Fortezza Di Spinola

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Property Amenities

Wedding Chateaux & Villas
Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Air conditioning
Pets allowed
All bedrooms en-suite
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Stag/hen parties allowed
Ground floor bed & bath
Wheelchair Access
Child-safe Pool
Games room
Indoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Heating
Chapel on site

Babies & Toddlers

Gated/fenced grounds
Ideal for babies & toddlers

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids

Things to Do

Waterfront
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Stalking/Hunting
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
A new holiday rental company, Oliver's Travels, has around 70 luxury catered and self-catering properties, from villas and farmhouses to castles and towers. Most are in Tuscany and Umbria but there are also properties in lesser-known regions such as Trentino. From £445 for seven nights in a Tuscan villa sleeping…

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Overview of Fortezza Di Spinola

What Oliver loves…

  • Take this chance to be introduced to the local delicacies black truffles, olive oil, and some unforgettable wines.
  • The chance to stay in such an old fort whilst enjoying the height of comfort and relaxation is a true rarity, and an experience that will be sure to inspire the imagination and soothe the soul.

What you should know…

  • The hilltop location and old stone floors can be tricky on foot.
  • A car is quite a necessity if you want to make day trips to the many wonderful surrounding towns.

Fortezza di Spinola sleeps up to ten guests in a magnificently restored medieval fortress that also offers an atmospheric and romantic venue for weddings and other special events.

As you wind your way through olive groves and fields of sunflowers toward Fortezza di Spinola, you are already in view of its medieval watchtower standing proudly above the valley as it has done for almost a 1000 years. At the very top of this tower is an unbelievable honeymoon suite, with it's own private terrace offering unrivalled views of the entire region.

This property stands out for its ability to provide the upmost luxury without sacrificing the character of this ancient military fortification. The kitchen is decorated with a sea of copper pans and golden ornaments, the entire complex has been left with exposed stone work and original teracotta tiling, and baroque period furnishings carved from thick oak and walnut. Yet still, the building is equipped with under-floor heating, plasma TV's, orthopedic mattresses and a private swimming pool.

When you arrive you are met by a talented maid who will help you settle in and assist with whatever you require, and there is a whole host of other staff available should you desire a more catered experience. Why not take in the tranquil silence of the valley while you dine al-fresco, sampling the regional wine, olive oil and truffles that can all be specially selected and prepared for you.

Interior & Grounds

The complex consists of two main buildings connected to each other by a large terrace. Arriving by car, parking at the back of the tower, you get inside the court thanks to an opening in the wall that leads the guest on a central path that gives the chance to reach the church, the garrison and through stairs connected to it, the terrace which gives access to the tower.

The church thanks to the restoration got back to its original appearance seconding artificial plaster walls, which brought to light, in addition to the wonderful vaults with selected ashlars, also part of a fourteenth-century crucifixion under restoration.

The garrison consists of two levels connected by an internal staircase connecting: the ground floor, with room for disabled guests accessible by a branch of the central path can be covered without architectural barriers and the first floor which houses the kitchen.

The room, characterized by high ceiling with wooden beams, is decorated with antique bench parade, decorated with typical plants of the Baroque period, with a cabinet / wardrobe made of walnut and very thick oak. The bathroom, covered with old tiles of late eighteenth century has all the comforts and responds to the needs of the disabled.

All rooms are equipped with autonomous heating and cooling for the independent management by the host to get the favorite temperature thanks to under floor heating and fan convectors, shower stalls are relaxing with a pressurization of the groups that emit hot or cold water under high pressure, plasma TVs and all are equipped with both a pay per view and free channels, mattresses are all orthopedic while sheets and towels are of high quality; Internet access is free, thanks to wireless controllers.

The kitchen can play in wintertime, the function of a dining room, thanks to its large size, with its collections of kitchen utensils in copper and ceramics, displayed on the walls which create a warm atmosphere. Getting out the kitchen, you enter the terrace with terracotta jars, chairs and tables for external use, useful to enjoy the cool of the typical summer in the evening and can be used as a solarium during the day.

From a wooden staircase, you enter the door of the tower that for the past defensive purposes it is very small and has been made of finely carved stone blocks which highlight the period of construction. The environment that you access is dominated by the huge fireplace flanked left and right by a couple of church benches of late '600. From this room, a wooden staircase leads to a relax room with Internet Point, TV, telephone, stereo, furnished with sofas and chairs suitable for reading, relax and be together, considering the large number of seats. Going up to the fourth floor you enter the first bedroom of the tower, equipped with all amenities mentioned above, characterized by sober furniture of late ‘700. Going up to the fifth floor, you enter the second bedroom, very similar to the first for sizes and furniture differentiated primarily by roof slab, in this case with a barrel vault of brick and stone, while of wooden beams in the other.

Going up to the sixth floor you enter the third bedroom, housed in what was the recovery room from the bad weather for the soldiers on guard in the tower. Although of modest size, in height and extension, it has a special charm as a result of the access to the walkway external terrace Guelph battlemented, which offers unsurpassed views of the castle and the valley.

Map, Location & Local Information

1 hour from Perugia, 3 hours from Rome by taxi or rented car. You could walk to the city centre (5 minutes) where you will find a restaurant, a grocery shop and a bar. You could easily reach by car other cities like Perugia, Foligno, Spoletp, Spello all fascinating and with its own typical products like olive oil, wine, truffles, mushrooms etc..

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Rome or Perugia Nearest Ferry port Naples
Nearest Train Station Perugia or Foligno Nearest Village Foligno
Nearest Town/City Foligno or Perguia Nearest Restaurant Osteria il Molino
Nearest Bar/Pub Osteria il Molino Nearest Shop Foligno
Nearest Beach Castiglione del Lago or Civitanova Marche

The Region

Umbria has the 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. Check out our range of beautiful villas in Umbria to start planning your holiday, now!

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Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a professional chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of? From peeling the spuds to helping with the service, our chefs will ensure you have the most relaxing – and definitely the most delicious – holiday you can dream of.

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Arrival time 4 PM Departure time 10 AM
Energy costs included? YES Heating costs included? YES
End of stay cleaning included? YES Linen & towels included? YES, DAILY CHANGE
Pets welcome? YES Smoking Allowed? OUTSIDE ONLY
Changeover day ANY DAY OF THE WEEK Security deposit 2000 Euros for food & beverages as guests usually dine at the villa. At the end of the week the money not used will be returned with receipts.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Families are afforded all the comforts of a hotel with the magical atmosphere of a Medieval castle that is a feast for the young imagination.

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Walkable Village/Town
Gate/fenced grounds
English speaking babysitter available
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Baby Proofing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Children's books
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Games room
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Indoor games
Gated/fenced grounds

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 10 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 26th 2017 - September 30th 2017 - £2,477.21 £6,069.18
September 30th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - £2,229.49 £4,830.57
Christmas & New Year - £2,477.21 £6,069.18
January 2nd 2018 - January 6th 2018 - £2,229.49 £4,830.57
January 6th 2018 - May 26th 2018 - £2,229.31 £4,830.57
May 26th 2018 - September 29th 2018 - £2,477.21 £6,069.18
September 29th 2018 - December 28th 2018 - £2,229.49 £4,830.57

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 10 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 26th 2017 - September 30th 2017 - €2,710.51 €6,640.78
September 30th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - €2,439.47 €5,285.51
Christmas & New Year - €2,710.51 €6,640.78
January 2nd 2018 - January 6th 2018 - €2,439.47 €5,285.51
January 6th 2018 - May 26th 2018 - €2,439.26 €5,285.51
May 26th 2018 - September 29th 2018 - €2,710.51 €6,640.78
September 29th 2018 - December 28th 2018 - €2,439.47 €5,285.51

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 10 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 26th 2017 - September 30th 2017 - $3,035.73 $7,437.57
September 30th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - $2,732.16 $5,919.69
Christmas & New Year - $3,035.73 $7,437.57
January 2nd 2018 - January 6th 2018 - $2,732.16 $5,919.69
January 6th 2018 - May 26th 2018 - $2,731.94 $5,919.69
May 26th 2018 - September 29th 2018 - $3,035.73 $7,437.57
September 29th 2018 - December 28th 2018 - $2,732.16 $5,919.69

Owner Profile

Owner name
Chiara

How long have you owned the property?
Since 2006

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The unique views over such an incredible location, and the attention that had gone into the restoration of the property.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Irina Shayk

What's the strangest or most difficult guest request you've ever received?
Mule transportation along Postiano's stairs was a rather unusual challenge.

For anyone coming to stay here is there anthing in the surrounding area they should see?
Foligno, Perugia, Spello, Spoleto... Each village/city is unique in its own way

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
You'll want to rent a car to get around as the property is fairly isolated

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