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Castello di Reschio Arrighi

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Lisciano Niccone | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12

Rates: from £18,070 per week

Arrighi overlooks the castle of Sorbello in Tuscany and Castello di Reschio in Umbria from a vantage point, a position it has held for well over a thousand years.
Today Arrighi forms part of the private estate of Castello di Reschio and has recently been meticulously restored by the Reschio team to become one of the Estate's prime properties.
Arrighi was in time gone by a watch tower with an adjoining fortified farmhouse and has a commanding view over to Tuscany and all along the Niccone Valley. It was meticulously restored in 2004 and now consists of three buildings: Main House, Guest Cottage and Bread Oven.  The imposing L-shaped main house consisting of the former fortified farmhouse and watch-tower, is approached through the entrance gates, past the guest annex, up a short drive with Holm oaks and mature garden planted with ancient olive trees and Mediterranean plants.
A large paved courtyard with fountain leads into Arrighi which has some fine Romanesque features and the origins of the building clearly date back to the 11th Century. It has been renovated to preserve the austere external appearance whilst creating a spacious light modern interior with sandstone flooring and a glass encased external staircase tower. Extensive private grounds and generous 360 degree views, an 18 x 4 m overflow pool and vaulted pool house and the minimal interior make this a unique property.

Castello di Reschio is a very private estate and nature reserve that covers 2,700 acres of Umbrian countryside on the border with Tuscany. This is the green heart of Italy, a land of rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and woods of oak and chestnut, where little has changed since St Francis of Assisi preached here in the Middle Ages. Scattered widely apart amid this unspoilt landscape are 50 farmhouses that seem as ancient as the hills. To date nearly half have been beautifully restored for clients to create private houses, tailored to individual tastes in a style and quality of finish that meets the highest international standards. Each home is unique and has been created and furnished by the owners of Castello di Reschio, Count Antonio Bolza and two generations of his family live on and run this magnificent estate. Integral to Reschio is a unique combination of world class service and facilities, privacy, security and nature at it's most tranquil. The 5* concierge service available to all owners through the Estate Management Company includes personal drivers, daily maid service, food delivery and cooking services. Residents can enjoy classic Italian food in the delightful setting of the Osteria, horse-riding, mountain biking and country walks on the estate, clay pigeon shooting and tennis. Castello di Reschio is centrally placed to enjoy the highlights of Umbria and Tuscany and is only 20 minutes from Cortona or half an hour from the galleries, churches, opera, film and jazz festivals in Umbria's capital city, Perugia. Florence and Rome are within two hours drive, and Siena, Arezzo, Assisi, Todi and Orvieto are all close by.

Accommodation Comprises:

Main House:

  • Spacious master bedroom with windows on three sides, with en-suite shower room and separate bathroom, dressing room and TV sitting room/study, on first floor
  • 1 large double bedroom on ground floor of the tower with en-suite bathroom containing square stone bathtub, direct access to the garden and courtyard
  • 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom on first floor of tower
  • 1 double bedroom with walk-in bathroom on second and top floor of the tower
  • 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom on second floor accessed by steel and oak walk way around double height sitting room
  • Large high ceiling kitchen with huge original arch, sandstone work surfaces with fitted bespoke oak fittings fully equipped including 6 burner gas cooker, dishwasher and icemaker fridge, and a custom made table block and stools and multiregional DVD/TV and also separate larder and pantry
  • Dining room which seats 12 with access to outside dining terrace
  • Living room leading off dining room with fireplace and access to garden
  • Entrance hall with guest wc
  • Double height sitting room on first floor with majestic fireplace
  • Landing on first floor which doubles as a loggia as windows slide back into walls to create an open air space - access to courtyard via external stairs

Annex:

  • 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Living room with small kitchenette and TV
  • Laundry room fully equipped with washing machine, dryer and ironing machine
  • Wine cellar

Garden:

  • Large outdoor dining table seats 12, under covered loggia
  • Traditional bread oven (for roasts, grills and pizza), with back up 15 KW generator and storage at the back
  • Vaulted stone built underground pool house with shower and WC, changing facilities, towel storage
  • Swimming pool 18 x 4 metres with overflow towards valley and spectacular views of the castle
  • Carport for 4 cars

KINDLY NOTE:

  • A €10,000 security deposit is taken by the estate on arrival
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years.

General Activities in umbria

  • Shopping in Perugia - explore the many streets for shopping in the historic centre of Perugia including Corso Vannucci, Via dei Priori, Via Oberdan
  • Lake Trasimeno - take a 6 hour tour, which gives you the opportunity to discover some of the best kept secrets of the lake. Aboard one of the comfortable ‘Lake Limousines’, you will sail across the waters, observing the Isola Maggiore and the Isola Polvese
  • Bevagna - an Umbrian treasure, Bevagna awaits your visit, a beautiful “borgo” with its ancient town walls. Visit the Roman Mosaic, San Silvestro Church, and The Torti Theatre
  • Lunch in the Roman Amphitheatre of Bevagna - enjoy a lunch of gourmet Roman-Umbrian specialities in the ambulacra of an ancient amphitheatre followed by a wine tasting session in the cellars
  • Private Villa Concert - the ultimate Italian music experience in the intimacy of your villa. A Violin-Piano Duo, Harp and Flute, a String Quartet with Soprano and Tenor singers as well as Jazz and Neapolitan Folk formations can be arranged
  • Wine tasting and Olive Oil tasting – visit the wine cellars of a wine grower near Assisi
  • Wellbeing – spend a relaxing day at Assisi’s or Città di Castello’s thermal baths

Sporting Activities in umbria

  • Golf - 8 golf courses
  • Wind Surfing - watersport activities are possible at Lake Trasimeno
  • Rafting - the perfect place for rafting is the Sibillini National Park
  • Trekking - there are many trekking possibilities in the naturalistic area of the Coscerno and Aspra Mountains
  • Paragliding - paraglide above the Planes of Castelluccio di Norcia.
  • Kayaking - the perfect place for kayaking is the Sibillini National Park
  • Horse riding - discover the beautiful Umbrian countryside on horse back
  • Mountain bike - rent a bike and head to the Sibillini National Park

Local Attractions in Umbria

  • Perugia, The Rocca Paolina - Open all year round
  • Perugia, Church of San Bernadino - Open all year round
  • Perugia, National Archaeological Museum of Umbria - Open all year round
  • Perugia, Fontana Maggiore
  • Perugia, Botanical Gardens - Open all year round
  • Orvieto, Cappella di San Brizio - Open all year round
  • Orvieto, Orvieto Underground 'Parco Delle Grotte' - Open all year round
  • Trevi, Flash Art Museum - Open all year round
  • Spoleto, Pinacoteca Comunale - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Cripta Della Cattedrale - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Galleria D'arte Contemporanea - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Rocca Maggiore - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi - Open all year round
  • Magione, Castle of the Knights of Malta
  • Magione, The Fishing Museum at San Feliciano - Open all year round
  • Marsciano, Museo Dinamico Del Laterizio E Delle Terrecotte - Open all year round

Practical Information for your umbrian villa holiday

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

Italian

Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping in umbria

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather in umbria

In general, the climate in Umbria is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and mild, however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C. 

Health considerations

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity supply in umbria

Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.

Driving in italy

There are some important rules of the road -

  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • Always carry your driver’s license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • Traffic drives on the right.
  • Seat belts must be worn - children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways.
  • Speeding fines: Euros 30 – 300.                                            
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked “biglietti” before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyzer tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking in Italy

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying “Zona a traffico limitato”.
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use. Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard. In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

VILLA LOCATION

  • Closest village/town with shops/restaurants: Cortona and Citta' di Castello 20km
  • Nearest Airport: Florence Airport 100km
  • Other relevant distances: Perugia 25km, Arezzo 35km, Assisi 45km, Todi 60km, Siena 65km, Terni 90km

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on (+44) 01242 547705 (UK) or (+1) 800 652 8413 (US).

Inclusions

  • Maid service: Monday to Saturday, number of hours depends on the villa specifications.
  • Concierge. An English-speaking concierge is available daily for assistance and to answer any questions you might have about the villa or the surrounding.
  • Wireless broadband internet.
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels and mid-week change.
  • Final cleaning.

Extra Services

  • Central heating as per consumption.
  • Extra maid service - available on request at EUR 28.50 per hour plus VAT (currently 22%).
  • Telephone as per consumption.
  • Services at the Castello di Reschio estate (horseback riding, restaurant, bikes, tennis court).


  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • The 10 people price option gives access to 5 bedrooms; the 12 people price option to 6 bedrooms. Please contact your Tour Consultant for detailed information about which bedrooms are accessible.
  • Please note that in addition to the security deposit authorisation on your booking form, Castello di Reschio will also take a local security deposit in the form of a credit card authorisation for EUR 10,000.
  • Access to the villa via an unpaved bumpy road.
  • The villa is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
  • There are some unprotected drops/slopes around the property; young children need to be supervised all the time.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • A deposit is due on arrival in cash euro for the payment of extras charged "per consumption".
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning (Partial)
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Concierge Service
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens
  • Phone
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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