Looking for something exclusive in Italy? The Pieve Quirico Castle Villa is a retreat on a 1,500-acre historic estate and nature reserve in Umbria. We hear this retreat is a good pick for multigenerational families. PCV, one of several castles on the Bagnara estate, is available for families from February 28, 2015 through October 31, 2015, and also during the Christmas – New Year’s holiday, December 19, 2015 – January 9, 2016.
Located near Assisi, The Pieve Castle Villa is designed as a private home, but with the services of a hotel. It has seven bedrooms (with 15 beds!); nine bathrooms, a professional kitchen, a Renaissance-styled courtyard, and a saltwater pool. Looking for an intimate spot for a wedding? The grounds have a large 18th century consecrated church. Weekly rates include a maid, breakfast service, full gardening and pool cleaning services (Sunday excluded), with other services obtainable on an ad hoc basis.
Want to experience farm life? The estate’s working livestock farm breeds hare, roe-deer and white Chianina beef cattle, and cultivates honey, herbs and vegetables, which the family can pick for dinner. Outside, guests can look out over hills, plains, forests, meadows, formal gardens and green pastures, all interlaced with small lakes, water features and crenelated castles.
Perks include in-house cooking (from a professional chef, of course); cooking lessons; massage; Wi-Fi; biking; hiking; golf (an 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course is 10 minutes away); yoga; picnics; truffle hunts; wine tours; seasonal festivals (Spoleto in June, Umbria Jazz in July, Euro-chocolate in October); and visits to Assisi, Perugia and Todi or over the border to Tuscany or even to Rome.
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