Decor in this old palace a stone’s throw from the Piero della Francesco frescoes in the church of San Francesco is based on the travel essays of the late Bruce Chatwin. The gimmick actually works, adding romance and drama without sparing comfort, along with flourishes like huge bathtubs in the sitting/sleeping areas and a pleasantly contemporary lounge and breakfast room. The colonial India room, with bright yellow walls and a four-poster bed, seems especially well suited to the palatial surroundings, and the Moroccan room, with beautiful glazed-tile walls, is as colorful as the town’s famous frescoes. Three especially extravagant rooms are on a lower floor that opens to a hidden garden. One is equipped with a hot tub the size of a small swimming pool, and another has a huge sunken bathtub reached by a dramatic staircase behind the bed. Guests have use of a MacBook for the duration of their stay, and spa services are available.
- Frommer's Staff