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What Oliver loves…
- A scenic walk through heart of the castle forest, perfect for quiet reflection, offers a unique way to experience the scents and sounds of nature
- From formal to informal, from oozing grandeur to more modest surroundings, there is the perfect room to suit your mood at all times – make sure to explore them all!
- The views of the surrounding landscape of mountains, valleys and vibrant nature display a breath-taking, indescribable beauty that has to be experienced to be believed: this is your chance!
- Utterly unique to the castle – a guest kestrel (a huge bird of prey) perches on the many windowsills of the tower, giving you the opportunity to see this rare beauty up close – as a welcome guest of the castle, he is used to the presence of people and is not easily frightened
A stay in the Castle Nardelli, dating back to the 11th century, is truly a unique, once in a lifetime experience to live and breathe a romantic, elegant and anc...Read more
*EARLY BIRD 2023*
Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:
- A welcome hamper on arrival
- Up to £100 private chef voucher
- Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay
A stay in the Castle Nardelli, dating back to the 11th century, is truly a unique, once in a lifetime experience to live and breathe a romantic, elegant and ancient hill-top castle!
After a five-year loving restoration, the Stocchi family finally opened their doors to the public in 2013 – inviting guests to experience this majestic architectural masterpiece for themselves. Inside, there are seemingly endless communal areas, including The Convivial Room, the living room, the study, the Assembly Hall and the kitchen and the dining room. Facilities for conferences, exhibitions, speeches and exceptional events including weddings and banquets are all on site, with the Convivial Room able to host 50 guests to dine, and the Assembly Hall with a capacity of 100! The professional kitchen is well-prepared should catering services be required, while the charming dining room can be set up for more casual meals.
There are eight captivating bedrooms, able to accommodate up to sixteen guests, between seven doubles and one twin room, and while each is utterly exceptional, all are equally beautiful, warm and welcoming. A charming fusion of ancient and modern styles creates bright, cosy and indeed joyful environments of warm tones, soft shapes and majestic furnishings. From intricately designed and decorated walls and artwork to a private patio, each has demonstrable attention to detail that we simply adore. The Imperial Suite, or the ‘Bride and Groom Suite’ is the most romantic of all the rooms and includes a kitchen, living area and a bathroom complete with a chromotherapy shower! In addition to the delightful ensuite bathrooms in each room, there are exclusive wellness facilities in the castle: simply slip on your bathrobe, slippers and swim cap, all provided for your leisure, and indulge in the intimate jacuzzi (complete with waterfall feature!), Finnish sauna and Turkish bath to reinvigorate!
As well as these interior delights, Castle Nardelli has a fine landscape of enchanting gardens. Beautifully lit lawns make for a wonderful evening stroll, while the viewpoint offers breath-taking, panoramic scenes of the undulating hills and the valley of the Candigliano river. The inner Courtyard and the Tower, the highest point of the castle, offer the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or even breakfast in the fresh air, or an adventure through the colours and fragrances of the medicinal herb garden. Dine, indeed feast(!), in the higher garden, in front of the Castle and the Chapel, with truly sublime views.
Castle Nardelli will guarantee you a truly unforgettable experience in a painstakingly restored Medieval Castle, in the heart of Italy’s sublime natural landscape.
What you should know…
- The nearest town, Cagli, is 16km away. Of course, this is ideal for those looking for tranquil isolation
- Public transport in the area is quite limited so we highly recommend hiring a car for your stay
- All bedrooms are inside the Castle's wall, with 5 in the main building and 3 in the walls
Castle Nardelli is a medieval fortification and consists of the main building with 5 suites and the guesthouse with 3 bedrooms.
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining room with a small wine cellar and a professional coffee machine
- Dining Room with a stone fireplace
- Living room with piano
- Study with small collection of books and guides about the territory
- Two suites with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower
- Master suite with double bed, bathroom with shower and a small kitchen
Second floor (under eaves)
- Suite with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower
- Family suite with small living room with sofa bed, TV and kids toys, bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower
- Twin room with en-suite bathroom
- Two double room with en-suite bathroom
- Private chapel
- Meeting Room
- Courtyard & Tower
- Underground cellar ideal for tastings and wine presentations
- Gardens with panoramic viewpoint
- Private access to wellness area with Jacuzzi and waterfall, Finnish sauna and Turkish bath
***the use of the wellness is limited to 4 hours a day
- Spa Kit (bathrobe, slippers and swim cap)
- Vanity set with Argan oil products
Sitting atop a delightful hill in the Central Apennines, the ‘Wild Heart of Italy’, Castle Nardelli is in the perfect location for nature-lovers and active groups. Depart from the front door and make your own adventures through the fragrant, winding valley and along the mountain paths. Each turn will bring you to a new experience, perhaps a medieval hamlet or a surprise panorama over the hills.
At the junction where Le Marche, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and Tuscany meet, four of Italy’s exquisite central regions, the diverse natural landscape encompasses sandy coves and limestone cliffs on the coastline and olive groves and vineyards inland. Medieval cities and villages dissect a vibrant, diverse countryside sprinkled with fortified hilltop settlements, rich in history and modern wonders alike.
Such a perfect location between four of Italy’s most fascinating regions ensures an ideal base for exploring central Italy and the delicate charm of the ‘birthplace of Western society’. Experience not only the rich history and culture but of course the gastronomy for which the Italian’s are famous! Tuscany is of course a famous wine-producing region and Emilia-Romagna is in fact the birthplace of balsamic vinegar, while this central region is famous for its use of pork products in cooking and of course the coastal regions are famous for their fish!
Italy is in fact home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. With such an ideal central location, you couldn’t be better placed to get out and explore some of these breath-taking sites, with world-famous art, monuments and historical sites dispersed throughout the country! More modern delights, including its thriving fashion industry and famous luxury sports cars and motorbikes, as well as sublime natural wonders, including the Alps and Apennines and the extensive captivating coastline, put Italy a cut above the rest.
Aeroporto delle Marche
|Nearest Airport 2||
Aeroporto Internazionale dell'Umbria
|Nearest Train Station||
Fano Train Station
Cafe & Restaurant
Kids will love to explore around the castle, with so many spacious rooms and enchanting pathways through which they can make their own adventures, leaving you to a little peace and quiet, and relaxing alone time! With such an expanse of private land, you needn’t worry about them disappearing to neighbouring properties, as there really aren’t many nearby, and there’s more than enough of your own land. The wellness facilities, especially the pool and Jacuzzi will excite any child, with plenty of space for splash-fights and harmless fun. And for when you manage to drag yourself away and decide to venture further afield and explore the breath-taking surroundings, you’re perfectly placed for a family hike through the countryside.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Pool
- Breakfast Available
- Maid Service Included
- Breakfast Available
- Maid Service Included
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Extras included at this property:
- Spa (4 hours per day)
- Maid service every other day (includes towel change)
Extras available at this property:
- Daily cleaning
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
Perched grandly on the top of a hill overlooking the forest and mountains of the “Wild Heart of Italy”, this recently restored gem of a medieval castle provides the perfect venue for a secluded event away from the pressures of the world.
There is plenty of space for a ceremony in the magnificent gardens or in one of the exquisitely restored rooms of this architectural wonder. The resident kestrel will oversee proceedings or keep an eye on the guests as they mingle on the lawns with their glass of Tuscan wine.
The happy couple will be particularly thrilled by their own romantic and luxurious “Bride and Groom” suite.
Up to 120 people can be hosted for the reception outside in the big garden or under a hired marquee and the Belvedere Garden has a capacity of up to 100 people.
Inside the castle, there is room for up to 80 people in the assembly hall or up to 40 people in the reception room.
Dancing can continue on the paved terrace for up to 100 people until 3am, with music lowered at 1am.
A symbolic ceremony could take place in the same locations as the reception options above or there is a small private chapel on-site for up to 15 people.
There is also a church nearby where a ceremony might be arranged.
The owners are able to provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.
Where to Stay
Up to 12 people can sleep at the castle.
Nearby, up to 86 further guests could find accommodation within 8km of the venue.
The owners can supply details of local transport firms.
The venue is able to help find a wedding planner or the client may provide their own on request.
Venue can suggest and assist in finding a caterer or the client can bring their own on request
Marquee is recommended for outdoor dining/groups over 60 people.
The venue has a great marquee that they can rent to the clients.
No marquees during the winter months – no heating.
Event set-up can start from 8am. Event to finish by 3am.
No religious ceremony possible in the chapel on-site
A technical, logistics & safety advisor will be present at all times during the event
2 large car parks & 4 large outdoor toilets for guests
Different event fees – see wedding packages etc.
Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||2.00 p.m.|
|Security deposit||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Minimum stay||4 nights.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes.|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi internet access included.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.|
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- Concierge service
- End of stay cleaning
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