Relais l’Antico Convento

Umbertide, Perugia

Relaxed country chic worthy of a photo shoot at these beautifully turned out apartments in deep countryside... gaze on heaven from the pool


7 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


Climb up through scrubby oak woodland and the Convento appears above you on the ridge – a lovely pile of elegant stone buildings around a central courtyard with views in all directions. Dating from the 12th century, the building was rescued from a dilapidated state by previous owner Joan, a New Yorker with an eye for design. The apartments, each named after a tarot card (a pack was found in a niche during the restoration) wouldn’t look out of place in an interiors magazine. A classy minimalism of stark walls and old brick floors combines with luxurious detail: quality linens on deep mattresses, light muslin at windows, delicate ironwork, fresh flowers, dark wood antiques. It feels pleasantly exclusive here but in no way pretentious – just relaxingly country-chic. In front of the Convento is a large terrace with weathered terracotta pots while a bank of lavender and a sweep of gravel steps leads to the pool area for some basking. Courteous and smiling Antonietta will show you around and if you need a bit of urban action, Umbertide, Perugia and Assisi are not far, while Tuscany is only a short drive away.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement. B&B available on request. Dinner available on request. Whole villa can be rented together for larger parties.
Restaurants 4km.


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The weekend which I spent at the Convento with a large group of friends was idyllic, helped by perfect weather. The apartments are full of individual character but extremely comfortable and have everything you need. The terrace and grounds are spacious and inviting and the view is stunning. Antonietta is an ideal host and arranged wonderful meals for us by local caterers. There is plenty to see within easy reach but you do need a car.

John, London

This is one of those rare places that we would put on our list of "places to go back to"! Totally relaxing, totally peaceful, beautiful property in a beautiful part of Italy. We had lots planned but did very little .. there was no need to leave this gorgeous property. Nothing was too much trouble for Antoinetta and we got to meet the owners too and the gorgeous Stella! Really really happy to post a big Thumbs Up about this place. Cant be beaten.

Julie, London

A magical place to stay. Beautiful accommodation in stunning surroundings. Authentic Italian cookery lessons, fascinating visit to a bee keeper and alpaca farm, a tasty local breakfast every morning and a 'Dinner Under the Stars,' all arranged by the wonderful Antonietta, who is a wealth of information and is at the convent every day to offer friendly help and advice on all matters including places to eat and visit. Our apartment was clean, comfortable and spacious with amazing views. And our children loved the swimming pool. Friendly accommodating owners and beautiful places nearby.


Wonderful place! The area felt very unspoilt and driving up to the convent we couldn't believe our luck- hay bales in fields on either side of the road, wild flowers and butterflies. The old convent was beautiful- surrounded by lavender and rosemary, with a large terrace with tables to eat on and a gorgeous pool with views over the Umbrian hills. The apartment was clean and prettily decorated and Antonietta could not have been more helpful and kind. We made easy daytrips to Assisi, Lake Trasimeno Gubbio but it was hard to tear ourselves away from the peace of the place. Just magic.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Antonietta .

  • Cooking Classes and Wine Tasting with a professional instructor.Daily bread service - order the day before for delicious fresh baked croissants and local bread. Breakfast available on request
  • We organize private half-day Trip with official English speaking guide ( Pottery tour, salami and wine; Hunt Truffles; alpaca & honey; extra Virgin Olive Oil ..and much more!)Enjoy your massage in your apartment or by the pool!
  • Relais l’Antico Convento is best accessed through the Perugia International Airport, 30 kms away, with direct flights to many European destinations. Alternatively, the airports of Rome, Florence and Pisa are only a couple of hours drive away.
  • Antonietta can arrange for guests to hire a bike during their stay - Learn Italian on holiday! Course of Italian language for tourists, professionals and students of all ages and levels!
  • Relais l’Antico Convento is an unique place for an independent family or couple’s holiday. It is also ideal for special events suchas weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, hen dos, stag parties, the list is endless.
  • "Exciting news for our German friends, starting in March you can fly direct from Frankfurt to Perugia with Ryanair. Come and visit us