We LOVE the Locanda del Gallo, as you can read in my previous review. This year we traveled with our students to our beloved locanda in October, anticipating the usual beautiful villa, gorgeous grounds and exceptional service. Well, we got ALL that and more! The villa owners Paola and Irish had just completed work on their Moorish-style spa and Turkish bath. This lovely "resting" area is stunning. We bundled up in our fluffy white robes (provided by the villa) and headed to the spa. First we "steamed", then rinsed in a cool mint-scented shower, bundled up and rested in the ample and beautifully appointed lounge area. After sipping hot mint tea, we headed back to the steam room for another go 'round. We found this incredibly relaxing after all our travels and in between teaching our classes and it was especially nice as the weather became cooler. Many of our clients also enjoyed a relaxing massage by their on-call masseuse in the spa area with the convenience of a shower and changing rooms nearby.
All of this AND the beautiful villa, Jacuzzi, pool (in season), the outstanding meals and the helpful, friendly and generous staff make the Locanda del Gallo THE place to stay in Umbria. It was always a slice of heaven and now it is heavenly!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Silence, Mother nature, Peace.Picture walls of stone aged by the centuries. Fresh and cosy rooms filled with ancient and exotic furniture. Gardens of manicured lawns and olive trees. The scent of lavender and rosemary filling the air. A swimming pool kissed by sunlight. Numerous paths running through woods, down to the stream in the valley below. Aperitifs sipped on a verandah watching the setting sun. Candle-lit dinners, and calm nights under a star filled sky. All around, just beyond our crown of hills stand Umbria’s many cities of art, abundant in their treasures, their elegant shops and traditions. So near, so far away…….. Italian description: ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Locanda Del Gallo Gubbio, Italy - Umbria