Assisi, the city in witch Saint Francis and Saint Clare were born, is a place linked with peace, humilty and charity. As for accommodations, however, there are mainly exclusive hotels that search their spirituality into a mixture of elegance and tradition. Finding ones that reflect more the values of the saint patrons of Italy is more difficult, but not impossible. Below, we’ll show a selection of the most interesting hotels, bed & breakfast and, for people who are searching for the atmosphere of the Praise of the Creatures, rural houses and farms surrounded by the beautiful plain of Umbria.
“I won’t spare no expense, I want the best”To the most demanding people who are looking for elegance, tradition and relax, we recommend the Hotel Spa Giotto, a 18th century stately mansion situated in a favoured position on the city and the plain, near St. Francis basil. It has a Spa for days of pure well-being. The old mansion of San Crispino is also something not to be missed. It’s situated in a medieval complex a few meters away from the centre of Assisi, where time seems to have stopped and where you can attend cooking and painting classes. To people who are searching for design and history we recommend the Nun Relais & Spa Museum, a luxurious medieval monastery with large light coloured rooms and a Spa that seems a kind of water temple, managed by an Indian master.
“A lot of nature and typical cooking”
To people who are looking for places surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Umbria we recommend Agriturismo La Corte del Lupo, country house in Nocera Umbra where you can find a genuine welcome and a typical cooking made with organic products. The farm also offers the curious opportunity to adopt a pig.
“Can it be romantic?”
12 km far from Assisi, in the Mt. Subasio Park, stands the Romantik Hotel Assisi Le Silve, an idyllic place for couples searching for romanticism and quietness. The hotel has its restaurant,country houses and also offers the chance to take beautiful horse rides.
“Little money, plenty of sociality!”
Ostello della Pace is a simple and clean family-run place. It’s situated on the eastern side of the fortress of Assisi and enjoys of the peace of the countryside and of the fields. In addiction to the dormitories for 6 or 8 people it also has family rooms for 2 or 4 persons with an ensuite bathroom. There is a swimming pool, table tennis, table football and a piano. Another solution, perfectly in tune with Assisi’s spirit, is an accommodation in a monastery. In fact in the area there are a lot of monasteries that offer cheap accommodations for groups, families or couples. Some examples are Domus Laetitiae, run by Capuchin friars, Laboratorio S. Francesco and Eremo delle Carceri, that is the top for people who would like to take actively part in Assisi’s spiritual life.