Nun Assisi Relais & Spa

*****

Dating back to 1275, this exclusive five-star boutique hotel located in the former Saint Catherine monastery, is superbly situated atop the historic center of Assisi affording guests sweeping views over the valley and nearby Mount Subasio.

The property perfectly marries historical details with modern design, as can be seen in each minimalist piece of furniture, handcrafted by local artisans. The hotel’s 18 chic guest rooms are finely appointed with contemporary furnishings complemented by original architectural details, and feature such deluxe amenities as air conditioning, in-room complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar and flat-screen televisions. For those looking to rejuvenate, the Nun Spa Museum offers a luxurious experience steeped in history. Spa goers can take advantage of four distinct temperature rooms: the Tepidarium, Calidarium, Sudatorium and Frigidarium, before taking a dip in the indoor pool surrounded by original 1st century AD limestone pillars. On-staff professional masseuses are available to offer tailor-made treatments to complete a day of relaxation.

Exceptional cuisine is served daily at the indoor Nun Restaurant. The restaurant’s elegant dining rooms are situated in the ancient refectory and kitchen of the former convent, while al fresco dining is available in the former cloister of the church of Santa Caterina. Traditional Umbrian cuisine is prepared at the highest level showcasing local vegetables and meats, as well as homemade pastas, breads, cakes and ice creams, created in-house daily.