Castello di Polgeto

  • Near Umbertide, Umbria |
  • 24 Guests |
  • 12 Bedrooms |
  • 14 Baths
WHY WE LOVE IT
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Castello di Polgeto is a modern day castle with unique features for all ages. The diversity of ways in which you can enjoy this property are endless. 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 towns or simply stay and play. Welcome to a truly memorable vacation.

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’ll eat well here; the local culture is 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. Go in May for the very particular Corsa dei Ceri.
  • 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.
  • Perugia is substantial - for many worth more than one day. Perugina factory tours are frequent and the minimetro gets you out of the car. A guide deepens your experience; wandering and shopping also fun.
  • 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. The surrounding hills and villages have an assortment of local food producers, farms, wineries and the like.
  • Hiking and biking in the area is highly recommended and accessible especially with an eBike. Available full-time at the house or for a guided day-trip.
  • Umbria has many cashmere manufacturers as well as a great number of outlet shops and malls concentrated near Perugia. A personal shopper is highly recommended.

Nearby Attractions

  • 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

WHY HOMEBASE ABROAD?

Each Homebase Abroad Villa Vacation includes our professional Travel Planning supported by our local Concierge. We work closely with you to develop a Trip Itinerary that reflects your personal interests and preferences. From the moment you book your villa until you return home, you have continuous access to our curated circle of guides, chefs, drivers, skippers and contacts.

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