"One of the great thinghs about Umbria and Italy is that it's a very unique special part of the world, full of art, great culture, food, wine, wonderful landscape and rich hospitality" (Steve Mc Curry, photographer and reporter for National Geographic).
Lake Trasimeno in Umbria is an area made of ancient everlasting harmonies of colors, lights. breezes and perfumes: never too invading, even when exciting both spirit and senses.
In such a splendid mix you will find La Badia, a fascinating site in the middle of a park of secular olive-trees wich will not appeal (since it shouldn’t) until you knock on the entrance door. Going back just about one thousand years, La Badia started its millenium long life as Olive oriented Benedectine monastery, later it turned into a guards garrison, much later it became a walled farm and recently it was just a hamlet hosting a limited number of peasant families.
Today, thanks to the genius and achievement of architet Nicola De Menna, it has been loving and scrupolously restored to reassume its early aspect, character and vitality, thus returning to be a lieu of picturesque beauty.
In this exact context, where the architet has even managed to include a panoramic swimming pool and a tennis court, both absolutely harmonius with the medieval buildings and the surronding umbrian countryside, is located Il Convento, the house wich we are proposing for you most rewarding holidays.
Incidentally, both Il Convento and all the rest of the compound La Badia are subjects to the strictes Cultural and Environmental Preservation state bylaws – the creative all-over restoration has been easily awarded top grades.
Furnished with precious antiques, the house we propose is composed of a large sitting room kitchen, a living room with the fire place, a double bedroom, another room and the bath-room located in the bell tower. There is a great view from some of the windows overlooking the splendid panorama of Lake Trasimeno with its islands, while from the other windows you will be seeing the romantic cloister. The Il Convento can accommodate four persons.