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Mr & Mrs Smith

Producing one of Umbria’s most celebrated labels, Locanda Palazzone is a mediaeval barn with a modern interior set on a wine-making farm high in the hills above Orvieto. Inside, the architecture jumps a few centuries – a glass-and-iron lift and loft-style living … Continue reading

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Tablet Hotels - Locanda Palazzone, Orvieto Umbria Italy

Tablet Hotels

In the United States, a hundred-year-old hotel is a big deal; and even in the great old cities of Europe, two hundred years is close to the practical limit. On any scale you choose, however, this place, on a hilltop … Continue reading

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Charming Small Hotels in Italy - Locanda Palazzone, Orvieto Umbria Italy

Charming small Hotels

For the Dubini brothers it was a childhood dream to rescue from dereliction the 13thC palace that dominated their family vineyard. The Palazzone was originally built as a hostel for weary pilgrims on the ancient road to Rome, and Giovanni … Continue reading

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Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay in Italy - Locanda Palazzone, Orvieto Umbria Italy

Alastair Sawdays’s Special Places to stay

An imposing palazzo in the Umbrian countryside, Locanda Palazzone is full of contrasts. Built by a cardinal as a resting place for pilgrims to Rome, it was designed with urban sophistication: buttressed walls, mullioned windows, vaulted hall. Later, it fell … Continue reading

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Karen Brown's Italy B&B and Tuscany & Umbria book - Locanda Palazzone, Umbria Orvieto Italy

Karen Brown’s Italy B&B and Tuscany & Umbria

The Locanda Palazzone distinguishes itself from the more standard agriturismo or bed and breakfast choices by its contemporary interiors wrapped up in a 14th-century building. Once a cardinal’s home and a stopover on a pilgrimage to Rome, the hillside residence … Continue reading

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"Locanda Palazzone is a mediaeval barn with a modern interior set on a wine-making farm, high in the hills above Orvieto."
Mr. & Mrs. Smith