A fairytale village in Umbria
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.
Rooms and Suites
Palazzo Bocci boasts 23 guest rooms of which 2 suites and 2 junior suites. While differing in size, they 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 breakfast. All guest rooms are soundproofed, elegantly furnished, hospitable and welcoming and equipped with minibar, satellite TV, safe, air conditioning / heating to ensure an exclusive and comfortable stay. But the palazzo is mostly known for its stunning paintings paintings by Benvenuto Crispoldi.
The town of Spello
Spello is one of the jewels of the region of Umbria–a stunning hilltop town with narrow streets stacked with flower pots and plants, unique doorways, large squares and old palazzi. The atmosphere is enchanting, with views of the Umbrian countryside from every corner, and churches with artistic treasures. Among the most famous are the frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Baglioni Chapel of Santa Maria Maggiore. Spello is also known for its spectacular “Infiorata di Corpus Domini” and “Sagra dell’Olio e della Bruschetta”.
What to see nearby
Hotel Palazzo Bocci is situated in the historic center of Spello in the very central Via Cavour. In close proximity to the hotel you can find: riding stables, itineraries to reach enchanting places by mountain bike; tennis courts, golf courses; cooking courses are organized both individually and for groups.
The enchanting town of Spello is a great place to use as a base to explore Umbria. From Spello you can easily visit Spoleto, Assisi or Perugia and there are 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.
Hotel Palazzo BocciVia Cavour, 17, Spello (Perugia)
Contacts:+39 0742.301021 www.palazzobocci.com