|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Charming and completely restored 13th century castle olive mill, transformed into a luxurious country house, located just outside the ring wall of Castello di Montegiove.
Montegiove is a lovely and peaceful medieval country village, close to the main communication lines and equidistant of Rome (154 km) and Florence (151 km), it is an ideal base for exploring the historical treasures of Umbria and Tuscany, especially the countryside of the historical provinces of Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Perugia and Siena.
The house is equipped with satellite television, high speed Internet connection, independent heating, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, laundry facilities and drying rack. The house is furnished in the traditional style of a central Italian manor house with a tasteful combination of antique and modern furniture. Extra maid service and private cook can also be arranged.
The rental includes heating, weekly change of sheets and towels, normal final cleaning and taxes.
Moraiolo: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining-room, kitchen, sleeps: 6.
The ground floor is composed of a large living-dinning room with open fireplace and library, a kitchen with access to a small patio, a master double bedroom with view over the valley and a spacious bathroom with shower. The first floor is composed of a long hall, two double bedrooms one with a beautiful view over the valley, the other with French windows pointing towards the castle. A well-designed modern bathroom with marble sink, bath tub and shower.
The garden has a dining area, comfortable deck chairs and a beautiful view over the valley.
The castle of Montegiove has existed since the early 12th century and has in the last four centuries been the property of the Marchesi Misciattelli.
Today, still family-owned, it is the centre of an estate covering nearly 3000 acres of beautiful Umbrian countryside, where oak forests, vineyards, olive fields and arable land blend in total harmony with ancient dry walls and farmhouses built of local stone.
The principal products of the estate are wine, olive oil, cereals, oil seeds, Chianina beef cattle, forage and forest products. There is abundant wildlife such as boar and deer, and the local flora including truffles and mushrooms. The beautiful surroundings and unspoiled environment make it hard to believe that Montegiove is only 17 km from Italy's main motorway A1 (Milan - Naples), which also connects Rome and Florence.
During your stay in the Montegiove olive mill you will get the opportunity to be the Misciattelli family's private guest and get a guided tour in the winecellar, at the castle and the surrounding estate.
Please also look at the other rental at Castello di Montegiove: #3725208 Leccino and La Casetta: #3959203
In 2002 we moved from Copenhagen in Denmark, where we both grew up, to Montegiove to take over the daily management of the family estate “Castello di Montegiove”. We have never regretted this decision, even though the first years in Montegiove were not at all like a fairytale. The castle and the old Olive mill had to be completely restored; the roofs all had big holes so we spent all rainy days running around with pots and pans to pick up the water. Today the castle and Olive mill has been through a thorough and respectful renovation. Lorenzo: I spent almost all my childhood summers together with my grandfather in Montegiove, following daily life at the estate and in the wine cellar. I still recall adventuring round in the castle and walks in the splendid and unspoiled nature around Montegiove. I always hoped, that one day, I could take care of the estate, and that happened after years of study at the “Royal Veterinarian and Agricultural University” and the “University of Aberdeen” ending up with a Ph.D. and a short carrier as scientist and assistant professor, before moving to Italy. Rikke: I worked with pattern making and designs in the fashion industry before moving to Italy. My big passion is decorating and putting things in order so moving to a place like this where everything needed a loving hand has been a fantastic challenge for me. Today I am the practical person in the household making all ends meet for our busy modern family. We still feel so lucky waking up in the morning and looking out at the beautiful valley, and we are never getting tired of the absolute silence and peace that is so rare to find in the modern world of today. Sometimes the clouds are hanging lower than Montegiove and it feels like we are on an island in the middle of the sea.
Lorenzo Misciattelli purchased this castle in 1780
It is very easy to travel gluten free in Italy. We can provide gluten free kitchen tools and an oven for our Celiac guests and a guide to gluten free restaurants and shopping in the area.
We could not have more pleased with our choice of Castle Montegiove as the home base for our visit to Italy. Our hosts Lorenzo and Rikke could not have more gracious and helpful. Our 3br/3ba apartment was clean, spacious and well equipped. On site we were treated to a tour of the castle and Montegiove's state of the art winery. Our men had great fun hunting truffles with our guide and his truffle hunting dog Luna.
Our location allowed us to make awesome day trips to nearby Todi, Orvieto, Scarzuola and Castle Greppolischieto. A round trip train ride to Florence (Firenze) gave us plenty of time to see Michaelangelo's David and many other of Florence's historical sites and shops. Our final day we awoke to find the entire valley around us shrouded in fog as our castle above the clouds was bathed in beautiful sunshine. A truly gorgeous day to end our stay. To be able to visit the small villages and towns off the beaten path and experience some of Italy's scenic beauty made Castle Montegiove an excellent choice for us. Many thanks to our hosts for making it all possible.
Enjoying a vacation abroad with two young boys (4 and 7) can be challenging but not here. We had a fantastic time. Both the hosts (owners) and other guests were absolutely lovely. The location was great. We had a wonderful local woman cook some evening meals for us which was a welcome relief. If Italy was not enough having wonderful homemade meals and wine in the evenings made it heavenly. Did I mention the wine is fantastic, the views breathtaking, the apts well suited and again the people were extremely warm and welcoming. Big thumbs up from the whole family.
We had an excellent time at the Castello di Montegiove in a beautiful setting high above the surrounding Umbrian countryside. Our 3BR accommodation was very well equipped and comfortable and made for an excellent base from which to explore the area from Assisi to Orvieto. We balanced our day trip excursions with more relaxing time at home and by the gorgeous infinity pool which had spectacular views over the surrounding area. Rikke and Lorenzo were wonderful hosts, giving us a tour of the castle (their home) and its rich history over the centuries. As the estate also makes its own wine and olive oil we were able to enjoy both. Both our boys (aged 11 and 7) had a great time on their first visit to Italy - you can't go wrong with phenomenal local pizza and gelato with kids.
If you seek a true vacation, come here. Rome and Florence are an easy train ride away; Siena, Assisi, hiking, cycling and a world class spa are in the vicinity. You may find, like my family, that you never want to leave the view from Montegiove, and its amazing hospitality.
Everything about our stay was fantastic! Thank you for letting us stay !
The accommodation is just like the photos, comfortable, very clean, spacious , beautiful..... everything you need if provided.
The swimming pool is just a short walk from the apartment and is great, with plenty of sun loungers.
The only negative aspect was lack of private outside space. There are table and chairs outside but you have to walk around the property to the back of it to use them.. we just carried our food and drinks there. We thought that looking at the photos you could access them from the kitchen, but we soon got used to doing this.
Last, but not least, our whole stay was made absolutely amazing by our wonderful hosts, Lorenzo, Rikke and their family. They are so welcoming, I cannot speak highly enough of them!
It was a pleasure and a privilege to stay here and we highly recommend it .. we shall be back !
Our thanks from all the family.
We stayed in one of the apts. in the Olive Mill in March arriving on a windy and rainy day. At first we all thought, what have we done, but it turned out to be the best part of our Italian trip. The 3 bedroom apartment was clean, beautiful and on the most gorgeous hilltop in Umbra. We loved every minute of it.
Lorenzo and Rikki were generous, interesting and fun. Lorenzo gave us a tour of the castle and the property and Rikki called many restaurants for us. We loved the family style restaurant in Montegiobbe and cooking in the gourmet kitchen. We were traveling with our son, daughter-in-law and our grandson who was only one. We managed to take day trips to Orvieto, Assissi, Todi and many other smaller towns in Umbria.If I could, I would go back every year.
The castle of Montegiove has existed since the early 12th century and has for the last four centuries been the property of the Marchesi Misciattelli. Today, still family-owned, it is the centre of an estate covering nearly 1200 hectares of beautiful Umbrian countryside, where oak forests, vineyards, olive fields and arable land blend in total harmony with ancient dry walls and farmhouses built of local stone. The principal products of the estate are wine, olive oil, cereals, beef cattle, oil seeds, forage and forest products. There is abundant wildlife such as wildboar and deer, and the local flora include truffles and mushrooms. At the surrounding land you will find marked trekking footpaths of various lengths. The beautiful surroundings and unspoiled environment make it hard to believe that Montegiove is only 17 km from Italy’s main motorway A1 (Milan – Naples), which also connects Rome and Florence.
Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Wine production, Wine tasting
Golf: The nine holes course of the Golf Club Lamborghini, which was designd by Eng. Ferruccio Lamborghini, stretches over a beautiful, hilly landscape close to Lake Trasimeno and is placed inside the same property that includes also an agriturismo for vacationers.
The golf course was originally constructed in a meandering fashion to intentionally cover a widely spread area of land. Recent changes in its design make the course much more challeging to today’s golfers, inviting experts alike to its greens. Source: www.lamborghinionline.it