Castelli Di Napoleone

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Sleeps: 15 - 30 Bedrooms: 15 Bathrooms: 12

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Chateaux & Castles
Sustainable Collection
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Romantic

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Castelli di Napoleone is an exquisite estate comprising of a medieval main castle with a stunning octagonal tower built by emperor Frederick II of Swabia, striking tower building, and separate events-only castle, set within 1500 acres of parkland offering nature reserve, lakes, river and farm in the rolling Umbrian hills.

Brimming with opulence and heritage, this owner-managed abode carries all the hallmarks of prestige from generations of noble family ownership. It offers not just sumptuous accommodation, but true hospitality and warmth, from ingredients sourced from the working farm available to buy, to organised local visits drawing upon in-depth knowledge of the local area.

Like a vision rising from the pages of a fairy-tale book, the castle has remained in the same family (descendants of the Bonapartes), since 1901. Set within privacy and seclusion, the majestic estate is faithful to the original structure, whilst offering contemporary comfort for a luxury break.

With sloping terracotta roofs and original stone, the main building is set around a charmingly elegant courtyard, whilst the imperial tower rises majestically, creating a vivid silhouette. The courtyard is fragrant with blossoming plants and lemon trees, dotted with al fresco dining tables and parasols, making a magical setting for dinner parties.

The main house (seven bedrooms) and the hill-top tower (eight bedrooms located across four apartments) can accommodate up to thirty guests; ideal for special occasions, and can set the scene for unutterably romantic weddings, coming complete with a simple, yet striking, church. The main house can be hired alone (with capacity for 15), whilst the guest house (with its own apartments and single bedroom) can only be hired in addition to the main house (a further 15 guests). A further events-only medieval castle in the valley offers scope for venue hire.

The interiors at the Castelli strike just the right balance between being opulent and lavish, full of historical charm along with cosy comfort and contemporary touches for the modern family. With exposed timber beams, original doors and stone-work, contrasting with a refined, chic and luxuriant aesthetic, guests will enjoy the blend of glamour and history around them.

The living spaces provide abundant character and sedate luxury, with sumptuous tones of jade and cream jacquard upholstery in the drawing room, magnificent original fireplaces and oodles of rococo designer flair. Each of the bedrooms offers its own theme, from the baroque gilded bedsteads, to silk drapes in pistachio greens or salmon pinks, and polished antique furnishings.

Castelli di Napoleone offers a unique, secluded haven of grandeur, ornate style and optional hospitality. This 11th century house and commanding tower strike an opulent interplay between architectural verve and preserved history, offering something magical whether it be a wedding, anniversary, family celebration or occasion, or simply, a beautiful family holiday leaving lasting memories.

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What you should know…

  • The 15-person price is for the main castle only (7 bedrooms) whilst the 30-person price also includes the bedrooms in the Guest Tower. Please see the "Features" tab for full details.
  • Please note that the Guest Tower can be rented only in addition to the main house, whilst there is also an events-only castle and church within the grounds.
  • Air-conditioning is only in bedrooms and in the panoramic conservatory.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Bicycles Provided Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

1)    Castle only (15-person price)
2)    Castle and Guest Tower (30-person price)

Main Castle Interior


- 7 bedrooms (6 double and one triple), with en-suite bathrooms (with rainfall showers and bath tubs, of which two are whirlpool)
- Two guest bathrooms
- Professional kitchen with dishwasher, volcanic stone grill, two ovens, refrigerators and freezer
- Bar-lounge with ice maker, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge and professional glass washer
- Series of drawing rooms and reception rooms, including games room with pool table

Guest Tower Interior


Ground Floor

-    Apartment (25m2, sleeps 2) with small bedroom with double bed, bathroom with shower and sitting area with kitchenette
-    Apartment (69m2, sleeps 4) with bedroom with king-size double/twin bed, bedroom with small double bed and single bed, bathroom, living room with fireplace and kitchen

First Floor

-    Apartment (57m2, sleeps 4) with two bedrooms with king-size double/twin bed, bathroom with small bath, sitting area and kitchen
-    Bedroom with single bed and bathroom with shower

Second Floor

-    Apartment (81m2, sleeps 4) with gallery bedroom with queen-size double/twin bed, galley bedroom with queen-size double bed (one bedroom above another, via inner wooden staircase), bathroom, sitting area, dining area and kitchen

Outside Grounds


- 1500 acres of parkland
- 5000m² of landscape designed gardens featuring a rose garden, botanic garden and vegetable garden
- Infinity salt-water pool (14m x 7.5m), open approximately mid-May to mid/end September
- Large wooden shelter with sofa and sunbeds, shower, telephone and fridge
- 3000m² terraced gardens featuring children’s playground and panoramic terrace
- Castle roof terrace with views of the Tiber Valley
- Working farm
- Dining pavilion with stone barbecue
- Medieval courtyard surrounded by lemon trees
- Seating and dining
- 18th century consecrated church
- Table tennis table
- Table football
- Private parking
- Bocce court

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (in all bedrooms and panoramic veranda)
- Heating
- Working fireplace
- Satellite TV
- Netflix
- CD player
- Telephones
- Children’s play area  
- Billiard table
- Mountain bikes with helmets for adults and children
- Laundry room

Extra Sustainability Gems About the Property

The owners have 139 Kw PV solar panels installed on the roofs of their cattle stable and the garage for farm vehicles and equipment, covering the total energy requirements of the structure. During closing time, the energy is fed into the pipeline of the local electric company.

They've also installed low energy light bulbs in the whole property, for indoor and outdoor lighting as well as solar outdoor lighting for walkways. The pool water has salt water instead of chlorine, and gets cleaned using a filtering system called a salt chlorine generator (the system uses electricity to turn salt into chlorine, which cleans the pool). A saltwater pool won’t have the same harsh effects of a traditional chlorine pool. For example, your hair is unlikely to turn green from swimming in a saltwater pool, and your swimsuit won’t get bleached out - great news!

The owners are heavily focused on revitalising the local community and economy through guided trekking tours, charity work, hiring local staff, promoting local businesses to guests and using local products wherever possible. The farm produces its own Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chianina veal meat, eggs, honey, organic fruit and veg, and non-GMO flour. Truffles and porcini mushrooms are harvested in the woods too - sustainable food is at the heart of the kitchen, with the chef creating menus focused on organic, natural resources. 

Across the 590-hectare estate there are 4 artificial small lakes to capture rain water, which is then used for animals, agriculture, and the castle gardens. Water flow reducers have been installed, too. 

Location

About the surrounding area of Castelli Di Napoleone
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The Castelli di Napoleone castles are nestled in a rural spot, in the heart of Umbria, just thirty minutes drive to the Tuscan border, set mid-way between Rome and Florence (each two hours drive away). Both Assisi and Perugia are within easy reach - Assisi, birthplace of St Francis, offers a mystical spot seeped with history and a beautiful historical abbey, whilst the medieval Perugia comes alive during the summer with festivals, music and theatre.

This unique residence offers both rural tranquillity as well as easy access to the peaceful close-by village of Ponte Pattoli, which has all essential amenities including bars, shops and eateries, whilst sports activities are plentiful nearby (riding, tennis and 18 hole golf course.) The beauty of this unique home is that it offers so much within its grounds, that guests have ample to do on their doorstep - the estate has a myriad of walking and biking trails, it offers truffle and mushroom hunting as well as yoga lessons, prepared picnics for luscious walks within unspoilt nature, along ancient trees, wild flowers, lakes, streams and a 6 kilometre stretch of the Tiber river.

The concierge team has excellent local knowledge and can organise anything from cooking classes, to wine and chocolate tastings, or visits to pretty local towns. From thermal pools to medieval cathedrals and olive oil museum, Umbria has an intriguing amount of history to discover.

Nearby Todi is 30 minutes away, Spoleto is 45 minutes away and Orvieto is 60 minutes away. Spoleto boasts a colourful and intriguing history as well as artistic heritage dating back to Roman times; the town itself offers authentically Umbrian winding streets, artisan cafes, crafts-based shopping, as well as the castle and many churches which are centuries-old. Spoleto is known today for its annual summer Festival Dei Due Mondi, a showcase to the region’s music, dance, opera and theatre. Orvieto’s old town is a fascinating series of winding streets and piazzas with a colourful weekly market; the centrepiece is the Duomo, with an underground tunnelling system, and also worth visiting is the antique papal residence, the “Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo.”

Lake Trasimeno, rich with history and cultural heritage is approximately 30 minutes distance. This is a nature lover’s haven, and is home to wild ducks, cormorants, kites and kingfishers.  An area of outstanding beauty, visitors will marvel at the majestic woods, sunflower and corn fields, vineyards and olive groves, whilst agriculture is still carried out following traditional techniques. Several charming towns are located on Lake Trasimeno, as well as its islands, visitors can enjoy unspoilt nature and boat trips on the lake.

From Romanesque architecture, to hilltop fortresses, to the funicular up the rock-face of Orient, to the enchanting Fracassi Caves, to the medieval basilica at Assisi, to one of Umbria’s oldest towns Gubbio, Umbria is a gem of discovery, with so much for visitors, along with unfussy yet delicious regional cuisine.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(23km)

Nearest Airport 2 Ancona

(130km)

Nearest Town/City Perugia/Assisi

(25km/35km)

Nearest Restaurant

(4.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(4.5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(5.5km)

Region

Umbria has best of Italy to offer: rolling landscapes, wine, beautiful towns and villages, olive oil, expansive lakes and the food, glorious food. A holiday here can be as lazy, active, cultured and as delicious as you like.

This region is scattered with pretty, picturesque villages, while the area has a rich cultural heritage. From thermal pools to medieval cathedrals and olive oil museum, Umbria has an intriguing amount of history to discover.

Both Rome and Florence are accessible within a day trip, while the closest towns of interest would be Orvieto, the old town which is a fascinating series of winding streets, piazzas and a colourful weekly market. 

History lovers will be spoilt - from the first century Roman amphitheatres to the twelfth-century duomos, to the fourteenth-century hilltop fortresses,  the glut of remnants from the medieval and Bronze Age that punctuate the region is impressive.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The Castelli grounds offer un-ending opportunity for youngsters to explore within their very own fairy tale castle grounds. Majestic, varied and full of unspoilt nature, little ones can enjoy gentle trails, cycling, whilst there is a children’s playground and options from table-tennis to bocce ball.

Umbria is punctuated with pretty, medieval towns - when drinking up the atmosphere becomes too much, there is always a piazza offering a pizza restaurant or a Gelateria to cool down, as well as an abundance of museums, palaces and historical buildings.

The Cite della Domenica is a zoo just outside Perugia (20 minutes), whilst the Acqua Parck Tavernelle will occupy younger members of the group and certainly tire them out. Umbria has a wonderful amount of family friendly activities, primarily taking advantage of the stunning natural surroundings.

Lake Trasimeno (30 minutes) is ringed with family-friendly beaches and parks, walking and bike trails, and relaxed restaurants and pizzerias. Further up in the surrounding hills, older children  can take advantage of a number of scenic walking trails, visit pretty Medieval lakeside villages, whilst parents can sample some of the area’s excellent wine and olive oil.

The most child-friendly beach or a day on the lake is the long stretch near Passignano. With a mix of sandy shore and grassy, shaded park, Sualzo has chairs and umbrellas for hire, a playground, pool, restaurant, and refreshment stand. For the more active families, there is a beach volley ball court and canoes, paddle-boats, and hire bikes.

Marmore waterfalls (1 hour 10 minutes drive) are worth a visit; impressively made by the Romans, an afternoon of rafting will keep those young adventure junkies occupied! Horse riding schools are available locally, to provide wonderful tours through the hills on horseback.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Mountain bikes
  • Playground
  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Truffle Hunting Available

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
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Concierge and guest assistance
- Welcome basket and Prosecco on arrival
- Still and sparkling water, ice, tea and coffee on arrival
- Luxury Floris toiletries, changed weekly
- Daily housekeeping Monday to Saturday mornings (bedrooms, bathrooms and quick tidy of kitchen)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Breakfast
- Lunch and dinner/chef service
- Extra maid service
- Pre-stocked fridge and shopping service
- Supply of products from the estate's farm (olive oil, veal, honey, organic vegetables)
- Private cooking lessons
- Truffle hunting experience
- Hot air balloon ride
- Guided bike tours
- Guided private tours
- Nordic walking lessons
- Private Yoga lessons
- Spa treatments
- Babysitting
- Private excursions
- Wine tasting
- Pick-up transfers from/to airport or railway station
- Helicopter transfers
- Personal photographer
- Laundry service
- Extra cleaning

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests.

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Event information

 

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.

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection. This amount is €1500 if renting the castle only.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m and 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, except heating and telephone usage.
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.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, paid locally (€30-€70 per day, depending on season). Firewood is also available to purchase, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes (bed-linen changed weekly, towels changed twice weekly).
Pool towels included? Yes, changed twice-weekly.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €200 per pet per stay will apply (payable locally).
Minimum stay 7 nights from mid-June to mid-September. 5 nights during all other periods. If renting just the castle (15-person price) then the minimum stay is 7 nights at all times.
Changeover day Saturday.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately mid-May to mid/late-September. Early opening is on request only and subject to a supplement, payable locally. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is only in bedrooms and in the panoramic conservatory.
Other Ts and Cs The 15-person price is for the main castle only (7 bedrooms) whilst the 30-person price also includes the bedrooms in the 'Guest Tower'.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 23rd 2021 - Mar 26th 2022 £7,268
Mar 26th 2022 - May 14th 2022 £7,704
May 14th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 £8,818
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 £11,580
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 £8,818
Sep 24th 2022 - Mar 25th 2023 £7,704
Mar 25th 2023 - Apr 26th 2023 £7,704

Prices based on an occupancy of 30 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2021 - Mar 26th 2022 £8,568 £11,991
Mar 26th 2022 - May 14th 2022 £8,914 £12,476
May 14th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 £10,171 £14,235
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - £18,871
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 £10,171 £14,235
Sep 24th 2022 - Mar 25th 2023 £8,914 £12,476
Mar 25th 2023 - Apr 26th 2023 £8,914 £12,476

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 23rd 2021 - Mar 26th 2022 €8,063
Mar 26th 2022 - May 14th 2022 €8,547
May 14th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 €9,783
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 €12,847
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 €9,783
Sep 24th 2022 - Mar 25th 2023 €8,547
Mar 25th 2023 - Apr 26th 2023 €8,547

Prices based on an occupancy of 30 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2021 - Mar 26th 2022 €9,506 €13,304
Mar 26th 2022 - May 14th 2022 €9,890 €13,841
May 14th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 €11,284 €15,792
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - €20,936
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 €11,284 €15,792
Sep 24th 2022 - Mar 25th 2023 €9,890 €13,841
Mar 25th 2023 - Apr 26th 2023 €9,890 €13,841

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 23rd 2021 - Mar 26th 2022 $9,389
Mar 26th 2022 - May 14th 2022 $9,952
May 14th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 $11,391
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 $14,959
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 $11,391
Sep 24th 2022 - Mar 25th 2023 $9,952
Mar 25th 2023 - Apr 26th 2023 $9,952

Prices based on an occupancy of 30 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2021 - Mar 26th 2022 $11,068 $15,491
Mar 26th 2022 - May 14th 2022 $11,515 $16,117
May 14th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 $13,139 $18,388
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - $24,378
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 $13,139 $18,388
Sep 24th 2022 - Mar 25th 2023 $11,515 $16,117
Mar 25th 2023 - Apr 26th 2023 $11,515 $16,117

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • A truly special time

    Posted by Stacy and Shaun on 29/08/2019

    Thank you for such a wonderful time. Your hospitality and team made our stay so welcome and enjoyable. It was truly a special time and exceeded our expectations in every way. Please give our gratitude to your team (including Silvestro)! We look forward to an opportunity to return. With thanks and very best wishes.

  • One of the best holidays ever!

    Posted by Kimberly K on 06/02/2019

    We spent a glorious week on this property and would go back again and again. The surroundings, the accommodations, and mostly the incredible host, and her team were incredible…could not have been nicer or more organised and helpful. The food was also incredible. One of our best holidays ever.

  • Mesmerising

    Posted by Maria L on 30/08/2018

    Last fall I ran a truffle culinary tour in Umbria and had the pleasure to share my passion for all good things Italian with countess Zenaide (our gracious host) who welcomed us for a week in her opulent castle. Both my guests and I were mesmerised: the grounds and rolling hills truly breathtaking, the meals we shared in the courtyard spectacular and the rooms well-appointed and very relaxing. Zenaide and her excellent staff made our stay warm, personal and memorable…..and to call a castle home for a week even more delightful. Until we meet again … grazie , grazie mille!

  • What a beautiful place!

    Posted by The Tizzard Family on 02/08/2018

    You have given our family warm, friendly, happy hospitality which has made our stay so very special. Thank you for everything and all the smiles. The birthday party was memorable! We look forward to the day when we can come back again to this wonderful, beautiful place.

  • Lots of laughter and memories

    Posted by Altieri Perez Family on 27/07/2018

    We’ve have been looking forward to a time to relax and enjoy each other without any other distractions. Our short time in Italy has been rejuvenating, fulfilling and full of fun memories that will last forever. Our expectations have been met and more. We have had time to visit beautiful and spiritual places like Assisi & Greccio and bustling places like Florence, always looking forward to our “dinner feasts” at our castle, that have been full of laughter and memories. Your staff, service and food was memorable for all regardless of age or disposition, and your kind availability to take care of every detail with such love and attention. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, great service and attention to detail. We will never forget this “Very Special Vacation”. A special thank to Marcella and to Ferdinando, Andrea and Tania. And of course a very special thank to Zenaide for being personally involved in making our trip so special and let us stay at a “Home Away from Home”. We will visit again very soon!”

  • So memorable

    Posted by The Waldron Family & Friends on 06/06/2018

    We have had a wonderful time with friends and family. It has been a lot of fun to visit you because of your great service, wonderful villa, outstanding service! And especially the hot air balloon ride was memorable! Thank you!

  • Perfect location for our wedding

    Posted by The Jarzemsky & Orrock Family on 19/05/2018

    We’ve been looking forward to enjoying the wonderful food, scenery & weather of Italy with all our family and friends for our wedding. The villa and grounds are so beautiful. We wouldn’t imagine a more perfect location for our wedding. Our walks through the hills in the property estate were memorable. Thank you for all your help making our event truly special. All of the staff were memorable. We will visit again as soon as possible. Thank you & arrivederci!

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