17 Luxury Suites
Pool and Spa, wifi
Restaurant, wine bar, billiard room,
reading room, church, museum, conference room, breakfast room.
Nightly rates Individuals/Groups:
- Superior Suite (1 double bedroom) 160/140 Euros
- Superior Suite (1 double + 1 single bedroom) 180/160 Euros
- Deluxe Suite (2 double bedrooms) 260/230 Euros
Included: American buffet breakfast, linens and maid service. Half/full board available - Children 0-12 for free, baby cot.
30 minutes driving distance from Spoleto and Assisi, 15 minutes away from Norcia and Cascia.
This private hamlet with castle is a real gem in the heart of Umbria, located on a hilly panoramic place overlooking a valley of outstanding natural beauty.
The American architect and phoptographer N. Carver, published the book Italian Hilltowns and dedicated the cover of the book to this hamlet, he defined it as the "archetype of Italian hilltowns".
It is the ideal destination for couples, families or large groups of travellers looking for an authentic Italian experience.
Ideal location for meetings, events, celebrations. In the past years the Hamlet was the location of events, concerts, yoga retreats and, in the past 3 years, has been chosen by "Convivio Summer Conference", that unites American artists, university professors, and professionals for a unique conference experience in this hilltop hamlet beautiful beyond words. They engage in workshops and discussions devoted to the power of creative thought, divergent thinking, and the wonders of cultural discovery, covering a wide array subjects including fine art, literature, drama, and film; food and wine; and authentic cultural immersion.
The history of the hamlet...
The castle was set up during the 9th and 10th centuries, alongside the important road connecting Spoleto to Foligno, Norcia and Assisi. The perimeter walls form a triangle with a lookout tower at its top and the surroundings walls built around. During the Middle Ages the castle took part in the Wars between Guelfs and the Ghibellines. Especially between the 14th and 15th centuries, the village enjoyed a flourishing economy based on agriculture, the husbanding of the forest as well as hand made products in iron and hemp.
The hamlet has been recently restored preserving the architectural context as well as the original elements and materials: stones, wooden beams, fireplaces, doorways.
The Resort Suites...
The exclusive apartments of the village have been carefully restored and tastefully furnished, to be offered as Luxurious Suites with bedroom/s, bathroom/s, living room, minibar and kettle. Ther eis no use of the ktchen ans the restaurant and the wine bar of the hamlet provides meals and aperitivo offering traditional Umbrian wines and food.
Once inside the hamlet, where the lift lands, you have the heart of the whole complex. This includes a reception and concierge area (wifi connection) small artcraft shops, an excellent restaurant with panoramic terrace where visitors can taste the genuine local food, a wine bar, a reading room with library, museums, congress room. The hamlet has charming arched alleys and panoramic terraces with benches, gardens and a medieval church with frescoes of great value.
The castle offers quiet and peace, as well as an annual program of events including meetings and conferences in the shared areas of the hamlet, where visitors can also enjoy the local farmers' market, concerts and art exhibitions in certain periods of the year.
Pool and Wellness centre
Guests can enjoy the pool and a new wellness centre at easy walking distance from the hamlet. There is a Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and massage service in the apartments or and the Giardino delle Rose (Roses Garden), a fantastic open space also available for events, banquets and tea service.
The use of the shared pool is included in the rental rate. The small and exclusive Spa has to be reserved (not not be shared with other guests) and paid locally. It can guarantee the total privacy of 2, 4, up to 6 guests at the same time.
In the surroundings
Wineries tours, tasting tours, rafting in the river Nera, canyoning, visit of the amazing Marmore Falls (largest in Europe), nature walkings, bike rental in the cicle lane along the river, local food festivals, art events, horse/mule riding, plenty of winter sports (cross country ski, nordic ski).
In the nearby valley is possible to do a tour of lovely hill top villages and ancient Abbeys, Convents and small country churches that visitors can reach following off the beaten tracks.
Car recommended but not essential. Pick up service from and to airport, taxi driver for visits of the surrounding cities and villages, car rental available. At easy walking distance guests can buy local products from the farmers, such as lentils, potatoes, eggs, cheeses.
A lovely village is 3 kms away from the castle, here guests can find groceries, farmacy, shops, postal office.
Amenities of the hamlet:
- swimming pool with Spa
- beauty treatments, massages, on demand
- lift (easily accessible), 1st exit in the terraces area, 2nd exit near the restaurant and the reception, where mostly of the apartments are located.
- car parking
- reading room/congress room
- wine bar
- shared washing machine and laundry service, payable locally
- barbecue, on demand
Amenities of the Suites
- undrerfloor heating
- free WiFi internet
- hair dryer
On Demand ...
- yoga lessons
- shiatsu massages
- Truffle Hunting Excursion followed by lunch including truffles
- Wine Tours
- Active Days (guided or self-guided walks/hikes - cycling - river rafting - hiking, free climbing et.)
- Classic City Tours in Umbria and Tuscany
- Cooking Classes
- Gourmet Tours (to include olive oil, cheese, cereals, cured meats);
- Winter fun (snow rackets trekking/cross country skiing)
- Custom Tours (if it's not on the list it doesn't mean we can't do it);
- Foraging Excursions followed by tastings (mushrooms, asparagus, edible flowers and wild herbs);
- Especially suitable for children (Pizza making, Truffle hunting with dogs, Riding with donkeys in the mountains followed by picnic, Farm visits, outdoor adventure park and more).