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La Frateria di Padre Eligio

  • Via San Francesco Map It
  • Cetona


  • Contemplative surroundings
  • Excellent restaurant
  • Small and intimate inn


  • No a/c
  • Off-the-beaten-path location
  • Need a car to get around

Updated 12/05/2013

Fodor's Review

It's not an overstatement to say that this former convent, founded in 1212 by Saint Francis himself, remains a spiritual place. Guest rooms, occupying the original pilgrims' quarters, are simple in the finest sense—with terra-cotta floors, stone walls, exposed ceiling beams, rustic wooden furniture, and museum-quality medieval artwork—but a far cry from the austere cells they must once have been. The restaurant ($$$$) is one of the most sophisticated in southern Tuscany,

serving eight-course set meals that make full use of the gardens and wine cellar. The flowered courtyards and grounds, spread along a wooded hillside, are immaculately maintained by young recovering addicts who've found a higher path.

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Hotel Information


Via San Francesco, 10 km (6 mi) southwest of Chiusi, Cetona, 53040, Italy

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed early Jan.–mid-Feb. Restaurant closed Tues.
  • 5 rooms, 2 suites

Updated 12/05/2013

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