About the property
- Castle1679 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Charming and completely restored 13th century castle olive mill, transformed into a luxurious country house, located just outside the ring wall of Castello di Montegiove.
Montegiove is a lovely and peaceful medieval country village, close to the main communication lines and equidistant of Rome (154 km) and Florence (151 km), it is an ideal base for exploring the historical treasures of Umbria and Tuscany, especially the countryside of the historical provinces of Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Perugia and Siena.
The house is equipped with satellite television, high speed Internet connection, independent heating, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, laundry facilities and drying rack. The house is furnished in the traditional style of a central Italian manor house with a tasteful combination of antique and modern furniture. Extra maid service and private cook can also be arranged.
The rental includes heating, weekly change of sheets and towels, normal final cleaning and taxes.
Moraiolo: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining-room, kitchen, sleeps: 6.
The ground floor is composed of a large living-dinning room with open fireplace and library, a kitchen with access to a small patio, a master double bedroom with view over the valley and a spacious bathroom with shower. The first floor is composed of a long hall, two double bedrooms one with a beautiful view over the valley, the other with French windows pointing towards the castle. A well-designed modern bathroom with marble sink, bath tub and shower.
The garden has a dining area, comfortable deck chairs and a beautiful view over the valley.
The castle of Montegiove has existed since the early 12th century and has in the last four centuries been the property of the Marchesi Misciattelli.
Today, still family-owned, it is the centre of an estate covering nearly 3000 acres of beautiful Umbrian countryside, where oak forests, vineyards, olive fields and arable land blend in total harmony with ancient dry walls and farmhouses built of local stone.
The principal products of the estate are wine, olive oil, cereals, oil seeds, Chianina beef cattle, forage and forest products. There is abundant wildlife such as boar and deer, and the local flora including truffles and mushrooms. The beautiful surroundings and unspoiled environment make it hard to believe that Montegiove is only 17 km from Italy's main motorway A1 (Milan - Naples), which also connects Rome and Florence.
During your stay in the Montegiove olive mill you will get the opportunity to be the Misciattelli family's private guest and get a guided tour in the winecellar, at the castle and the surrounding estate.
Please also look at the other rental at Castello di Montegiove: #3725208 Leccino and La Casetta: #3959203
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- Mar 26, 2018
About Lorenzo Misciattelli
In 2002 we moved from Copenhagen in Denmark, where we both grew up, to Montegiove to take over the daily management of the family estate “Castello di Montegiove”. We have never regretted this decision, even though the first years in Montegiove were not at all like a fairytale. The castle and the old Olive mill had to be completely restored; the roofs all had big holes so we spent all rainy days running around with pots and pans to pick up the water. Today the castle and Olive mill has been through a thorough and respectful renovation. Lorenzo: I spent almost all my childhood summers together with my grandfather in Montegiove, following daily life at the estate and in the wine cellar. I still recall adventuring round in the castle and walks in the splendid and unspoiled nature around Montegiove. I always hoped, that one day, I could take care of the estate, and that happened after years of study at the “Royal Veterinarian and Agricultural University” and the “University of Aberdeen” ending up with a Ph.D. and a short carrier as scientist and assistant professor, before moving to Italy. Rikke: I worked with pattern making and designs in the fashion industry before moving to Italy. My big passion is decorating and putting things in order so moving to a place like this where everything needed a loving hand has been a fantastic challenge for me. Today I am the practical person in the household making all ends meet for our busy modern family. We still feel so lucky waking up in the morning and looking out at the beautiful valley, and we are never getting tired of the absolute silence and peace that is so rare to find in the modern world of today. Sometimes the clouds are hanging lower than Montegiove and it feels like we are on an island in the middle of the sea.
Lorenzo Misciattelli purchased this Castle in 1780
What makes this Castle unique
It is very easy to travel gluten free in Italy. We can provide gluten free kitchen tools and an oven for our Celiac guests and a guide to gluten free restaurants and shopping in the area.
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Magnificent Beyond Words
Our family of 5 stayed at Castello Montigiove in September 2017, in the 3 bedroom restored Olive Mill. Prior to our arrival both Rikki & Lorenzo responded to every question and request within 24 hours. Upon arrival we were greeted by Rikki, who was gracious ,welcoming & giving us every reassurance of help and support if needed during our stay. I actually became choked up with happy emotions as the property exceeded my expectations. Our 3 bedroom villa was beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. It served as our home base for one week as we toured Tuscany and Umbria. The towns we visited include, Pienza, Buonconvento, Cortona, San Gimignano, Siena, Montepulciano, Orvieto, Civita Bagnoregio, Montelcino,,Bagno Vignoni, & Montegiove. The castle was a perfect location to easily tour one or 2 villages per day, allowing us to truly get to know the region. On two occasions Rikki arranged for a local lady to arrive at our villa and prepare dinner for us. Both meals were fabulous and accommodating gluten free dishes for 2 in our party that has celiac disease. Lorenzo and Rikki gave us a tour of the castle, which was a highlight of our stay. The history, stories, magnificent structures, furnishing and more held us wanting more. Lorenzo's tour of the winery was so very interesting and one can tell he loves to talk about his grapes, wine & harvests. We ate it up! The tour ended with a wine tasting. I wish we could purchase his wine in America. We all purchased several bottles of wine and brought a few tins of his olive oil. The castle has a lovely infinity pool that we used on several occasions. It's a short & beautiful walk from our villa. Be sure to take your camera as one can get magnificent photos of the castle as you walk to the pool. We enjoyed more wine or limoncello as we soaked in the sun and cooled off in the water. I feel honored to have meet Rikki & Lorenzo and to have stayed at their lovely property. I can not imagine a better place in which to stay. If we have the good fortune to return to Italy, it is certain we would stay there again. For anyone researching a place to stay, look no farther! You most definitely will not be disappointed. Thank you to Rikki & Lorenzo for their superb hospitality.
Cheryl, Bill, Heather, Justin & Jamie Watterson, USA
Not the castle vacation I expected
I was expecting a dream vacation in a castle and was surprised to find that the apartment was closer to the village and the church bell tower than the actual castle. It's overlooking the village street and the local metal shop. It's a twin home sharing walls with the Leccino apartment. It is set on a sloped lot, so the kitchen and living are on the second floor whereas the outdoor dining which we are fond of is down a slope of stairs on the first floor, which eventually got us to only eat inside since lugging all the dishes up and down became cumbersome. The laundry was a little shed, another level lower, where the trash cans were located. The pool was a gorgeous negative edge Infinity salt water pool on the opposite side overlooking the mountains. About 50 steps and a steep slope down. We took the bikes to reach it and it was a lot of fun.
A tip to remember is that check in is at 4pm on Saturday when most of the local grocery stores are closed already (they are 30 min each way), so stock up on groceries before you arrive. The kitchen is very well stocked so you can cook quite a variety. Also bring bug spray as there are spiders, mosquitoes and scorpions in the house.
The hosts were amazing and very accommodating and made the vacation memorable. Be sure not to miss the tour of the estate.
We are sorry that we could not live up to your expectations. Not all holidays starts out successfully - and we were particularly sorry that parts of your group couldn’t come. The Moraiolo apartment you rented is situated in the restored olive mill of the castle of Montegiove, just outside the ring wall, as it correctly is described in the listing.
Just to get things right: the entrance door of the Moraiolo apartment where you stayed is less than 9 m from the ring wall of the castle and more than 90 m from the church tower. Outside the complex of the castle the hamlet of Montegiove does comprise two traditional black smiths, a small wine bar, and a church (built around 1300) as you have mentioned. The pool is situated on the eastern side of the castle in order to ensure sunshine for the longest part of the day. As the castle is a historic monument it is of course not possible to construct a swimming pool adjacent to the listed buildings (includes the olive mill). I am glad we provided you with rental bikes (in your case even for free) and you were definitely our first guest ever to use bikes to arrive to the pool (150 m bike ride from the apartment) We always recommend our guests to keep doors and windows closed during the warmest hours of the day, to ensure a fresh indoor climate and avoid insects, on your request we did an extraordinary pest control, but it is difficult to keep insects out when doors and windows are left open all day long (please note that the apartment has fully stocked first aid kit, insect sprays, fire blankets….). The laundry room is situated just below the garden (the one deemed to far away from the kitchen), in a construction made of local stone and original cotto tiles (fully restored in 2005) - its the first time it has ever been referred to as a shed. We all have expectations and I am truly sorry that we couldn’t fulfil yours. We like to have happy guests and we actually have guests who have returned here every year for the last 8 years.
Visit Castle Montegiove, a medieval castle with 21st century charm and convenience.
We could not have more pleased with our choice of Castle Montegiove as the home base for our visit to Italy. Our hosts Lorenzo and Rikke could not have more gracious and helpful. Our 3br/3ba apartment was clean, spacious and well equipped. On site we were treated to a tour of the castle and Montegiove's state of the art winery. Our men had great fun hunting truffles with our guide and his truffle hunting dog Luna.
Our location allowed us to make awesome day trips to nearby Todi, Orvieto, Scarzuola and Castle Greppolischieto. A round trip train ride to Florence (Firenze) gave us plenty of time to see Michaelangelo's David and many other of Florence's historical sites and shops. Our final day we awoke to find the entire valley around us shrouded in fog as our castle above the clouds was bathed in beautiful sunshine. A truly gorgeous day to end our stay. To be able to visit the small villages and towns off the beaten path and experience some of Italy's scenic beauty made Castle Montegiove an excellent choice for us. Many thanks to our hosts for making it all possible.
Perfect Family Vacation Spot
Enjoying a vacation abroad with two young boys (4 and 7) can be challenging but not here. We had a fantastic time. Both the hosts (owners) and other guests were absolutely lovely. The location was great. We had a wonderful local woman cook some evening meals for us which was a welcome relief. If Italy was not enough having wonderful homemade meals and wine in the evenings made it heavenly. Did I mention the wine is fantastic, the views breathtaking, the apts well suited and again the people were extremely warm and welcoming. Big thumbs up from the whole family.
Idyllic Umbrian Experience
We had an excellent time at the Castello di Montegiove in a beautiful setting high above the surrounding Umbrian countryside. Our 3BR accommodation was very well equipped and comfortable and made for an excellent base from which to explore the area from Assisi to Orvieto. We balanced our day trip excursions with more relaxing time at home and by the gorgeous infinity pool which had spectacular views over the surrounding area. Rikke and Lorenzo were wonderful hosts, giving us a tour of the castle (their home) and its rich history over the centuries. As the estate also makes its own wine and olive oil we were able to enjoy both. Both our boys (aged 11 and 7) had a great time on their first visit to Italy - you can't go wrong with phenomenal local pizza and gelato with kids.
If you seek a true vacation, come here. Rome and Florence are an easy train ride away; Siena, Assisi, hiking, cycling and a world class spa are in the vicinity. You may find, like my family, that you never want to leave the view from Montegiove, and its amazing hospitality.
The castle of Montegiove has existed since the early 12th century and has for the last four centuries been the property of the Marchesi Misciattelli. Today, still family-owned, it is the centre of an estate covering nearly 1200 hectares of beautiful Umbrian countryside, where oak forests, vineyards, olive fields and arable land blend in total harmony with ancient dry walls and farmhouses built of local stone. The principal products of the estate are wine, olive oil, cereals, beef cattle, oil seeds, forage and forest products. There is abundant wildlife such as wildboar and deer, and the local flora include truffles and mushrooms. At the surrounding land you will find marked trekking footpaths of various lengths. The beautiful surroundings and unspoiled environment make it hard to believe that Montegiove is only 17 km from Italy’s main motorway A1 (Milan – Naples), which also connects Rome and Florence. Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Wine production, Wine tasting Golf: The nine holes course of the Golf Club Lamborghini, which was designd by Eng. Ferruccio Lamborghini, stretches over a beautiful, hilly landscape close to Lake Trasimeno and is placed inside the same property that includes also an agriturismo for vacationers. The golf course was originally constructed in a meandering fashion to intentionally cover a widely spread area of land. Recent changes in its design make the course much more challeging to today’s golfers, inviting experts alike to its greens. Source: www.lamborghinionline.it