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La Preghiera Country House Residenza D'Epoca

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We have just celebrated our wedding with 30 close friends for three days at La Preghiera. It was the perfect place. Everything about this place succeeded our expectations. The pictures do not do La Preghiera justice; everything is even more beautiful in real life, and on top of the amazing scenery the atmosphere is something truly special. The owners are...

Thank dhovik
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Rented this place for 2 weeks with a group of friends. The accommodations were beautiful and so is the setting. The staff was very helpful and welcoming. Lots of beautiful places to visit within a short drive, and there is a great restaurant within walking distance. If you like getting a little bit off of the beaten path and away...

2Thank Joan S
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We have just spent 5 wonderful days at La Preghiera celebrating our wedding with family and friends. We cannot thank John,Lilliana and Giulia enough for all their help and organisation. Sandra for looking after us and keeping my mum in Tea..La Preghiera is a very special place, filled with very special people. It will always have a special place in...

Thank Jacq4476
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Visited here for our close friends wedding and it is beautiful place! Beautiful grounds and lovely buildings! The wedding day was intimate and relaxed! Everything just flowed and the day after we had a lovely day chilling by the pool! Would like to go back!

Thank Natalie P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Villa was great - the staff, the accommodations, the area - so many things to do. I would highly recommend it. I felt like I was in a Italian movie, out in the countryside..... It was so memorable - Molto Bella!

2Thank Jolene B
Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 16 July 2014

My husband & I were with a wonderful group of people & we enjoyed this beautiful villa very much. It was relaxing, spacious and very well taken care of. The grounds & pool area were gorgeous. I only wish there were fans in the bedrooms and a new coffee maker needs to be purchased. Otherwise, everything else was great!

1Thank Spin222
Westchester, New York, United States
Reviewed 16 July 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at this lovely villa with 20 friends. The property which has a chapel (ideal for weddings), a pool, and separate cottage are centuries old, but lovingly restored with all of the modern comforts. It is beautifully appointed while being comfortable and utterly relaxing. The kitchen in the main house is well...

Thank Sallie C
Perugia, Italy
Reviewed 27 October 2013

My stay at La Preghiera was nothing short of wonderful. The secluded but central location, stunning grounds, spectacular views, beautiful rooms, and warm and welcoming staff all contributed to an unforgettable holiday. Many evenings I spent seated on the monastery loggia, or by the swimming pool, overjoyed at my good fortune at finding such a place. John, Liliana & Giulia...

Thank dickiestyles
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2013

A most unusual and stunning place. I could not recommend it more highly. The perfect place to stay to explore beautiful, unspoiled Umbria. John and Liliana and their staff could not have done more to help us throughout our stay and their choice of restaurants to sample was excellent. They will tailor-make a holiday to suit. The pool was great...

Thank AKD O
Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Our 2 families (4 adults, 4 children) spent recently in La Preghiera one week. The residence is situated in wonderful area but that is all. We had a very bad experience with owners, especial with John. The accommodation looked very nice till we found out that our apartment was not really separated acoustically from the next apartment and so we...

4Thank Roman G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A luxury guest house in Umbria, La Preghiera, originally a 12th Century monastery, is an historic house, Residenza d'Epoca, which has been restored to an elegant country house estate offering bed and breakfast accommodation near Perugia, Cortona, Gubbio, Assisi, Spello, Deruta, Todi, Orvieto, Lake Trasimeno and Citta di Castello. In the heart of the Umbrian countryside, this luxury bed and breakfast guest house is only a short drive away from Perugia, the ancient medieval capital of Umbria, and half an hour's drive from Perugia airport with frequent Ryanair flights from Stansted. Not a hotel, La Preghiera country house provides sumptuous accommodation for a holiday in Umbria, the centre of Italy. "A stranger is a friend as yet unmet" is an old Umbrian proverb. This philosophy guides La Preghiera. The best traditions of the better country houses transported to the gentle hills of Umbria, La Preghiera offers our guests comfortable, elegant and sophisticated country-house hospitality. La Preghiera is the home of John and Liliana Tunstill and guests are welcome by application. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you to La Preghiera, and greeting you as ... a friend that we haven't yet met. C'e un posto dove non hai bisogno di parole per farti capire, di paragoni per sentire che stai bene, di sensazioni forti per poterti emozionare. Scopri cosi una vacanza in Umbria in confine con la Toscana che non hai mai fatto prima e che pure senti subito familiare: si chiama La Preghiera, una Residenza d'Epoca che ti riporta, rassicurante, ad un mondo che finalmente senti tuo in questa casa in campagna. Un antico monastero del 1100, abitato una volta dai Frati Mont'Ulivetani di Gubbio, e stato recentemente ristrutturato e trasformato in una lussuosa ed elegante tenuta. Non e un albergo, la casa principale, un tempo era costituita dalle stanze dei monaci, oggi offre un accogliente soggiorno come bed & breakfast per le tue vacanze in Umbria. Nei curati giardini trovi la cappella vicino al piccolo monastero. Questa casa privata, amministrata dai proprietari residenti al posto, Liliana Richardson de Tunstill e suo marito John, si trova in aperta campagna, ideale per chi vuole una vacanza in campagna e fare meravigliose passeggiate. E situata nell'alta valle del Tevere, in una strada tranquilla molto vicino alla cittadina di Calzolaro, Umbertide e Citta di Castello si trovano a pochi kilometri. Il tuo soggiorno in Umbria avra ricordi di fresca lavanda, verde rosmarino e timo profumato. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Preghiera Country House Residenza D'Epoca

Address: Via del Refari 2, 06019 Calzolaro, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Calzolaro
Price Range: £70 - £305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“The rooms are all very nice. One is equipped with a handicapped shower.”
220salliec, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“There are ground floor rooms for those who cannot carry their luggage upstairs.”
akdo, 21 Aug 2013 | Read review
“All rooms looked equally well appointed, but all very different”
PhilipW73, 29 Jul 2013 | Read review
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