Torre di Moravola: a unique boutique hotel in Italy
My love for Italy grows bigger every time and when I spotted the striking Torre di Moravola, I just wanted to buy the 1st ticket to Umbria! Torre di Moravola is a 12th C retreat created from a medieval watchtower situated on a mountainside overlooking the Carpini valley in Umbria, Italy. Umbria is situated in central Italy close to Tuscany but much lesser known and away from the touristic circuit, its capital is Perugia. Architect Christopher Chong and his wife, designer Seonaid Mackenzie bought the 9th century Torre di Moravola in 1999 — after it had been abandoned for 50 years and have created the perfect medieval-contemporary designed boutique hotel with pure, clean lines that only emphasized the natural austere beauty of the place. Outbuildings, gardens, terraces and a 25 metre infinity pool are aligned on an axis with the tower to maximise the dramatic 360 degree views over secluded valleys, unchanged for centuries, giving the sensation of being totally removed from the modern world.
A unique getaway!