Pozzuolo enjoys a privileged position from a geographical point of view. There are many places of cultural and landscape interest half an hour’s drive away. Situated on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, the lakes of Trasimeno, Chiusi and Montepulciano are within easy reach; each is different in terms of size and setting, but all are well worth a visit.
On one side there is Val d’Orcia with its cypresses and towns such as Radicofani, the village of Ghino di Tacco, Bagno Vignoni with its Romanesque thermal bath in the centre of the square, San Quirico d’Orcia with its Horti Leonini, an interesting example of an Italian garden, while on the other side we have the Umbrian hills, dotted with compact old towns bursting with art and history such as Panicale with the very small theatre, Paciano, Città della Pieve, famous for the works of Perugino, Castiglione del Lago or Passignano.
Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Assisi are only a stone’s throw away. Travelling slightly further afield you can visit Gubbio, Todi, San Gimignano and Certaldo.
For a more spiritual day trip we recommend the hermitage “Le Celle di San Francesco” in Cortona, the Abbey of San Galgano, with the sword in the stone, Camaldoli and La Verna.
If you are a nature lover, we suggest heading to Polvese Island, the nature reserves of Oasi La Valle and Lago di Montepulciano, one of the examples in the Province of Siena.
If you are a sports fan, why not try your hand at water sports on Lake Trasimeno, hiking and biking, or perhaps horse riding through the countryside.
Everywhere has something special to discover! Pozzuolo is the birthplace of the physicist Franco Rasetti, one of the Via Panisperna boys, who objected to the research being used to create the atomic bomb. Would you like to find out more? Then take advantage of the free admission to Palazzo Moretti, a sixteenth-century building home to the Franco Rasetti Association.
Pozzuolo is also the birthplace of Saint Margherita. You can visit her house in Laviano and the Municipalities of Montepulciano, Cortona and Castiglione del Lago have signed an agreement to promote the pilgrim routes that lead to the places frequented by this courageous woman. Pozzuolo is also on a very important pilgrim route called Via Germanica, or Via Romea di Stade, which starts from the north of Germany and joins the Via Francigena just after Orvieto.
Are you fascinated by the history of the Etruscans? If so, we can recommend places once populated by this civilization from the 7th to the 2nd century BC.
Have you heard about the bloody battle between Hannibal and the Romans? To find out more, we suggest a visit to Tuoro sul Trasimeno, with points describing the war strategy located along Via Annibalica.
The Renaissance certainly left its mark on the area, both with towns such as Pienza, the "ideal city" by Pius II, Montepulciano or Cortona, as well as individual works of art, displayed inside the churches and or in specific exhibitions.
Do you love to be pampered at a spa? Chianciano offers thermal baths at unbeatable prices, perfect for restoring body and mind.
Are you passionate about food-and-wine? Take your time because you will not be able to get to know everything during your stay. However, a visit to the Perugina Museum with chocolate tastings is a must! We suggest a visit to the grand wine cellars of Montepulciano and the Wine Museum of Torgiano, as well as the many private wineries and estates that offer products of the highest quality. Sample the "fagiolina" (a typical legume belonging to the cowpea family) and saffron!!!!
Seeing as you are here, why not try our lake fish and order ""brustico" (typical chargrilled perch), "tegamaccio" (local fish stew) and spaghetti with uova di regina (carp caviar)" in one of the specialised restaurants.
Romitorio’s bees, those tireless workers, strive to provide guests with delicious honey that is waiting to be enjoyed as part of our breakfast buffet.
Last but not least, we have our extra virgin olive oil; the olives are hand-picked and cold-pressed. Our oil, the key ingredient in the kitchen, is used for making pastries and desserts, as well as seasoning and preparing healthy dishes. Bruschetta with salt and tomato: a tasty and simple example of our hospitality.