1, Via Dante Alighieri 6031 6031 Bevagna − Italy
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L’Orto degli Angeli is an ancient property in Umbria. Its vocation to hospitality allows its guests to taste the real Italian touch; all the ingredients of the good living, of which Umbria represents a today rare synthesis, connoted from a context to man measure, to the roots of the great Italian art and spirituality, into a nature generous of surprises in every season.
Secular integration of the residence and the family with the village allows the guests to enrich their stay, already comfortable and relaxing for itself, with a great pleasantness and authenticity of human relations.
For people coming from abroad there's no more comfortable and pleasant way to understand, though in a small reality, the Italy of Today and the Italy of Yesterday: here you can enjoy the warmth of a beautiful village but you also live your journey among the signs of twenty centuries of history, that L'Orto degli Angeli itself admirably shows. One excellence of Umbria's offers, the food, boasts a unique atmosphere in the restaurant Redibis, placed in the precious ambulatories, miraculously intact, of an ancient Roman Theatre of the I Century after Christ.
Bevagna also offers an extraordinary position in the centre of the region. All the pearls of Umbria, from the most celebrated to the most hidden, are literally to hand capacity; moreover the comfort to catch up the beautiful neighbouring zones of Lazio, Tuscany and Marches, with round-trip in the turn of a few hours.
A journey at L'Orto degli Angeli will remain in your eyes, in your mouth and in your heart as your Italian dream.
At the beginning of 1700 a Roman family, related with the great architect Lorenzo Bernini, moved to Bevagna and let restore as its residence a complex propriety, constituted by an elegant palace of 1600, overlooking the remains of a roman temple and of a theatre of the I Century a.d., over which were first built small fourteenth century habitations, then, in 1500, raised up the noble residence of an important family from Bevagna. The one who projected the restoring on behalf of the owners, worked with the thought of a genius. He didn't try to harmonize such various and different identities by sacrificing some of them. He thought of what he had in front of him as of a unique body, to which he should give life. And in order to give life to a body, you only need to give it a heart. With this simple and solar idea, he inserted among the stone remains an unbelievable hanging garden. Once the heart was discovered, it was finally clear that many different things were a unique structure. It was in the year 1710.
From then on, with little interventions, almost everything remained unchanged, and the various “antiquities” still emerge from unmistakable architectural connotations. The heirs of the Counts Angeli Nieri Mongalli (succeded in the property from 1788), opened to hospitality this extraordinary place, called L'Orto degli Angeli after the hanging garden which, from three centuries, gives the breath of an unique body to limbs of such different origins. As a homage to the roots of their family and their country, they realized, with the support of the archaeological Supervising, a great work of excavations and restoration on the prestigious remains inside the property, (in particular the two ambulatories of a roman theatre of the I century A.D.). This way, after many centuries, they gave back to the daily fruition also these places of extraordinary suggestion, now hosting our restaurant Redibis. L'Orto degli Angeli was endowed from the region of Umbria with the qualification of “Historical Residence” for the high historical-architectural value and the quality of the furnishings, adapted to particular style of the hospitality.
Who lived this mansion
Carlantonio di Crispolto Angeli (1722-1800) buy in 1788 the mansion nowadays called “L'Orto degli Angeli”. His heirs are the grandchild Filippo Maria Angeli and his son
Giuseppe Angeli Nieri (1783-1838) that marries (1811) Lucrezia Volumnia Mongalli.In 1825 is elected noble of Bevagna and gonfalonier in 1835. After the will of his uncle count Alessandro Mongalli (nephew of Pope Leone XII) the first-born of Giuseppe.
Filippo Angeli Nieri Mongalli (1819-1861) is forced to reside in Spoleto and in 1843 is counted in spoletina aristocracy. He die in 1861 and the heritage passes at his brother.
Antonio Angeli Nieri Mongalli (1820-1879) patriot and mayor of Bevagna that in 1873 marries.
Caterina Mattoli Palma (1848-1932) Their children are Eugenia (1874-1951).
Filippo Angeli Nieri Mongalli (1877-1920) that marries Maria Battisti (1882-1934).
Their doughter Laura Angeli Nieri Mongalli (1905-1983)marries Antonino Antonini (1899-1947).
Their son Francesco marries Tiziana and have Laura.
The garden has always been the heart of the Residence and its charming atmosphere appeals to the different senses. It is a treat for your sight and smell with its old-age wistaria, the sweet-smelling jasmin, the beautiful clematis and the old-fashioned rose beds tended by the family and their experienced and famous friend Helga Brichet. It also has much to offer to your taste: in fact the lavender flowers are used for one of our delicious desserts. But the peace and quiet coming from this "green box" has older and deeper roots than those of the beautiful vegetation: in fact the garden lies on what was once the main ambulatory of the Roman theatre (I century A.D.), next to the "sacred" area of the old town, where the remains of two Roman Temples are still visible inside the property.The sacredness of the place derives both from its pagan origins and the revitalising Christian epiphanies of the Middle Ages.
Just think of St. Francis, who, on his way to Bevagna, preached to the birds while standing on a stone which is said to be the one kept in the old church next to the Residence, not to mention the Blessed Giacomo Bianconi, pride of the Dominican Order in the 14th century, who contributed to the rebirth of Bevagna. History, spiritual and cultural values still linger in the garden which looks like a stage with its blooming flowers surrounded by important Roman remains and medieval buildings. On one side Palazzo Andreozzi provides the backdrop with the view of its 18th-century frescoed ceilings, while on the other side Palazzo Alberti completes the scene with its precious 16th-century loggia. Reading a book or having a drink in this unique atmosphere will make you understand why, when asked "Can I help you?", one of our guests answered: "Here there is all".
Three important families from central Italy have lived in the building which includes two ancient dwellings: "Palazzo Alberti " and "Palazzo Andreozzi". The Alberti family came to live in Bevagna in the 13th century. Donna Vanna di Celso Alberti married Giovanni Bianconi and their son Giacomo Bianconi (1220 1301) was a charismatic thaumaturge and friar, beatified by the Church. The Andreozzi family came from Rome in the 18th century; they went back to Rome after Gaetano Andreozzi's marriage to Marchioness Maria Vienna Lepri Bernini. In 1788 Nicola Andreozzi sold the building to Carlantonio di Crispolto Angeli Nieri, chief consul of Bevagna, a member of the ancient Angeli family who had been living there since the 16th century. In 1811 Giuseppe Angeli Nieri's son, Filippo, married Lucrezia Volumnia Mongalli, acquiring the title of Count Mongalli for his descendants.
This family, native to Leonessa, was already outstanding there in the 16th century. In 1686 Abbot Bernardino Mongalli was conferred the title of Lateran Count. Later the family moved to Spoleto, where Tiburzio Mongalli (1754-1801) married Caterina, the sister of Annibale dei Conti della Genga, who later became Pope Leone XII (1760-1829). The present owner of the palace is Francesco Antonini dei Conti Angeli Nieri Mongalli.
With our chef Antonio Falcone and his team you will have the possibility to become familiar with the best local ingredients, try out the most authentic recipes of the Umbrian and Italian culinary traditions and experiment with the latest methods of cooking and preserving.
Those small but invaluable 'grandmother's secrets' and the new trends in modern cuisine meet in the themes of our cookery lessons: bread, olive oil, pulses, meat and vegetarian dishes. A well-equipped, modern and functionally designed kitchen in a two thousand- year-old building will make this experience even more enjoyable and unique.
The gastronomic calendar offers cultural food for thought. Each season has its fruits, its special events, its festivities. Learning to work with nature's rhythms and getting to know the particular ingredients offered by each season is the first lesson in cookery and an important step towards wellbeing. To discover interesting facts and anecdotes related to the culinary customs of festivities is to participate in the culture and traditions of our region. At whatever time of year you book our cookery school, along with our chef you can prepare recipes using the best ingredients of the season, producing tasty results for everyday meals or for special occasions: refined and pleasing dishes offering a well-presented combination of flavours and sensations.
Festivities and their culinary traditions: Grape harvest, All Saints’ Day and Olive pressing.
Prime ingredients: Onions, 'black' celery, mushrooms, olives, beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, fennel, leeks, turnips, pumpkins, chestnuts, persimmons, lemons, apples, pomegranates, pears, grapes.
Festivities and their culinary traditions: Saint Nicholas, Christmas, New Year, St. Valentine's Day and Carnival.
Prime ingredients: Chestnuts, black winter truffles, turnip tops, broccoli, artichokes, catalogna chicory, cauliflower, cabbage, fennel, escarole endives, garlic, radicchio, spinach, beet, Brussels sprouts, oranges, persimmons, tangerines, mandarins, grapefruits, kiwi fruits.
Festivities and their culinary traditions: Lent and Easter – traditional menu.
Prime ingredients: Wild asparagus, herbs, nettles, 'strigoli' (catchfly) shoots, 'old man's beard', beet, garlic, asparagus, artichokes, cucumbers, courgettes, beans, carrots, broad beans, lettuce, peas, radishes, rocket, lemons, strawberries, medlar fruits, cherries.
Festivities and their culinary traditions: Festival of the Gaite (Bevagna) – medieval cuisine and Threshing Celebration of the Beato Giacomo.
Prime ingredients: Onions, green beans, saffron, chicory greens, black summer truffles, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, celery, courgettes, shallots, apricots, watermelons, figs, melons, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, blackcurrant, gooseberries.
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Our SPA recipe doesn't need a SPA to offer our guests moments of special wellness for body and mind.
Since 1788, our house holds the secret recipe of a secular tradition of the well-being and the good living. The sense of wellbeing the house inspires comes from spaces harmoniously conceived since two thousand years ago, the elegance of traditional furniture, people, their history, values, food, perfumes that tell of a constant attention over the time for an authentic wellbeing.
The old lesson is preserved and transmitted during the rituals of everyday life with wise simplicity, in which everything seems to say "stay healthy!
A wellness corner in one of our suites completes in absolute privacy an unforgettable experience for body and mind, using quality brand Comfort Zone. We may suggest a customized wellness program helping you to choose among our treatments, making use of various massage techniques and effective and easy to use products.
From Florence the old Officina Profumo di Santa Maria Novella, with its exclusive essences, spreads since centuries an uncorrupted message of harmony and health.
Since the harmonies call each other, L'Orto degli Angeli wanted to retrieve an ancient connection with the Officina, that has emerged from the family papers of the early twentieth century.
The unique fragrances that come back today in our house are available for our guests in our Gift Shop with oils, elixirs, spirits, waters, soaps for an unforgettable SPA experience to enjoy even when you'll return home.
Discover that you can combine the pleasure of food with the attention to health and fitness.
Our Restaurant Redibis, a factory of tastes, perfumes and feelings, gives life to a cuisine which has the taste of well-being.
The raw materials are carefully selected, following the seasonal calendar, the use of simple, aromatic herbs, the knowledge of their balsamic times and their therapeutic qualities suggest a modus Vivendi, that indicates the naturalness as a base of our wealth recipe.
In our kitchen coexist in perfect harmony the tradition of a family cookbook (Le ricette degli Angeli), the good advice of the ancients, because it's important not to forget our roots, and the constant research, the methods, the most modern cooking and conservation techniques.
In the hanging garden we cultivate a little hortus sanitatis. Aromatic herbs are the protagonists of the secret alchemy of teas and herbal teas, accompanying in our restaurant special moments of relaxation.
A unique setting for a truly romantic wedding in the simple, refined style of Umbrian hospitality. Our raised garden provides a perfect sunny backdrop with its flowering jasmines, roses, clematis and wisteria. The winter setting is every bit as evocative, warmed by log fires in the antique fireplaces of our homely rooms.
Our staff can take care of all aspects of the arrangements: church, flowers, music, an expert photographer, etc... so that you can simply enjoy your special day to the full in complete serenity.
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Our residence presents an ideal location for meetings and corporate workshops, offering quality settings and the professional help and support of our staff.
Red Room: ground floor - seats 40 people in rows
Palazzo Alberti Hall: 1st floor - seats 50 people in rows
Our restaurant Redibis is born from the awareness of an absolutely unique family real property, and from the intention to withdraw it to the foregone logic of a museum, in order to destine it to host the ancient rite of eating.
The project is to bring to life again the story of the family and of the territory for the guests: this is realised through the choice of drawing the recipes for our menus from the cookbook of Donna Maria Angeli, who wrote it at the beginning of 1900 and during about 30 years, with the suggestions of family friends and cooks: this cookbook talks about Bevagna and Umbria, but also recalls perceivable echoes of Wien, Paris, and that Belle Epoque Europe which combined love for tradition and for discreet taste with curiosity for genial and creative innovations.
Choosing among the menus of the Redibis proposal, you’ll allow yourself a stimulating travel towards our roots, through recipes which evoke the memory of the taste, perfume, ingredients, spaces and persons who prepared and ate this food with love and care.
The same love and the same care we dedicate today to our guests.
Our cuisine wants to be the mirror of the territory and tell the history of its raw materials, which we choose among the nearest and more genuine ones. The utilization of the best preparation techniques and the most modern and safe conservation technologies certify our constant attention to the health and wellness of our guests.
Following a seasonal gastronomic calendar (the cycle of life and festivities) in harmonious accordance with the needs of our body, we can re-discover food’s therapeutic qualities, the balsamic effects of aromatic herbs, the importance of a varied and balanced diet, as well as of the ambiance and atmosphere where food itself was eaten.
The search for wellness cannot leave aside the quality of food and the love of the persons who prepare it for us.
“You don’t need abundance to cook good things… the one who cooks needs fantasy in his mind, love in his soul and moderation in his hands”.
Discover that you can combine the pleasure of the palate with attention to health and fitness. In our restaurant Redibis, a factory of tastes, smells and sensations, they create a kitchen that has the taste of good life.
So in our kitchen proposal coexist in perfect harmony: the tradition of a family cookbook "The food of the Angels", the good advice of the ancient and constant research, the methods, the most modern techniques of cooking and conservation, in harmonious accord with the needs of our body, the environment, but also the atmosphere in which the food is consumed.
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It's very easy to get to Bevagna by car.
From Florence (north): motorway A1 till the exit of Valdichiana, then take the highway to Perugia, Assisi, Foligno ( exit Foligno Nord- Bevagna, about 50 minutes from Valdichiana.
From Rome (south): motorway A1 till the exit of Orte, then take the highway to Terni, Spoleto, Foligno (exit Foligno Nord- Bevagna at about 50 minutes from Orte). When you are in Bevagna, drive through Porta Foligno, a gate in the medieval walls, and carry on along themain street for about 150 metres,
L'Orto degli Angeli is on your right.
Bevagna is situated in the centre of Umbria, an ideal position to visit our beautiful region. In less than an hour's drive you can reach the farthest destinations in the region such as Orvieto, Città di Castello, Gubbio, Norcia, Amelia, Narni, Marmore Waterfall and Lake Trasimeno. In less than 30 minutes you can reach Perugia, Torgiano, Deruta, Assisi and Spoleto. Spello, Foligno, Trevi, Montefalco and Bettona are all in a 10-kilometre radius. Our guests organize their own excursions and visit two or three of these towns every day. If you feel like travelling a bit farther you can easily reach Rome and Siena in about 90 minutes and Florence in about two hours.
Distances to Some Towns Outside Umbria
110 km (1 h. 12 min.)
Civitanova Marche - Adriatico
106 km (1 h. 30 min.)
150 km (1 h. 45 min.)
125 km (1 h. 45 min.)
167 km (1h. 45 min.)
130 km (1 h. 30 min.)
Distances to Some Towns in Umbria
20 Km (20 min.)
8 Km (10 min.)
56 Km (1 h.)
20 Km (20 min.)
8 Km (8 min.)
38 Km (30 min.)
57 Km (1 h.)
33 Km (35 min.)
Città di Castello
86 Km (1 h.)
5 Km (5 min.)
38 Km (40 min.)
20,5 Km (20 min.)
62 km (45 min.)
46 Km (34 min.)
8 Km (10 min.)
15 Km (15 min.)
14 Km (14 min.)
48 Km (45 min.)
46 Km (41 min.)
68 km (1 h.)