Relais l’Antico Convento

L’Antico Convento was originally a monastery of minor friars whose construction dates back to medieval times. It has been transformed today into a splendid Relais after a restoration that has preserved its charm and beauty. The ancient buildings convey the mystique of a glorious past which today lives on in the evocative internal and external courtyards, and in the charming apartments where we receive our guests.

Relais l'Anrico Convento

Once upon a time…

L’Antico Convento (originally called Mincione Convent) dates back to the 12th century, when it ruled over many hectares of vineyards, olive groves and grazing land due west of Monte Acuto, a central Umbrian mountain near the Tiber valley, which dominates the city of Umbertide. Monte Acuto with its almost conical mass, 926 metres high, is located in the area which historically marked the border between Umbrians and Etruscans. The builders of Il Convento were probably aware of the magnetic properties attributed to this mountain, since towards the end of the 6 th century B.C. a temple had been built on its peak. Very little is known of Mincione’s first inhabitants except that someone carved a Coptic-style Cross on Mincione’s major 13th c. arch.

The entire property

Book the whole property for group holidays and events.
'L’Antico Convento' is available as exclusive accommodation for holidays of groups of families and friends, for events (weddings, parties and anniversary celebrations), and meetings (corporate and friends/relatives).


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