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Set among gnarled olive groves stretching as far as the eye can see, Borgo della Marmotta is a 17th-century hamlet now lovingly restored as a boutique rural retreat. The unique architecture of the hotel creates a tangible sense of history, and original features such as the stables and granary have been renovated and put to new uses. Whether relaxing by the seasonal pool or in the picturesque gardens, you’ll find this hotel to be the ideal secluded rural getaway in the beautiful Umbrian countryside.
Borgo della Marmotta is more suited to couples looking for a peaceful retreat, rather than families. Well-behaved pets are allowed if prior notice is given (extra charges apply).
The hotel serves a delicious buffet breakfast of sweet croissants, jams, cold cuts and cheeses. Meals are taken within the stone walls of the old pen, overlooking the garden. The restaurant serves light lunches and suppers, but it’s worth noting that it closes on Tuesdays.
Guest rooms blend contemporary design details with original architecture. Some rooms have canopy four-poster beds, while others come with pastel linens that reflect the colour of the curtains and armchairs. Careful attention to detail can be found in everything from the lighting to the natural materials. Suites come with a living room and a small kitchenette.
The relaxing garden is the perfect place to relax with a good book, or simply drink in the stunning views of the Spoleto Valley. The sparkling pool is open during the summer months. If you fancy pampering yourself, the hotel has a yoga and pilates studio, as well as a sauna that can be reserved by guests.
Borgo della Marmotta is the perfect base from which to explore the ancient villages and towns of Umbria, with Trevi, Assisi and Perugia all nearby. The town of Spoleto holds an annual music and opera festival in June.
Closer to the retreat, you can immerse yourself in the beautiful countryside with a donkey ride of the hamlet and surrounding hills, or take a trip to see the boutique olive oil factory at work: make sure you save space in your bags to take some bottles home! From late May to July there are regular truffle-hunting walks in the surrounding area.