Hotel Lo Spedalicchio, born from the renovation of a 17th century noble residence, owes its name to the village in which it stands. Welcomes its guests in the spacious rooms located on the main floor, where high ceilings sometimes frame rooms with simple and sober elegance. In the Lo Spedalicchio restaurant you will find the great dishes of the rich Umbrian tradition, to be enjoyed in the "Sala Eugeni" with its 80 seats and the large fireplace, or in the "Sala Priori" which can accommodate 70 people, perfect also for ceremonies and banquets.
Hotel Lo Spedalicchio History
Hospitality means returning to the origins for Lo Spedalicchio. Although its architecture reveals its ancient use of fortress and noble residence, from some historical documents it is learned that, in reality, arose at the beginning of the fourteenth century as a house of hospitality for travelers and pilgrims along the way between Perugia and the religious center of Assisi "in order to give you shelter to passengers".
Transformed in 1379 into a fortress to defend the territory of Perugia from the pontifical armies, during the seventeenth century it changed into a patrician residence, thus becoming embellished with fine decorations and furnishings. The noble family of the Eugeni counts from the second half of the seventeenth century built their country residence to make it the center of their activities thus incorporating into the building an ancient pre-existing medieval tower. In some of the 25 rooms of the hotel, located on the main floor, you can still admire the renaissance stuccoes that cover the ceilings, while in those of the angular towers, more rustic and dating back to the medieval period, ceilings and walls show exposed stone and original bricks of the time. Particular attention has also been paid to the furnishings of the rooms: 17th century style furniture and handcrafted blankets produced by Umbrian drapes create rooms of understated elegance, to which all modern comforts are added.
The restaurant, housed in ancient rooms with a warm and pleasant atmosphere, offers refined menus, in which the "classics" of traditional Umbrian cuisine are never lacking. On the occasion of private receptions, Mrs. Giancarla Costarelli, director of the hotel, personally takes care of the realization of the floral decorations and all that concerns the realization of particular personalized services. In the annex in front of the hotel, called II Sopramuro, there are three apartments, furnished in rustic Umbrian style.
Next to the most famous historical and artistic centers of Umbria such as Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Todi and Spoleto is also proposed as an ideal starting point for excursions to discover the cultural treasure of the region.