Palazzo Grande is an old stately home that has been transformed into a period residence of 19 ample-sized rooms and suites, elegantly furnished and decorated, with all modern comforts, where our guests can enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of a gentleman’s residence, surrounded by frescoes and the original décor.
Palazzo Grande, a historical residence right in the heart of Umbria, allows you to re-live the enchantment of the past times,to taste the flavours of Umbria’s traditional delicacies and to enjoy a peaceful stay in the midst of its surrounding park.
We have transformed the Palazzo into an elegant hotel; we live in it in order to manage it personally and we tried to preserve its original charm to offer an ideal stay to anyone who loves privacy and a homely welcome. Our main purpose has been to have the building restored to its original splendour and to revalue the history and the culture of its background. In these pages we try to describe what we wish to offer to our guests, but it is impossible to put in plain words and in a few pictures the feeling of a stay in Palazzo Grande, surrounded by the calm of the countryside and cosseted by our collaborators, who have been carefully chosen and trained to let our guests enjoy an unforgettable holiday.
Each room is different from the others; they are all ample-sized, painted in pastel colours that harmonize perfectly with the rich shades of the textiles, fitted out with period furniture, pictures and objects that all belong to the home’s history. The up-to-date comforts (air conditioning, direct telephone line, Internet connexion, satellite TV, minibar, safe, soft extra-pillows, sanitary and anti-mite protection of beds) complement the elegance and sobriety of the rooms. Each bathroom is provided with a hydro-massage bathtub, a shower, a hairdryer and bathroom scales. Each room is named after a person who is linked with the Palazzo’s memory, either someone who once belonged to the family of the earlier landlords, or a special guest.
The Palazzo is in the middle of an estate of more than 30 hectares: the vast enclosed park which surrounds the villa hosts a swimming-pool is the ideal place to relax in the midst of the calm of the countryside.
Special attention is paid to breakfast, which is served in the large dining room decorated with frescoes: each delicacy is carefully chosen and prepared, with a particular regard to the wishes of every single guest.
Inside the building, there is a still consecrated chapel, with an exquisite Gothic revival altar made of polychrome woods.
A five-a-side football field, jogging paths in the woods and a gym inside the residence allow our guests to stay in shape.
In a few minutes by car it is possible to reach 3 golf-courses of international level; there is also a large riding-school quite close to the estate.
A shuttle minibus and a private car are available on request to reach Perugia, the railway station and the airport.