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Castello Bonaparte

by Anthony Lopez-Vito
Solfagnano, Perugia
Tuscany/Umbria Italy

1500-acre very private estate’s luxury medieval Umbrian castle rental in Perugia, Tuscany/Umbria. Castello Bonaparte is the main residence on the estate. The early settlement of the castle dates back to the 11th century, and is surrounded by breathtaking views. The 13th century architects of the court of emperor Frederick II of Swabia enlarged it and made it as it appears today.

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 9 bathrooms
  • 15 guests

Best for: Families and group of friends. Weddings and special events. Yoga retreats.

From: €9950/week

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa or Gym Facilities
  • Safe
  • On site security / porter
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Ironing
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment
  • Bikes

Details

The main residence is surrounded by a courtyard with an octagonal tower, beautifully renovated and made into a private property. It has been restored to the highest of standards and designed to create a super luxury villa in total privacy, with 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.

The stunning interior decor and furnishings are matched with modern equipment and cutting-edge technology from high-speed wireless internet, to whirlpool bathtubs, to billiards. All bedrooms, each with their own decorative theme, are equipped with air conditioning and the most modern amenities including en-suite bathroom with bathtub and rain shower, telephone, safe, mini fridge, hair dryer, fine fabrics and luxurious drapes.

On the ground floor you will find a TV room, entrance hall, two bathrooms, living room with fireplace and satellite TV, and the billiards room. The bar is equipped with a professional Nespresso coffee machine, ice maker, glass washer, and fridge.

The Periwinkle master bedroom offers a with a queen-sized double bed or 2 twin beds, flat-screen TV and iPod dock station.
The Primrose bedroom, also located on this floor, has a queen-size double bed, with views over the garden and Tiber Valley.

The professional kitchen is exceptionally equipped with a professional dishwasher, freezer, fridge, grill made of volcanic stone, microwave, 2 ovens, 6 stoves, kneader, blender, toaster, food processor, professional Nespresso machine, dish washer, glass washer, and ice maker.

A comfortable living room and 3 bedrooms are on the first floor. The living room is packed with books, sofas, a fireplace, and a satellite TV.
The Tulip bedroom has a queen-size bed or 2 twin beds, with views over the courtyard and gardens.
The Peony master bedroom also has a queen-size bed, flat-screen TV, iPod dock station and views over the Tiber Valley, the courtyard and the church.
The Geranium bedroom has a queen-size double bed with views over the Tiber Valley and gardens.

The second floor is a covered panoramic terrace with sofas and commanding views over the courtyard, pool, gardens and the Tower.

The Medieval Tavern is on the lower ground floor, where you can find a large dining room table, telephone, PC, printer/copier/scanner and fax machine.

A second residence, called Sacristy, is on 2 levels. On the ground floor, you will find a laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.
On the first floor, you will find the Myosotis bedroom and Sacristy 7Flowers triple bedroom, both with views over the courtyard and gardens.
In the Myosotis bedroom there is a queen-size bed or 2 twin beds, and in the Sacristy Flowers there is a queen-size double bed or twin beds and an additional single bed.

Within the estate you will also find a chapel. The church is large, still consecrated and can seat 70. Devoted to St Joseph, it has a beautiful frescoed wooden landing that once held a pipe organ.

The medieval large courtyard is surrounded by lemon trees and a number of sitting areas. It is perfect for a candlelit dinner. The large panoramic infinity saltwater pool feature fantastic hillside views. A broad wooden veranda, surrounded by jasmine and roses, complete with stone barbecue, is an ideal place for a lazy lunch or romantic evening dinner.

You'll find yourself in the heart of a 1500 acres/590 hectares very private estate and natural reserve, dotted with 5 medieval castles and 4 small lakes, crisscrossed by streams, walking and biking trails with picnic areas. with a kind and caring staff & an in-house concierge that may make every day a different day for you.
Blessed with a large variety of wild flowers, a resident population of Roe Deer and Hares and a wide range of bird species from Herons to Pheasants, the estate is a haven for all things bright and beautiful.

Luxury Agriturismo License Number: 3873, Region of Umbria. "5 Spighe" Classification (equivalent to 5 stars).

Facilities and Services

Billiards, Portable stereo & CD player, Telephones, Mini fridges in each bedroom, iPhone/iPod dock stations, Table tennis, Full office corner, Laundry Room, Playground, High chair, Baby cot, Meeting room for up to 70 people

Pool and Spa

Infinity, very private, overflow saltwater pool, fan-shaped, featuring a cascade for water recycling and a broad wooden shelter. Made from white stone, it is 5000 sqm, and designed by the famous Tuscan landscape designer Alberto Margheriti. 14m x 7.5m
Inquire about our spa treatments for an additional fee, available upon request (to be pre-booked). Spa treatments include on-site invigorating massages, facials, and full-body special spa treatments with extra virgin olive oil and honey from the owner's farm; Watsu in the pool; and manicures and pedicures.

Special Touches

The 5000 sq m manicured gardens surrounding the castle were created by the famous Tuscan landscape designer, Alberto Margheriti, and are beautifully embroidered with local flowers flowers, pomegranate, olive, oak and cherry trees, aromatic herbs, lavender.

Good to Know

The villa is licensed to celebrate both religious and civil weddings on site. There is a beautiful church on the property, perfect for tying the knot. Four apartments set in the Tower, just up the hill, are available for large groups upon request, with 15 extra beds. The pool is open from mid-May to the first Saturday in October.

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Location

The property is 20 minutes drive from Assisi and Perugia.

Castello Bonaparte's Concierge can arrange for pickups from any of the nearby train stations (Perugia, Foligno, Chiusi,..), and from all central Italy airports (Umbria international airport, Rome airports, Florence, Bologna and Pisa airports,..).

The private estate of Castello Bonaparte is an historic 1500-acre superb estate and natural reserve over the Umbrian Tiber Valley. it is occupied by 5 medieval castles in total, located on the borders of Tuscany and Umbria, 18 km north of Perugia, conveniently close to Assisi, Siena and Cortona, almost equidistant between Rome and Florence. Just a 30-minute drive from Tuscany and within an hour's drive of the estate are towns such as Arezzo, Cortona, Siena, Montepulciano, Montefalco, Orvieto, Sansepolcro and Spoleto. Florence and Rome are within a 2-hour car ride.

Tuscany and Umbria epitomise the attractions of Italy: medieval hill-top towns, wonderful art galleries, museums and architecture, beautiful countryside reminiscent of landscapes in Renaissance paintings, not to mention delicious food and wine. The two regions abound with open-air concerts and operas during the long summer season and each town has its own little festival.

Castello Bonaparte stands secluded over a wide part of the Tiber northern Valley, a few km north of Assisi and Perugia, at 300 m over the sea level, in the centre of a superb 1500-acres estate and working farm. The Tiber northern Valley is also called “Museum Valley” because of its beauty, art and culture.

Booking Enquiry

    Additional Information

    Rates Table

    2022 PeriodRates per week
    26 March to 13 May€7950
    14 May to 24 June€9100
    25 June to 26 August€11950
    27 August to 23 September€9100
    24 September to 30 October€7950

    Booking Conditions

    The above rates refer to the Main Residence only, 7 bedrooms, 15 guests. Main Residence: 7 bedrooms (6 doubles + 1 triple) with 7 ensuite bathrooms + 2 guest bathrooms- max 15 people.

    The Tower may be rented only in addition to the whole castle: apartments may be rented one by one or all-together; the single room may be rented only together with an apartment.
    The Tower comprises of 4 apartments + 1 single bedroom: 8 bedrooms + 5 bathrooms – 15 beds. Please enquire for rental fees.

    The above rates refer to the Main Residence only, 7 bedrooms, 15 guests. Main Residence: 7 bedrooms (6 doubles + 1 triple) with 7 ensuite bathrooms + 2 guest bathrooms- max 15 people.

    The Tower may be rented only in addition to the whole castle: apartments may be rented one by one or all-together; the single room may be rented only together with an apartment.
    The Tower comprises of 4 apartments + 1 single bedroom: 8 bedrooms + 5 bathrooms – 15 beds. Please enquire for rental fees.

    -The Tourist Tax (Tassa di Soggiorno) : to be paid extra at check-out, in cash – € 2,5/day per person- minor under the age of 14 exempt. Tourist Tax should be paid up to a maximum of 3 consecutive nights.

    Not included in the rental fee:

    -Food & Beverages

    -The Tourist Tax (Tassa di Soggiorno) : to be paid extra at check-out, in cash – € 2,5/day per person- minors under the age of 14 exempt. Tourist Tax should be paid up to a maximum of 3 nights stay in sequence.

    -Additional maid service €20/hour

    -Heating: € 30/70 per day depending on the season

    -Telephone and Fax expenses outside Italy

    -Personal laundry service

    -Shopping service

    -Gratuities for staff

    -Pre-stocking of fridge: €50; daily grocery shopping: €30.
    Booking Conditions
    All rentals are weekly from Saturday to Saturday. The Tower apartments may be rented only in addition to the Main residence.

    Included in the fee:

    -Welcome basket & Prosecco on arrival

    -Professional concierge service before and during your stay

    -Complimentary still and sparkling mineral water (Umbrian springs), ice, tea and coffee, and condiments on arrival

    - Professional aid service from Monday to Saturday (in the morning), including tidying of bedrooms, bathrooms and quick cleaning of the kitchen

    -Final cleaning on Saturdays

    -Pool maintenance Monday to Saturday, including cleaning of the pool and testing of water

    -Gardener

    -Property & Facilities Manager on call 24/7

    -Change of bathroom and pool towels on Saturdays and midweek

    -Change of bed linen on Saturdays

    -Selection of “Floris” luxury toiletries in each bathroom, changed weekly

    -Toilet paper, regularly refilled

    -Non-woven fabric napkins, regularly refilled

    -Washing and washing-up products (laundry & kitchen), on arrival

    -Netflix

    -Utility bills (excluding telephone, heating and the Pieve castle manicured gardens & pool lightning)

    -Unlimited use of WIFI internet access (high speed), available in both villas and outdoors

    -Air conditioning in all bedrooms and in the Castle panoramic veranda

    -Modern telecommunications conveniences: wireless internet, fax, pc, scanner/printer/copier, flat screen televisions, smart tv, blue ray, stereo with CD player

    -On-premises billiards, table tennis, bocce ball court, stone BBQs, children’s playground, table football, yoga mats

    -Use of the fully equipped laundry room at The Pieve S. Quirico castle

    -Highchair and cribs

    -Use of the Mountain Bikes available at house – for adults and children, with helmets

    A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

    Although calendars are updated daily, they may not reflect the latest availability. Always contact Passepartout Homes to discuss availability for your chosen properties.

    Rates may vary without prior notice.