Since 1884 the Sina Brufani has been the only luxury 5-star hotel to dominate Perugia's ancient town, with its panoramic view of the green Umbrian valley. Located in the heart of the medieval city, close to the Duomo, Fontana Maggiore, Galleria Nazionale, and Corso Vannucci with its elegant shops. Sina Brufani is the perfect starting point for a suggestive itinerary to explore Umbria. The secret jewel of the Sina Brufani is its exquisite Spa with a swimming pool built under medieval vaults featuring a charmingly lit and transparent bottom, which enhances the Etruscan ruins of a settlement dating back to 3000 years ago.
Sina Brufani boasts an ancient tradition in luxury hospitality, and since 1884, it is the home of royalty and celebrities from all over the world. The hotel is situated in Perugia, the Umbria region's capital, called “The green heart of Italy” for its lovely countryside. Umbria is also one of the most important Medieval and Etruscan region in Italy, with an extraordinary artistic and monumental patrimony.
Perugia and Sina Brufani are a perfect base to visit the surrounding areas, with some of the most beautiful historical cities, like Assisi, Todi, Spoleto, Gubbio, Spello and many activities that guests can experience, like wine tasting in Sagrantino Montefalco wine area, olive-oil tasting, chocolate experience in Baci Perugina factory, cashmere shopping in the world most prestigious brand such as Brunello Cucinelli, truffle hunting in local farmhouses and many others unique experiences.
Dining - "Collin's Restaurant'' - Collins’ Restaurant is one of the most sought-after dining venues in Perugia. The magical halls full of rich history and charm and the “al fresco” spaces with their modern touches, offer a memorable experience suitable for all occasions. In the enchanting Sala del Cambio or at the modern dehors, the essence of Collins’ Restaurant remains faithful to its founding three pillars: quality produce, creativity, and respect for local gastronomical traditions. The menu changes according to each season, guaranteeing maximum respect towards seasonal ingredients and recipes. The best produce is sourced mostly from local farmers, breeders, artisans, and winemakers. Sina Brufani gives priority to those small local producers that care about their land and local community. Regarding the wine, it's preferred to offer a regional focus on Umbria without forgetting other Regions and Countries. ''Collin's Bar'' - In one of the most evocative “corners” of Perugia’s historical city center, the Collins’ Bar offers unparalleled views overlooking the Umbrian hills. The Bartenders selects the best spirits, which mixed to their creativity, guarantee exceptional quality cocktails. Aside from the “aperitivo” moment, the Collins’ Bar also offers a great location all day long to enjoy a good coffee, a light lunch, or an afternoon tea.
Wellness - The secret jewel of Sina Brufani is its amazing Spa with a swimming pool built under medieval vaults and featured by a charming lit and transparent bottom, enhancing the ruins of an Etruscan settlement dating back to 3000 years ago. A sauna, a Turkish bath, and a relaxing area complete the hotel services. A small gym is available to customers for their "mise en forme," while the in-room Spa massage services offer guests a relaxing experience without having to leave their room.
Hotel History - The hotel’s founder, Giacomo Brufani, was born in Assisi and came from a modest family but developed a real aptitude for tourism from an early age. He began working as a driver for tourists visiting Umbria by stagecoach, looking after and driving the horses, and stepping in as guides during visits to the various cities. As time went by, he decided to set up a fully-fledged "art trail." Later he traveled to Britain, where he gained direct customers by offering them the London-Rome tour, traveling via Paris, Florence, and Perugia. The hotel opened in 1884, gaining immediate success. The leading exponents of high society and nobility of Europe vied to stay in the modern hotel, directed by a nephew of Brufani, George Collins, who came from England for this purpose.
The new century saw tourism to Perugia flourish internationally. The Collins' hotel's subsequent management by Brufani’s heirs meant that Britain's contacts were more and more solid. It was not unusual, in fact, to see the Union Jack waving from the balconies of the Hotel on the occasion of British military victories. For many years, the hotel also housed a well-stocked library of English books. In 1986, Sina Brufani joined the Sina Hotels group, which performed renovation and maintenance works on the property, protecting the original characteristics of the Hotel. Over time, the Sina Brufani has maintained its position as a leader in the hospitality of the Umbria region, continuing to be a favorite of celebrities such as the Queen Mother of England, the Prince of Monaco, famous actors, and Heads of State. The enchanting view, the refined atmosphere, and the staff's courtesy offering a personalized service continue to make any stay at the Sina Brufani a unique and unforgettable one.