We booked our wedding in Italy in a bit of a rush. Knowing nothing about Italy and with no time to spend trying out venues (as we were living in the Middle East at the time) we relied completely on the advice and taste of our wonderful wedding planner Kelly Hayes (The Italian Wedding Planner). All done online and via Skype chats, it could have been SUCH a disaster.
Our request had been pretty straightforward - friendly, small, intimate, pretty, with great food and wine and plenty of places we could visit from nearby.
When we arrived at the beautiful walled town of Montone we were overwhelmed. And then we entered Hotel La Locanda del Capitano and I felt like crying - tears of relief. The location, the decor, the ambience - all just stunning. Beautiful.
We were welcomed with such warmth and kindness by GianCarlo, his gorgeous wife Carmen and their wonderful, beautiful employee Barbara.
It's a charming hotel - elegant and homely. We were lucky enough to enjoy a gorgeous terrace with views overlooking the town, where at night men play cards while the women chat and the children play.
Giancarlo's restaurant and wonderful cooking could be done no justice by a review from someone as food ignorant as me - suffice to say it was always perfect. But for those looking for something a little simpler, or at least of a more laid-back vibe, he had just opened Tipico, a gorgeous 'cave' adjacent to the hotel where we spent the night before our big day sampling delicious local cheeses, wine and meats in the ever enjoyable company of our entertaining, knowledgable and charming host.
My husband and I are so glad that we chose this wonderful place to tie the knot. It was more than we could ever have hoped for and we would recommend anyone looking to get away for a romantic break, or to kick back with friends and enjoy good food and wine in great company, to choose this hotel as their venue.
As a location too, you're within half an hour's drive of so many beautiful places. Our parents and brother and sister-in-law were with us for the week and we were never short of places to visit and things to see. And the hotel staff are more than happy to advise you.
We hope to be spending many anniversaries back here. Thank you La Locanda del Capitano team for making it such a special week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only ten bedrooms. Restored to provide the traveller with an intimate peaceful respite, La Locanda del Capitano offers its clientele ten charming bedrooms, each with private bath and all modern comforts. The bedrooms have been personally furnished by the owners with antique family furniture as well as fine reproduction pieces made by local craftsmen. After one day of discovering Umbria, the green heart of Italy, a sense of wellbeing in the pristine and unspoiled medieval lounge.As days get longer and nicer, breakfast and dinner are served on the verandas, each with unique views of the old village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Locanda Del Capitano Montone, Italy - Province Of Perugia