Relais il Canalicchio
What We Love
- A charming room or suite at a historic Umbrian country hotel, with breakfast and moreJuicy plum tomatoes, locally-pressed olive oil and wine from the local vineyards
- Waking to a view of the rolling Umbrian hillside
- Enjoying a discount at the heavenly spa
- Finishing a long country walk with a dip in the pool
What To Know
- The hotel's 15th-century building sits in a former medieval village
- Your guestroom overlooks vineyards and olive groves
- Pavone Restaurant serves fine Umbrian cuisine
The mere setting of this gorgeous country abode is conducive to dreamy sighs – throw in a holistic wellness center and you’ll practically be swooning. The Relais il Canalicchio is a restored 15th-century building overlooking the golden vineyards, rich olive groves and juicy green hills of Umbria.
Striking the perfect balance between rustic and luxurious, the interiors have buckets of country charm. You can spend you days here strolling through the countryside and returning to an authentic Italian dinner with a glass of locally-made wine. Go for a dip in the outdoor pool or spend the day basking in a buttery pool of sunshine.
How to Get There
OK so our experience of this converted hamlet in the Umbrian hills was overwhelmingly positive. The location is great, the conversion is sensitively done and the people could not be more friendly. It is tucked away well off the beaten path which means that a hire car is an absolute necessity. The only 'dislike' we had of the place was the quality of the food at dinner - just not as delicate and lip-smacking as we had hoped. This was not a problem of course as we ate out on most occasions, just a slight irritation as the hotel food was included in our deal so we could have saved a little bit of money by eating in. In every other respect this hotel suited us perfectly.
Fell in love with the picture of the hotel and read the reviews so booked. You do need a car as it is in a fantastic location for peace and views but no public transport. The room was beautiful with a spacious bathroom and a balcony to see the sunsets and views. Couldn't fault the food - the breakfast buffet had something for everyone and the dinner menu was varied and delicious. The staff were efficient, friendly and helpful -even advising on where to park when we went to Perugia and Assisi. We enoyed a relaxing and enjoyable 4 day break and would thoroughly recommend the hotel.
We came with my friend to see Umbria. We loved the pictures of this resort and surrounding from other travelers. The resort and views are just WOW. The staff was so helpful and pleasant I couldn’t believe we were in Europe. Usually when we travel from US, we don’t expect great service in Europe. This resort provided the best service we ever had in Europe. All ladies on front desk were very knowledgeable about hotel and Umbria, where to go, what to see, where to park the car. The restaurant staff was always pleasant and helpful. The restaurant food was clean and fresh, the taste was just OK, some days better, some days not so. Few things I would recommend to chief: change bread recipe ( bread was hard and tasteless), serve local marinated olives (no olives all week), serve more fresh veggies and salads. We took cooking class which was a lot of fun and I would recommend to take it. Also, they have free trip to nearby winery which was fun also. We went to see few towns in Umbria per recommendation of front desk ladies and loved all our trips with beautiful views, historical architecture, and delicious food at local restaurants. The spa at the resort is clean and great relaxing area. The only problem, it is open just few hours in the morning and few hours in the evening until 6 pm. We tried few times to get there before closing but I felt that it was closing too early. It was hard to get there if you take day trips to nearby towns. I would like to come back to this resort in the future.
Beautiful location high among a mountain top! Be prepared for a 10 minute drive up and down the hill anywhere you go.
Excellent and hard working front staff. Restaurant was ok - pasta dishes excellent however entrees were disappointing. Breakfast is standard for European hotels - little disappointing with limited choices and little variety for the days of our stay.
Dinner waitstaff were very nice and helpful!
Would recommend for those looking to get away from it all!
The hotel is perched on a hillside with stunning views in all directions. All the staff went above & beyond what was necessary to ensure we were well looked after and had all the information needed to travel around the region.