Nature

nature In the heart of Umbria, far away from mass tourism, Menotra Valley, well known for its beauty and for its suggestive panoramic views, will host your stay in a unknown time, a pause form the normal life, relaxing, regenerating and at the same time, full of stimulating activities. The Guesia Villa Hotel and Spa**** is an hotel-village set in the silence and the intense green of this untouched valley that host a luxuriant natural park crossed by Menotre river, from which it’s been named, that is a water course clear and rich in fishes. Our amazing flowery and shady garden is the starting point of suggestive trekking and mountain bike paths, as well as the ones for easy walks or horse riding in the valley: the ideal oasis for excursionists and nature lovers, far away from the noisy and chaotic city centres, where nature, as wise painter, will colour you holiday best memories. Looking toward to Il Sasso di Pale (Pale’s stone), the mountain that protects the village, you can overlook a suggestive little church, known as the Eremo di Santa Maria Giacobbe (Saint Mary Jacob Hermitage, 13th century), accessible along the path mountain wall. “Tradition tells that Mary Jacob, one of the pious women, retreated in penance here. Inside the hermitage you’ll find paintings dated form 13th to 16th century: in one of those you can actually see the Holy Grail Cup” (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_(Foligno))