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Hotel Castello di Reschio italy


The Castello dates back to 1050 but has recently undergone a lengthy restoration process to transform it into a unique hotel. Nestled among Umbria’s rolling green hills, Castello di Reschio was rescued from total decay by its owners, acclaimed architect Count Benedikt Bolza and his wife, artist Donna Nencia Corsini.

Using a team of skilled local artisans, the family set about restoring this storied building, leaving original features (arches, beams, vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces) intact but adding their own eclectic mix of bespoke furniture and finds from antique markets.

There are 36 rooms and suites here, each very different from the next and split between the castle itself and the ex-vestry of an adjacent church. The designs pay homage to either a past resident of the castle, a family member, or the room’s past use, as well as being filled with Count Benedikt’s own bespoke furniture and antiques. The most impressive is the castle’s tower: a whole five-floor suite with incredible panoramas and an open-air tub.


Staying here feels like something out of a fairytale as you wake every morning in a castle overlooking the Umbrian hills. In the grounds there are peaceful lakes, truffle-hunting trails, nature hikes, clay-pigeon shooting, bikes to borrow, tennis courts, a cooking school, an enoteca stocked with local wine and a bottega selling Italian-made curios and locally grown produce. There’s also a magnificent equestrian centre home to some of the world’s most skilled dressage horses and expert instructors.


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