Residenza Raffaello cosy and welcoming Bed and Breakfast in Foligno
Residenza Raffaello, recently completely refurbished, maintained some of the original medieval features. The roof, boasting magnificent wooden beams and pink stone arches, gives the apartment a unique and welcoming touch.
Located in the heart of Foligno’s historic centre, 500m from the train station, our B&B gives our guests the opportunity to visit the pretty town centre, the famous medieval villages of Spello, Bevagna, Trevi and the magnificent towns of Spello, Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and Orvieto. For those who love pristine nature, natural reserves of Colfiorito, Subasio and Monti Sibillini are not far away.
Residenza Raffaello is the ideal place for a comfortable stay in a land full of artistic, natural and culinary wonders.
A touch of history the origin of the name
Residenza Raffaello draws inspiration from the "Madonna of Foligno", a famous painting from by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. The painting was executed for Sigismondo de' Conti, chamberlain to Pope Julius II, in 1511, as a votive offering for saving his house after it was struck by a lightning.
It was placed on a high altar of the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli on Capitoline Hill in Rome, where Sigismondo was buried in 1512. It was moved by Anna Conti, a descendent of Sigismondi Conti, to the monastery of St. Anne in Foligno in 1565 and remained there for more than two centuries, hence the name. In 1799 it was carried to Paris, France by Napoleon. In 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, it was returned to Italy, where it was placed in the room with the Transfiguration in the Pinacoteca Vaticana of the Vatican Museum in the Vatican City.