- Updated On:
- October 19, 2021
- 610 m2
Il Castelluccio is a beautiful period residence, dating back to the second half of the 19th century. It is located in Umbria, close to Tuscany, in the splendid hills of Città della Pieve. The villa was built in Neo-gothic style, as per instructions of Marquise Vittoria Spinola, daughter of the first Italian King, Vittorio Emanuele II. The Castelluccio has undergone a major conservative restoration that has enhanced all the main architectural elements: the imposing entrance, the external facades, the towers, and the fabulous internal staircase that leads to the floors above. Most of the doors and floors are original, the ceilings are frescoed and the windows are in gothic style. the property, currently used as a “hotel de Charme”, consists of a central square-shaped building enriched by two towers and a large terrace, an elegant annex used as a SPA, and a centuries-old park that houses a grotto and aviary.
The main building is harmonious and well proportioned. It develops on three levels for the whole surface, extending and creating an additional floor in the minor tower. The impressive main door, surmounted by a large mullioned window, leads to the ground floor where the reception area is found, along the wonderful terracotta stairway, painted in bright ivory. On the same floor, there is the lounge room available to guests, the restaurant rooms overlooking the garden, the restaurant’s kitchen, toilets, and hallways. On the upper floors are located a total of eight suites, between junior and superior. All rooms are very large, with vaulted frescoed ceilings. On the main tower, there is a suite on two floors and the exclusive use of the panoramic terrace. The Spa is simply wonderful: cozy, exclusive, and well organized. It features a sauna, steam bath, massage room, relax area, and locker room. An impressive and beautiful round greenhouse with a 15 mt. (49 ft.) diameter, hosts the massage center and a well-equipped gym, while it was built as an aviary.
The entrance gate is imposing and has a design with three orders of Gothic shrines, interrupted horizontally by the esoteric symbol of good and evil. The gate leads to the central avenue, the park, and the gardens. In the park, there is, in addition to the aviary, also a grotto. All around is a riot of lime trees, horse chestnuts, rare pines, cedars of Lebanon, flowers, and plants. A rustic garden frames the restaurant’s terrace, the Spa, and a 9,30 x 4 mt. (30 x 13 ft.) cozy and reserved swimming pool, along with the wide and well-organized solarium.
Usage and destinations
The property has a very high potential, given its location and historical value. It can continue to be a well-run and charming hotel and restaurant, or it can be converted into a stately residence. The location is easily accessible from the main roads and is an ideal starting point for visiting the main historical towns in Umbria and Tuscany.
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