La Guardiola del Tempio




The Guardiola del Tempio is situated in one of the most enchanting corners of the city of Perugia, near the Tempio di San Michele Arcangelo ( 4th – 5th century  ) and the panoramic tower of the Cassero di Porta Sant’Angelo. In medieval times it was a resting place for the guards watching over the city gate. In recent centuries it has been part of the convent belonging to an enclosed order of nuns. The most ancient wing has been used in a variety of ways from barn to wash-house, conserving in tact its great barrel-vaulted ceiling. The present owners have preserved the historic-artistic value of the structure, paying meticulous attention to every detail. The Sperandio barrel vault holds one window which was probably used by the guards in ancient times, while another window which looks out on the garden belonging to the enclosed nuns. Everything is permeated with a mystical aura, giving peace and serenity to all its guests. The spacious apartment, which sleep three people ( plus one ), is about fifty square metres and is fully equipped with all comforts: central heating, a kitchen with cooker, an oven, a fridge, a television and a large bathroom with shower.