Castello di Reschio – Italy
Reschio Castle – Perugia, Italy
The Castello, dating back to 1050, is a historical gem brimming with interest and intrigue. Now, after years of careful restoration, it has been transformed into a singularly unique hotel filled with wit, whimsy and effortless style.
The Tower Suite
A sumptuous 2-bedroom suite in the highest tower of the castle and spread over five floors with a spectacular terrace. It will be hard to tear yourselves away from the very top, relaxing on day beds & soaking up the atmosphere with 360° views.
This suite is a real show-stopper, spreading over five floors of the Castello’s tower. The entrance passes right over the huge gateway to the castle, leading to a spacious living room, up to the master bedroom and roomy bathroom. The floor above houses the second bedroom and bathroom, which in turn leads up to the study. And then, at the very top, the roof garden with an open-air tub – and frankly extravagant views over the Umbrian countryside.
Within the walls of the castle are two interlinked courtyards – one now encased in glass and starting a new life as the Palm Court. The other is a wonderful grassy lawn circled by impressive mature umbrella pines and cypresses. It is blessed with perfect acoustics and the home to concerts, recitals and pop-up events.
The Swimming Pool
Our outdoor pool is a thing of natural beauty. Settled in the landscape surrounded by mature trees and fragrant gardens, inviting a casual dip. It feels like wild swimming, as you skim over the ripples to the undulating views beyond with paintbrush cypresses, glimmering olive groves and ancient vineyards. The old Torrino has had a renaissance and its attentive staff cater for your every whim.
If these walls could talk… they’d probably tell thrilling tales of the 13th-century owner Marques del Monte, or about the Archbishop of Todi, whose coat of arms from 1610 still hangs above the entrance. Or perhaps about Count and Countess Antonio Bolza who arrived in 1984 and planted the seed for the idea of transforming and regenerating the 1,500-hectare estate. Or even the most recent residents, Benedikt and Nencia Bolza, who lived here until recently with their five children, racing around the ruins having a very jolly time (even if the ceilings did occasionally collapse).
Located next door to Ristorante Alle Scuderie, our cookery school will lead you on creative foraging walks in the grounds to pick what takes your fancy, show you how to create a variety of dishes, and transform the best of our local produce into scrumptious Italian meals.
Take a spin on our Astroturf courts, available for hire to guests, either for a knock-about with friends or for lessons with an experienced tennis coach. The tennis pavilion is stocked with refreshments, perfect for relaxing between games or for enthusiastic supporters to spend time in during a heated match.
Our unspoilt estate is just the place to explore on two wheels, with kilometres of tracks to race around on, or to gently cruise along with the wind in your hair. High quality bikes (including electric bikes) of all sizes can be hired through our estate service team.
Clay pigeon shooting
Our skilled gamekeeper can arrange clay-pigeon shooting from one of our four clay launchers, which are just perfect for the steep valleys of our estate. Take a group of friends and get competitive, or just practice your aim.
Reschio’s quiet, remote lakes offer a perfectly peaceful setting to spend a few hours with a rod, available to borrow to guests year-round. Take some time out, find a spot in the dappled shade and try your luck.
Give your nose a workout on a truffle hunting trail with our local expert, heading to a neighbouring farm to snuffle out this rare delicacy. Follow a truffle hunter and his dog, enjoy a truffle tasting session, watch a cooking demonstration and round the day off with a delicious truffle-themed lunch.