La Preghiera (Historical Residences) Calzolaro

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La Preghiera Historical Residences Calzolaro
La Preghiera
Via del Refari - 06018 Calzolaro (Perugia)
Tel. +39 075 930 2428
Fax +39 075 930 2428

Period residence La Preghiera is Umbria's most beautiful B&B yet!

Three reasons why you'll love it here

  1. The tranquility of the Umbrian countryside
  2. The beauty of a finely restored monastery
  3. The gorgeous gardens with eco-pool

The origins of La Preghiera, an elegant period residence resting in the Umbrian hillside, date back to the 12th century when the Friars of Mont'Uliventani built an oratory and small church here. Over the years, and as the religious community increased, a full-blown monastery was added to the site. Over the centuries, subsidence of the terrain followed by a series of landslides, finally forced the friars to abandon the complex.

It was not until 2002, when Liliana and John Tunstill purchased the property, that the monastery and church were finally restored to their original splendor. Now a stunning period residence, La Preghiera offers a unique combination of historic charm and contemporary comfort, the result of an attentive choice of furnishings and the careful integration of modern technology.

As they arrive at the country hotel, guests are received by Liliana and John, a couple known for their gracious hospitality and eagerness to make all those who visit La Preghiera feel immediately as if in their own, elegant home in the Upper Tiber valley. Exposed wooden beam ceilings, terracotta floors, and period furniture and artworks embellish the suites in both the main residence and in the adjacent Villa Moscatelli. A delicious breakfast, brimming with traditional Umbrian fare, greets guests each morning. A generous selection of freshly baked breads and cakes, cold meats, cheeses, fresh seasonal fruit, cereals, and yogurts, and plenty of strong Italian coffee, provides the perfect start to the day.

On request in high season, traditional 4 course dinners are served in the dining room or in the loggia overlooking the garden. The ideal opportunity to experience Umbria's excellent cuisine, meals are prepared using only the freshest of locally sourced ingredients and might easily include dishes made using the area's wonderfully fragrant porcini mushrooms and highly-prized truffles. For those guests who choose to spend the day lazing in the sunshine by the eco-friendly swimming pool, a selection of tasty snacks and light lunches are available, again on request.

La Preghiera's tiny chapel is still used for intimate wedding ceremonies, christenings and other religious services. The garden and dining room provide beautiful settings for cocktails, banquets and wedding receptions.

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