The history of the construction of the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle, dating back to the eighth century, is obviously mixed with the popular legends of the place.
Although the exact attribution is not known, it was probably Faroald II who erected it where and how, according to the myth, St. Peter asked him to do in a dream.
The Abbey immediately had a double importance, both spiritual (in fact it quickly became the main Abbey of the Duchy of Spoleto) and political, because the Longobard Dukes entrusted to the Monks, the most cultured people of the time, large possessions to administer.
Despite the numerous looting of the Saracens in the area, of which he was a part, and the continuous changes of hands between church people (the church side of the residence still remains in the hands of the curia) and local lords, the abbey of San Pietro in Valle it arrives to us restored and full of historical charge, a national monument that shows frescoes of the Roman school, bas-reliefs from the Lombard period and sarcophagi from a time well before its construction.
The residence offers 18 double rooms and 3 suites, located in different areas of the structure. The rooms are divided into STANDARD and CLOISTER while the suites into FAMILIARI or DELL’ABATE. However, they all share a mystical and timeless atmosphere that pervades the entire Abbey.
Besides the settings immersed in nature and long walks in the surrounding areas, the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle offers a whole range of wellness services, such as massages, treatments for the person and lessons for small groups of dance therapy and Thai chi.
Furthermore, there is the possibility to book a Wellness Suite, with sauna and whirlpool tub.
WEDDING AND EVENTS
Surely the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle is the ideal location if your ideal wedding includes a complete immersion in nature, comfortable spaces, evocative environments and breathtaking views, away from the noise of the city and, in the event of an evening event, under an unrecognizable starry sky.
The isolated environment offers a unique intimacy for you and your guests!
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