Overlooking Lake Trasimeno from the south, Panicale is a well-preserved village in Umbria, still surrounded by its defensive walls.
Here, Pelizzari Studio has recently completed a project in a 14th-century noble palace that encompassed conservation restoration, seismic improvements, the insertion of modern building services, and the design of the interiors.
The building was selected by an American client for a Boutique Hotel in the heart of Italy.
While the architectural elements were carefully restored, the rest of the project departed from excessive rigidity so as not to deprive it of its personality. Local materials, such as Travertine and Pietra Serena, were combined with unique, eclectic pieces that give the hotel exclusive connotations.
There are seven rooms, each with a different layout, and one apartment. All were furnished with individual pieces and unique tactile finishes expressly designed and selected for their sensorial characteristics.
At breakfast, the guests are accommodated in a hanging garden overlooking Trasimeno Lake, in surroundings that seem as if they are right out of a painting by Perugino.
There is also a restaurant furnished with high-tech equipment, where young, innovative chefs satisfy the most demanding palates with their reinterpretations of traditional dishes.