About the property
- Castle1668 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Alcove Bed, Sleeps 5
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, Assisi, 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.
Leccino: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 alcove bed, livingroom, kitchen, sleeps: 5. Direct access to garden.
155 m², 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen/dining room, 1 alcove bed
The first floor is composed of an entrance hall, two well-equipped double bedrooms, one with a view over the valley the other towards the castle, a modern bathroom (shower and bath tub), a double living room with open fireplace and library. The ground floor is composed of a large and light kitchen-dining room with direct access to the garden, a small storage room, a bathroom (with shower), and a charming landing on the way up to the first floor with an alcove bed.
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 and. 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: #30622 Moraiolo and La Casetta: #3959203
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- May 10, 2018
About Lorenzo Misciattelli
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
What makes this Castle unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This wonderful place offers you the experience to step back in time , but with the modern conveniences of today. Words and pictures can never do it justice it is a must see. The castle owners, Rikki and Lorenzo are the most gracious hosts who could not do enough to insure our comfort and enjoyment. This place was my favorite part of our Italian adventure.
We have just returned from a 2 week stay in this very tastefully restored Olive Mill. We stayed with 2 friends and all 4 of us had THE most wonderful time and would return in a heartbeat.
Firstly our hosts, Rikke and Lorenzo, couldn't have been more welcoming, hospitable and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Every restaurant recommendation was spot on, Rikke even took the time to book a table on a couple of occasions for us. We toured the castle with Lorenzo and Rikke and , the wine making part of the castle and the vineyards. Irk and Lorenzo were truly the perfect hosts.
Our 2 bedroom villa was very clean, very spacious, simply all that we hoped it would be. The kitchen led directly to a beautiful outdoor area complete with large table, chairs to relax in and was the perfect spot for breakfast, sunset drinks and dinners under the stars.
Just a short walk away was a delightful pool, with a beautiful view , equipped with numerous sun lounges and umbrellas. In the other direction, also just a very short walk away is the Bar, the perfect location for our morning cappuccino and our evening aperitivo, run by a delightful family.
The location is the perfect setting to combine days of sightseeing , being close enough for outings in Perugia, Civita di Bagnoregio (A MUST) , Orvieto, Panicale and many many others. The walk up to the Fendi village is worth doing, it is very pretty and the view back to the castle fantastic.
Restaurants we tried and loved, Il Gatto Giallo ( The Yellow Cat) , Massolino ( Panicale), Osteria a Priori ( Perugia). Truffle hunting was so much fun and scrambled eggs with shaved truffle is a must. A day trip to Assisi was worthwhile with a 3 hr tour with Umbria Con Me.
All in all, the trip of a lifetime, in a stunning location with wonderful hosts. Just don't book it when we want to return please!
A fabulous getaway from the fast life
Wonderfully spacious, antique filled and clean accommodation on top of a mountain in Umbria, beautiful views in all directions, fresh air and to top it all part of a renovated medieval castle. The stories from our excellent hosts Rikki and Lorenzo about wine making and the history of the castle are compelling - with real stone cannon balls found lodged in the walls from previous attacks on the castle. Nearby Esso station in Montegabbione - they make excellent coffee and cornetti (sounds strange ....but worked really well for us for breakfast). And within easy reach of Perugia, Orvieto, two beautiful lakes and the amazing Scarzuoli (15 minutes away) - ancient home of St Francis. This was a particular highlight for us! If you want a week in peace and quiet, with great hosts, wonderful wine, fabulous views....well you cant go wrong here.
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 challenging to today’s golfers, inviting experts alike to its greens.