Located in the old town centre of Spello, one of the most charming medieval towns in Umbria, the Hotel Palazzo Bocci is the place where history, traditions and art coexist along with new technologies, thanks to the well-balanced restoration work, with its design of exclusive rooms, both simple and elegant, for a stay with a touch of the past. Palazzo Bocci, which opened as a hotel in 1992, has paintings by Benvenuto Crispoldi and an architectural style that is enlivened by in-between floors, split-levels and niches.
The seventeenth century building offers its guests surroundings and rooms that evoke an atmosphere of rare beauty, such as the fountain at the entrance, the hanging garden with two century-old palm trees, the spectacular Hall of Frescoes, the rooms, the luxurious suites, plus views and hidden corners that the Hotel Palazzo Bocci jealously preserves as if they were a treasure.
SOME HISTORICAL FACTS
The Hotel Palazzo Bocci was the residence of the family of the same name descending from Pier Leone, a 15th century condottiere. The original town plan dates back to the 14th century, but its present appearance is the result of restoration work in the 18th and 19th century. Today Palazzo Bocci has recovered features of the building constructed in the second half of the 18th century following the restoration of the old town centre of Spello, by wish of the Passeri family. The family that was responsible for the rebirth of Palazzo Bocci is a direct descendant of the old noble family of Spello whose origins go back to the 14th century. Indeed, later Palazzo Bocci passed to the descendants of Pier Leone Bocci of Spello and Cinzia Federici da Bevagna, who were married at the beginning of the 18th century.
Some members of the family, such as Doctor Pietro Bocci, a notable of Foligno and Mayor of Spello until 1880, and the lawyer Domenico Bocci, he too mayor of the town during the fascist period, lived in Palazzo Bocci and were responsible for later restoration work.
Today, in Palazzo Bocci one can admire the remarkable painting by Benvenuto Cripoldi and several masterpieces by masters of the period that exalt the magic of the rooms of this refined and exclusive residence.
ROOMS AND SUITES
Exclusive and elegant rooms and suites, where one breathes the atmosphere of the past. The Hotel has a total of 23 rooms with private bath: 2 suites + 4 junior suites ( with whirlpool tub, hydromassage shower), 13 doubles with shower, 2 doubles with normal bathtub and 2 singles with shower and are elegantly furnished with a pleasant atmosphere. All rooms are soundproof and are equipped with hairdryer, bathtub, telephone with direct line, mini-bar, TV colour with satellite reception, safe deposit box, air conditioning to ensure you to have an exclusive and comfortable stay.
Magnificent frescoes decorate the hotel's Reading Lounge, and the
Bar with service in the outdoor garden offers moments of total relax to
enjoy the charm of Palazzo Bocci.
A buffet breakfast is served in pleasant small dining rooms or in the
garden during warm summer months. Near the hotel there is plenty of free
parking, a lift and a conference hall for business meetings or conferences.
We advise the restaurant Molino (outside hotel) loacated in an old oil mill, the building of the IL MOLINO restaurant dates back to the 14th century. The views of walls from the Roman period and a large fireplace in the dining room contribute in creating warm and pleasant surroundings. The dining room can seat around 100 people and in the summer one can also enjoy the open-air terrace.
The dishes worth trying are based on traditional Umbrian cooking. The flavour of truffles from Norcia, cep mushrooms, pulses, game in the winter, wild asparagus and mountain herbs give the cooking its character. So, tradition combined with reelaboration and a lot of inventiveness give all the dishes a distinctive taste.