Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Fonte Cesia Umbria

The four-star Hotel Fonte Cesia sits in the heart of the mediaeval town of Todi, with the cathedral just around the corner. The historic stone building is the source of much of the hotel's charm, with beamed ceilings, parquet flooring, a quaint tiled courtyard, and stunning arched stone ceilings in the dining room. There are 36 rooms and suites, comfortably furnished. This is ideal for a few nights as part of a touring holiday.
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 Fonte Cesia, Todi

Hotel Fonte Cesia is a charming, historic boutique 4-star hotel offering comfortable accommodation and delicious cuisine. The hotel is ideally located for sightseeing or exploring the wider area, including the Sagrantino di Montefalco Wine Country.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is 10-minutes' walk to the Santa Maria della Consolazione

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Rome, (Florence and Pisa also possible)

Distance from airport The hotel is about 2-hours' drive from Rome Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Roof Garden Solarium, Terrace, Restaurants Le Cisterne (closed from 1 Jan to 28 Feb) and Le Palme, Lift, Parking (10 Euros per night), Room Service, Babysitting, Laundry Service, Transfers, Bike Rental, Electric Car Rental, Guided City and Wine Tours, Massages, WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Vineyards of Umbria, Todi, Trevi, Spoleto, Assisi, Perugia, Roman and Etruscan sites.

Sports nearby

Walking.

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

From about

£755

Holiday Code IE105

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 Fonte Cesia, Todi

The Hotel Fonte Cesia is a charming hotel, constructed from two patrician houses in the historic centre of Todi. This delightful mediaeval town, full of architectural and cultural interest, sits on a hill surrounded by the rolling fields and vineyards of Umbria. It is a must for anyone visiting the region and the Fonte Cesia is a very attractive place to stay, being in the centre just off the Piazza Jacopone, with the main places of interest within a short walk. The Hotel Fonte Cesia harmoniously marries solid Umbrian tradition with modern comfort and elegance; the impressive lounge and restaurant retain the original vaulted ceilings and brickwork from the 17th Century, and a conference room has been created from the 13th Century Benedictine church. The accommodation is comfortable, plushly decorated and furnished with much use of traditional wood. The Hotel Fonte Cesia has a terrace with bar and restaurant service and also a roof-terrace solarium, from where you can enjoy splendid views of the Umbrian countryside in the distance and the terracotta rooftops of the town itself.

Room descriptions

Hotel Fonte Cesia has 36 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone, radio, minibar and safe.

Standard Double for single or double use
Double Room with View
Junior Suite

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

From about

£755

Holiday Code IE105

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 Fonte Cesia, Todi

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Fonte Cesia 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).

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome. Children ages 3 to 12 years are accommodated for a small supplement in an additional bed.

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

From about

£755

Holiday Code IE105

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 Fonte Cesia, Todi

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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