palazzo dragoni

Photos courtesy of Palazzo Dragoni








Once a site of ancient Roman ruins, the palazzo was built by the once powerful, aristocratic Dragoni family, who made their fortune from vast agricultural estates and in public administration. Today’s building probably took the place of an even older palazzo, during a time when Spoleto experienced a cycle of wealth and expansion.

The Dragoni family’s crest was a shield, featuring the heads of three gold dragons against a red background, later becoming three green heads on a gold background.

Pamela’s Perspective

Enjoy the great location! From the hotel you can walk anywhere in Spoleto. If you do come here by car, the hotel is a little tricky to find because of the one way streets. Park where you can.

Spoleto offers a popular culinary course, and many student chefs stay at the Palazzo Dragoni.


Palazzo Dragoni

A 15th-century palace


Via de Duomo, 13
06049 Spoleto
Tel: ++39 0743 22 22 20
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Fast facts

14 rooms

Double rooms: from 100 euros
Rates include breakfast

Open: all year

Getting there

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.

What to do

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.

Something special

curlicueOutstanding views of Spoleto