L'Orto degli Angeli - Residenza d'Epoca: "Marvellous old palazzo in middle Umbria" Top 5 Page for this destination Umbria Hotel Tip by Trekki
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Surely a dreamlike hotel in the middle of Umbria is L’Orto degli Angeli in Bevagna. Restaurant Redibis, which belongs to the hotel, has been one of my favourite restaurants since 2008. I had lunch and dinner here several times and also celebrated my half century birthday with friends here. But all the times I never stayed there. This had to be changed and so in May 2011 during another of my short Umbria roundtrips I decided that it is time to book a room so that I could not only enjoy another marvellous dinner with wine this time but also to stay in this so charming residence.
What can I say? The name L’Orto degli Angeli – the place of the angels – says it all. The hotel is consisting of two palazzi, connected with a courtyard like garden. In the main palazzo, Palazzo Andreozzi, the rooms are named after angels and the rooms in the other palazzo, Palazzo Alberti, are designed as apartments. In between is the wonderful garden, with flowers and bushes which are very old. Especially the roses are marvellous; the guys in Redibis restaurant pick one for every desert they serve. I have kept all my roses simply because their scent is exceptional!
I stayed in the main palace, in the room Arcangelo Raffaele, which is in the upper floor facing the street Corso Giacomo Mateotti. Well, it was not really *a* room but a whole flight of rooms. There was a lobby with a separate wardroom and a safe, the drawing room with sofas and chairs for a nice relaxing evening, a huge bathroom, the bedroom and stairs lead up to a little loft with two additional beds. I enjoyed this room very much, although I would have liked to stay longer than only one night. The only downside was the location facing the street. There is a little bar just opposite of the hotel and they had the TV running all evening with a very high sound level. But luckily the bar closed at 11 p.m.
It was not only the room I loved but the whole concept of their hotel. The palazzo seems to have stayed intact, thus the several parts of rooms. The stairs and corridors outside the rooms are a maze of winding stairs and separate corridors with bookshelves and tables with flower pots, which makes the whole appearance quite cosy. And I also loved the public rooms, such as the charming reading room with its huge bookshelf painted in bright red. And of course the garden! One can relax here, with a coffee or a drink and just let the world pass by.
Breakfast was ok, included in the price of course. The only downside here was the coffee. It was not the typical caffè but machine made and thus a bit on the watery side. We had quite a big selection of pastry, fresh yoghurt, orange juice, bread, butter, marmalade, cold cuts and cheese.
Be careful when reading some of the reviews on TA. Some reviewers obviously have forgotten where they were. This is an old Palazzo and not a Disneyland Palazzo set up. This means that the rooms and the furniture are old, no matter how excellent renovation and restoration is. And Bevagna is in Italy, where church bells will ring.
Parking the car is a challenge. It is possible to drive to the hotel to unload the luggage. Drive through Porta Foligno, which is the entrance portal coming from Foligno on road SR316. The palazzo is on the right side where the narrow road just widens a bit. But parking isn’t possible here. Drive along the hotel and turn right at the traffic light and drive through Porta Cannara. Outside is a big parking lot. And it is safe to park the car there. Just look at the signs where exactly you can park the car = in the middle of the space.
Location of L’Orto degli Angeli on Google Maps.
Location of Parking outside of Porta Cannara on Google Maps.
© Ingrid D., April 2012 (just in case, RickS or others come along and think they can steal texts).
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Address: Via Dante Alighieri, 1 - Bevagna (PG) - Italy
Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: +39 - 0742 - 360130
Price: US$180 and up
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