Castello Medievale

From $8,998 / week



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  • House
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 14

Bedrooms: 8

Bathrooms: 6

Sleeps: 14

Type: House

Castello Medievale

This fairy tale medieval castle is situated in a superb position with panoramic views across Lake Trasimeno and the Umbrian and Tuscan countryside beyond. In 1993, it was renovated and opened to guests so they could enjoy this unique experience.

The property is decorated with beautiful frescos and splendid antique furniture. It contains its original Renaissance arches, vaulted ceilings and stone fireplaces. It is situated in a private park (9 acres) with abundant  trees, flower beds, and beautiful plants. There is a large swimming pool and a tennis court.

The castle sleeps 14 people. Staff are on site to help maintain the property and help with ...Read more

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Castello Medievale
Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy

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The original castle tower was built at the beginning of the 14th century. In the 15th century under the Borgia family, the tower was transformed into a fortified post for the Italian army. At that time, the castle was close to the border of the Papal state and was the site of many wars.
With the death of the last Borgia family member in 1745 and the changes in war strategy, the castle was transformed into a more comfortable residential palace. It was closed for approximately one century starting in the 1800s, and only at the beginning of the last century were its doors once again re-opened.
In 1911, the castle was acquired by the Palombaro family, who also bought several properties and much land around the lake. Unfortunately, from 1941 to 1944 the castle was a site of war once again when it was transformed into a headquarters for the German army and a point of resistance against the English army.
At the end of the war, the castle was once again restored. The residence was used as a summer holiday residence for the Palombaro family. In 1995, the family decided that more people should be invited to use this amazing property and they began to rent it out.
The Umbrian region is steeped in history, littered with ancient towns and villages. It is great walking country. Guests staying at Castello Medievale can truly immerse themselves in the beautiful Umbrian and Tuscan countryside, visiting the many local vineyards and olive groves or enjoying the great weather while relaxing in the comfort of the castle grounds.
Local places to visit:The town of Passignano below the castle has a beautiful lakeside front with many restaurants, shops and watersports. This is a great place to sit and watch locals going about their daily life.
More places to visit:Perugia, Cortona, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, Siena, Montepulciano, Florence.
Wine Tasting:Wine tasting tours are abundant in Tuscany and Umbria. There is a wine tasting dinner in a nearby restaurant for a group of a minimum of 6 people.
Horse riding:Lessons and guided tours in the surroundings.
Other sports:Bike rentals available, tennis court at the castle available for our guests, nearby golf course.
Transportation:The nearest railway station is in Passignano (2.5 km).The main railway station is in Terontola (15km).The nearest airport is Perugia (20 km).Other airports are Florence (150 km), Rome (200km), Pisa (250 km).

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