In a medieval village, a place of art, peace, rest and serenity


The history of our Monastery SS Annunziata in Todi is linked to the ancient Church of San Biagio located on a strategic communication route for travellers and pilgrims from the north who stopped in the Borgo Nuovo. A confraternity named after SS Annunziata was founded, which ran the hospice near the church and started a monastery for unmarried women doing charitable work.

The confraternity ceded all its possessions to the Monastery and in 1554 the Monastery of SS Annunziata was founded. After a few years, the Monastery became part of the Order of the Servants of Mary and on 5 October 1574 the cloister was established; after a few years there were 22 nuns.

Inner garden
The refettorio
Ultima cena (particular)


In the year 1810, a repression began and the nuns had to leave the monastery and were only allowed to return in 1814. In 1890 there was a new order to abandon. In 1892, they bought it back and were finally able to dedicate themselves to good works. Over the years, the Monastery became unsafe and in need of renovation, so it was decided to unite it with the Congregation of the Servants of Mary of Adria on 30 May 1952, the date that marked the end of the enclosure. The nuns became part of the order of the Reparatory Servants, who in recent decades had started a hospitality and holiday home business. As of 2018, they no longer reside here in the monastery.

The jewel in the crown of our house is the refectory where a fragrant breakfast buffet is served in the morning. Upon entering, what will surprise you is the order and charm of the place. There are numerous lunette frescoes attributed to Pietro Paolo Sensini depicting saints and Gospel scenes. Sensini was engaged in these frescoes about 20 years from 1585 to 1606. Having breakfast surrounded by so much art is truly unusual! Your minds will go back diving into your imagination thinking about the moments of gathering and sharing meals that took place in this room.
On the back wall is a fresco depicting the Last Supper dated 1600; in reality only a small part of what we see today is still original. In fact, in 1748, the Neapolitan painter Corrado Giaquinto repainted the lunette after a similar fresco in the Sacro Convento in Assisi.
Other frescoes in the guest room are the Annunciation and the Nativity (restored in the 18th century) also attributed to Sensini. Between the 2 lunettes are 2 coats of arms, one is that of the Servants of Mary, the other larger is that of the Cesi family to which the bishop of Todi, Angelo Cesi, belonged.
Having the opportunity to sleep inside a hotel that has been a place of charity, hospitality and also a refuge for pilgrims and travellers is a rewarding feeling that will make you experience a unique experience, a place where you can find yourself or simply live well with yourself.

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