The last two weeks in May, 2007, my father and I toured in the Umbria region of Italy. We stayed several days in a wonderful agriturismo named Genius Loci, a farmhouse restored by Maurizio and Mary Tacconi and managed by their son Michael. (Maurizio is Italian with roots in Foligno and Mary is American, living in Italy for over 30 years) It is located about 2 miles from the ancient village of Bevagna on a hillside overlooking a beautiful farming valley with vineyards, olive orchards and sunflower fields.
Michael and Mary have a wealth of information about the area – villages, sites, art, wineries, restaurants, places to explore and experience and provide several day-trips within a 40 km radius. Michael is professional, attentive and warm in his interactions with guests, makes you feel at ease in the surroundings and makes great cappuccinos!
Genius Loci is about 15 minutes from Foligno and Spello, 20 minutes from Perugia, and near Assisi and Spoleto. The place is newly redone, using the old timbers, stone and tiles from the original 1880’s farmhouse. The rooms (8, one is assessable) are comfortable for two, with antique furnishings. Bathrooms are large and clean and there are wonderful sweeping views from the windows. The eating area, bar and reading room provide a variety of areas to talk, read or nap. Outside there is a large pool and patio for sun and water fun. My favorite spot was the lovely portico which looked out over the valley and mountains and was a perfect location when the thunder and lightening storms passed through.
Our Umbrian experience was wonderful, thanks to the warm and friendly dealings with the Tacconi Family. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exquisite, small, personal inn of refined class, rustically elegant and yet extremely inviting set in a stunningly panoramic position which captures the very essence of magical Umbria with its views of gently rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, sprawling vineyards, olive groves and picturesque medieval hill towns. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Bevagna
- Bevagna Country Inn