WHO HASN’T DREAMT OF SPENDING A NIGHT IN A CASTLE, BEING THE LORD AND LADY OF A MANSION? BY CHOOSING A CASTLE HOLIDAY, YOU CAN ENJOY ITS OPULENCE, HERITAGE AND HISTORIC APPEAL, AND NOTHING CAN COMPARE WITH THIS EXPERIENCE.
Le Torri di Bagnara is a world-class collection of exquisitely restored medieval castles set within a superb, very private 1500-acre aristocratic estate and nature reserve in Umbria – close by Assisi, Rome and Florence – offering one of its five castles and a standing tower as fully staffed luxury villas and another castle as an exclusive venue for weddings and special events.
(!) An exclusive hire of the PIEVE SAN QUIRICO CASTLE (luxurious main villa – 7 bedrooms/15 beds), on a weekly Saturday to Saturday basis is requested. For large groups, apartments at the nearby medieval TOWER may be rented in addition to the castle (Tower apartments can’t be rented by themselves).
PIEVE SAN QUIRICO CASTLE (11th-13th century historic house): luxurious main villa, 15 beds
– Floor area 550 sqm
– 7 bedrooms with ensuite bathroom
– 2 guest bathrooms
The main house, Pieve San Quirico castle (11th century historic house), is a stylish medieval castle, surrounded by a courtyard with an octagonal tower, beautifully renovated and made into a private house. It has been restored according to the highest standard of renovation and design to createa luxury villa with 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms with breathtaking views around it and in total privacy. The early settlement of the castle dates back to the 11th century. In the 13h century architects of the court of emperor Frederick II of Swabia enlarged it and made it as it now appears.
The beautiful interior decorations and furniture is matched with modern equipment and cutting-edge technology from wireless Internet connection, to whirlpool bathtubs, air conditioning, ice maker, professional Nespresso coffee machine and billiards. All bedrooms feature AC, telephone, safe box, mini fridge, hair drier, ensuite bathroom with bathtub + rain shower, fine fabrics and luxurious drapes. Each bedroom suite having its own decorative theme.
Outdoors, Pool & Gardens
Outside you find a medieval large courtyard surrounded by lemon trees perfect for candlelight dinner and many sitting areas.
The 5,000 sq.m manicured gardens which surround the castle were created by the famous Tuscan landscape designer Alberto Margheriti. They are embroidered with flowers (roses, santoline, perovskia, and thyme), pomegranate and cherry trees, with cratecus, laurel, rosemary and lavender bushes, oak and olive trees, that are continuously in flower. Numerous seating areas offer fabulous views over the hills and the Tiber valley.
Other features are the large panoramic infinity saltwater pool with fantastic hillside views (rectangular fan-shaped, in white stone. 120 sqm width, 148 cm depth; length west side: 13 meters, length east side: 15,60 meters, width: 7,5 meters), the botanic gardens with aromatic plants and a vegetable garden with fresh vegetables. A broad wooden shelter, surrounded by jasmines and roses, complete with stone barbeque, is the ideal place for a lazy lunch or romantic evening dining. Finally, table tennis, bocce ball court, billiards, mountain bikes and children playground will keep you entertained. There is even a beautiful church perfect for tying the knot should the fancy take you!
The Castle is fully staffed: daily housekeeping , breakfast service, full gardening and pool maintenance services are included in rates.
Lunch & Dinner (professional chef), SPA treatments, Yoga lessons, car with a driver and many additional activities are available on request (to be pre-booked).
THE TOWER (11th century historic house): 4 apartments – 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms – 15 beds
Four apartments set in the Tower (11th century historic residence), just up the hill, are available for large groups upon request (15 extra beds). Tower can be rent in addition to the Pieve castle only.