“Imaginatively modernized 13th-century convent (18 rooms) ideally located high above Assisi, the hilltop birthplace of St. Francis. Dramatic, appealing spa occupying the artfully lit remains of a Roman amphitheater includes tepidario, caldario, sudatorio and frigidario pools. Rooms come in various configurations, many of them duplex arrangements. Minimalist, contemporary interiors offer features such as exposed stone or brick walls, beamed ceilings, frescoes, terra-cotta floors and streamlined white furnishings; stone baths offer showers (no tub). Be explicit in advance about your requirements. Good restaurant serves modern versions of traditional Umbrian dishes. Young, energetic staff.”
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