Le Torri di Bagnara
|Medieval Historic Residences in the heart of Umbria|
In the centre of the small, hilly and fairly untouched region of Umbria, just a few km north of Perugia and close to Tuscany, overlooking a wide part of the Tiber Northern Valley, also called "Museum Valley" because of its beauty, art and culture, " Le Torri di Bagnara" is an exclusive medieval country resort (a small luxury hotel + a residence with apartments), opened to guests in 2005, which offers luxury holiday accommodations and first-class service. A complex of Medieval beautiful historic residences which stands inside a 1.500 acres/600 hectares superb holidayfarm estate , crossed by the Tiber River and dotted with many small lakes, brooks and medieval castles, chestnut, oak and holm-oak woods.
Guests may enjoy many path to go walking and biking, berry picking, visit the 5 castles, and see many activities of this working farm. The estate raises roe, deer, hares and "Chianina" cattle (the valuable breed famous for its T-bone steak!); in the valley tobacco, corn and wheat plantations.
The medieval Abbey, which in the 1880's hosted Pope Leo XIII, is composed of a beautiful church with frescoes inside devoted to Saint Quirico, an octagonal bell tower, a sacristy and a parish house, and has been restored to a luxury hotel with 4 rooms and 3 junior suites, restaurant, meeting rooms, panoramic terraces, inner courtyard. All Guest rooms feature air conditioning, private bathroom including bathtub and shower (some have a hydro-massage bathtub), pc modem plug, satellite TV, direct telephone, mini-bar, safe-box, hairdryer, towels for the swimming-pool, and are furninshed with authentic XVIII and XIX century furniture.
In the central building 3 double rooms and 2 junior suites have windows that overlook the gardens, the swimming-pool and the Tiber valley. On the first floor of the Sacristy are located another double room and a junior suite. These rooms have an independent entrance and for this reason are suitable for a family or a group of four people. Located on the first floor, the windows of these rooms overlook the court and the swimming-pool, and one can enter through an external stone staircase. Concerts, ceremonies, and meetings take place in the beautiful Abbey Church
The medieval Tower is on the top of the hill, surrounded by a large garden with lovely olive and fig trees, broom and lavender bushes, and contains 4 luxury apartments, beautifully decorated with ceilings with frescoes, arched Romanesque windows and arches, and with wonderful views to the countryside. 1 Apartment sleeps 2 (living room with full kitchen corner, small double bedroom, en suite bathroom with shower), 1 apartments sleep 4 + 1 sofa bed, 1 apartments sleeps 4 , and 1 apartment sleeps 5 (each apartment features 2 bedrooms, one bathroom with tub & hand shower or shower, large full kitchen, living room). There is also a single room with bathroom which can be rented together with an apartment.
The apartments feature colour satellite TV, dishwasher, fireplace, independent heating system, original 19th-century furniture, barrel vault ceilings, terracotta floors, wood beams, old arches, Romanesque windows. Each apartment has towels, bed and household linen, pool towels, hairdryer, and parking space in the car park. At the ground floor there is a large common room, laundry and panoramic terrace; the 1.000 sqm terraced garden features an equipped barbecue area and covered parking.
Between the tower and the Abbey, there is a large panoramic sea salt water pool (120 sqm), in the shape of a fan amidst a beautiful large garden (5.000 sqm), made by a landscape architect, with flower, cherry and olive trees, overlooking the valley with views of Mount Subasio and Assisi; there is a Botanic garden also.
The Restaurant offers a delicious Umbrian Cookery, very genuine, thanks to the exclusive use of the Typical Products of our farms (Dop extra virgin olive oil, Acacia & Flowermix honey, vegetables, eggs, "Chianina "cattle meat - the one of the T-bone steak , wild boar meat, chicken meat, the Doc red & white Wines from our Tuscan farm ) and of our area. Moreover, Pasta, Cakes & Bread are home made by our Cooker.
Special Menu are available: Vegetarian, Vegan, egg free, glutin free, milk products free...; taste our Medieval menu !
Since 1901, the whole property belongs to the noble family Giunta Tremi, who runs it with love and respect of nature, care and enhancement of the environment, hospitality and culture. They are descendants of Joseph Bonaparte (King of Spain and King of Naples) and Lucien Bonaparte (Prince of Canino), both brothers of Emperor Napoleon the 1st. The family prides itself in welcoming guests to Umbria and offering first-class hospitality!
During your stay here, Guests can relax around the pool, go walking and biking (mountain bikes available at house), around the beautiful estate, taste and purchase the Farm's products (DOP Olive Oil, DOC red & white Wines from our Tuscan vineyards, honey, eggs, vegetables,.. ) , or take short trips through the incredible Umbrian countryside to some of the areas most beautiful cities: Perugia, Gubbio (home of the annual "Race of the Candles") Assisi, Todi and Spoleto where you will find a treasure trove of architecture, art, ancient monuments, museums. Ask for a programme of all the major events taking place in the region. The Resort can also arrange baby sitters, a local cook or a Chef, cooking classes, wine and olive oil tasting, cultural tours, helicopter and limousine for hire.
Nearby are: tennis course, horse riding, villages with all shops; famous Antognolla Golf course just 10 min. drive.