Even in the famous wine region around the small medieval town of Orvieto, which is known for its wine tourism and beautiful country house hotels, you won’t find anything to compete with the Locanda Palazzone. Its history dates back to the 13th century. At that time it served as a guest house for pilgrims. Today, behind its tuff stone facade that has been skillfully constructed, hides a contemporary elegance in a Nordic style. What guests most love about the Locanda Palazzone is the combination of old and new. Still today the building, which had fallen into disrepair before its restoration by the present owners, Lodovico and Patrizia, shows off its origins as a simple guesthouse. At the same time a minimalist-inspired, Scandinavian design lends the house a light, modern interior to complement its simple facade. Despite its small number of rooms, the hotel still offers its guests everything they need. With its total of 7 suites, of which 6 extend over two floors, there is something for everyone here: solo travelers, couples and both small and larger families. The largest family suite can accommodate 5 guests. The most beautifully designed suite for a romantic getaway is the Cardinal Suite. The hotel restaurant rounds off your stay with fine Italian country cooking and delicious Umbrian wines. Vineyard hotel: Family-run hotel with a love of wine
The hotel is part of the Pallazone Winery and is located in the heart of its vineyard. All around this secluded medieval building extends a picturesque landscape of rolling hills dotted with vines, oak forests, meadows and fields. For those interested in wine, tasting sessions can be arranged on request at the hotel’s wine cellar. The hotel’s own wines are also of course available to accompany your meals at the restaurant. Historic hotel: Wonderfully restored medieval inn
The roots of this family-run hotel lie in a simple medieval inn for pilgrims. Both the historic architecture and the classic, simple interior design are a nod to the hotel’s heritage, without compromising on the comfort of today’s guests. For example, all rooms are equipped with hardwood floors. And the ornate arched windows of the old building are placed behind the modern glass windows so that from both inside and outside it’s a great look. Another reason for history lovers to visit the Locanda Palazzone is its proximity to Orvieto, one of the most beautiful and oldest hill towns in Umbria. Food & drink: Umbrian food & own wine
In the morning an excellent breakfast buffet is laid out (when the weather’s nice on the garden terrace) with homemade jams, freshly baked ciabatta, ricotta cheese and much more. Book ahead if you’d like to have lunch in the hotel. Dinner is not to be missed. Also served on the terrace when the weather permits, it is an exquisite 4-course meal with a focus on regional specialties. There’s also always a vegetarian option. Wash it all down with one of the hotel’s own wines! Sport & leisure: Garden & pool with stunning views
The property has a well-maintained garden with a swimming pool overlooking the valley. From the sunloungers beside the pool you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding landscape. Location: On a hill near Orvieto
The Locanda Palazzone is about a 10-minute (4 km) drive from Orvieto in a unique idyllic hillside location.