Italy’s green heart, Umbria is a land unto itself, the only Italian region that borders neither the sea nor another country. Removed from outside influences, it has kept alive many of Italy’s old-world traditions. Nature in Umbria means rhythm, slow pace and quality of life. Nature here is part of the villages, history, people and life style that not does not comply with today’s modern mentality.
Perugia, the capital of the Region, is one of the hill towns of Italy, perched on its hill like a jewel, totally encircled by walls and gates that give onto the city’s historic centre.
Perugia, core of Umbria, offers historical venues and modern hotels close to the city center. Amazing atmosphere gives to Perugia an unique and historic touch that transforms your corporate meeting, incentive and team building in unique events.
Talking about hotels I would suggest the Hotel Brufani Palace, situated in a unique location, on a hilltop, within the historical center of Perugia, at very close walking distance from the main historical sites. With its 59 rooms, 35 suite and a Conference Center of various meeting halls which can hold up to a hundred participants, the 5 star deluxe Hotel Brufani Palace offers an enchanting view of the Umbrian valley.
Hotel Giò Wine e Jazz Area is another interesting option: a unique building with 206 rooms, divided into two thematic areas: Jazz and Wine. Wine and Jazz Area are linked by a musical arcade with secluded listening points and peculiar Business Cellar with 6 Internet Positions. In the Jazz Area you can find a grand piano, ancient pianos, listening points, vinyl collections and author pictures; In the Wine Area you can find an exhibition of bottles, selected by our Sommelier, a cosy and original place, with oeno-furnishing. The main meeting room capacity is for 700 people.
The Restaurant at the Castello dell’Oscano an ancient aristocratic residence dating from 1360, is a perfect venue for your gala dinner. Besides the aesthetic beauty and warmth of the two dining rooms, the restaurant’s chefs have made the Castle’s cuisine be recognized in guides and specialized magazines for many years.
On the southern shore of the Parco Lago Trasimeno in the beautiful setting of the Renaissance Palace, The Antica Posta di Braccio, better known as Braccio Baglioni, is another interesting location for your dinner with two halls that can be used either to hold small events of 50 people or larger receptions of up to 250-300 people.
For you team building it is almost impossible staying in Perugia without giving in to the temptation of chocolate. A lesson at the Perugina Chocolate School involves the creation of the best Bacio (a praline with a dark chocolate and hazelnut base) and the writing of the most romantic phrase to be included in the wrapping of Italy’s most famous chocolate
For your sightseeing you cannot miss Assisi, a medieval city built on a hill, best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Italy, founder of the Franciscan order, and one of the most popular Catholic saints in history. Assisi’s main attraction is the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco, which contains the sacred relics of Francis and beautiful frescoes of his life, by Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti, Simone Martini and Giotto.
Greetings from Umbria!
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