Palazzo is one of ten 5-star luxury villas available to rent on a private estate of Castello di Reschio. This private estate covers 2,000 acres of Umbrian countryside with expansive views of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards and forests of ancient oak and chestnut trees. Little has changed since St. Francis of Assisi preached here in the Middle Ages.
Scattered within this pristine landscape are some 40 farmhouses that seem as ancient as the hills. To date, a dozen or so have been beautifully restored to create private homes, tailored to individual tastes in a style and quality of finish that meets the highest international standards. Each home is unique and has been created and furnished by the owners, Count Antonio Bolza and his family who live in the 11th century castle and run this magnificent estate.
Castello di Reschio is owned by a prestigious family with three generations directly involved in the master planning, architecture, design and interior design of the estate Integral to Reschio is a combination of world class service facilities, privacy, security and nature at its most tranquil. The 5-star concierge service available includes in-house cooks, personal drivers and daily maid service. Residents can enjoy classic Umbrian food in the delightful setting of the private Osteria providing light meals to all guests of the estate, horseback riding, tennis, mountain biking and country walks on the estate.
Castello di Reschio is well placed to enjoy the highlights of Umbria and Tuscany and is only twenty minutes from Cortona and half an hour from the galleries, churches, theaters, and opera, film, and jazz festivals of Perugia. Siena, Arezzo, Assisi, Todi and Orvieto are all close. Florence and Rome are within a two-hour drive.
Using reclaimed materials each property is a work of art, reflecting the colors of the Umbrian landscape. Mosaic floors, stone, terracotta, beams and shutters provide a stylish template to the rooms, with space used to maximum advantage and promoting the natural attributes of the property. Windows and terraces provide ever-changing pictures of the magnificent landscape.
Castello di Reschio's landscape architects ensure that each and every garden becomes an integrated landmark within the estate while blending with the classically rural surroundings. Some gardens might be formal with terraces of lavender, santolina and salvia, while others remain natural, merging with the surrounding landscape of olive groves, umbrella pines and cypress trees.
Palazzo is the crowning jewel of the Reschio estate. This large formal villa is located in the heart of the estate. Recently restored to the very highest standards, while it incorporates modern features it stays true to the integrity of a gentleman's country villa. Standing on a commanding knoll with magnificent 360° views it also boasts a formal garden bursting with colorful flowers and heavenly scents, a heated infinity swimming pool with covered loggia, a tennis court and a several outdoor sitting and dining areas to choose from.
A twin staircase leads up from the front terrace to the first floor - the Piano Nobile and holds the formal living room. A solid stone tower contains a semi-spiral hand-built travertine staircase leading from the basement to the second floor where the spacious master suite is located. There are 4 further en-suite guest bedrooms, one on the ground floor and three on the first floor.
Enter into the large dining room and on the right is a living room with large French windows that open to the terrace, parterre and gardens below. Also on the right is the fully equipped kitchen. To the left of the dining room is a cloak room and a hallway that contains a bathroom and leads to a double bedroom with direct access to the gardens and en suite bathroom and dressing.
Up the spiral staircase one flight is a hallway. To the right of the hallway is a large living room with a double external staircase. From the living room is access to two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and dressing rooms. Back at the hallway, directly ahead is a home cinema room and to the left is a double bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room.
To the top of the spiral staircase and to the right is the master suite. The first room is the master study with a partners' desk. Then is the en suite master bathroom with both a large walk through shower and bathtub. Finally is the master bedroom with two en suite dressing rooms and seven south, west, and north facing windows for an extensive, panoramic view of the landscape.
Down to the bottom of the spiral staircase and directly ahead is a wine cellar and to the left is a billiards room. Beyond the billiards room is a tunnel that opens into a fully equipped gym and a pool and gym shower room. Beyond the gym is the large infinity pool that overlooks the Reschio Estate. Finally, the pool lounge and bar area is to the right of the gym.
Out in the gardens is a private tennis court with a fully equipped pavilion, bar, and spectators box. There is also a laundry house, pump room and staff restroom.
5 Full Baths
Coat Room, Salone, Home Cinema Room, Master has Study/ Library, Wine Cellar, Billiards Room, Gym, Portico, Pool Lounge/ Bar, Pool & Gym Shower Room
1 Master Bedroom with en suite Marble Bathroom, 2 Dressing Rooms and Study/ Library
4 Double Bedrooms with en suite Bathrooms and Dressing Rooms
3 Bathroom with Shower
2 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower)
Washer and Dryer,
High Speed Internet Access,
Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels,
Heated Floors Throughout to Include Basement and Pool Lounge, Heated Towel rails, Kaleidescape Audio / Visual System with Movie and Music Library
20 x 15 meters,
Children over the age of 14,
Private Astro-turf Tennis Court with Fully Equipped Tennis Pavilion, Outdoor Dining Gazebo, Twin Staircase Portico, Traditionally Planted Gardens with Local Trees, Shrubs and Herbs Including Lavender, Thyme, Sage and Rosemary, Solid Travertine Semi Spiral Staircase, Illuminated Garden and Terrace, Irrigated Lawns and Flower Beds, UV filter and Water Softening System, Outdoor High Pressure Fire Hose Protection System,
DISTANCE TO PARKING: On Premises
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Florence 150 km / 1 ¾ hours ,Rome 259 km / 3 hours,
Milan 486 km / 4 ¾ hours
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Passignano Sul Trasimeno Train Station 18 km / 28 ,
CITIES AND TOWNS: Lake Trasimeno 18 km / 28 min, Cortona 20 km / 20 min, Perugia and Montepulciano 50 km / 45 min, Assisi 70 km / 1 ¼ hours, Todi 84 km / 1 ¼ hours, Siena 90 km / 1 hour 20 min
SERVICES: Restaurant on the estate, Tratorria, Grocery Stores, Post Office, 8 km / 14 mins
• Air Conditioning only in Master Suite and Gym.
• This villa is not suitable for children under 14 years.
• Access to the property is via an unpaved road which is in fairly good condition.