IMG 3141Our restful night at the Relais & Spa La Corte di Bettona was not as good a find as we thought. There are dogs that bark in the night, and bark, and bark. Endlessly. If you stay here you need to be sure that the air conditioning works (ours does not) so you can shut the window without suffocation. A trying night.

Sadly the hotel fails (in my view) to deal with our complaint, a very Italian shrug is really not an answer, nor is blaming local ordinances that prohibit heating after the end of April and air conditioning before 1 June (July?).

So you need to take care that if you stay here that the air conditioning is working or that you avoid the room with a view. Pity it lets the place down! No sleep!

Following our book we carry on to Trevi for lunch via Spello (magnificent views) and Bevagna then on to Spoleto and a very comfortable =, albeit more expensive Palazzo Leti. Dinner near the Dummo was local and ok but a bit fatty for our our taste.