Castello di Polgeto
- Near Umbertide, Umbria |
- 24 Guests |
- 12 Bedrooms |
- 14 Baths
Castello di Polgeto is a lovely and truly livable modern day castle. Come and celebrate with all ages-- there is room for all. Gather around the pool or in the olive grove. Dine on pizza in the courtyard or live a fairy tale in the grown up treehouse. Let yourselves be pampered by Beatrice and her team. Explore the nearby town if you like or simply stay and play. Welcome to the most memorable vacation of your lives.
A paradise for children of all ages; there are games, toys, diversions and on-site activities of nearly every sort.
Your English-speaking House Manager Beatrice will spoil you with her affection and attention.
This is a garden of Eden, idyllic & beautiful yet right on a local road above a village; the best of all worlds.
You eat well here, the local culture rich in culinary traditions kept alive by farms and families.
How to Spend Your Time
- Gubbio is vibrant and diverse and interesting - from the funivia - or hike - up to Sant'Ubaldo to the Roman Ruins to the archeological museum. Or maybe just for the medieval atmosphere and the very particular Corsa dei Ceri in May.
- We prefer Assisi in the later afternoon for a guided walk with the delightful guide Maura followed by refreshments at NUN and, if you can catch one, a concert in the basilica - makes for a very special day.
- Perugia is substantial - for many worth more than one day. Perugina factory tours are a hit with the sweet-tooths in the crowd. And the minimetro up to the town helps break the monotony of the car. Again, a guide is recommended if you want to dig into the interesting historic center. Or you can simply wander, shop and enjoy the atmosphere.
- Fall in Umbria is for food - especially truffles. Citta di Castello hosts a white truffle 'mostra' in October or November. Plus there are mushrooms, squash and all kinds of special harvest-related celebrations. These are not advertised far in advance, but can certainly fill an itinerary if you want a relaxed, go-with-the-flow holiday.
- Historical reenactments are a part of village life across central Italy and great fun to visit; boat races on Lago di Trasimeno, a Renaissance festival in Solomeo, Renaissance artisanship in August in Citta di Castello and the Palio San Michele Arcangelo in Gualdo Urbino are among our favorites.
- Umbertide is a simple, local town with markets Wednesday and Saturday as well as a casual place to have local food. The surrounding hills and villages have an assortment of local food producers, farms, wineries and other small operations - some more adapted to visitors than others, but all worth exploring if you want to take a country drive.
- Hiking and biking in the area is highly recommended and accessible. An eBike makes hilly terrain instantly accessible - including country roads. You can have them full-time at the house for independent fun or go on a guided excursion.
- Umbria has many cashmere manufacturers as well as a great number of outlet shops and malls concentrated near Perugia. If this is your bag, so to speak, we strongly recommend you do your research before heading out with credit card in hand. A personal shopper is highly recommended so you can concentrate on the items you are most interested in with someone who knows the lay of the land.
- Umbertide (weekly market, restaurants, bars, ATM) 10 minute drive
- Montone (restaurants), farms, wineries, specialty foods 10 - 20 minutes
- Citta di Castello, Saiagricola (farm) 30 minutes
- Gubbio, Perugia, Passignano sul Trasimeno 30 - 40 minutes
- Perugia (historic center, airport, Perugina factory, outlets), Torgiano (wine) 35-45 minutes
- Solomeo 45 minutes
- Assisi, Cortona 50 minutes
- Montefalco (wine), Arezzo 60 minutes
- Orvieto 1.5 hrs
- Rome (historic center) 2.5 hrs
- Rome (Fiumicimo) 3 hrs