La Preghiera

(Historical Residences) Calzolaro

La Preghiera Historical Residences Calzolaro
La Preghiera Pool
+39 075 930 2428

Period residence La Preghiera is Umbria's most beautiful B&B yet!

Three reasons why you'll love it here

  1. The tranquility of the Umbrian countryside
  2. The beauty of a finely restored monastery
  3. The gorgeous gardens with eco-pool

Arguably the most luxurious Bed & Breakfast in the whole of Umbria, La Preghiera occupies a magnificent 12th century edifice situated in the countryside just outside the village of Calzolaro, in the heart of the upper Tiber valley.

Originally a monastic complex built for the friars of Mont'Ulivetani, La Preghiera has been painstakingly restored and transformed into a charming country hotel by current owners, Liliana de Tunstill and her husband John.

Eleven beautiful bedrooms

La Preghiera's wonderfully romantic bedrooms, have been decorated with the highest quality textiles and drapes, and exquisite pieces of hand painted furniture; all personally selected by the owners.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A generous breakfast of freshly baked bread and cakes, cold cuts, cheeses, yoghurts, cereals and fresh fruit greets guests each morning. In high season, light lunches are served poolside.

On request, 4 course dinners, prepared using the finest of local ingredients, are also available, hosted either in the dining room or in the loggia.

Gardens and eco-pool

The main house and the adjacent cottage (villa Moscatelli) are immersed in gardens brimming with sweet scented lavender, thyme, and rosemary bushes. Among the delightful features to be found within La Preghiera's peaceful grounds, there is a sunken garden and an eco-friendly swimming pool.

The tiny private chapel in the garden provides a charming venue where to celebrate a marriage, christening, or renewal of wedding vows.

While you're here

Truffle hunting, wine tastings, visits to the dairies where the area's highly prized pecorino and ricotta cheese are made, excursions through the countryside between Città di Castello and Umbertide by bike or on foot: these are just some of the activities guests can enjoy in the immediate vicinity of the B&B.

La Preghiera
Via del Refari - 06018 Calzolaro (Perugia)
Tel. +39 075 930 2428
Fax +39 075 930 2428

La Preghiera amenities

Bar and Restaurant

  • Dinners on request
  • Light lunches by the pool


  • Garden
  • Eco pool
  • Billiard room
  • Library
  • Internet point


  • Superior and Junior Suites
  • Mini apartments
  • Family room
  • Tower Room


  • Private chapel for religious ceremonies
  • Weddings
  • Banquets and receptions
  • Catering

On request

  • Mountain Bikes
  • Period bicycles
  • Beauty treatments
  • Massages

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