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Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini - Luxury holidays to Umbria

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  • About this holiday

    The Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini offers exceptional character and traditional architecture in the heart of Orvieto, Umbria. The houses of this beautiful town merge with the volcanic rock faces of their surroundings, and, hidden under the buff from which it rises, is an ancient network of civilisation that was only recently rediscovered. Stay in one of the idyllic rooms at the Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini, all of which are decorated in a neutral palette and held together by the traditional tiling and stone pillars and walls of the original building, and some of which are split over two levels. Use this magnificent palace hotel as a base for exploration of the surrounding countryside, and perhaps some of the local larger towns, such as Perugia, Terni, or even the Chianti Villages just over the Tuscan border; or, stay in Orvieto as part of a larger Italian touring holiday.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Italian Expressions includes flights, hire-car and accommodation with bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini, Orvieto are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room.
    From £1020 for 5 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    The Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini is an atmospheric four star property of exceptional charm located in the heart of Orvieto.

    Hotel description

    Former home of the wealthy Piccolomini pontificate family, Palazzo Piccolomini is a remarkable 16th-century building where a combination of Renaissance, medieval and Etruscan architectural elements come together to create a refined and atmospheric property of exceptional heritage and character. Situated in the heart of hilltop Orvieto, just steps from the cathedral and shopping area of Piazza della Repubblica and facing Piazza Ranieri, the Palazzo Piccolomini has undergone extensive renovation and restorative works to bring it back to its original historical splendour, yet with a nod to the contemporary, too. Serving a delicious breakfast each morning, the breakfast room is full of authentic character with a giant stone pillar supporting a coved ceiling, an ancient well and medieval stone staircase, whilst the frescoed lounge bar pays homage to the hotel’s opulent past. The Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini consists of 32 rooms and suites, simply decorated in neutral tones with chestnut wood furnishings and terracotta tiled floors. Dining opportunities are plentiful in the many excellent and atmospheric restaurants and cafes surrounding the Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini.


    Orvieto, approximately 48 miles southwest of Perugia.

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    Closest airport

    Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport, Rome

    Room types

    32 rooms and suites comprised of 7 singles, 22 doubles, 3 suites each featuring digital satellite TV, mini-bar and in-room safe.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at the Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini include: Breakfast room, bar, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, private on site parking.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The Duomo, Papal residence and Etruscan ruins of Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Perugia, the vineyards of Umbria and the Maremma.

    Sports nearby

    Walking, golf.


    Minimum stays

    Other information

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