Centuries of history as seen from the heart of L'Orto Angeli — the Hanging Garden
The ancestral Angeli family welcomes you to a most unique historical experience
Fine dining at Redibis in the delightfully atmospheric 1st century Roman passage
The intimate scale and irresistible depth of character in the Room of Virtue
Nothing exudes romance more than this beautifully draped four-poster bed
Aged roof beams and light finishes give the House of Wood suite a unique richness
L’Orto Degli Angeli
Style: Boutique, Honeymoons
Steeped in history, this romantic destination in Italy's Umbria region incorporates Roman remains, medieval dwellings and 18th century palaces.
A stay at L’Orto Degli Angeli, or the Garden of the Angels, offers a rare and intimate journey spanning almost 2,000 years of history.
Orto Angeli is very much “a village in a village.” Two of the buildings are 18th century nobleman’s palaces, incorporating earlier 14th century dwellings and the remains of a Roman village. Descendants of the Angeli family have occupied these lands since the 16th century. The present heirs of the Counts Angeli Nieri Mongalli, one of the first families to live in the mansion, opened L’Orto Degli Angeli as an historic boutique hotel.
There are only 14 guest suites or apartments situated in two buildings: the Andreozzi Palace and the Alberti Palace. These are named after the familes who occupied the land from the 14th century. The Andreozzi Palace contains 9 suites with many historical features such as vaulted ceilings, painted frescoes, and other architectural elements. The Alberti Palace offers 5 well-appointed spacious apartments. These too offer much historic character, having been constructed on the remains of former medieval dwellings and Roman ruins.
In the center and heart of this historic complex is the “Hanging Garden”. This garden was installed during the early 18th century and has remained mostly unaltered for over 300 years. It is situated among the Roman remains and incorporates some of the stones from the earlier dwellings.
The present Angeli family, the Angeli Nieri Mongallis, initiated archeological explorations that led to the uncovering of additional Roman remains consisting of a theater and a temple. The theater’s “ambulatory” (passage or corridor) now serves as the dining room of the Redibis Restaurant. Chef Antonio Falcone offers traditional Umbrian menus that are seasonally adjusted to take advantage of local produce. Cooking courses are offered year round that coincide with local festivals and culinary Italian traditions.
The intimate Orto Angeli is ideal as an exclusive-use accommodation for wedding parties and other small groups. Private dining, garden receptions, and meetings can all be accommodated in this lovely historic setting.
Images courtesy of L’Orto Degli Angeli
L’Orto Degli Angeli
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