The "Bed and Breakfast nel Castello" is located within the ancient walls of Fontignano's Castle. Perugia is only 15 miles away. Fontignano is the the place where, in 1523, died the famous painter Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino (born around 1445 in Città della Pieve). He left unfinished his last work, The Nativity, which was above the entrance arch of the Oratory of the Confraternity of the Annunciation (Chiesa dell'Annunziata) and now the painting is at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Bed and Breakfast offers accommodation in two double bedrooms with all comforts and a private bathroom. Each guest will receive a set of keys to be completely independent during his stay without any time limit. The rooms are adequately heated according to the season and there are no additional costs.

It's the perfect place to spend your holidays peacefully inside a small Medieval Castle in the green Umbrian Hills with breathtaking views where nature is the protagonist. It 's the ideal place to relive the past and rediscover the stronger ties with nature. It offers the possibility to create your own custom path and find harmony between mind and body. It is located in an area suitable for excursions that allow you to get in touch with an exceptional natural heritage and archeology.
Pietro Vannucci detto il PeruginoThe tranquility and familiarity issued by gently rolling hills are the same as mentioned by the paintings of the Divine Painter Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino (Raphael's teacher). His tomb is located in the Annunciation Church (Chiesa dell'Annunziata), not far from our hotel, where you can find a fresco depicting the Virgin and Child (Vergine con il Bambino). This painting shows the typical features of the of Perugino's paintings: sweet features, look away from the viewer, the view of the Umbrian hills in the background. Perugino died of fever and his body, to avoid infection, was buried far from here. Later his remains were brought in the village and since he was not a believer no cross or religious symbol was placed on his grave. At the beginning of the twentieth century, during a restoration of the Church of the Annunciation, digging into the surrounding soil, the bones were found. Chemical analysis and comparison with news and descriptions of the physical aspect of Perugino confirmed that it was the body's artist. After a precarious arrangement in 1940 was inaugurated the marble tomb, topped by a stone slab.
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