Genius Loci Country Inn

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Authentic environment Easygoing Historical building Natural beauty Panoramic views Romantic Secluded
  • rooms
    8
  • style
    Rustic
  • type
    Hotel
  • setting
    Countryside
Rates from 145.00 EUR
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Frances Mayes once said “I can think of no greater pleasure than to get lost on some country road in Umbria." We know exactly what she means, for even a simple journey through the bucolic countryside here is an experience in itself. This is a magical land of poets, artists, unrivalled beauty and charm, and right in the heart of Umbria we find the Genius Loci. Sitting proudly atop a sprawling vineyard, it manages to capture the very essence of the region, purveying, as it does, a timeless landscape of breathtaking views.
Add to the mix a century’s old architecture, panoramic pool, wonderful hospitality - Mary and Maurizio are simply delightful hosts - and you have the ingredients for that perfect Italian stay. The Genius Loci, itself is the gratifying result of a detailed restoration of an 1880’s farmhouse, complete with antique stones and bricks, hand-hewn oak beams and terracotta floors all of which, thankfully, have been brought back to their original splendour.
Even so, we just can’t get enough of those views, and neither could the builders of the Genius Loci, it seems, for all eight accommodations, also offer sweeping panoramas of the lush vineyards, olive groves and sunflower fields. There’s nowhere here where you won’t get a view, which in itself is almost enough to make you forget all else that the place offers here, such as the European King Size beds, fully tiled bathrooms with fine Italian marble vanities and, importantly, a seamless integration of warm rustic elegance and modern amenities (WIFI, LCD TVs, etc).
Whatever you wish to do, whether it is sipping a cappuccino in the inviting bar built around a 1450’s grape press or simply basking in the sun by the panoramic pool, the setting is just perfect for breathing in the real Umbria. In Roman mythology a Genius Loci was the guardian spirit of a place.
Today, the term is most often applied to a very special rural and pure landscape and that just about sums up the Genius Loci. Please Note: Genius Loci is a non smoking inn.

Best For

  • Surrounded by Nature
  • Wine Country

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Amenities

  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Central heating
  • Garden
  • Handicapped easy-access
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Wine Cellar

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • HIFI
  • Internet WiFi
  • Kitchen fully equipped
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Room for handicapped
  • Telephone
  • TV

Activities

  • Bicycles
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Horseback Riding
  • Tennis
  • Trekking

Location

Transport / Distances

City Centre: 2
Shops: 2
Airport: 20
Train Station: 9
Metro/Bus: 2

Reviews

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Date of stay 10/07/2017
Genius Loci suited us perfectly. Well located & a pleasure to stay there for 3 nights never being hurried and always made welcome. Outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. Host, Michael was a 'relaxed professional'; always ready to offer ideas & advice without telling us what to do! The rooms were well presented & bathrooms well fitted. The authentic Umbrian furnishings are not our taste yet an appropriate reminder of where we were staying - in the heart of the Umbrian countryside Breakfast offered a wide choice every day & was served by a very cheerful 'Esse'. Overall very good value & we'd recommend to others The pool was immaculately maintained.

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