Umbria's Torre Palombara

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
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Yes, we all know about Tuscany. It's gorgeous and perfect and all that jazz. But if you're looking to change it up, why not head over to Tuscany's close cousin, Umbria for a stay at villa hotel Torre Palombara

This historic villa is in the town of Narni, just an hour north of Rome. The original tower was built in the 15th century, and since the 16th century, the Torre has been owned by a single family. 

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We hear this hotel is perfect for an intimate getaway. There are just seven rooms (but we hear the one to book is the two-level suite in the original tower). All rooms are furnished with antiques along with up-to-date amenities like wi-fi and flat screen televisions. Note: The tower suite has its own fireplace and secret terrace overlooking the garden. 

Outside guests will find the garden and a swimming pool. But Umbria is the real playground, where travelers can explore the vineyards and castellos. Excursions from Torre Palombara include truffle hunting, cooking classes, private tours of cashmere shops and more. 

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