Life experiences in Umbria
Castello Monticelli is a set of historic buildings which are part of the Italian National Endowment. It is under direct protection of the Italian Ministry of Culture. Its history goes back to the 11th century AD, although more recent research suggests that the construction of at least some of its buildings may date from the 6th century.
It is located on top of a lovely and green hill with a beautiful and panoramic view all around. In the north eastern direction, the walls and the most antique parts of the Etruscan city of Perugia are perfectly visible. The castle has four military towers which dominate in an harmonious way a medieval hamlet of rare beauty.
A careful restoration which has been very respectful of the original character of the buildings, allows visitors and guests to fully appreciate the beauty of the hamlet and to understand why it has been listed by the Italian Government.
The guests can enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience by choosing between various luxury rooms and suites, all finely furnished and all with a spectacular view on the valleys around, and several comfortable and spacious apartments, all with Tuscan terracotta floors and with oak and chestnut beams and terracotta bricks on the ceilings.
Those who desire it can try the typical dishes of the Italian and local cuisine or they can more simply enjoy a delicious breakfast. The meals and the breakfasts are served in one of the medieval halls of the castle and often include products from the organic farm of Monticelli Castle.
The historic buildings are immersed in a large park of over 10’000 square meters. In the garden there are also two splendid swimming pools, both with an astonishing view on the valley.
Castello Monticelli is a really unique location. It is half-way between Rome and Florence and it is within a very short distance from worth-seeing art-cities like Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, Siena and Arezzo.