Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Brufani Palace Perugia

The five-star deluxe Hotel Brufani Palace sits in the heart of the mediaeval city of Perugia, close to the cathedral and on a hilltop affording a panoramic view of the Umbrian countryside. There are 94 rooms and suites, classic in style with antique furniture and marble bathrooms. A major attraction is its location in the city but depending on your interests there is an indoor pool, terrace for drinks and a restaurant.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Brufani Palace, Perugia

The Hotel Brufani Palace is an exclusive 5-star hotel in the centre of Perugia. Amazing views from the terrace, an exquisite wellness area in a mediaeval vault and delicious cuisine make this a relaxing and indulgent city retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 5-minutes' walk from the Fontana Maggiore

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Rome or Pisa

Distance from airport The hotel is under 3-hours' drive from Rome and Pisa

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Lift, Fitness Centre, Sauna, Steam Bath, Indoor Swimming Pool (open all year), Bar, Room Service, Wi-fi, Parking outside or in private garage (payable locally). 

Out and about nearby

Antiques market every month, Umbria Jazz festival in July, Perugia with its National Gallery of Umbria and the Archaeological Museum, Assisi, Vineyards of Torgiano, Spoleto and Todi - typical Umbrian towns.

Sports nearby

Golf, Riding, Tennis.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 5 nights

From about

£820

Holiday Code IE165

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Brufani Palace, Perugia

The Hotel Brufani Palace is an elegant five star hotel dating from the end of the 19th Century. Gracefully and traditionally furnished, the Brufani Palace is an excellent hotel situated at the quieter end of Corso Vanucci, Perugia's lively main street. The bedrooms, many looking out over the surrounding countryside, are spacious and furnished comfortably with antiques. The halls of the Hotel Brufani Palace have painted ceilings and great stone fireplaces. There is a stylish lounge, an American bar and an à la carte restaurant called the 'Collins' where regional specialities such as truffle dishes are served. In the summer months dinner and drinks can be taken outside on the terrace of the Brufani Palace, which is an ideal spot to relax and watch the world go by.

Room descriptions

Hotel Brufani Palace has 94 rooms with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone, radio, mini-bar and safe.

Double or Twin
Superior Double or Twin
Deluxe Double or Twin
Junior Suite
Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 5 nights

From about

£820

Holiday Code IE165

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Brufani Palace, Perugia

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Brufani Palace in Umbria, our clients usually fly to Rome Fiumicino airport. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday. If you are visiting Umbria as part of a touring holiday by train, we still recommend the use of a hire-car whilst staying at this hotel, and would arrange one for you when you arrive at a railway station (this would depend upon where you are coming from).

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 5 nights

From about

£820

Holiday Code IE165

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Brufani Palace, Perugia

About Umbria

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Umbria offers the chance to explore a lesser-known rural area of Italy. Umbria is a gentle, undulating land of hills, river valleys, a patchwork of fields, vines and olives similar in many ways to her better-known neighbour, Tuscany, yet in other ways so very different. Umbria evokes a deeper rusticity, a less ‘polished' feel than Tuscany, the secrecy and mysticism of the Middle Ages and yet because of this holds a charm and fascination for the visitor. The hill towns are superb in their own right; steep, narrow cobbled streets with overhanging arches, the grey stone enlivened here and there by pots of geraniums. Ancient crafts remain very much alive, with ceramics and woodwork in particular. Umbria abounds in Roman architecture with Gubbio and Spoleto being noteworthy and there are Etruscan remains too. The food is hearty and earthy too with truffles and porcini, sausages and salami being regional specialities. Yet Umbria also has some of the most important religious sites in Europe, such as the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi and throughout the region are to be discovered outstanding works of art by Perugino, Giotto, Pinturicchio and Gozzoli. Umbria is an intriguing region that awaits further discovery.

Highlights of Umbria

Shop for ceramics in Gubbio, truffles and cooked meats from Norcia. Dramatic landscapes of the Monte Sibillini and one of Europe's highest waterfalls called the Cascate delle Marmore near Terni. One of Italy's beauty spots is the Fonti del Clitunno south of Trevi. See carpentry and woodworking in Todi. Visit the wine museum in Torgiano. Forests of holm oak near Spoleto. Antique fair in April and a national craft fair in August and September in Todi.

Cultural highlights of Umbria

A mixture of religious and secular art and architecture makes Umbria fascinating. The cities of Perugia and Assisi are great centres but the smaller towns of Gubbio, Todi, Spoleto and Spello are also of outstanding interest. Highlights of the region include the Fontana Maggiore in the Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia. Perugia`s Galleria Nazionale containing works by Perugino and Pinturicchio. Gattapone`s Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio and his Ponte delle Torri in Spoleto. The `Adoration of the Magi` by Perugino in the church of the Madonna della Lacrime in Trevi. Frescoes by Matteo da Gualdo in the Pinacoteca of Gualdo Tadino. `San Sebastiano` by Luca Signorelli in the Pinacoteca at Citta di Castello. Frescoes by Giotto and Lorenzetti in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi.

Festivals in Umbria

Perugia has a jazz festival in the summer and the Sagra Musicale music festival held in its churches in September. Orvieto holds concerts in August and has a firework display on the 15th. Spoleto`s Festival of the Two Worlds, a world-class cultural event, takes place June and July. Spello holds its Infiorata in June when the streets are decked with flowers. Foligno holds jousting in September during its Giostra della Quintane.

Gastronomy in Umbria

Umbria's gastronomy is very much a product of its earth and waters: Mushrooms and truffles flavour many dishes, Game and wild boar, Trevi produces black celery, olive oil and black truffles, Pecorino cheese from Torgiano, Todi offers Panzanella, dried bread soaked and marinated in sliced tomato, basil, onion and olive oil, Sweet macheroni with walnuts, Salami and sausages are a regional speciality, Trout from the rivers and perch from Lake Trasimeno, Strangozzi and Bici are local pasta, often flavoured with porcini and truffles. Umbria produces some high quality robust red wines near Torgiano (Rubesco produced by Lungarotti for example) and Orvieto is known for its white wine.

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