Holiday breaks are an opportunity to leave behind stress and worries of a complicated life we are called to lead in this modern era of wired and seamless communications: this has greatly reduced time spent at home with family, especially with our lived one.
If on one side this has drastically increased our exposure to work and overall working hours, on the other hand less free time to manage means greater attention in choosing things to do: today we all point on the quality of time spent together rather than quantity.
A quiet getaway are what couples enjoy most – that opportunity to break free from the everyday routine of life and related stress to enjoy each other alone, away from the kids, just the 2 of you for some quality time in a Castle Hotel.
Castle Hotels in Abruzzo fall in a category of their own, with centuries of history to tell Guests like yourself – ancient homes of the rich and famous, now romantic hotels and unique travel destinations for holidays, romantic weekends, and honeymoons.
The reason for choosing a hotel for a romantic holiday is typically the position and location: Santo Spirito offers in both cases a position on a hillside in Ocre and is located just minutes from the motorway and a short drive from Rome.
The Monastery of Santo Spirito is a Castle Hotel in Abruzzo, the first Cistercian settlement in the valley of L’Aquila. It was built in 1222 by Placido of Roio on an estate donated by Count Berardo of Ocre. After the founder’s death in 1248, the monastery came under the auspices of the Cistercian Order and the Convent of Santa Maria in Casanova, near Penne.
In 1330 it was already given in trust to the cardinals Maffeo and Francesco Barberini; in 1652 it was included in the list of the small monasteries abolished by Pope Innocent X.
The monastery is protected with high boundary walls which almost isolate it from the surrounding landscape. The internal space opens onto a square courtyard, originally a cloister and accommodating on each side, in the Cistercians convention, the church, the refectory, the dormitory and the chapter-room.
Today the Monastery of Santo Spirito is a castle hotel in Italy , a charming and very romantic location with a majestic view of the Aquilano valley and the Gran Sasso mountain peak towering at just under 3.000 meters.
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