Villa di Monte Solare
- At a Glance
- Our Review
A complimentary bottle of wine and an upgrade if available.
Good living and wellbeing in the Umbrian hills
High in the Umbrian hills, Villa di Monte Solare is one of those rare finds that combines serenity with terrific views. With no room numbers, it’s like staying in a rich uncle's hilltop mansion.
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Hit the Spot
On a hillside high above Umbria's Lake Trasimeno.
Come here for...
● Charm and serenity in hillside Umbria. ● Some serious spa pampering. ● Sailing, fishing and boat trips nearby.
You'll find beautiful gardens, a tiny chapel, spectacular valley views and a fully fledged spa.
Good to know
Cookery courses, wine tastings and trips to the nearby Perugina chocolate factory can all be arranged.
Firesides, frescoes, wooden shutters and period furniture characterise rooms in the main villa. Those in the Limonaia (converted lemon store) are larger and more contemporary, with wide terraces.
Luxurious Deluxe suites have two bathrooms – one with a shower, and the other with a jacuzzi bathtub.
Eat & Drink
Chef Nicola Fanfano prepares flavoursome Trasimeno cuisine and traditional Tuscan-Umbrian dishes using local organic and seasonal ingredients. A different four-course dinner is prepared each night, and (if you must) there's an option to order calorie-controlled dishes for which the damage is no more than 1001 cals including a glass of vino. Talking of wine, there's an outstanding cellar here stocking more than 400 wines from Umbria alone. Some are from small and skilled artisanal producers, and the owners themselves personally evaluate each one.
Dine fireside in the cosy dining room in winter, its walls covered in old hunting frescoes. There's also a pocket-size bar where you can sip an aperitivo or some chilled spumante.
Buffet breakfast is served until 10am
Available from 8am to 11pm.
See & Do
Nearby Lake Trasimeno will be high on your list of places to explore. Start perhaps at Castiglione del Lago, with its waterside medieval fortress, then take a ride out to Isola Maggiore, one of the lake's three islands, from Passignan sul Trasimeno. Walks around the lakeshore are easily arranged (with a pick-up at the end of your hike to save any back-tracking) and there are plenty of places to stop for drinks and icecreams. You're also within easy reach of the city of Perugia, with its wonderful art collections, churches and old streets.
You'll love Le Muse, the hotel's intimate and immaculate spa, in the estate's former lemon house. Tall arched windows frame tracts of vineyards and olive groves with the Umbrian hills beyond, while chunky oak beams, mosaic-tiled walls and Miro prints all add to the pleasing surrounds. Have a hot stone massage (one of an array to choose from) a facial or body toning treatment, and melt in the heat of the sauna or Turkish bath. Various wellbeing packages are available.
Umbria Jazz sees jazz, blues and other fusion genres performing both on the streets and at venues around Perugia,
Throw out the diet book – Eurochocolate is an absolute must for chocolate fanatics.
A complimentary bottle of wine and an upgrade if available.Book Now
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 180 - 250Check In
11:00Minimum Night Stay
Three nights during New Year and EasterOpen/Closed
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Yes – all roomsChildren
Kids are welcome, though during New Year it's over-12s only.Pets
Small dogs are welcome if it's arranged in advance.Wedding License?
Via Monatli, 06068 Tavernelle di PanicaleParking
There is free guest parkingTrains
Castiglione del Lago station - 12kmTaxis
EUR 25-30 from the stationAirport
Perugia – 42 km. Ryanair flies to Perugia from London Stansted.