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Casa Monte Ripido

   We are lucky to be staying in an historic monastery which now offers hotel accommodations. Located just outside the Northern gate of the city of Perugia, the hotel offers a quiet retreat with views of the city and countryside.  Most meals will be catered and enjoyed either in the garden or in the frescoed refectory.  

Garden at Monteripido

 View of Perugia from Monteripido

   Monteripido is a very special place to me. I was lucky to have studied the art of printmaking there with Padre Diego Donati. He was a Fransiscan priest, resident of the monastery, and an artist-printmaker. After retiring from teaching at the art college in Perugia, he continued to tutor artists in his print studio at Monteripido. Many of his detailed landscapes of Perugia and Umbria are on permanent display in a gallery in the monastery. 

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Umbria  Artistica