Hotel Review: Villa di Piazzano

Published by Telegraph Travel, November 2017 Villa di Piazzano, Umbria, Italy: 
9/10 This superbly restored 15th century hunting lodge teeters on the Tuscany-Umbria border between Cortona and Lake Trasimeno. A sophisticated clientele return year after year for the unparalleled service, erudite mood and fine dining at one of the finest country house hotels in either region. […]

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Eremito Hannah Frances

Hotel Review: Eremito

Published by Telegraph Travel, November 2017 Eremito Hotelito del Alma, Umbria, Italy: 8/10 Monastic life is not for everyone, but a luxurious hermitage-come-design-hotel imagined by an ex-fashion designer and buried deep in the Umbrian hills holds wider appeal. Designed with solo travellers in mind, this ‘little hotel of the soul’ is the perfect restorative escape from […]

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Torre di Moravola Review

Hotel Review: Torre di Moravola

Published by Telegraph Travel, October 2017 Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy: 9/10 This is destination architecture at its finest. Bringing barefoot luxury to the Umbrian wilderness, the designer-architect owners have transformed an ancient, crumbling watchtower into a sleek and sophisticated design hotel with a flawless ‘medieval modern’ aesthetic. It’s a worthy design pilgrimage. Location: 9/10 Positioned on […]

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Villa Metato Hotel Review Umbria Italy

Hotel Review: Villa Metato

Published by Telegraph Travel, October 2017 Villa Metato, Umbria, Italy: 8/10 This contemporary hideaway on the Tuscan border is popular with honeymooners and design lovers in-the-know. Under the expert care of fashion director Margherita, guests enjoy sumptuous breakfasts beside the saltwater pool, sip Metato rosé next to the vines and explore the countryside by bicycle. Location 8/10 […]

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Hotel Review: Torre Palombara

Published by Telegraph Travel, June 2017 Torre Palombara, Umbria, Italy: 9/10 This family run bed-and-breakfast has a charming history as a 15th century dove tower, lovingly restored and converted to welcome guests for a peaceful countryside escape near the medieval town of Narni. Location: 8/10 Just over an hour by car or train from Rome, this […]

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Hotel Review: Locanda della Posta

Published by Telegraph Travel, June 2017 Locanda della Posta, Umbria, Italy: 8/10 A luxury townhouse on Perugia’s liveliest street with minimalist interiors and techie touches, popular with corporates and couples. Location: 9/10 Ideally located on the city’s main thoroughfare of Corso Vanucci with its bars, restaurants, high street shops and lively evening passeggiata. Whether this is […]

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Locanda Del Gallo Hannah Frances Hotel Review

Hotel Review: Locanda del Gallo

Published by Telegraph Travel, June 2017 – Photo credit: Locanda del Gallo Locanda del Gallo, Umbria, Italy: 8/10 This well-loved family locanda is unique in its incredible situation, perched high on a ridge above the Tiber valley, and it’s unusual Indonesian design influences. A genuine home away from home and haven for those in search of […]

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Hotel Review: Borgo di Carpiano

Published by Telegraph Travel, June 2017 Borgo di Carpiano, Umbria, Italy: 9/10 It’s not difficult to fall head over heels in love with this other-worldly retreat tucked away in the Umbrian hills. Run with true kindness and grace, it’s a luxury getaway for travellers in the know and remains Umbria’s best kept secret. Location: 9/10 […]

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Hotel Review: Relais Todini

Published by Telegraph Travel, June 2017 – Photo credit: Relais Todini Relais Todini, Umbria, Italy: 9/10 A five star hilltop resort on a working wine estate with magnificent 360-degree views. Regular guests appreciate the privacy, sophisticated restaurant and vast hunting grounds. The tour and tasting at the estate cantina is fabulous, and the wines are surprisingly […]

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