13 SLEEPS (7 bedrooms)
Near Passignano sul Trasimeno at the border of Tuscany and Umbria on the Trasimeno lake, this fairy tale castle is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday in Italy and why not for an unforgottable wedding.
In the 9 hectars of park that surrounds the castle there is a large swimming pool and tennis court. This castle use to belong to the famous Borgia family and has only been open to the public since 1993. The interior of the castle are decorated with frescoes and there are beautiful and old fornitures.
At the ground floor there is a living room with a big fireplace and a billiard, a dining room, sitting room with cable TV, large country kitchen, restroom and a laundry.
At the first floor there is a wide entrance hall, a large living room overlooking the lake with another big fireplace, two double bedrooms with their private bathroom, another double bedroom with one bathroom.
At the second floor there are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, one single bedroom and three bathrooms.
At the tirth floor there is a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake and the sourroundings.
Ideal for hosting weddings and other celebrations, the well equipped staff are able to organize every detail and can even provide extra accommodatin to a further 25 guests at the nearby Monteluce villa, 5 minutes away from the castle.
Situated in the centre of Italy, from the castle you can easily reach beautiful town such as Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Orvieto, Siena..
The castle was really nice, had a really good time. Was awesome to be in a place with so much history. Let me say that for the price we paid I believe we got a fair deal. But with just a few amenity upgrades the place would be a 5 star resort and could command a higher price. To be up to expectations of American travelers I would highly recommend the following:
1. Get more comfortable beds. This is crucial for a good experience. I would highly recommend upgrading all the mattresses to memory foam type, they are not expensive and they would be so much better than what you have there now.
2. Get real internet! A wireless wifi hotspot is not a valid solution for a group of traveling professionals. This was a big problem, having to be in a certain proximity to a mobile hotspot device that has slow speed and with only a few computer connections supported made it very difficult. Plus, when the data cap was reached we went without internet for 2 days. If your a traveler who doesn't have to worry about staying in touch with your business then this may not be a concern but it was huge for us.
3. More hot water would have been nice. It was good if you were first or second in the shower but after that the rest of the group had to take cold showers. But this could have been due to some of the women taking baths, I have a feeling if everyone just took quick showers that it might not have been such a problem. Water pressure was good.
These are just some friendly recommendations to help get the place up to American standards if that is what you desire. I am not saying I would not stay again as is, just what I would be willing to pay more for in order to have these upgrades.
All in all we had a great time, Julie was a great hostess and gave us lots of good recommendations. Her kitchen staff was absolutely amazing and cooked us the best meals that we had during our entire 2 weeks in Italy. The castle grounds are amazing, the pool area is amazing with awesome views of the lake. The place is not far from plenty of restaurants, etc. nearby so you won't get bored. I would highly recommend anyone to come and check this place out and I am very thankful to Julie for the experience.
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Hi, I'm Julie
I manage the property of my family that can be rented during the summer for a vacation.
I am also a wedding planner and organize beautiful weddings at the castle and also in other properties of the centre of Italy.