Umbria

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Castiglione Ugolino

Castiglione Ugolino
Umbria
This restored medieval castle, with a private chapel and infinity pool, crowns a hill overlooking the rolling Umbrian countryside.
people
12
bedrooms
6 BR
bathrooms
6
airport
Perugia airport 35 km
villa concierge
pool
heated pool
Daily maid
wifi
Air condition
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OVERVIEW

Extensive renovations have transformed this 11th-century castle into a sophisticated getaway in lesser known Umbria. Hidden within a noble estate, the villa has refined yet relaxed interiors, modern amenities, lovely outdoor spaces and a heated infinity pool facing rolling hills and the setting sun. Its frescoed chapel makes it a magical venue for a wedding or other special events whereas the estate’s 18-hole golf course makes it an ideal holiday destination for golfers.

The villa is found 20 km from Perugia within one of the most exclusive private country estates in all of Italy and owned by the same family for generations. At 18,000 acres, each of the estate’s prestigious villas is surrounded by mature vegetation which offers plenty of privacy.

As a historic stone castle with a tall tower, the property has immense charm and the restoration created a successful balance between the old and the new. Each room is unique and features the likes of vaulted ceilings, terracotta tiles, ancient stone walls and sections of original wall frescoes. The large main living room has a gentle flow between the sitting area, dining space and large kitchen equipped with the latest top quality appliances.

The six bedrooms have super king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms with marble fittings and large showers as well as attractive sitting areas, some with fireplaces. Next to the villa is it’s private chapel, Santa Maria Maddalena. With delicate hand-painted walls, it’s ideal for a fairy tale wedding in Italy.

The villa has various terraces to suit all moods, from the shady stone courtyard to the sunset pergola. A large dining table overlooking the hills and fields provides a beautiful backdrop for your al fresco meals. The relaxing atmosphere is made complete with the large infinity pool and its adjacent sun loungers.

If you’d like a change from the pool, the estate is a short drive from famous Lake Trasimeno where you can swim or take boat rides. Many other treasures of Umbria are also at your doorstep, such as the medieval town of Gubbio and the holy site of Assisi. In addition, neighboring Tuscany can be easily visited on day trips and the estate itself is home to the world-class Antognolla 18-hole golf course.
Outdoors
• Heated 14 m x 4 m infinity pool with build in steps.
• Private fenced and landscaped garden (1000 m2).
• Dining area on a panoramic terrace
• Shaded seating area on exterior courtyard and sunbeds bordering the pool area
• To reach the villa there are 3 kms of winding asphalt road. Please note that the roads are occasionally steep, so they are not suitable for low-height cars or sport cars.
Indoors
• Recently restored interiors with white walls and historic features like wooden beams, wall frescoes and a travertine marble staircase
• Spacious open plan living and dining area with leather chairs and long dining table for 12
• Well-equipped kitchen
• 6 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms with super king-size beds
• 11th-century church available for weddings and special events

DETAILS

Amenities
• Air conditioning in all rooms of the villa
• High speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the villa, garden and pool area
• Large smart LCD TV with Sky satellite television and sports channels
• Bluetooth sound system
• Wood fire pizza oven
• Laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board
• Hairdryer in every bathroom
• Heated pool
Staff included
• Maid Service every day. Maid service includes tidying of bedrooms, bathroom and quick cleaning of the kitchen. If guests stay more than one week a more thorough cleaning is assured once a week
• Pool heating at a standard temperature
• Daytime Concierge Service
• Full gardening and pool cleaning service
• Weekly linen and towels (both pool and bathroom) change
• Welcome hamper ( bottled water, Nespresso Capsules, coffee powder, tea, sugar, cooking and table salt, olive oil).
• A/C
Staff | Service on request
• Heating of house in low season (if required)
• Personal laundry service
• Meals and cooking
• Shopping service
• Estate and sporting activities such as horse riding, rental of mountain bikes, picnics, etc

FLOORPLANS

To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas
Distances
• The closest town with post office, pharmacy and food shop is Pierantonio 8 km - 10 minutes drive
• The closest commercial and private airport is Perugia 25 km - 30 minutes drive
• Estate restaurant (La Bruna) 3 km – 5 min
• Antognolla Golf – at the west entrance of the Estate (12 km – 10 minutes)
• Lake Trasimeno 15 km - 20 min
• Umbertide 15 km - 20 min
• Perugia 20 km - 25 min
• Gubbio 35 km - 35 min
• Città di Castello 35 km - 30 min
• Deruta 45 km - 35 min
• Assisi 47 km - 40 min
• Cortona 48 km - 45 min
• Spello 52 km - 35 min
• Foligno 58 km - 45 min
• Montepulciano 64 km - 1 hr
• Todi 70 km - 1 hr
• Spoleto 84 km - 1 hr
• Rome 211 km - 2 hr 30 min
Please note that all distances have been calculated from the Estate entrance.
Things to do
Umbria has an enormous variety and number of traditional feasts throughout the year. The local communities treat these events as an opportunity to confirm their roots and identity and it is a wonderful opportunity for tourists to experience genuine expressions of Umbrian culture and folklore.
• In Perugia, be sure to see the frescoes by local artist Pietro Perugino in the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria and in the town hall’s Sala del Cambio. Step back to ancient times at the Etruscan arch and Etruscan well. Enjoy the lively atmosphere at the large fountain, the Fontana Maggiore. Sample the chocolates named for the city. Perugia plays host to international visitors with its acclaimed annual Umbria Jazz Festival, held each July. A wildly popular chocolate festival every October pays homage to the city’s sweet side.
• In Assisi, you’ll want to visit the famous basilica dedicated to Italy’s patron saint, Francis. Frescoes by Giotto vividly tell the story of St. Francis’s life. In the Piazza del Comune you’ll find a church inserted into the remains of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Above town stands the Rocca Maggiore, a fortress that protected citizens during attacks. For a dose of nature and spiritual contemplation, walk to the hermitage, the Eremo dell Carceri.
• In Deruta, stroll the color-splashed streets where Italy’s most famous hand-made ceramics are produced.
• Visit charming Citta’ di Castello, which packs a lot into such a small town, with palaces, churches, towers, and –of course- a castle, all sitting pretty and begging to be explored.
• Gubbio is known for its palio, the Corsa dei Ceri, a spectacular run held every year on May 15, in which three teams run through throngs of cheering supporters up much of the mountain from the main square in front of the Palazzo dei Consoli to the basilica of S. Ubaldo, each team carrying a statue of their saint. Gubbio is so perfect, it looks like a medieval movie set. The main monuments and sightseeings of the city include the Roman Theatre which is still in use for performances, the massive Palazzo dei Consoli, the duomo and the Palazzo Ducale. Gubbio’s Roman theatre is a dramatic setting for summertime, open-air performances.
• In Todi you’ll find all the main sights conveniently concentrated onto the Gothic Piazza del Popolo, which is itself set over top of an ancient Roman cistern system. Below town is the striking Renaissance church of Santa Maria della Consolazione.
• In Spoleto, visit the Roman theater and the archeological museum for a view of ancient Umbria. Go see the pre-Renaissance frescoes by Fra Lippo Lippi and Pinturicchio. The church of San Salvatore is one of Italy’s oldest and is set within the remains of an ancient Roman temple.
Spoleto offers up culture, dramatic performances and musical concerts during the Festival dei Due Mondi.
• In Orvieto, don’t miss the fanciful Gothic Duomo, which soars seven stories high. Inside are magnificently vibrant and graphic frescoes of the Apocalypse by Luca Signorelli.
• For children: Maridiana is a farm that breeds Alpacas, angora goats and selected sheep, situated in Tiber Valley approximately 10 minutes from Umbertide.
• Citta Della Domenica Park: A wonderful zoo / adventure land on the outskirts of Perugia. It features both domestic and wild animals, various play areas and a train. It is a lovely day out for the family with young children. www.cittadelladomenica.com
• Perugina Chocolate Factory and Museum in Perugia: Any chocolate lover can take a trip to the nearby Perugina factory and visit the museum and take a guided tour of the factory. Free entry. Open Monday to Friday
To receive a complete overview of activities and sightseeing in the area, contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.
To receive a complete overview of activities and sightseeing in the area, contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.

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