Castello Umbria

Umbria, Gubbio

    • Sleeps 30+5 Guests
    • Bedrooms 15 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 13 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 1000 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Perugia 45 km
      Florence 200 km
      Rome 238 km

    € 4200 - 12500 per week

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    Overview

    A medieval castle in Umbria, the green heart of Italy

    This magnificent castle was built in the middle ages, in defence of the town of Gubbio against Perugia. The estate lies within a broad bend of the river Chiascio near the medieval city of Gubbio in Umbria. This region is justifiably described as the "green heart of Italy." The estate spreads over 1400 acres (600 hectares) of meadows and woods, offering a variety of paths for hikes, horse riding and - most exciting - the search of white and black truffles with specifically trained dogs (we can organise this for you). Signposted paths completed by instructions given by the owner will open up this nature reserve to you, where you will be able to see deer, roe, porcupines, wild boar and pheasants. However, Umbrias cultural and gastronomic abundance is not far. Landmarks such as Gubbio, Gualdo Tadino, Nocera Umbra, Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Spoleto and Todi can be visited in half or full day trips. The local village can be reached in 8 minutes by car.

    Amidst a beautiful untouched countryside stands the castle. First mentioned in the early middle ages (1200 AC) playing a strategic role in the defence of Gubbio against Perugia, in the 15th century it became one of the favourite hunting lodges of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino and Gubbio. His famous profile portrait by Piero della Francesca hangs in the Uffizi Museum in Florence. A few centuries later, in 1830 to be precise, Princess Giulia Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon, became the new mistress of the castle. The charming actual owners are her direct descendants.

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    The castle has retained its defensive caracter from the outside, but four years of intensive renovation have turned the interior into an extremely welcoming and comfortable house for 14 to 35 guests. The castle is surrounded by a park whith century old trees, large lawns and beautiful pool which looks out over the hilly estate. The estate is signposted with beautiful walks and in the appropriate season you can even go truffle hunting with local experts.

    The accomodations are split into two buildings - the main castle, which sleeps 14, and the guest house, which stands to the side of the castle and connects to the castle through a corridor, which sleeps another 16. Five additional beds can be added bringing the maximum capacity up to 35 people. The most exciting rooms are of course up in the watchtower! The ground-floor kitchen is modern and functional, a professional stainless steel kitchen. It opens up onto the courtyard and the back of the castle, both equipped for outdoor meals.

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    Activities & Places of interest

    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. Gubbios Roman theatre is a dramatic setting for summertime, open-air performances. Gubbio is best 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.

    In Orvieto, dont miss the fanciful Gothic Duomo, which soars seven stories high. Inside are magnificently vibrant and graphic frescoes of the Apocalypse by Luca Signorelli.

    In Assisi, you´ll want to visit the famous basilica dedicated to Italys patron saint, Francis. Frescoes by Giotto vividly tell the story of St. Franciss 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. Assisi: Festival Calendimaggio, held on 1-5 May, is a re-enactment of medieval and Renaissance life in the form of a challenge between the upper faction and the lower faction of the town. It includes processions, theatrical presentations, flag-weavers and dances.

    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 Italys 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 Deruta, stroll the color-splashed streets where Italys most famous hand-made ceramics are produced.

    Visit charming Città 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.

    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 Perugia, be sure to see the frescoes by local artist Pietro Perugino in the Galleria Nazionale dell´Umbria and in the town halls 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 citys sweet side.

    Sports

    The castle lies within a large estate which is the natural habitat of fallow deers, pheasants, wild boars and many other kind of animals. It is possible to take a guided tour of the estate with the owner or the estate manager, by car or on foot.

    Trekking: the estate has a large number of signposted treks of all different levels. Beautiful experience.

    The estate lies on the river Chiascio which is excellent for fishing. Bring your own rod or hire one nearby.

    Truffle hunting: in certain months of the year, you can follow the truffle hunters with their specially traines dogs. Dig in!

    The Natural Park of Montecucco is a protected area not far from the castle, covering a land surface of 10,480 hectares (24 thousand acres). The park is famous for its subterranean rivers and mineral-water springs, for its clear streams, great beech-woods and its limestone cave system, untouched by mass tourism. Trekking on signposted routes, mountain biking, pony-trekking, and for the more adventurous, canyoning, paragliding and hang-gliding (international championships are held here). Complete information on their website http://www.discovermontecucco.it.

    Montecucco Natural Park: the grottoes have more than 30 kilometres of caves reaching a depth of more than 900 meters. This is one of the most important underground systems in Europe. Up until recently the caves could only be entered by expert potholers. Since a couple of years however, there is an 800 metre long underground route open to anyone open to this adventure. The experience ranges from the sound of water (someone called it a silence full of sound), which slowly erodes the rock to the sight of stalactites and stalagmites, caves, labyrinths and tunnels. Not for children under 10. For more information visit: http://www.grottamontecucco.umbria.it/eng/calendario.html

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    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 7 x 14m
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Under floor heating
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • Telephone for incoming calls
    • Fax
    • CD-stereo
    • Dishwasher
    • Large fridge and freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Microwave
    • Large toaster
    • Electric kettle
    • Espresso machine
    • American coffee maker
    • Juicer
    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryers in all bathrooms
    • Billiard table
    • Ping pong table
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Barbecue grill
    • Parking next to the castle
    • Several mountainbikes 
    DISABLED FACILITIES

    The upper floor of the GUESTHOUSE (next to the castle) can be accessed easily by a ramp. Furthermore in that upper floor there are 1-2 bedroom/bathrooms which are suitable for people with handicap.

    Touring ideas

    Carbonesca 2 km
    Gubbio 21 km
    Fossato di Vico (railway station) 24 km
    Nocera Umbra (Truffle country) 33 km
    Assisi 40 km
    Umbertide 48 km
    Perugia (railway station) 50 km
    Città di Castello 65 km
    Todi 70 km
    Lake Trasimene 72 km
    Spoleto 80 km
    Florence 180 km
    Rome 220 km

    RET INCLUDES

    Breakfast service is included (groceries need to be paid extra, no charge for preparation of the breakfast).

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    Activities

    SPORTS

    Cultural sightseeing
    Music festivals 
    Roaming through the countryside
    Eating out in small restaurants 
    Country life
    Hiking and biking 
    Horse back riding
    Truffle hunting 
    Swimming 
    Fishing

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    If rented for 30 people

    The entire property (main castle and guest house) will be open.

    MAIN CASTLE (sleeps 14)
    Ground floor:
    Dining hall
    Living room
    Kitchen
    Guest WC
    Chapel

    First floor:
    2 living rooms
    1 terrace
    2 guest WC

    Second floor:
    2 double bedrooms – each with en suite bath (one with shower and one with tub)
    1 double bedroom with extra single bed and en suite bath (with tub)
    1 twin bedroom with en suite bath (with tub)
    1 bedroom with 3 single beds and en suite bath (with tub)

    Third floor:
    Vast double bedroom with extra single bed and en suite bathroom (with tub)

    Fourth floor:
    Vast double bedroom with extra single bed and en suite bathroom (with shower)

     

    GUEST HOUSE (sleeps 16)
    Ground floor:

    Living room
    Dining room
    Kitchen
    Guest WC

    First floor:
    3 double beds - each with en suite bath
    1 bedroom with 2 double beds and en suite bath
    1 twin bedroom with en suite bath

    Mansard:
    Small living room with cooking corner
    2 double bedrooms - each with en suite bath

     

    GARDEN
    Signposted beautiful walks within the 1400 acre estate
    Swimming pool 7 x 14 m with dressing room and showers
    Equipped with sunbeds, parasols and pool towels
    Parking 

    Request BookingIf rented for 30 people Check Availability
    05 Jan 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    8600 EUR
    23 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
    9600 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    25 May 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    10600 EUR
    22 Jun 2019 – 31 Aug 2019
    12500 EUR

    If rented for 22 people

    If rented for the reduced price some rooms of the guest house will be closed.
    Request BookingIf rented for 22 people Check Availability
    05 Jan 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    6700 EUR
    23 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
    7200 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    25 May 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    7950 EUR
    22 Jun 2019 – 31 Aug 2019
    9200 EUR

    If rented for 14 people

    If rented for the reduced price the entire guest house will be closed.

    Request BookingIf rented for 14 people Check Availability
    05 Jan 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    5450 EUR
    23 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
    5600 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    25 May 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    6200 EUR
    22 Jun 2019 – 31 Aug 2019
    7200 EUR

    If rented for 10 people

    If rented for the reduced price the entire guest house and several rooms of the main castle will be closed.

    Request BookingIf rented for 10 people Check Availability
    05 Jan 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    4200 EUR
    23 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
    4300 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    25 May 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    6200 EUR
    22 Jun 2019 – 31 Aug 2019
    7200 EUR

    Weekly rates in

    Location Our evaluation Interior
    Price reduction for smaller groups of 10, 14 or 22 people!
    Castello Umbria 05 Jan 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    23 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
    13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    25 May 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    22 Jun 2019 – 31 Aug 2019
    Availability
    If rented for 30 people
    30+5 PAX 30+5
    8600 EUR 9600 EUR 10600 EUR 12500 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 30 people
    If rented for 22 people
    22 PAX 22
    6700 EUR 7200 EUR 7950 EUR 9200 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 22 people
    If rented for 14 people
    14 PAX 14
    5450 EUR 5600 EUR 6200 EUR 7200 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 14 people
    If rented for 10 people
    10 PAX 10
    4200 EUR 4300 EUR 6200 EUR 7200 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 10 people

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    Special price during Easter and Christmas for groups up to 10 people: EUR 4450 per week.

    For groups larger than 30 people: each extra person up to 35 people EUR 45 per person per day.

    Reservations from Saturday to Saturday.
    Pool opening dates: mid May - end of September, depending on the weather. Pool towles are provided.
    4 baby beds with linen and 4 high chairs available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday. 

    Extra services available only on request (lunch, dinner, domestic help), to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

    • Light lunch: The service includes cooking and serving of lunch. The cost is EUR 100 for groups up to 14 people, EUR 110 for 15 to 22 people and EUR 120 for 23 to 35 people, plus the costs of ingredients per lunch. Mentioned prices from Monday to Saturday, EUR 120 on Sunday plus the costs of ingredients.
    • Dinner: The service includes cooking and serving of dinner. The cost for the cook + someone to help serve at table amounts to EUR 140 for groups up to 14 people, EUR 150 for 15 to 22 people and EUR 160 for 23 to 35 people, plus the costs of ingredients. 
      For the first evening we can provide menus from which to choose. Please advise us of special wishes upon booking.
    • Shopping service: If you would like the staff to take care of the shopping, there is an extra fee of EUR 30 per day.
    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning): EUR 15 per hour.
    • Laundry service: Personal ironing and laundry EUR 15 per hour.
    • Extra set of towels: EUR 8.
    • Transport: airport transfers can be arranged.

    Security deposit, grocery deposit, food and beverages, heating, wood for fireplace to be paid in euros on the premises:

    • Security deposit: EUR 500.
    • Grocery deposit: A deposit for the cost of the groceries (breakfast and any eventual meals) must be paid in cash upon arrival directly to the owner: EUR 1000 or less, depending on the meals required. Based on receipts the property owner will render an account at the end of your stay.
    • Food and beverages: Food and beverages for the preparation of meals are not included. The staff can go shopping for you if you wish at a cost of EUR 50 per time.
    • Heating (if required): There is a fixed heating price during the cooler months as follows:
      EUR 150 per day for the castle and the guest house
      EUR 100 per day for the castle only
    • Wood for fireplace: please check prices on the premises.
    • Baby bed: EUR 15 per week.   
    • Pets allowed: Small dogs are accepted.

    Bed, bath and kitchen linens, bed linens and towels changed on Wednesdays, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, final cleaning, pool cleaning service and garden maintenance all included in the price.

    Maid service from Monday to Saturday: The maids will clean bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen.

    Breakfast service: The service includes the preparation of breakfast. Ingredients can be discussed on booking and will be charged extra.

    Should you have rented Castello Umbria for more than 1 week, bedlinen and towels will also be changed on Saturdays.

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