Castiglione della Valle , Perugia, Italia
Historical complex protected by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, has an ancient history that starts from 1100 even if recent studies could date its birth at least 500 years earlier. Positioned on a gentle hill, with a panoramic view that sweeps over the wide valley from which we can see Perugia, the castle is composed of 4 towers inserted in a widespread village of rare beauty. Careful restoration, respectful of the original features, allows you to fully enjoy the beauty of the complex that has become today Dimora Storica. To make guests experience a unique and unforgettable experience, the castle offers various solutions including luxurious rooms and suites, all finely furnished while retaining unchanged the original features of a medieval castle, or comfortable and spacious holiday apartments all with terracotta floors, ceilings with beams in oak and chestnut wood, trusses and tiles. For those who wish, in the medieval halls, you can taste traditional dishes or simply a delicious breakfast with local products from part of the castle estate. The historic residence is set in a large park with over 10,000 square meters of gardens in which the two beautiful swimming pools are also set. The Castle is a unique location, halfway between Rome and Florence, central to the major cities of art such as Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto, Siena and Arezzo that can be reached in a very short time. The buildings of the Castle are surrounded by almost 10,000 square meters of gardens and lawns, of which about 1,600 are "private gardens" of the apartments on the ground floor. The rest of the gardens is available to guests who can choose the place they prefer to sit and relax. At the top of the hill there are two square-terraces with wonderful views of the valleys and surrounding woods and the many medieval villages and historic houses that can be seen at a distance. Perugia with its Etruscan walls and its main monasteries is visible 16 km away from one of the terraces, many private gardens and many windows of the apartments. The Sereni-Torricella forest, protected by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage (henceforth MiBACT) and the European Union, is visible 2.5 km away. The Castle has two swimming pools with a beautiful view of the valley. The largest, facing north-west, is 16 meters long and 6 wide. The smallest, measuring 8 meters by 4, faces north-east towards Perugia. To keep the latter clean, chlorine is not used, but oxygen is used. The Castle restaurant is called "Il Rifugio di San Costanzo", because the first bishop of Perugia, who was called Costanzo, took refuge in Monticelli in 174 AD during a persecution of the Christians under Marcus Aurelius (emperor from 160 to 180 AD). There are traces of S. Costanzo in the chapel of Monticelli which are illustrated in other parts of this site. The restaurant is generally open only for dinner and only by reservation. Dinners are offered in the Gothic hall or outdoors if the weather permits. The Rifugio di San Costanzo offers typical dinners of the Italian regions, in particular of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio. The pasta is often made at home, the vegetables are often organic and "zero kilometers" because they come from the large organic garden of the farm of the castle. The farm of the castle has about 4 hectares of arable land in the plains and about 4 hectares of forest along the slopes of the hill. The organic vegetable garden measures about 16,300 square meters of which 5,000 are cultivated with berries (especially blackberries and raspberries). The rest of the land is cultivated with alfalfa or covered by fruit and olive trees.
Municipality:Castiglione della Valle
Distances:Castiglione della Valle 6 km
Perugia 20 km
Città della Pieve 27 km
Chiusi 34 km