This is a timeless place, where the centuries have refined to perfection the very art of living, of inhabiting.
Here, the combination of an ancient abbey and an ultra-modern resort guarantees you a carefree holiday, far from the world but close to the self.
Savour every instant, with all your senses.
Sip an espresso at the edge of the heated pool, allowing your gaze to drift over the undulating hillsides, caressed by the wind.
And let the light breath of nature brush against you as you sit encircled by centuries-old woodlands that conceal, amongst their many treasures, the highly prized truffle – its aroma intense and unmistakable, like every moment spent within these walls..
During the Second World War, San Faustino was the headquarter of a partisan brigade that fought against the occupying forces. Walter Orebaugh, former American Consul in Nice, talks about his experiences during this period in his book, ‘The Consul’.
“In the midst stood an old stone church, its square bell tower topped with an almost flat roof of red-orange clay tiles. The simple utilitarian buildings, and the church, looked as though they had sprung out of the rocky soil that surrounded them. Giuseppe stopped in front of the church and made the sign of the cross. Then he turned to me. “This is San Faustino”, he said.”
Here, it’s easy to feel at home.
The sense of protection afforded by the ancient, thick walls merges with the natural warmth exuded by the wooden fixtures and the softness of the fabrics to create a unique sense of familiarity. The grounds surrounding the abbey express themselves through the delicate shades of the decorations and the period furnitures.
The complex offers accommodation for up to 40 guests. The Bell Tower Suite has two bedrooms, and there are also two Suites, three Junior Suites, eight Superior Rooms and two Panoramic Rooms, all complete with an inimitable sense of character and taste that is rooted in the past.
The simple things are the most beautiful, and often the best.
The authentic, decisive flavours of Umbrian and Tuscan cooking are, to the palate, what the local landscape is to the eye. And the pleasure only increases if those flavours are enjoyed in the abbey’s quaint restaurant, or al fresco, in the stylish gazebo. If you prefer, you will also have the option to taste classic dishes from the wider Italian tradition, whereas breakfast is made from local produce…because the taste of pleasure is timeless.
Under the wide stone arches of the communal area, immersed in time-honoured tranquillity, you will discover a new dimension of relaxation and conversation.
The structure of the abbey allows us to organise conferences and meetings for groups that
want to combine upscale hospitality with the pleasure of an exclusive trip…for a complete service - relaxation included.