Photos courtesy of Palazzo Dragoni
Double rooms: 125–150 euros
Rates include breakfast
Open: all year
The hotel is located in the center of Spoleto, which has train and bus connections. If driving, follow directions to the center of town, following signs to the Duomo.
Nearby: the medieval town of Spoleto; hiking; horseback riding; wildlife sanctuary
Old World ambiance reigns at this charming, former noble’s residence in the heart of Spoleto. High vaulted and frescoed ceilings, antique furnishings, Murano chandeliers, and Oriental carpets offer visitors a glimpse into a residence of a former era.
Church bells (ear plugs if you want to sleep in) and wonderful views of the tiled rooftops and Duomo (cathedral) of Spoleto will start your day, followed by one of the best breakfasts in Umbria.
Guest rooms are located on three floors (there is an elevator) and vary in size from spacious to standard. Each is individually decorated with antiques, while bathrooms are modern. If you want to treat yourself, ask for room #8, with a four-poster bed and views of the Umbrian hills and Spoleto. The broad picture windows of room #10 reveal fine views as well.
Your gracious hosts, the Diotallevi family, will greet you warmly and help in any way possible to ensure your stay is a memorable one.
Outstanding views of Spoleto