathtaking views, to the delicious variety of breakfast offerings and most importantly to the most gracious hospitality of the Tacconi family. We used Genius Loci as our base for exploring the nearby towns and cities, and at the end of a day of sightseeing we looked forward always to the feeling of being "at home" in Genius Loci. We had many long conversations with both Mary and Michael, sometimes to get information for our daily trips, but often just to talk about common interests. My only reluctance in giving Genius Loci an outstanding review is purely selfish- I want to keep this gem of a B&B a secret, so that I have no competition in booking a room in the near future, as we certainly plan to visit again this year.


Spring in Umbria

4.2 on February 04, 2016

My husband and I stayed three nights at Genius Loci and loved it. A wonderful location, close to two of our favorite towns -- Montefalco and Bevagna. The family that owns and runs this property is wonderfully welcoming. One extra benefit is that Mary, the owner, is an American art historian who has lived in Italy for 40 years. She is a wealth of knowledge about the art of the surrounding area and directed us to several amazing sites in Eastern Umbria we would have otherwise missed.


Crimson and Gold Celebration

5 on January 16, 2016

Our stay at Genius Loci for the annual Crimson and Gold celebration was truly magical. We had only been to Italy previously in the summnertime, so going in the fall was a brand new experience. The Crimson and Gold celebration is a chance to take part in the olive oil harvest festivals in Umbria and visit some nice wineries. And Genius Loci was the perfect place for a "home base" from which to do this. As a restored historic old farm house, it is beautiful and comfortable. Five walled medieval cities can be seen from your windows. The housekeeping staff is meticulous and the breakfasts are sumptuous. Michael Tacconi, the innkeeper is always attentive and goes out of his way to accomodate whatever needs which guests have. A real gem! His mother, Mary, is the online face of the inn, and essential to the smooth operation of the inn. She is the event planner and had a full plate of activities planned for the Crimson and Gold. Michael’s father, Maurizio, is the "behind the scenes" power of the inn. A very affable man, he is always ready to help with a smile and a laugh. The stay at Genius Loci was a complete delight and we would certainly return for another Crimson and Gold celebration.


A fabulous country inn!

5 on January 14, 2016

We have stayed at Genius Loci 5 times now and plan to return. It is a stellar country inn in every way. The owners have honored the original space (original floors, etc.) but also updated where appropriate (lovely, spacious bathrooms!). The public rooms are inviting and comfortable and the views spectacular. Michael is very responsive to guests' needs and is readily available, but never intrudes on guests' privacy. Breakfasts are provided and are delicious! Always fresh fruit, yogurts, pastries, meats, cheeses, breads, jams . . . and many local products are included. The location is perfect for day trips to medieval villages and hill towns - for example, Assisi is about a 20 minute drive away. We cannot think of a more perfect spot in all of central Italy!!


Beautiful, magical, amazing and gracious!

5 on October 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I went from Rome to Florence and stayed in Umbria for 3 days in between. Genius Loci is a beautiful and magical place run by the amazing and gracious Tacconi family. The views were spectacular from our room. We stayed in the loft and could see the vineyard from our bed. Breakfast was relaxing and delicious. Sipping a cappuccino while looking out over the vineyard is something we will never forget. It was a great place to stay — so close to many of the other little towns we wanted to explore. Mary and Mike know all of the best restaurants in the area and give great advice about where to go and what to see. We recommend doing the wine tasting with Mary. It was a great introduction to Sagrantino wine and Umbrian cuisine. We look forward to returning as soon as we can.


Magical

5 on September 16, 2015

Dear Mary and Family, Thank you for your hospitality. It was a fantastic and memorable stay! Your rooms are amazing, breakfast was fabulous, the location and views are breathtaking, and your suggestions were spot on! Most of all, we felt like we were part of your family, thank you!! We will be back to visit soon!


Paradise in Umbria

5 on March 23, 2015

The first word that comes to mind to describe my recent stay at Genius Loci is "magical." I initially heard about the inn through good friends and their description of the place and the family who runs it was spot on. The inn is beautiful - the rooms are warm and spacious, beautifully decorated and impeccable. The owners, Mary, Maurizio and Michael couldn't have been nicer. They made me feel completely comfortable and were so helpful in suggesting places to visit. They are hosts in the true sense of the word, so graciousl. I enjoyed getting to know them and was sad to say goodbye.The scenery from the inn is breathtaking, literally... it takes your breath away. I enjoyed breakfast every morning on the terrace while looking out at the rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves, never tiring of the view. It looked like an oil painting. For those considering a trip to this region, a stay at Genius Loci is a MUST! You'll never want to leave!


Hidden Paradise

5 on March 22, 2015

My first trip to Italy was a trip of a lifetime and Genius Loci was a big reason for that. Genius Loci is off the beaten path nestled in the beautiful countryside with breathtaking views. The breakfast was outstanding with very fresh ingredients and different each day. My favorite part was sitting outside each morning with the most perfect cappuccino and looking out over the countryside of Italy and the distance mountains adding to the beautiful landscape. The rooms are very clean, comfortable, and had everything I needed. The owners were gracious hosts and made us feel welcome throughout the entire stay. I would stay there again and again. Loved it.


An Unequaled Treasure

5 on March 22, 2015

Genius Loci is a gem in the green valley of Umbria; an exceptional treasure in the heart of Italy. The Inn is a beautifully restored farmhouse with extensive attention to detail. Individual rooms are beautifully furnished and comfortable each with their own en suite bathroom, individual heaters & air conditioners. Michael, Mary, and Maurizo are very welcoming and accommodating hosts. They are a wealth of information to help you enjoy the area; making suggestions for day trips, current festivals, restaurant recommendations and will assist with reservations. Their open and welcoming approach will very quickly have you at ease, comfortable and like you are with long time friends. The breakfast provided are extensive and always have local and fresh meats & cheeses from the area as well as fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, eggs, and specialities for that area and that time of year. There is not much better than a leisurely breakfast on the back porch enjoying the valley as you start your day in this lovely region. The area where the Inn is located is uniquely beautiful in each season. The location of the Inn provides access to many hill towns (Assisi, Bevagna, Montefalco, Spello, Spoleto, Norcia, Orvieto, Deruta …. ). The benefit presented with this location is that you can enjoy the many year-round festivals and events that are so traditional for Italy, or you can soak in the relaxation from Inn. The view from the back of the Inn into the valley is one that constantly changes, and consistently takes your breath away. I would recommend Genius Loci for anyone traveling to Italy and especially if you want to enjoy the beauty of Italy that can only be found and experienced outside of more traditional places for Italy tourism. You will not be disappointed.


A true oasis

5 on March 22, 2015

Genius Loci is truly an oasis of comfort and luxury in the heart of the beautiful Umbrian countryside. The rooms are exquisite, with comfortable beds, large bathrooms, and ample living space for a comfortable stay. I was in the Portico room, which is directly off the terrace and was just a few steps from the amazing pool area. The pool and the incredible view are truly highlights, a perfect place to rest and relax after fun daily outings to Spello, Spoletto, Assisi, among other local hill towns. The owners and staff are very friendly and make everyone feel very welcome and at home. The manager provides wonderful service, will answer any questions and direct you to the best restaurants in the sweet neighboring towns in the area. If you're looking for luxurious accommodations, a place to truly relax and unwind, then Genius Loci is the place for you!


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Rooms & Rates

Sagrantino

An extra-spacious suite-like Double Deluxe, beautifully furnished with sweeping views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 189 - EUR 189

Rose (Roses)

A light, multi-windowed, corner Deluxe Double with sweeping views of the pool and the vineyards, valley and gently rolling hills.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 189 - EUR 189

Loft

An extra-spacious Deluxe Double with multiple windows, sweeping views and a charming loft. Its extremely romantic ambience and its beautiful furnishings make it a popular choice for honeymoon guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 189 - EUR 189

Stemma (Coat of Arms)

A beautifully appointed Classic Double with sweeping views from both the bedroom and bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 169 - EUR 169

Tramonto (Sunset)

A lovely, beautifully appointed Classic Double overlooking the pool area and the olive groves.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 169 - EUR 169

Nido (Nest)

For our guests who spend minimum time in their room, this beautifully appointed Classic Double with a back view, for stays of at least 3 nights and for payment in cash, has the rate of € 145. This room can be used as an adjoining room to Sagrantino to create the Family-Suite. Photos to be posted in late April.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 145 - EUR 145

Montefalco

A Classic Double overlooking the hill town of Montefalco. For our guests who spend little time in their rooms, this beautifully appointed room but with less sweeping views, for stays of at least 3 nights and for payment in cash has the rate of € 145 per room per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 145 - EUR 145

Portico (Porch)

A ground-floor Deluxe Double with sweeping valley views from multiple windows and its private entrance. This room and the entire Inn from this room is accessible to our guests using a wheelchair.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 185 - EUR 185

The Apartment

A beautifully furnished, luxurious, self-catering apartment with private entrance, sweeping views of the valley, private garden, large furnished, outdoor panoramic porch, and reserved parking just steps away from the inn. Minimum stays of one week. Contact us for longer term rates. May be booked with breakfast at the inn and daily housekeeping The stated rates are a breakdown into nightly rates.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 150 - EUR 190

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Location

Location Type

in the midst of vineyards, olive groves, gently rolling hills and medieval hill towns, Countryside, Secluded, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Rome, Italy (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino)) 120 miles miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Villa

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Parking, Pool, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, CD player, Desk, Hairdryer, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For multiple room bookings.
  • Cancellations: - Cancellations made prior to 30 days are refunded in full. - Cancellations made 30-15 days prior to the expected arrival date, 30% of your total will be charged. - Cancellations made 14-7 days prior to the expected arrival date, 50% of your total will be charged. - Cancellations made 6-3 days prior to the expected arrival date, 75% of your total will be charged. - Cancellations made less than 3 days prior to the expected arrival date, 100% of your total will be charged.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michael

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Fortunate enough to travel widely in Europe, we always choose charming B&Bs. We gained years of experience and wanted to share that with our guests in Umbria. We knew what we liked and wanted in a B&B and were excited to lovingly restore an 1850s farmhouse/villa where guests can experience the very essence of Umbria in an authentic atmosphere which blends perfectly with all the modern amenities. In sharing Umbria with you, we welcome you to the magic of Genius Loci.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9 AM
  • Serving Location: on our panoramic porch with sweeping views, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

gluten-free


Signature Dish

Macedonia and Caprese
We serve a fresh, mixed fruit salad from our property fruit trees and serve a Caprese salad of our very own property tomatoes and basil with locally-made fresh mozzarella.


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