Castelli di Napoleone

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Sleeps: 15 - 30 Bedrooms: 15 Bathrooms: 12


Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

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 and then infused within the home-cooked meals, to organised local visits drawing upon in-depth knowledge of the local area. The owners are passionate about, and integral to, the running of this unique set of castelli.

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 in 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) 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. Daily house-keeping and breakfast setup service are included, offering a pampered experienced for guests to truly regenerate.

Castelli di Napoleone offers a unique, secluded haven of grandeur, ornate style and 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…

  • Fully staffed and optionally catered, the staff take pride in offering a pampering, full concierge and host-led experience, welcoming guests into their wonderful home
  • 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 Internet Air-Con BBQ Bicycles Provided Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker DVD Heating Conference Facilities Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

Main House 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

- 4 apartments
- 8 bedrooms (15 beds)
- 5 bathrooms
- Reception room

   ** Main House Only (15 guests) **

  ** Main House + Guest Tower (30 guests) **

Outside Grounds

- 1500 acres of parkland
- 5000m² of landscape designed gardens featuring a rose garden, botanic garden and vegetable garden
- Infinity salt-water pool (15.6m x 7.7m), open approximately April to end of September
- Large wooden shelter with sofa and sunbeds, shower, telephone and fridge
- 3000m² terrraced gardens featuring children’s playground and panoramic terrace
- Castle roof terrace with views of the Tiber Valley
- Working farm providing fresh ingredients for cooking
- 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


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (in all bedrooms and panoramic veranda)
- Heating
- Working fireplace
- Satellite TV
- Sky
- CD player
- Telephones
- Safe boxes (in bedrooms)
- Mini fridges (in bedrooms)
- Swing and slide
- Sandbox
- Pool table
- Mountain bikes with helmets for adults and children
- Hairdryers
- Washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board and steamer
- Meeting room (on request, to be pre-booked)
- Office corner with PC, printer, scanner and fax
- Fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector in kitchen, fire extinguishers in both buildings


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 Romantic
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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


Nearest Airport 2 Ancona


Nearest Town/City Perugia/Assisi


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Supermarket



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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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
  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

  • 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
  • Meal delivery service
  • 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 (payable locally):

- Concierge and guest assistance
- Porter service upon arrival and departure
- Pre-stocked fridge (cost of items not included)
- Daily housekeeping each morning 
- Daily breakfast setup (cost of food and drinks not included)
- Welcome basket with local delicacies
- Luxury Floris toiletries

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Lunch and dinner
- Private cooking lessons
- Truffle hunting experience
- Hot air balloon ride 
- Private Yoga lessons
- Spa treatments
- Babysitting
- Shopping service
- Private excursions
- Wine tasting
- Pick-up transfers from/to airport or railway station
- Helicopter transfers
- 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 €3000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m and 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
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.
Linen & towels included? Yes (towels and pillowcases changed daily, linen changed three times per week).
Pool towels included? Yes, changed daily.
Pets welcome? No.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
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 from end April to end October. 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 A/C is in all bedrooms and panoramic veranda.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 £9,808
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £11,287
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £14,736
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £10,794
Sep 19th 2020 - May 14th 2021 £9,808

Prices based on an occupancy of 30 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 £15,180
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £18,038
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £23,065
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £17,053
Sep 19th 2020 - May 14th 2021 £15,180

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 €10,697
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €12,309
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €16,072
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €11,772
Sep 19th 2020 - May 14th 2021 €10,697

Prices based on an occupancy of 30 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 €16,555
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €19,673
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €25,155
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €18,598
Sep 19th 2020 - May 14th 2021 €16,555

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 $11,785
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $13,562
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $17,708
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $12,970
Sep 19th 2020 - May 14th 2021 $11,785

Prices based on an occupancy of 30 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 $18,241
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $21,675
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $27,716
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $20,491
Sep 19th 2020 - May 14th 2021 $18,241

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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