Immersed in the lush green of the Monteluco wood, the Eremo delle Grazie is a historic home overlooking the town of Spoleto and the Valle del Tesino. Housed in an old shelter whose origins date back to the fifth century, the hotel now houses its suites in the ancient cells furnished with fine furniture and decorations. Outside a swimming pool offers an oasis of relaxation while in the restaurant of the structure guests can taste the traditional local specialties prepared with care and passion.
Eremo delle Grazie History
The history of the Hermitage of the Graces began in the fifth century when St. Isaac, a monk of Syrian origin, chose with his followers Monteluco to restore the hermitic life abandoned as a result of persecutions in the native land. Over the centuries the Hermitage of Santa Maria delle Grazie became increasingly important from a cultural and spiritual point of view for the whole territory and in 1547 the bishop Fabio Vigili founded the Congregation of the Hermit Fathers of Montefulco, with the hermitage to make it mother house. The Hermitage also hosted Michelangelo when 1556 the Spanish troops now at the gates of Rome had the artist opted for a more tranquil retreat in the "Spuleti mountains". After the Napoleonic occupation of 1806 and various changes of ownership, the hermitage was purchased in 1918 by prof. Arrigo Piperno, a renowned dentist who treated people like Pius XII, D'Annunzio and Mussolini. Continuing the same passion of the uncle, in 1952 the prof. Pio Lalli bought back the Hermitage continuing in the work of conservation and valorization. In 1991 the decision was made to transform it into a hotel, thus becoming the first Historical Residence in Italy.
At the Eremo delle Grazie you arrive along a small road that crosses the Monteluco wood, in an atmosphere of peace and silence, surrounded by the spectacular Umbrian countryside. The structure still presents itself in its original forms, with terracotta floors, tiles, precious fabrics, antique furnishings and frescoes from the 15th century. The ancient cells on the first floor have been transformed into comfortable and refined suites, each with a bathroom while the rooms on the second floor are made out of the rooms that in the first half of the nineteenth century housed the School of Fine Arts, each with its own sitting room. conditioned air.
The restaurant of the Eremo delle Grazie offers guests the authentic and genuine flavors of the Umbrian gastronomic tradition, to be enjoyed in the warmth of the old refectory fireplace or on one of the magnificent panoramic terraces overlooking the Tessino Valley.
A unique setting, ideal also for those organizing meetings, training courses and conventions and is looking for a place where privacy and isolation are assured from the daily hustle and bustle. In the same way, the magical atmosphere of the Hermitage lends itself perfectly to hosting weddings and special ceremonies, with a caring staff and attentive to every need and spaces such as the panoramic terrace that can accommodate refined buffets.
There are many opportunities for recreation offered by the structure such as cooking, Yoga or binding, as well as the opportunity to relax with walks along the various hiking trails or cycling and mountain biking. For those who want to go further, here are the various castles and villages scattered in the Spoleto countryside or the museums and ancient churches of Perugia, Assisi and Gubbio will offer days full of culture.