This unique private castle is perched on a hilltop in the countryside of Foligno, Umbria. The property benefits from commanding views of the beautiful surrounding countryside and valley. The 360° views are particularly exceptional from the rooftop terrace of the tower. The tower of the castle dates back to 1387 AD and is surrounded by high walls that encircle the inner gardens, courtyard, and family chapel.
The tower was built by Ugolino Trinci III, a member of one of Umbria’s noble historic families. The current owners have lovingly restored this magnificent estate into a modern-day retreat while still remaining true to its origins. This holiday castle offers a truly exceptional, unique experience that transports guests back in time.
The castle is made of two buildings connected by a large terrace complete with an outdoor dining and lounge area. From the private driveway and parking area behind the castle, guests enter the courtyard through a large door in the wall that surrounds the tower on three sides. Once in the gardens, there are steps that lead to the main house (the tower) and there is a path in the gardens that leads to the pool and to the chapel.
This luxury property offers 5 bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, a minibar, and satellite TV. Four of the bedrooms are situated in the tower, along with the living room (which is situated on the 4th floor of the tower), and the fifth bedroom is situated in the gardens and has independent access. The rustic kitchen is fitted with modern amenities and is situated off the large terrace that overlooks the gardens within the walls. Beside the kitchen is a large dining table, perfect for candlelit dinners or daily breakfast.
The interiors spaces feel like a Renaissance manor with the impressive vaulted ceilings, antique furniture, and original tapestries. All of the rooms have been carefully decorated to highlight the original architecture. There are various outdoor dining and lounge areas on the large terrace and in the gardens, each wonderful for al fresco dining and lounging throughout the day and evening. The pool is set in the gardens and provides a lovely area to relax and soak up the sun with a cool drink in hand.
This castle is truly one of the most unique properties in Italy, if not in Europe. The property is in close proximity to the towns of Nocera, Assisi, Spoleto, and Perugia. Moreover, the property is in close driving distance to two wonderful parks and the beautiful Lake Trasimeno. The castle is situated in a fascinating region full of culture, excellent local food and wine, wonderful natural landscapes to explore, and charming villages.
Whether you would like to enjoy a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace of the ancient tour, experience a romantic dinner under the stars, or throw a lavish wedding ceremony, this is whimsical retreat that is the perfect place to make memories that will last for a lifetime.