Sunday, 16 October 2011

Art, culture, food tradition, and sport… Umbria, finally the trip you were looking for!

There is nothing better than a trip where art, history, local tradition and culture mix together creating a perfect balance… Well, you can find that in Spoleto, an ancient town which has its roots in the Bronze Age. The perfect place to spend the night? The Albornoz Palace Hotel, of course! It lies close to the ancient wall of the city and it can offer not only a relaxing environment for the guests to enjoy but also a cultural place thanks to the fact that it is a hotel and a contemporary art museum at the same time. The idea of putting works of art all over the hotel began when Sol LeWitt painted the magnificent wall drawing on the walls of the lobby and it went on thanks to the same purpose of several artists who helped decorating the hotel indoor and outdoor spaces with their works of art. From that time on the facility became the focus of attention of the people walking by.
Located in the middle of Umbria and Italy, the Albornoz Palace Hotel is also within a short distance from the most popular destinations such as Assisi, only 35 km away, Perugia and the airport, only 60 km away, Rome, only 120 km away, and Firenze and Rimini only two hours away by car.
The hotel is also working to provide its guests with a haven of relaxation and a complete care of body and mind by a highly skilled team, offering the chance of using the brand new Massage Center THESAN and the Physiotherapic Center under special conditions. But there is more: by 2012 an indoor swimming-pool and a driving range (Golf) will be open. The hotel provides also other services such as: an outdoor swimming pool (free of charge – summertime only), a private garage and parking lot (free of charge), internet access and satellite TV in rooms, hairdryer, safe deposit box and frigobar.

As the winter comes, several activities occur in Umbra such as: the grape picking or the truffle hunt. But winter is not the only suitable time to do the latter. During wintertime (from mid-November till mid-March) in fact the hunt to the so called “precious” truffle take place while during summer (from May till November) there is the “scorzone” one (less precious but still really tasty truffle). Since the request for these kind of activities is growing so much, the Albornoz Palace Hotel wants to provide its customers with such services, giving them the chance to experience the “real” life of the region (contact us for further information!).
In the area of Gualdo Tadino, for example, guests may experience the ancient practice of pig processing. An event during which guests will have the chance to see with their own eyes the process used to turn the pig into sausages, ham, and so on. A wild experience which is growing in interest, especially among tourists.
We also recommend one route among the several itineraries which the region offers: “La Strada dell’Olio” (The olive oil path). Spoleto is related to this rout thanks to the “Frantoi Aperti” event (open oil-mill) from October the 29th till December the 11th. While for those who loves wine, there is the famous “Cantine Aperte” event (open winery) in the area of Montefalco. Here guests will have the chance to see how the wine is made, from the grape picking till the bottling of the precious beverage.
Something was thought for the adventure lovers as well! In Umbria there is in fact the possibility of going rafting through the “Nera” river which crosses the beautiful valley “Valnerina”, hiking, mountain biking and even cycling! For further information do not hesitate to contact us, our team will be at your disposal!
Friday, October the 14th 2011
Albornoz Palace Hotel
Address: 16 Viale G. Matteotti
06049 Spoleto (PG)
Phone number: +39-0743-221-221
Fax: +39-0743-221-600
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