You cannot get more central than this
Posted Aug 6, 2013 on Hotels
First, Gubbio itself - one of the great gems of Italy, but seemly little known in the U.S. I should insult the town to try to keep it for myself, but that would be dishonest. The main entrance for the hotel is through a coffee bar adjacent to the medieval central piazza (both the town and the bar are used as a setting for a long running Italian television show Don Matteo which is available on Netflix). A bit of labor is involved to get luggage to a reception area several flights up - we walked up a flight of stairs (though it had a disability escalator had we chosen to use it) and then were able to take an elevator the rest of the way. The reception staff is cordial and helpful. The Duomo is nearby in one direction (steeply uphill - everything in the medieval part of Gubbio seems to be either steeply uphill or steeply downhill) with the Palazzo dei Consoli across the piazza in the opposite direction. Bells mark the quarter hour day and night, but that is part of the charm of a medieval town. Sunday morning church bells were ringing in every direction. Our room overlooked a nice courtyard, and on an earlier stay in a room higher up in a different section of the hotel we had a truly magnificent view. Breakfast was adequate, but nothing out of the ordinary for Italian hotels. There are some spectacular caverns at Frasassi about 30 mi / 50 km to the east.