When traveling through Italy, forget the large corporate chains with their generic, sanitary designs and go with a local pensione to experience la dolce vita at its sweetest. Located in the southeastern side of Umbria in the hilltop town of Trevi, the 4 star Hotel Relais de Charme Antica Dimora alla Rocca is located in the heart of this medieval town which is said to have one of the best views of the Umbrian landscape.
Exterior of the hotel
The building itself dates back to the 16th century with the hotel being housed in two parallel buildings. Although much of the charm of the original architecture has been preserved, in 2012 a change of management led to a complete refurbishment. There are 32 en-suite bedrooms that feature central heating and air conditioning, LED TVs, mini-bars, room service, 24 hour access to reception, with free WiFi and internet access.
Onsite, the hotel has one restaurant, located in the old oil mill, with medieval vaulted ceilings and terracotta flooring. As well as 2 bars, one indoor and the other in a little square outside the hotel. In a small courtyard there is a swimming pool available for guests during the Summer months.