Once the home of Cardinal Pio III (Pope for only 26 days), this beautiful building has been restored with care and you’ll find something nourishing to look at in every room. You enter through Chiara’s new kitchen where she gives private cookery lessons and prepares delicious breakfasts of home-baked tarts and breads, homemade jam, local pecorino cheeses and cured hams. You’ll also find an honesty bar, a fridge for your own bits and bobs and a comfortable seating area with books on art, philosophy and history in several languages.
Three bedrooms (one suite at the very top) are light and large with smooth linens, deep mattresses and travertine marble floors; bathrooms are spa-like with jacuzzi tubs and roomy, walk-in showers. You’ll feel pampered and Chiara can organise tours of hidden small towns, wine and olive oil tasting, sacred art – just ask. She’ll cook dinner for you too with a bit of notice.
Step out to explore the town.