This is the beauty of Italy – two hours by car you can be out of the majesty of Rome, driving passed snow-topped mountains and quaint hilltop towns to arrive at the humble medieval village of Spello. The Hotel Palazzo Bocci is in the historic centre in a 17th century building, complete with frescoed ceilings and lavish decor. Right outside your door you will find cute cafes, restaurants and stunning churches, including the Santa Maria Maggiore, which houses the famous frescoes by painter Pinturicchio, considered one of the most gifted of Umbrian artists.
The suites of Palazzo Bocci, while differing in size, are all generally quite spacious with views of the town or the hills of Umbria. Many include a bath and a generous lounge area, and while not the height of luxury, they do include extras like fluffy robes, free wifi and a delicious buffet breakfast.
From Spello you can easily visit Spoleto, Assisi or Perugia and there are also many great hiking trails from the town through the hillside.
An enchanting place for romantics, art and history enthusiasts or anyone who is charmed by a town that seems to have remained untouched for centuries.