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Castello del Falco is ideal place for family reunions,gatherings or celebrations

Bedrooms 10
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Enchanting Ancient Hamlet with 6 units for max 22 people in exclusive use

Are you looking to rent you own private and exceptional castle? Here it is! Castello del Falco is an authentic and impressive castle dating back to medieval times. The sturdy 11th century tower is definitely its most striking feature and can be seen from the far off distance. It is situated at a hilltop and surrounded by the smaller buildings of its own quaint little hamlet. The stones with which it all has been built have been laid many centuries ago and are silent witnesses to times long gone by. The atmosphere is truly unique and somewhat magical, with arches, passageways, a little old church, staircases left and right and with beautiful roses ubiquitous throughout the gardens.

During a full scale renovation the complex has been transformed into an utterly charming and welcoming accommodation. It has been divided into six independent units, each with a private entrance, living with fireplace, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms, with a maximum occupancy of 22 people. In the main building there are various communal areas: a spacious fully equipped kitchen with adjacent a lovely dining area and sitting room with a both grand and great fireplace. Just out the door there is a covered porch with a large dining table, looking out over the heated pool which itself enjoys a view of the surrounding countryside. The BBQ and wood oven are conveniently located around the corner. The former church can still be used for weddings or other ceremonies, and the vibes that still linger in the air from gatherings that have been taking place there for hundreds of year are sure to have you experience some goose bumps.

The interiors are a remarkable mixtures of lovely antique furniture and modern fittings. From the ancient tower to the romantic bedroom with en-suite jacuzzi in the Priest's house, each unit is unique and original. Beautiful beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors blend in seamlessly with the natural materials and the soft colors used.

This very exclusive property is located in the northern part of Umbria, in the triangle between Arrezzo, Umbertide and Lago trasimeno. Close to both Tuscany and le Marche it is easy to explore the treasures of all three provinces during easy day trips.. Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Siena, Florence but also endless lists of small picturesque villages and vineyards are nearby and waiting to be explored.

At Castello del Falco the entire property is always exclusively yours, units that will not be occupied by your party will remain empty. Visitors have expressed nothing but enthusiasm for this very special place!

More Details

Property Manager
Mario Santoro
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Mario Santoro

I am proud to offer this stunning property for vacation rentals and share the beauty of the landscape, the depth and importance of its history. Do enjoy the amazing setting, scenery and don't forget the food and wine experience!

Mario Santoro purchased this castle in 2000

Why Mario Santoro chose San Leo Bastia

This property is perfect for events, reunions, or large parties, you won't find anything better, I promise!

What makes this castle unique

Full privacy, gorgeous views, living history, silence and tranquility, a very mystical place.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an unforgettable family reunion at Castello del Falco, and the place is just magical ! The listing description is certainly accurate regarding the location, layout, facilities, but cannot describe the magic of this place. A historic site, super cozy, clean, and maintained with love and dedication.

On top of this, the owner, Renato, provides an impeccable customer service.

We would certainly recommend this property to anyone, as well as the many activities, attractions and restaurants that we have enjoyed during our stay.
Jul 2014
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San Leo Bastia Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Casa del contadina - toilet , shower , ground floor
    Casa del contadino - toilet , shower , first floor
    Il forno - toilet , shower , ground floor
    Il forno - toilet , shower , first floor
    Casa del prete - toilet , shower , ground floor
    Casa del prete - toilet , jetted tub
    Casa di Venere - toilet , jetted tub , few steps down from first floor
    Casa di Venere - toilet , shower , jetted tub , ground floor
    Casa del castagno - toilet , shower , ground floor, en-suite to bedroom
    Casa del castagno - toilet , shower , first floor
    Tower - toilet , shower , hot tub on roof one floor up!
  • each bedroom has a private or an ensuite bathroom
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Il forno - 1 twin/ single , ground floor, sofa bed in living, bathroom with shower
    Il forno - 1 double , First floor, bathroom with shower
    Casa del prete - 2 twin/ single , ground floor, bathroom with shower
    Casa del prete - 1 double , first floor, bathroom with jacuzzi
    Casa di venere - 1 double , ground floor, bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower
    Casa di venere - 1 double , ground floor, few steps down to bathroom with Jacuzzi
    Casa del castagno - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , ground floor, en-suite bathroom with shower
    Tower - 1 double , third floor, bathroom with shower, hot tub on roof!
    Casa del castagno - 1 twin/ single , first floor, bathroom with shower
    Casa di contadino - 2 twin/ single , ground floor, private bathroom with shower
    Casa di contadino - 1 double , first floor, bathoom with shower
  • The castle houses 6 units, each with living room, 1 or 2 bedrooms, all with bathrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
A truly one of a kind enchanting location for reunions, weddings, family holidays and other large gatherings, events, and anything else ! The tower dates back to the 11th century, the other parts of the hamlet have been added and transformed throughout the centuries. Both the owner and agent have only one desire which is to make any dream come true and therefore provide unequaled and highly personalized services. The utterly charming former church can still be used for weddings or other ceremonies.


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Castello del Falco is ideal place for family reunions,gatherings or celebrations
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

I'll never forget this holiday, thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We had an unforgettable family reunion at the Castello del Falco, just amazing. We were celebrating my Dad's 50' anniversary, and Mario and Renato organized for us a gorgeous dinner party. All the food was prepared in front of us, and we could learn a lot about Italian cooking. We also enjoyed the wine selection, and the olive oil produced on the grounds of the Castle. The staff is just super friendly, efficient and discreet: They looked after all the details, and we couldn't ask for more. Thank you Mario, thank you Renato.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute magic in the Italian countryside.

  • 5 of 5

This property was recommended to us by Mario and we decided to take our close family there and have our wedding. We had high expectations for the property as well as the location in the Italian countryside based on the property listing and the description given to us by Mario. Just before we left for our trip, we were a little worried that it would not quite live up to the pictures that we had formed in our mind.

Once we arrived (after winding our way up a little country road through the forest, right to the top of the hill), we were totally blown away by what we saw! The place is straight out of a fairy-tale... it is a tiny self-contained village, with its own chapel, central dining and socialising area, swimming pool, several apartment units and its own 1000 year-old castle tower. The views are completely out of this world (especially from the top of the tower), forest everywhere, with the local farmlands and villages below, several castle towns on neighbouring hills and even snow covered mountains in the distance.

Renato, the host at the hamlet, has spent the last 20-years pouring his heart and soul into restoring the place and it shows in his dedication and commitment to the place. He absolutely loves the place and he wants every guest to love it as well! Everything is immaculate and in its place, without ever seeming artificial. One really does think that you are living in your own little hill-top kingdom.

Renato provided our wedding day feast and it really was a feast! The food was authentic Umbrian style and made and served with absolute passion from Renato and his team - a must do to accompany any stay!

The local village in the valley has a mini supermarket style shop where one can get basic supplies and the local pizzeria has really great food and drink, so there really is no need to ever leave the kingdom... if however, one decides that a bit of exploring is called for, then the location in the heart of the Italian countryside, right on the border of Umbria and Tuscany, is really spectacular. There is easy access to the highways via several small towns, or else take one of several winding roads and see the villages, castles, lakes, mountains, forests and everything else that this paradise has to offer!

There is absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property for an amazing holiday experience. The pictures and words will make you think there is no better place on earth... but actually experiencing it will make you certain!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
San Leo Bastia
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Citta di Castello
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
San Leo Bastia
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Montalto di Castro
Car: necessary

The property is located on a hilltop in the northern part of Umbria, on the ancient crossroads between Tuscany and Le Marche, the perfect location to explore central Italy. Umbertide, Lago Trasimeno, Cortona, Assisi and Perugia, lot's of interesting cities and sites are nearby as well as vineyards, hiking trails and cultural treasures.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.