Peaceful, panoramic, secluded and utterly wonderful.
The Locanda del Gallo is one of those beautiful and peaceful old houses set in gorgeous countryside that Italy seems to specialise in. Yet it is at the same time typical and unique, with more history and wooden beams than you can shake a stick at.
Locanda del Gallo originated in the 12th century has certainly enjoyed an interesting past. Being strategically located between Gubbio and Perugia meant that these two cities have long fought tooth and nail over the centuries for the area in which it is located. Dominating a magnificent hilly landscape, it must have been an ideal place to look out over the enemy.
Nowadays, it is simply an ideal place to relax and unwind. It fits in perfectly within such beautiful natural surroundings, with the regional elements of old stone and the liberal use of wood used throughout, but so is a certain oriental style, whilst the recent restoration has taken nothing away from the Locanda del Gallo. On the contrary, the character and charm are greater than ever. As for things to do and places to see, it may be far from the madding crowd but there’s plenty to explore. Riding, trekking or visiting some absolutely wonderful towns, not least of which Assisi, Perugia and Gubbio, is easy to do.
Alternatively, you may find it congenial just to sit by the lovely salt infinity swimming pool, complete with an outdoor heated Jacuzzi spa and a Moorish style spa witich is equipped with a sauna, massage room and tea room, all included in the rate.
Paola and Erich have created a sanctuary that allows you to let your soul come to rest. That's what it was for me. The surroundings are stunning, the cuckoo's calling is the loudest noise you can hear. I loved my room, I loved the food, and I felt welcome and at home.
Exeptional Country Retreat
Date of stay 06/08/2017
We found Locanda Del Gallo nestled in the magnificent Umbrian hills and immediately breathed easily. This places oozes tranquility and calm. The staff are wonderful, friendly and caring, and the facilities offer a genuine retreat. Our room was spacious with fabulous views of the rolling countryside but the real treat at Locanda Del Gallo are the various spots to hang out and make your own, whether lounging by the enticing infinity pool or taking a moment under the sheltering trees, this place is designed to make you relax! The food is wonderful, lovingly cooked with excellent variety, and with a well stocked bar operating on an honesty system there really is no need to leave! That said the property is an easy and delightful drive to many interesting nearby towns and attractions. All an all a brilliant place. Highly recommended.
Date of stay 22/08/2016
From the moment you pull up at Locanda del Gallo you know you have made the best possible choice for a holiday. The hosts could not be more welcoming, but are never intrusive. The location is superb. Tranquil, rustic Italy with incredible views in all directions. The old building has been simply, but interestingly restored to make it very comfortable for guests.
The food is outstanding, and excellent value with a bargain wine list to boot. Talking of wine, an honesty bar operates from the living room area, so there is always a drink if you want one.
Outside, the terraces provide privacy for you to while away the day on the many sun loungers amongst olive trees, or you can relax by the stunning infinity pool. We also particularly enjoyed the jacuzzi and steam room, whilst the massage was a worthwhile extra.
In short go there if you want the best possible quiet place to relax, and enjoy authentic Italy.
Date of stay 31/05/2016
der aufenthalt im locanda del gallo ist überaus empfehlenswert. die locanda liegt herrlich am ende eines höhenrücken mit wundervollen blick nach allen seiten. die zimmer sind alle unterschiedlich eingerichtet und sehr gemütlich. bei schönwetter kann man den traumhaften aussenpool, bei schlechtwetter den whirlpoo bzw das dampfbad benutzen oder bei voranmeldung eine massage.
das 4 gängige abendessen ist überaus abwechlsungreich, mit hervorragenden lokalen zutaten. das weinangebot von lokalen weinen hervorragend.
Date of stay 20/07/2015
In der Locanda del Gallo fühlt man sich wohl. Die Lage abseits der Touristenpfade, die geschmackvollen Räumlichkeiten, die Ausstattung und natürlich die äußerst sympathischen Besitzer machen den Aufenthalt zu einem guten Erlebnis.