Perched on a hill in Umbria overlooking Lake Trasimeno and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Il Convento is a testament to understated sophistication and the majesty of nature. Il Convento was first established around 1566 by Capuchin monks - the last of the three major branches of the Orders of Friars Minor.
The swimming facilities at Il Convento consist of a 65-foot pool for lap swimming or simple relaxing after a long day in the countryside.
Nestles in the midst of its scenic surroundings, the refurbished 16th century features 13 acres of enclosed formal gardens, as well as pristine lawns, orchards and olive groves. A native oak forest surrounds Il Convento, and a warm and inviting fire pit provides spectacular views of the medieval town and lights across Lake Trasimeno.
BEDROOMS - 10
BATHROOMS - 10
Where once stood a dormitory suitable to the Capuchin monks' devotional minimalism, Il Convento now offers ten luxurious suites equipped with the very latest in creature comforts. Each suite features unique amenities and decor - from airy balconies and private terraces to wood-burning fireplaces and stunning international cinema art. Additionally, the entire property features Wi-fi access, and all bedrooms include cutting edge entertainment centers.
Il Convento features both formal and informal spaces to gather, relax and play. Comfortable and well-appointed living areas, recreational suites and reading havens are located throughout the compound, offering sanctuary to guests.
In Umbria, fresh ingredients are a way of life. Harvesting from within the region, meals are served throughout the grounds in a wide variety of unique spaces that range from an elegant dining room to glorious gardens and lake terraces or cozy living areas. The Library also houses a formal dining hall, which can seat uo to 40 guests. Open kitchens encourage guests to interact with the chef and participate in the creation of their meals, or even dine at an intimate chef's table.
Under the keen guidance and personal supervision of the owner, Il Convento proudly offers a state-of-the-art, theatre-style private screening room. The intimate, 16-seat facility showcases the very latest in theatrical presentation technologies, and additionally features multi-platform video gaming.
The beautifully restored chapel honours Il Convento's deeply devout history, providing a place for quiet contemplation as well as a space for a special ceremony.
Il Convento features a fully equipped gym overlooking the splendor of the Umbiran countryside. State of the art training facilities include treadmills, elliptical machines and strength training equipment. Yoga, Pilates and personal training sessions are available for private booking. In addition, rural jogging trails are located throughout the region.
A dedicated, full service Spa offers two treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and traditional Hamm am. Signature treatments are based around the theme of 'Etruscan Apothecary' and use olive oil to soothe and perfume the entire body.
NEAREST AIRPORT - Perugia (37km, 30 mins by car), Rome (240km, 2hrs 20 mins by car), Florence (125km, 1.5hrs by car)
NEAREST STATION - Perugia (37km, 30 mins by car)
DISTANCES - Perugia 37km, Rome 250km, Florence 125km
Located just two convenient hours from both Rome and Florence, Il Convento's location offers unique perspectives on Italy's rich regional history. For those seeking the simple serendipities of local travel, there are many neighbouring towns and villages to explore and discover - each alive with its own robust traditions, some remaining unchanged for centuries.