Nestled high in the luxurious Umbrian hills, overlooking the valley of Assisi and the surrounding hills between the Chiasco and the Tiber rivers sits the isolated, sprawling La Montagnola estate, surrounded in its 17th century majesty by the dark green and silver of 6,000 olive trees.
the family tends to three completely restored farmhouses which guests can rent. There is the hilltop Caprareccia, with its six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, private swimming pool and 360-degree view of Assisi. Halfway down the mountain, there is La Casa della Caccia, with its studio, one and two-bedroomed apartments, swimming pool, and hill views. And next to La Casa della Caccia, sharing its swimming pool, there is Il Poggio, with its one and three-bedroomed apartments and quiet hill country
This is the domain of the Borgia and Medici family—an heirdom as ancient as Italy itself. Built over the ruins of a 12-century castle that was destroyed in 1298, the estate came back to life in the late 1600s, when the Baglioni counts established La Montagnola as a hunting lodge and summer residence.
here is the architecture of a building—still the home of the Borgia and Medici family—so expressive of the rococo style and 1700s classicism that it is now one of the most remarkable palazzos in all of the Perugia area. There is the inside courtyard, unusual among the 18th century villas, spread, as it is, over three floors. There is the palazzo’s interior, characterized by a long gallery, multiple living rooms and working country kitchen, where cooking classes are held.