Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easter in Umbria

We are looking forward now to the Easter festivities in the Upper Tiber Valley, in Umbria, Italy and at our luxury 9 bedroom guest house, Residenza d’Epoca La Preghiera, a XII century small monastery elegantly restored and set in beautiful grounds, we are offering a two or three day stay at a special start of season price of 75 Euro per person per night, including breakfast. The offer is for two en-suite sunny rooms for two nights, or one room for 3 nights, any day during the month of April, subject to availability. Please see our website www.lapreghiera.com and email us for a booking enquiry. Longer stays also available.



Each town and village is preparing gastronomic, cultural and religious events, which include impressive and dramatic evening religious parades in medieval costume with huge bonfires en-route in Cortona, Mercatale, Gubbio, Perugia, Umbertide, Montone, Citta di Castello and Assisi on Friday 6th April.

Classic concerts and choirs will be performing in many of the churches on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th April, with free entry.

The weekend will culminate with Easter festivities and traditional food on Easter Monday.

Specific details of the events can be found on the websites of each town.

If you would like to extend your stay, or can’t make it to Umbria for the Easter weekend, you will receive a warm welcome at La Preghiera at any other time, for your early B/B Spring holiday, or for a week’s stay at the luxury cottage in the same grounds, see Villa Moscatelli on www.villamoscatelli.com from 900 Euro per week (1 bedroom) to 1500 Euro per week (3 bedrooms).

We are situated on a quiet private road with easy access, 400 metres from the village and five minutes drive from the Promano exit on the E45 north-south route half way between Florence and Rome.

La Preghiera is also available for weddings in the chapel situated in the garden, followed by the reception afterwards. Extra accommodation for guests available. www.weddingsumbria.com

There are wonderful country walks, and very good family run restaurants in the towns or the countryside, within a five minute drive or walking distance.

The medieval hilltop villages are coming alive with flowers and bustle after a long snowy winter.

Come and join in the re-birth and energize in the warm sun and clear blue skies, where the only noise is the bird song !

Liliana Tunstill

La Preghiera

Calzolaro, PG