San Pietro Resort
Wonderful historical building immersed in the quiet nature of Umbria, where art, charm and magic of an ancient world come together to make you dream
The romantic atmosphere, the intimate warmth, make your stay unique in this timeless place, where charm and tradition live together, giving you an excellent stay.
The church of San Pietro sopra le Acque (St. Peter above the Waters) and the adjoining convent of the Reformed Friars Minor (Franciscans) play an important role in the historical / artistic context within the territory of Massa Martana, both for the antiquity of the foundation and for the beauty of the site in which they stand, as well as for the outstanding artworks kept.
The name “Sopra le Acque” (“Above the Waters”) derives from the spring waters of which this place is rich at the base of the rocky wall delimiting the site to the north.
An account written in 1717 informs us that in the year 1614 a crumbling and very old little abbey church was demolished in order to build the current church of St. Peter.
Since the 1960s, the convent has become private property and the buyer has tried to restore life to the now crumbling compound by renovating and enhancing not only the convent, but also the church and the wood.