|The Umbria Resort overlooks the Nestore River and combines technology with original charm.|
Who doesn’t love an Italian castle-turned-resort? Fortunately for us, Borgo Dei Conti Resort fits the bill. This palatial playground sits on 50 acres of rolling Umbrian countryside complete with olive groves and views of the Nestore River.
We hear that the 19th-century residence once belonged to the Counts Rossi Scotti family, which used the property as its noble residence. After a thorough restoration, the estate recently reopened as a 58-room resort. Tip: If you have long-term needs, eight apartments are designed for just that.
We love the marriage of old and new (think fireplaces, frescoes and painted ceilings alongside luxurious accommodations and amenities).
The restaurant fittingly sits in what was once the festivities hall of the castle and can seat up to 200 guests. Here, onsite chefs concoct regional, national and international specialties. We love the adjacent cigar lounge and tavern-wine cellar, which are great for swilling local wines or digestifs.
Sporty guests will love the tennis court and playing field, which can be used basketball and more. The resort also has a full-size adults-only swimming pool.
Nice Touch: A separate pool is available for children.
In addition to a nearby golf course and horseback riding facilities, Borgo Dei Conti has its own fitness room, wellness area with saunas, Turkish steam bath and whirlpool.
Getting There: The resort is located in the city of Perugia and guests can reach it via either the Rome or Pisa international airports, as well as Florence and Perugia. Luxury travel advisors can contact General Manager Carlo Goretti with questions.