Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini Orvieto

The Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini is a 4-star hotel in a listed building in the historic centre of the cathedral town of Orvieto. The hotel has 33 rooms and suites between two buildings, the main hotel and the Palazzo Ranieri with its mediaeval tower. The hotel has an authentic simplicity with natural furnishings that enhance the history of the building. There is a breakfast room and numerous restaurants are a very short walk away in the old town. Highly recommended to experience the mediaeval atmosphere and architecture of Orvieto.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Rome
  • 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 Palazzo Piccolomini, Orvieto

Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini is an atmospheric 4-star property of exceptional charm located in the heart of Orvieto. The historic architecture and decor of this 15th century building create a welcoming residence, ideal for the exploration of the surrounding region.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is 9-minutes' walk to the Duomo di Orvieto

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport, Rome

Distance from airport The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Rome Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Breakfast Room, Bar, Air Conditioning, Complimentary WiFi, Private On-site Parking.

Out and about nearby

The Duomo, Papal residence and Etruscan ruins of Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Perugia, the vineyards of Umbria and the Maremma.

Sports nearby

Walking, Golf.

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

From about

£1,020

Holiday Code EXH1155

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 Palazzo Piccolomini, Orvieto

Former home of the wealthy Piccolomini pontificate family, Palazzo Piccolomini is a remarkable 16th-century building where a combination of Renaissance, medieval and Etruscan architectural elements come together to create a refined and atmospheric property of exceptional heritage and character. Situated in the heart of hilltop Orvieto, just steps from the cathedral and shopping area of Piazza della Repubblica and facing Piazza Ranieri, the Palazzo Piccolomini has undergone extensive renovation and restorative works to bring it back to its original historical splendour, yet with a nod to the contemporary, too. Serving a delicious breakfast each morning, the breakfast room is full of authentic character with a giant stone pillar supporting a coved ceiling, an ancient well and medieval stone staircase, whilst the frescoed lounge bar pays homage to the hotel's opulent past. The Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini consists of 32 rooms and suites, simply decorated in neutral tones with chestnut wood furnishings and terracotta tiled floors. Dining opportunities are plentiful in the many excellent and atmospheric restaurants and cafes surrounding the Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini.

Room descriptions

Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini has 32 rooms, all of which feature digital satellite TV, mini-bar and in-room safe.

7 Single Rooms
22 Double Rooms
3 Suites

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

From about

£1,020

Holiday Code EXH1155

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 Palazzo Piccolomini, Orvieto

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini 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

£1,020

Holiday Code EXH1155

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 Palazzo Piccolomini, Orvieto

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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