Ripa Relais has a very peaceful location in the Umbrian countryside. There’s only 16 rooms here too so you’re almost guaranteed a relaxing holiday. The rooms are all spread out throughout the grounds in four ancient farm buildings that have been restored to create a comfy space. Expect wrought-iron beds, wooden beams and locally-made furniture.
The gardens are very well maintained and they’re a lovely spot to just sit and enjoy the views. There’s a pool here too so you can cool off if it gets warm. The spa is a lovely facility so try and spend a couple of hours here if you can – there’s a whirlpool, sauna and steam room. We love the restaurant here, it has some amazing Umbrian food to try. The menu changes seasonally to make the most of locally-sourced ingredients – expect to see truffles, local cheese, beef sourced from Tuscany and olive oil made from the hotel’s own trees.
We recommend hiring a car when you stay here so you can get out and about to explore Umbria. The region’s capital, Perugia, is only a half an hour’s drive away and Assisi is only 20 minutes.
Car hire is recommended for this hotel. SINA Brufani is approx. 2 hours 15 mins from Rome airport