Locanda Palazzone, Umbria
|Rocca Ripesena, 67, 05019, Orvieto, Terni, Umbria, ITALY.|
Description: Locanda PalazzoneIndulge, explore, and discover history at one of the oldest hotels in all of Italy. With just seven comfortable rooms and an outdoor swimming pool, Locanda Palazzone is a luxury boutique hotel featuring strikingly modern design in a historic country setting.
As part of one of Umbria's select wine estates, Locanda Palazzone is set amongst the quiet lush vineyards and concentrates on fine dining experiences with exclusive cooking classes, an extensive wine cellar and various venues for special events. Located not far from Rocca Ripesena in the area northwest of Orvieto, in Umbria, Locanda Palazzone is near Orvieto, Todi, Perugia, Roma, Montalcino, Siena and many beautiful Italian villages.
With all the characteristics of a town palazzo, yet alone at the top of a hill in the open countryside, Locanda Palazzone is an exceptional example of medieval architecture. Built as an inn for travelers or humble pilgrims headed toward Rome, Locanda Palazzone is now the one of the most chic and elegant country houses in Umbria where ancient tradition and contemporary spirit meet.
Type of rooms: Locanda Palazzone1 Suite Cardinale: a large living room with three mullioned windows looking onto the garden, the pool, the vineyards and the gentle rolling hills. One king size bed, dressing room and bathroom are set on a loft, creating a suffused, intimate space. 2 + 2 guests in extra bed, 65 mq
3 Junior Suites: opens directly into the living room, with a mullioned window and a splendid view of the vineyards. The one king size bed, dressing room and bathroom are set on a loft combining elegant style with convenience and functionality. 2 guests 40 mq
1 Suite Double: a living room with a mullioned window framing chestnut woods and the surrounding hills. There is a living room and adjoining bedroom with one king size bed and bathroom. Overall the suite is simple and practical, designed with great attention to create an atmosphere of understated elegance. 2 guests, 30 mq
1 Suite Family: opens into the spacious living room, with its mullioned window and view of the hills. There is the master bedroom with one king size bed and a large window looking onto the vineyards and the valley. The upper level has a double room (two single beds can be pushed together) with a view of the town of Orvieto, as well as a dressing room. The spacious bathroom has the most beautiful view of all. 4 guests, 70 mq.
1 Family Apartment: also for disabled persons featuring a lower level entrance, bright living room and a spacious wheelchair accessible bathroom. The upper level provides a double room with one king size bed and a twin/double room. For this particular apartment, there is no view onto the landscape and hills. 4 + 1 in extra bed, 64 mq.
Additional information: Locanda Palazzone
Dining: Enjoy authentic homemade dishes and seasonal flavors. Dinner is served only by reservation, on the terrace or in the Enoteca. During the summer months they offer a buffet lunch for guests who wish to spend the day by the pool. The menu is fixed, offers 4 courses and changes every day. They also provide a vegetarian menu and take in account any food allergy (tell them at time of reservation). The chef will help you discover local specialties and the Umbrian traditions.
Cooking Classes: afternoon cooking classes for guests. The course will take about two hours and it will be a "private" lesson for maximum two guests, aimed at actively participate in the preparation of the food served during dinner the same evening. If you are interested, contact them for more information and price.
Special Events: Locanda Palazzone is particularly well adapted for hosting weddings or events for a limited number of guests (max 120 persons). For such events the whole Locanda must be rented for a minimum of two nights. They can accomodate up to 18 guests over night and will help to find the extra rooms needed in the near vicinity.
Main Hall: The main hall on the ground floor features four major arches and two large glass doors opening onto the main lawn; this space allows for a reception for 10 to 15 people for dinner. Usually this location is best chosen for an autumn or winter event, when the atmosphere can be even more elegant and warm with the burning open fire.
Enoteca: The Enoteca is located on the lower level with an outside access leading onto the terrace. The elevator links the Enoteca directly to the main hall. They can organize dinner parties for 25 to 30 guests in the Enoteca. This dining room is also used in the spring or in the autumn, when the weather becomes too cold outside after dinner, to continue and finish off the party.
Garden for Drinks & Lunches: On the garden side to the west of the Locanda there is a large lawn that goes all the way to a Sangiovese vine, where they can accomodate a banquet for 120 guests. The terrace faces east; the view looks onto the vines and the valley all the way to the city of Orvieto and the hills at the back of the valley. Here they can serve lunch for 30 to 35 people and drinks for up to 120 persons.
Children: people under 15 years old must share a room with a parent or caretaker.
Number of rooms: 7
Official category: Agriturismo.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1299/2005.
Period of closure: Jan 7 - Mar 20. Open: Mar 21 - Jan 6.
Languages spoken: Italian, French, English, a bit of German.Smoking policy: smoking outdoors only.
Credit cards accepted: all major credit cards are accepted.
How to get here:
A1 Motorway, Florence - Rome section: Orvieto exit, continue for 1,8 km toward Orvieto, when you reach the bridge of the funicular turn right in the direction of "Allerona". Continue until the "Sferracavallo" junction, then turn again toward "Allerona". After 200 meters go left in the direction of "Castel Giorgio" keeping the service station to your right. After 2.5km, you will find the hotel sign indicating that you should turn left.
From S.S. E45, Perugia - Terni section: Exit at Todi and follow S.S. 448 toward Orvieto. From other directions arrive at "Sferracavallo" and follow directions from there.
By Train: FS Florence-Rome line, Orvieto station.
From Rome > Fiumicino Airport > Ciampino Airport
From Florence > Florence Airport
From Perugia > Perugia Airport
GPS Coordinates: 42° 43' 43.69'' N 12° 3' 32.89'' E
Nearest airport: Roma Fiumicino or Ciampino - 110km.