This place is a real gem - extremely relaxing. It is spotless, has a good breakfast and excellent dinner - all organic we were advised. After several weeks travelling around Italy and finding most places fairly average we stopped here by chance and wish we had more time to spend here. It is a great place to just chill out... More
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Relais Ripa is located near Ripa's ancient castle, just in front of Assisi. It is the ideal place where you can relax and regenerate yourself, in contact with the most unspoiled nature, and far from the daily routine of frenetic life. The Relais is at only few minutes by car from the most beautiful art cities of Umbria (Perugia, Gubbio, Montefalco, Spoleto, Todi ...) and Ripa is within easy reach of the wild green of Valnerina and Tiber valleys and of the silver hills of Trasimeno Lake and Tuscany. During your holiday you will experience the old traditions both cultural and eno-gastronomic of Italy's green heart. The sixteen rooms are placed in three old farmhouses carefully restored with the intent of preserving the essence and charm of ancient times. The rooms stand out for the attention that has been paid to all the details: you can see the wooden beams, the typical beds made with wrought iron, the hotel's furniture that includes old unique pieces made by hand with the better wood, quilts and curtains that comes from the art of embroidery the precious old Umbrian cloth of Montefalco. All is established to make you live the romantic atmosphere of a tale.The Relais is located near the old "Sentiero Francescano", that from Assisi leads to Gubbio. It makes you easy to have beautiful walks and to go by mountain bike in touch with the wild green of Umbria. When you get back to Ripa Relais you can relax yourself bathing in the beautiful swimming-pool with hydro-massage, feeling all around the scents of the nature and looking to the beautiful colours of our countryside.Inside the beautiful ancient temple, that today has became our restaurant, the chefs will make you experience the best of Umbrian-Tuscan tradicional dishes, and their tasty recipes joined to the famous wines of our Country.Bread, pasta, cakes and jams are made by hands every day, as the old customs taught us during the years. Meat and oil come from our own farm, situated just 1 km from us.SERVICESWe are located just 10 minutes from Perugia-Assisi (Sant'Egidio), in a pleasant place very suitable for use of our mountain bike that is completely FREE. We organize cooking lessons in Umbrian-Tuscan style, which is usually held on the morning together with our Chef Annamaria. A "typical lesson” has a duration of about 2 hours and is based mainly on how to prepare homemade pasta, bread or pizza and typical sauces for pasta etc. The normal cost is only 50.00 per person, inclusive of the prepared lunch. On request we organize professional courses, the duration and the subjects to choose in accordance with our direction. We have an outdoor swimming pool (size 10x20 meter) with whirlpool area, but our most important peculiarity concerns the well-being, because our "Service en Suite" is especially dedicated to those who wish enjoying massages in privacy in their Suite to create a peaceful environment with this personalized wellness. Thanks to specialized operators, equipped with professional beds, wrapping a room with scent-based natural incense, with candles to recreate an atmosphere of pure tranquility, along with the experience of relaxing music. The perform treatments are: Reflexology, Ayurvedic, Relax Thai, and many and others, to choose, just with a little advance. ... more less
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