A simply stunning medieval tower with adjoining abbey, together known as Italy’s oldest hotel, is for sale through property agents Coldwell Banker.
The exquisitely renovated castle-like property is situated on the edge of Orvieto
– a small, historic town in Italy’s Umbria
Listing Agent Flavia Begozzi (Click to visit listing on Coldwell Banker website
) describes this outstanding property;
“Prestigious medieval dwelling nestled in the quiet of the Umbrian countryside with wonderful view on the Rupe d’Orvieto, this charming historical residence is born from the architectural recovery of an ancient abbey of 1100. Known as the oldest hotel in Italy, the complex is spread over three bodies connecting with each other for a total of 3500 square meters immersed in the green of the Umbrian hills, on a total area of about 12 hectares. Through an avenue of centuries-old trees, it is possible to reach the charming medieval cloister and the Sala Capitolare, the fairytale 220 sqmts location of important events, for a total on the floor of 1,500 square meters.
High ceilings and tufa walls enhance the spirit of the time and history of this property in a succession of interconnected environments, from the reception area of the hotel – with the second access to the sports area and the woods, to the bar, to the breakfast room, to the conference area of the Oratory full of references to the past, to the gallery with the vaults of tuff that leads to the restaurant with the porch on the cloister. An elegant staircase leads to the first floor of 820 square meters, characterized by a charming gallery with coffered ceilings, forked windows with capitals, and faces on the cloister from which it is possible to access the 4 suites and 18 rooms on the hotel floor. The striking panoramic view also characterizes the 5 suites of the Fortress. The Abbey, the Chapter Room, the conference area of the Oratory of the Crucifixion – with the famous fresco of the Crucifixion and the great Christ Patiens – increase charm to this particular and important property. Special atmosphere, extraordinary landscapes, art, culture and strategic location make this location particularly sought after”.