The name Panzo originates from the Latin name Pantius and the name of the Monastery, S. Angelo in Panzo, comes from a church dedicated to the cult of S. Michele Arcangelo, built on land belonging to an owner with that name.
The existing monastery, located approximately 2 km outside of Assisi, on the slopes of mount Subasio, was built around the X century, on the ruins of a Roman settlement.
Some Latin inscriptions, relating to the “gens Propertia” (Propertius was from Assisi) were found in the foundations of the primitive church.
At the beginning of the XIII century Sant’Angelo in Panzo was a monastery when, in March 1212, Saint Francis, Friar Filippo and Friar Bernardo, accompanied there Saint Clare who had just fled from home. Saint Clare was then joined by her sister, Saint Agnes, and the family, irritated, sent their uncle Monaldo to bring her home, even by force.
The legend tells of the first miracle of Saint Clare whereby the body of Saint Agnes became so heavy that it could not be lifted, while the arm of uncle Monaldo raised to beat her, remained paralyzed. Saint Clare later moved to San Damiano and Panzo became an important Clarian Sisters monastery until approximately one century later, when, for security reasons, they moved inside the city walls of Assisi, as did many other settlements around the city at that time.
Sant’Angelo in Panzo thus became an abandoned hermitage until the beginning of the XVII century when it was bought by the Bonacquisti family, an important family from Assisi, who restored it to transform it into their palace, thereby also rebuilding the old church of the convent.
The Bonacquisti family became extinct at the end of the XIX century and for some time the building was used as a farmhouse until 1950 when the current owners restored it. Sant’Angelo in Panzo is also known for its water wells that have supplied water to Assisi since Roman times, through tunnels carved into the rock and partially still visible today, that arrived in the city.
Now a bound family-owned villa, Sant’Angelo in Panzo is considered among the most interesting historical dwellings in Umbria.
And certainly the only one in Assisi, a city known worldwide and visited yearly by millions of tourists as well as by secular and religious elites. Even though not open to the public, Panzo is always welcoming those who wish to visit the church and the walls of Saint Clare. Every room is prestigiously furnished and the library has over 6000 books.
Sant’Angelo in Panzo is ideally located, so as to be able to organize activities according to everyone’s tastes, at a reasonable distance:
We remain available to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
The Schola Artis Pro Vobis coudnt offer a venue which it would not be compatible with the quality level of his Art Workshops, that’s why he chose the best Umbria could offer in terms of hospitality.
The VALLE DI ASSISI resort and SPA is a “real” four stars accomodation offering a high standing of services together with a top quality venue and an excellent restaurant providing a typical umbrian cuisine made with organic food accompanied by their own produced superior wines.
You can do something different every day at Valle di Assisi after your half days of Art Workshops: swimming, golf, walks, bike rides, guided tours of Assisi and the area, cooking classes, soccer (eight-a-side and five-a-side), tennis, volleyball, horse ridind and more, like reading a good book from our library enjoying the view of Assisi.
They will take you to discover the medieval mysticism of Assisi, its churches and winding streets.
Or let us help you get to know the Vie del Cachemire, the local Umbrian producers of the softest, warmest cloth in the world.
And then there is Perugia, Bevagna, Spoleto and much more, by car or moped.
They will gladly open the door to their wine cellar and show you how they make excellent wine.
You can taste their own labels along with cheeses and other local products.
A mouth-watering experience!
Their brand new three-hole practice course Assisi Golf Club awaits for a day of enjoyment immersed in the beautiful countryside around us.
Book your trip on horseback through the woods and pastures of Umbria.
For an exceptional view over the valleys and historic towns of Umbria they can arrange a once-in-a-lifetime ballooning trip or hang gliding excursion.
Umbria is home of Perugina, the famous artisanal chocolate maker , and maker of Italy’s most famous chocolate treat, Baci.
Take a tour of the Perugina factory, and enjoy an exclusive lesson in making your own praline with the help of their pastry chef. For your own personal treat!
Just 50 yards from the historic Rocca Paolina fortress, Sangallo Palace is in Perugia city center.
It offers a spa area with heated swimming pool and gym and a terrace with panoramic views.
Elegantly furnished and soundproof, rooms are air conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV and free internet access.
Breakfast is buffet style and hot and cold drinks are available from the machines provided.
The restaurant serves a selection of traditional Umbrian specialties and Mediterranean dishes.
Sangallo Palace is located between Perugia Train Station and Perugia University, one mile from both.
It is less than a 10 minute walk from the Umbria National Art Gallery.
Malvarina is a beautiful family-run farmhouse located in Assisi and surrounded by greenery.
A stone farmhouse as an ideal place to spend your holidays immersed in the quiet of the Umbrian countryside.
Panoramic position, rooms and accommodation of different types, swimming pool, Slow Food restaurant where you can share surprising taste experiences with exquisite homemade dishes.
All in respect of genuineness and traditions.
Strategic location to visit Assisi and the Basilica of San Francesco, discover the lush countryside of Assisi or be fascinated by cities such as Santa Maria degli Angeli, Perugia, Gubbio, Spello and Todi.
During your stay you will have the opportunity to carry out many activities, all to be discovered!
Sleep/Live here it means loving nature.
It means taking a beautiful uphill road, which seems to lead to the sky through the colours of nature, it means loving cicadas and crickets, it means feeling the scents of flowers during the spring and the smell of woods and mushrooms during the autumn.
It means walking and not running, meeting proud people, it means disconnecting from the internet and TV for a few hours, it means not wasting water or food, it means choose bio philosophy, choosing a real farm that produces and has truly invested in what it does, it means read the effort in the face, in the action and in the things of the people who work and live here.
The Agriturismo Le Querce di Assisi is a corner of paradise immersed in the unspoiled nature of the Umbrian countryside.
Once it was a Franciscan mill surrounded only by woods and wild nature, today it is a family-run farmhouse, surrounded by 30 hectares of wood where life flows with different and unusual rhythms, ideal for getting away from the cities and starting right from the Nature.
The tranquility and exclusive location make it a perfect place to recharge your body and mind.
The Hotel Umbra is located in a characteristic alley right next to the Piazza del Comune of Assisi, the centre par excellence of the medieval city. Assisi is known all over the world for its secular history, for the artistic wonders that over time have conquered the hearts of enthusiasts and visitors and for its value as a peaceful and characteristic city.
From the Temple of Minerva to the Basilica of San Francesco, from the Rocca Maggiore to the typical alleys in which to get lost during a walk, our city is ready to welcome you and transport you back in time to be lived to the maximum.
To know the origins of the Hotel Umbra you have to go back some time, up to the 30s of the twentieth century. The first nucleus of the current structure dates back to the beginning of that period: four rooms that, in winter, There were not many visitors to Assisi, except for some pilgrims who came to visit the tomb of St. Francis and paid homage.
Over the years, with the change of historical contexts, the structure has also changed, starting with the number of rooms that in almost a century have become twenty-four. But what has always remained the same, is the enthusiasm for the welcome that, generation after generation, has been kept stronger than ever.
The Hotel La Terrazza is located just 900m away from the historic centre of Assisi, surrounded by greenery and olive trees.
The entire structure offers its customers a magical natural landscape, with the verdant and colorful Umbrian countryside as a setting for the guests of the structure. The care of our guests are the basis of our work. This is why their judgment is fundamental.