Nun Assisi Relais & Spa Museum
NUN ASSISI RELAIS & SPA MUSEUM is located in the heart of Assisi’s historic centre, with a magnificent view over the Rocca Maggiore and Minore and the slopes of Mount Subasio. This exclusive five-star hotel is the result of the careful restoration of a thirteenth-century convent built on the remains of a Roman amphitheatre and the Perlasio springs. Visitors have taken the waters here for over 2,000 years, and it remains one of the region’s best places to bliss out, thanks to the property’s world-class spa, which was built over the site of the amphitheater’s ancient water rituals. Guests can indulge in the deeply detoxifying effects of four thermal rooms—Tepidarium, Caldarium, Sudatorium, and Frigidarium—each with different temperature and humidity levels. This may be followed with a dip in the pool or Jacuzzi and a tailor-made wellness package and beauty ritual, including those offered by renowned beauty partner Selvert Thermal through the use of the Biolux Machine and its wealth of health and beauty, skin care, blood circulation, and skin detox therapies.
Accommodations are provided at eighteen spacious suites that juxtapose sleek minimalist design with stone tile floors, traditional wooden beam ceilings, exquisite wood paneling, and the convent’s original frescoes and stone walls. Natural leather for beds and armchairs, fine linen for curtains and bed sheets, and high quality terry toweling add to the air of luxury indulgence. The onsite restaurant, Eat Out Osteria Gourmet likewise takes a beloved tradition—that of the osteria—and gives it a modern gourmet spin, paying homage to the deep roots of Umbrian cuisine with renewed creativity and passion that is grounded in a commitment to using only the best, most seasonal ingredients. The restaurant’s interior reflects the property’s distinctive mix of ancient and modern-day design elements, while its outdoor patio offers uninterrupted views over Assisi. Lighter fare for lunch Monday through Friday is offered at the Nun Bar, which is also open every evening for cocktails, beer, wine, and aperitifs.