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

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    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 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 owners of the estate are descendants of the family of Napoleon Bonaparte and the castle has been in their family since 1830. The castle is surrounded by a park whith century old trees, large lawns and a beautiful pool which looks out over the hilly 1400-acre estate. The estate is signposted with beautiful walks and in the appropriate season you can even go truffle hunting with local experts.

    The accommodation is split across 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 via 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. The rent includes a daily maid service and the preparation of breakfast.

    The local village can be reached in 5 minutes by car. Gems such as Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Spoleto and Todi are all within easy reach.


    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. 

    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 actual owners of the estate are her direct descendants. 

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    • Pool: 7 x 14m
    • Internet WIFI connection inside the castle
    • Under floor heating
    • Fireplace
    • Fans in all bedrooms
    • Air conditioning in the roof-apartment of the annex
    • 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 

    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) 35 km
    Assisi 30 km
    Umbertide 48 km
    Perugia (railway station) 50 km
    Città di Castello 65 km
    Todi 72 km
    Lake Trasimene 72 km
    Spoleto 80 km
    Florence 190 km
    Rome 220 km



    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 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, visit the fanciful Gothic Duomo, which soars seven stories high. Inside are magnificently vibrant and graphic frescoes of the Apocalypse by Luca Signorelli. Don’t miss the Pozzo di S. Patrizio, a historic well built by architect-engineer Antonio da Sangallo the Younger of Florence, between 1527 and 1537.

    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 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.

    In Deruta, stroll the color-splashed streets where Italy’s 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 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.

    Spoleto offers up culture, dramatic performances and musical concerts during the Festival dei Due Mondi.

    Gubbio’s Roman theatre is a dramatic setting for summertime, open-air performances.


    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 Monte Cucco 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

    Grotta di Monte Cucco: 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:


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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


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


    • Signposted beautiful walks within the 1400 acre estate
    • Pool with dressing room and showers, equipped with sunbeds, parasols 
    • Parking 
    Request BookingIf rented for 30 people
    02 Jan 2021 - 03 Apr 2021
    10 Apr 2021 - 22 May 2021
    25 Sep 2021 - 18 Dec 2021
    10000 EUR
    03 Apr 2021 - 10 Apr 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 25 Sep 2021
    18 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    10650 EUR
    22 May 2021 - 19 Jun 2021
    11150 EUR
    19 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    12950 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
    02 Jan 2021 - 03 Apr 2021
    10 Apr 2021 - 22 May 2021
    25 Sep 2021 - 18 Dec 2021
    7400 EUR
    03 Apr 2021 - 10 Apr 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 25 Sep 2021
    18 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    7900 EUR
    22 May 2021 - 19 Jun 2021
    8300 EUR
    19 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    9700 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
    02 Jan 2021 - 03 Apr 2021
    10 Apr 2021 - 22 May 2021
    25 Sep 2021 - 18 Dec 2021
    5700 EUR
    03 Apr 2021 - 10 Apr 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 25 Sep 2021
    18 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    5950 EUR
    22 May 2021 - 19 Jun 2021
    6400 EUR
    19 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    7500 EUR

    Weekly rates in

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    Price reduction for smaller groups of 14 or 22 people!
    Castello Umbria 02 Jan 2021 - 03 Apr 2021
    10 Apr 2021 - 22 May 2021
    25 Sep 2021 - 18 Dec 2021
    03 Apr 2021 - 10 Apr 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 25 Sep 2021
    18 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    22 May 2021 - 19 Jun 2021
    19 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    If rented for 30 people
    30+5 PAX 30+5
    10000 EUR 10650 EUR 11150 EUR 12950 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 30 people
    If rented for 22 people
    22 PAX 22
    7400 EUR 7900 EUR 8300 EUR 9700 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 22 people
    If rented for 14 people
    14 PAX 14
    5700 EUR 5950 EUR 6400 EUR 7500 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 14 people

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    For groups larger than 30 people: each extra person up to 35 people EUR 50 per person per day.


    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens 
    • Bed linens and towels changed on Saturday and midweek
    • Pool towels
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Garden maintenance
    • Maid service 4 hours per day from Monday to Saturday: The maids will clean bathrooms, bedrooms and common areas (except kitchen, on request guests can book extra household help).
    • 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.


    • Grocery deposit: If meals and grocery shopping are required a deposit for the cost of the ingredients must be paid upon arrival directly to the owner either in cash or by credit card, please enquire.
    • 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 200 per day for the castle and the guest house
      EUR 150 per day for the castle only
    • Wood for fireplace: please check prices on the premises.
    • 4 baby beds with linen and 4 high chairs available. Baby bed: EUR 15 per week. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday. 
    • Pets allowed: small dogs are accepted.


    EUR 500 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Light lunch: The service includes cooking, serving at table and cleaning after the meal. The cost is EUR 120 for groups up to 14 people, EUR 130 for 15 to 22 people and EUR 140 for 23 to 30 people, plus the costs of ingredients and beveragesper lunch.  
    • Dinners: The service includes cooking, serving at table and cleaning after the meal. EUR 160 for groups up to 14 people, EUR 170 for 15 to 22 people and EUR 180 for 23 to 30 people, plus the costs of ingredients and beverages per dinner. 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 shopping.
    • Wine tasting: The property can organize wine tastings at the villa. The costs is EUR 150, plus the cost of wines.
    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning): EUR 12 per hour
    • Personal ironing and laundry: EUR 15 per hour
    • Extra set of towels: EUR 8
    • Transport: airport transfers can be arranged.
    • Baby sitting: EUR 20 per hour. Please book at the time of your villa reservation.  


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Pool opening dates: mid May - end of September, depending on weather conditions

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