Torre di Moravola Montone, Umbria, Italy

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Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
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  • Units 7
  • from $ 250 nt
What we like about this property

Meticulously restored and decidedly modern in contrast to it’s original character, this flawlessly executed recovery of a 10th century residence seamlessly marries two millennia, delivering stylish modern elegance with a reverence for history and authenticity. Expressive and dramatic, this stunning piece of history has been brought back to glorious life. 

Description

Overlooking magnificent views of the Carpini Valley and the red tiled roofs of Umbrian villages in the distance, this one thousand year old watchtower complex is nestled into over six hectares of hillside oak forests, olive groves and orchards with stunning 360 degree views of countryside largely unchanged since medieval times. Originally built to protect the pass through the Carpini Valley, and once inhabited by knights, the structures were rescued from ruin by architect Christopher Chong and his designer wife Seonaid Mackenzie. Following years of painstaking restoration, the property was transformed into a unique boutique hotel that reinterprets history for the modern age.     

Shoring up the crumbling tower with concrete, steel and stone, the exteriors remain as they have for centuries, while the interiors have undergone an inspired modern renaissance with glass and travertine stone floors, soft neutrals and elegantly conceived additions and materials that mimic the tone and spirit of the ancient structure. The towering silhouette soars to double heights with stairs leading up to communal living spaces and an atrium and includes seven strikingly modern suites arranged around the center. The main suite occupies the top of the tower and features a living area and library on the steel mezzanine and there are two large sitting rooms with majestic ancient fireplaces to cozy up to. The kitchen has been creatively restored and houses the restaurant that serves seasonal and organic locally sourced cuisine following the slow food philosophy. There is an interior fireside dining area but more often than not, you’ll want to dine al fresco.

The sprawling gardens are arranged around four terraces with a large formal dining area and a sleek, open viewing pavilion that forms an inner courtyard surrounded by herb gardens. The stone reflecting pool and terrace with sunken seating areas overlooks the olive groves and the large pool boasts spectacular picturesque views of the countryside.   

Steeped in history with a vibrant new personality, this extraordinary boutique hotel is a sensory delight where you’ll feel completely removed from the modern world.

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ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Concierge services with full staff including chef and wait staff. Breakfast of fresh squeezed orange juice, seasonal fruits, yoghurt and cereals, regional breads, crostini and torte, fresh eggs, proscuitto, local cheeses, coffee and teas served daily (or self service). Housekeeping daily with laundry services. Wi-Fi and SONOS audio throughout the public areas, on the terraces and at poolside. Bath amenities and robes. Optional daily yoga sessions and spa treatments ranging from ayurvedic and accupressure, massage, facials etc. Optional airport transfers from Perugia €100.

AROUND

Just minutes from the medieval walled town of Montone, the hilltop village is cited as one of the most beautiful ‘Borgos’ in Italy and is a charming and historic glimpse into the area with winding cobblestone streets, great trattorias and atmosphere. The small town of Umbertide is fifteen minutes away and hosts one of the best local markets in the area, and there are many lovely medieval hilltop villages such as Monte San Maria Tiberina and Anghiari with beautiful Gubbio and Sansepolcro, Cortona and Arezzo within a short drive for day trips. Citta di Castello, Assisi and Perugia are within a half hour and Florence and Rome are within two hours. 

LOCATION

Montone, Umbria, Italy. Nearest Airport: San Francesco d’Assisi Airport Perugia (25 miles)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Open seasonally from the end of March through mid-November. The end of May and beginning of June are the greenest months with wild flowers, fireflies and mild weather for dining al fresco and summer tends to be warm. Don’t miss truffle season in October and November!

For more information, please read the Torre di Moravola Intro , as well as the complete guide to their suites for all amenities available. For guests interested in hosting a wedding on the property, information is available here.

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  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Torre di Moravola, Umbria, Italy | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels

Torre di Moravola

from $250/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4$1,040
Cleaning Fee$100
Pet Fee$140
TaxesNot included
TOTAL$1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
TOTAL (with Deposit)$1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses7 Suites: 6 suites, 1 main suite
Accommodate18 Total Occupancy (2-4 per suite)
Restaurant / self cateringRestaurant. Full breakfast included in room rate, meals available. See notes for dining details.
KitchenYes
Bed TypeMixed: King, Queen, Doubles (or 2 Twins), sofa bed and optional additional single beds
Kid Friendly
Pet FriendlyYes but please take care to clean up after them and prevent them from getting on the furniture
InternetWifi throughout
PoolYes
ViewMagnificent views of the Umbrian countryside and Carpini Valley
RatesFrom €250 per night, see rates table for full price list. The property can be rented in it's entirety to accommodate up to 18 guests
Minimum Stay2 Nights
Notes

Dining

Lunches €35-40

Paninos are available upon request throughout the day

Dinners are prepared using the freshest of locally sourced ingredients.

Notice for dinner to be given at breakfast same day.

Cost for a 4 course meal ranges is €65 excluding wine.

Wines are selected from small local producers to the Sagrantinos of Montefalco and Brunello of Montalcino ( €20 - €80 ). For those wishing to purchase their own wines there will be a corkage charge of €10 levied on bottles of wine / alcohol consumed within the public areas of the premises.

Children

The tower is not suitable for children between 2 and 13 years.

Extra bed €100 per night over 18 years

€50 per night 13 -18 years

Cots €20 per night

Massage therapies available: Ayuverdic, Deep tissue sport, Shirodara, Circulatory massage.

Courses for Pilates and Yoga available, subject to demand. 

No Smoking Policy within the rooms

Transfers to and from Perugia Airport - €100 per Trip.

 

Rate Table

 

Prices are quotes per room per night and include room taxes, full breakfast, bottled water, and fresh fruit (always available). To confirm bookings, a deposit of 30% of the room cost is required, which will be refunded if booking is cancelled 60 days prior to arrival. Moravola is only available for group bookings 15 November through 31 March.

 
 Low Season (4/1-5/31, 10/1-11/14)High Season (6/1-9/30)
Main Tower Suite€640€780
South Tower Suite€380€450
North Tower Suite€330€380
East Tower Suite€330€380
West Tower Suite€330€380
West Suite€320€360
West Room€250€300
Entire Property€2945€2515

 

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Reviews

1 Review

  • Hannah Lowy, May 7, 2013

    This is a remarkably beautiful and unusual hotel. Stunning I think could describe it. Striking architecture, wonderful ambience, delightful owners, delicious food, elegant and stylish interiors and just heavenly setting.

    Hannah Lowy

    London, UK

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