The Capuchin monks who settled this convent in the 16th century had a good eye for location at the edge of town atop the Irminio valley, and the setting was enhanced even more in recent centuries with the addition of the town’s beautiful public gardens, the Giardino Ibleo, which now surround the stone walls. The small monks’ cells, converted to guest rooms, remain simple though not austere, with bright stone floors and handsome wooden built-ins, and they overlook a peaceful cloister, the gardens, or the valley below. A bar and restaurant spills into the cloister in warmer months.

 

 

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