Castello di Montignano Relais & SPA ****
The history of Castello di Montignano dates back to the Middle Ages and goes through the centuries, during which it has been witness to wars, invasions and occupations, but also moments of peace and prosperity, such as when, between the first and second half of the 18th Century, the whole area of Montignano became a holiday destination for aristocrats. Today, the castle is a luxury hotel that offers all of the mod-cons of a grand hotel whilst staying true to its glorious history; for example, the suites, rooms and apartments are named after the families that have owned castle since 1200. Furthermore, various objects that have been recovered are combined with original pieces of furniture, recalling the styles of various eras. The splendid panorama, which is enhanced by the large windows, has also stayed the same and it still charms guests as it has always done over the centuries. The property boasts 5 meeting rooms , a park with a swimming pool, an internal garden and a wine bar with a piano that dates back to the 19th Century. The spa , which combines a beautiful location and materials with the latest generation of technology, is located in the castle’s dungeons and can be accessed directly from the hotel’s rooms via the special spa lift.
The ‘Acquadegna’ Spa at Castello di Montignano takes its name from Saint Degna, the protector of Todi, who, in the 3rd Century, stayed in Montignano for a long time. Located in the castle’s dungeons, the spa combines a beautiful location and materials with the latest generation of technology and the grandeur of natural stones with the most modern design concepts. Inspired by Roman thermae, the spa offers guests a Roman thermae cycle made up of a Jacuzzi tub in mosaic, a tepidarium, calidarium and frigidarium, and these have all been technologically updated to further improve the beneficial effects. The treatment rooms are also housed in the castle’s dungeons, as is the relaxation area which is located in the cloister next to the frigidarium. The treatments available here range from classic massages to more sophisticated ones, such as winetherapy, and only natural products, which are at the forefront of active ingredient research, are used during beauty treatments.
The rooms at Castello di Montignano are split into 4 categories, the suites, deluxe, classic and guesthouse rooms, and they are all named after the families who owned the castle between 1200 and today. The suites are 50m² in size, they offer a splendid view of the valleys and some have even been constructed inside old vaults. What is more, some also feature fireplaces, and guests can even have spa treatments carried out in their suites. The deluxe rooms expand over more than 30m² and they look out over the valleys or terrace. The classic rooms, which are the same size as the original rooms in the castle, face the park with the swimming pool and the Martani Mounts. The Torrione guest house is housed inside the ancient fortified tower of the castle, which dates back to the 10th Century, and it has its own entrance and is made up of three apartments called ‘Red’ ‘Green’ and ‘Blue’, and these names refer to the colours they are decorated in.
The restaurant ‘Materiaprima’ at Castello di à la carte and include the best dishes from the Umbrian and central Italian traditions, including the famous Chianina beef and truffle from Norcia, but they also feature wonderful fish dishes and light menus that are low in calories. During the warmer months it is possible to dine in the Hortus Conclusus at the castle, the cloister in the middle of the village of Montignano which is encircled by ancient walls, rose bushes and centuries-old hedges. The wine cellar is also very impressive: it boasts a variety of over 80 different bottles, including regional, national and foreign sparkling, white, red, rosè and dessert wines, and a spirits menu and cigars are also available after dinner.
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The town of Massa Martana , where Castello di Montignano is located, boasts Medieval towers that are part of the ancient wall that encircles the town. Not far from the town, and very close to the thermal water source, are the remains of the St Faustino abbey, which was built with materials that were originally part of Roman buildings, and other beautiful places in Umbria, like Todi, Spoleto and Orvieto, can be reached in just a few minutes by car. There are plenty of architectural pieces of art to admire in Todi, such as the cathedral, the Palazzo dei Priori, Palazzo del Popolo and the Palazzo del Capitano, which all surround the beautiful Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. In nearby Spoleto, a visit to the Romanesque cathedral, the ruins of a Roman theatre, the Civil Museum, the splendid fortress and the tower bridge are all a must, and, in Orvieto, the famous cathedral, which is one of the most important pieces of Italian Gothic architecture and which required decades of work from the 18th-19th Century, is also a must-see. Other places which cannot be missed are the small Medieval villages in the Umbrian countryside, from Bevagna and Spello to Montefalco and Perugia and its splendid Medieval historic centre and the five districts.
Number of rooms accessible for persons with disabilities : 1
Wireless internet access
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