Due to the vast size of the 18,000-acre estate, the former castle benefits from a secluded location surrounded by greenery and manicured grounds. The extensive renovations have maintained the historic character of the buildings all the while adding luxurious modern amenities. Fresh white walls are juxtaposed to vaulted ceilings, terracotta-tiled floors, stone fireplaces and original wall paintings.
Guests can gather in the large open-plan ground floor living room which has a comfortable sitting area with attractive leather armchairs, a dining area and a large kitchen equipped with brand new top quality appliances. Guests can retreat for some privacy to the several other sitting areas around the villa or to their refined bedrooms which have super king-sized beds, personal sitting areas and deluxe en-suite bathrooms with marble fittings and large showers.
The castle’s outdoor spaces are equally inviting. You can bask in the sunshine on the sunbeds facing the infinity pool or read peacefully in the shaded courtyard. The covered pergola is the perfect place to take in the sunset over the valley before settling around the long dining table on the panoramic terrace for an dinner under the stars.
Adjacent to the villa is its private chapel, Santa Maria Maddalena, whose historic frescoes have been meticulously restored, making it an enchanting setting for weddings and other special occasions.
The annex lies on the opposite side of the pool. Further to its 4 bedrooms, it has a cosy sitting room and a full kitchen.
The castle is ideally positioned for enjoying the pleasures of this beautiful region of Italy. Golf fans need not go far as the estate is home to the world-class Antognolla 18-hole golf course. A short drive away is famous Lake Trasimeno where you can go swimming or on boat rides. Medieval Gubbio, the holy site of Assisi and the regional capital of Perugia all make for excellent day trips. Alternatively, the famous cities and sites of Tuscany can be reached in an hour or two’s drive.
• 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.
• Spacious open plan living and dining areas in the main villa and in the annex
• Well-equipped kitchens
• 10 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms with super king-size beds, 6 in the main villa and 4 in the annex
• 11th-century church available for weddings and special events
• High speed WI-Fi internet access throughout the villa, the annex, garden and pool area
• Large smart LCD TV with Sky satellite television and sports channels
• Bluetooth sound system
• Wood fire pizza oven
Staff | Service included
• Maid service 7/7
• Shuttle service to/from the Estate restaurant Il Caldaro
• Mid week towel change
• Air conditioning
• Villa heating
Staff | Service on request
• Arrival grocery shopping
• Chef service
• Baby equipment
• Ping pong table
• Pool heating in mid season
• Cooking classes at the estate’s restaurant
• Wine tastings at the estate’s restaurant
• In villa massages and beauty treatments
• In villa yoga, pilates, and/or fitness trainer
• Trekking guide to explore the estate
• Fishing experience at a private lake on the estate
• Truffle hunting on the estate
• 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
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.
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