Unexpected luxury at a great price.
Posted Apr 15, 2012 on Hotels
We did not know what we were getting until we got there-- rooms in a restored stone granary that is part of a thousand-year-old abbey in a river valley high in the hills between Umbria and the Marche. We just booked there because it was on our route from Cortona to Castelfidardo. This place sits on 500 hectares of land, with hiking tails, a sort of spa, a restaurant, and other amenities we did not have time to try. Plus, it is a model organic farm, raising traditional breeds of cattle and pigs, making farmstead cheese, etc. We paid a very reasonable room rate (through Hotels.com) for luxury accommodations.