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Castello Monticelli

Apartment - Umbria

    Historical atmosphere 

    Rustic apartments

    Close to Perugia and Lake Trasimeno

  • Closest food shopping2 km
  • Closest village2 km
  • Lake Trasimeno11 km
  • Panicale18.8 km
  • Perugia20 km
  • Assisi43.1 km
  • Montepulciano60 km
  • Orvieto64.6 km
  • Arezzo96.8 km
  • Siena112 km
  • Grosseto145 km
  • Firenze153 km
  • Distance from the sea153 km
  • Rome airport193 km
  • Pisa airport232 km

Feel the presence of history in beautiful green surroundings

Castello Monticelli is steeped in history and as a guest here, you will get an experience out of the ordinary. The location on top of a hill in the large valley is one of the pluses, and from the hilltop is a wonderful view that stretches for many kilometers in all directions. The medieval town of Perugia is visible from the castle and the surrounding gardens. 

Monticelli was originally a small medieval town, which dates back to the early 12th century. The owners have with tremendous passion and patience furnished the apartments and rooms in different sizes, so that today it stands as a valuable property with apartments of high standard with all modern facilities. The owners live on the property, and especially Ellen is part of the daily chores. She makes sure that every detail are in order, and she is always available with tips for trips and restaurants. 

There is restaurant on site, and when the weather is nice you can eat outside at one of the many terraces. The restaurant, which is decorated in one of the most prominent parts of the castle, is an experience in itself - with beautiful, vaulted ceilings and a small wine cellar with its own history. The restaurant serves typical Umbrian dishes. The restaurant is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by appointment.

Behind the restaurant on a plateau with views towards Perugia is a large pavilion with a small kitchen, a bar and comfortable furniture. Here it is possible to have a apéritivo - and sometimes even to the sound of live music.

There are two pools on site (4 x 8 m and 14 x 6.5 m), and one is for the quiet guests, and the other is designed for families with children. There are sun beds available.

In one of the buildings is wellness area with Jacuzzi, sauna, massage beds and a relaxation room.

The oldest parts of the buildings are the four military towers, probably built between the years 595 and 1380 to control the valley southwest of Perugia, the capital of Umbria. The walls of the towers are over a meter thick.

The apartments are all exceptionally spacious and beautifully decorated with rustic furniture, rough brick walls and many original elements.

All apartments have an area with garden furniture. Furthermore, there is a common terrace with stunning views towards Perugia. Some of the apartments are rented as B&B, and therefore include breakfast.

A common laundry room is available. Below the property in the valley is a large kitchen with a huge selection of seasonal vegetables. It is possible to buy vegetables and fruit from here.

There is a chapel on the property, and it contains some valuable frescoes from the period 1315 - 1319 by the Apostle John and John the Baptist.

Monticelli is the perfect historical setting for a wedding or a larger party.


  • Swimming pool
  • Air condition
  • Garden with vegetable
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Very child friendly
  • Very, very quiet
  • Small pets
  • Extra cleaning
  • Jacuzzi
  • Baby cot
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV
  • American coffee machine
  • Take away from nearby restaurant
  • Bar
  • Espresso machine
  • Fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Electric car charger station
  • Iron and ironing board

Activities at the property

  • Cooking class
  • Sale of local products
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cook
  • Wellness
  • Dinner
  • Babysitter
  • Shopping service
  • Bread delivery service
  • Laundry service
  • Bike rentals
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Wine tasting
  • Spa
  • Light lunch

Activities in the area

  • Golf
  • Wine tasting
  • Spa
  • Trekking and running
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Cooking Class in the area
  • Truffle hunting


  • Walking distance to village
  • Umbria
  • Max. 2 km to village

Check availability and prices

Apartment Deluxe (4 - 6 pers.)

Apartment Deluxe are a 3-room apartments with room for 4 - 7 persons, spread over several levels. There are 2 of this type of apartment.

It is true Italian style with thick stone walls, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings, which helps to set the feeling when you live in one of these 2 apartments. Common to them is that there is a minimum of 2 double rooms, a minimum of 2 bathrooms, kitchen with dishwasher and oven, living room with dining area, sofas/armchairs and fireplace. Both apartments have direct access to their own terraces.

The pictures are just examples of how the apartment can look - therefore the assigned apartment may well vary from these pictures. There is a difference in the size of the apartments.

Suite Deluxe (2 - 4 pers.)

Suite Deluxe is a 2-room apartment with room for 2 - 4 persons, which can be located both on the ground floor, on the 1st floor or 2nd floor. There are 8 apartment in this type.

Common to the apartments is that they all have terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, kitchenette, living room with dining area, sofas/armchairs and fireplace. In addition, there is 1 double bedroom and 1 bathroom. The apartments also include a hairdryer, TV and Nespresso machine.

The pictures are just examples of what the apartment can look like - and therefore the assigned apartment may well vary from these pictures. There is a difference in the size of the apartments.

Suite Presidential (2 - 4 pers.)

Suite Presidential - Botticelli 2 - 4 persons.

2-room apartment on the ground floor, 1st floor and with mezzanin (90m2.) The apartment is located in it a small tower, It is in the bathroom you will find the tub where the grapes were pressed. The owners have turned it into a nice bathroom, where the tub today is a bathtub with room for 4 persons. In addition to the bathroom, there is 1 more bathroom, 1 double bedroom, living room with dining area, sofas and fireplace, kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. And then there is the mezzanin with 2 single beds.

From the ground floor there is direct access to the apartment's own terrace overlooking Perugia.

Suite Superior (2 - 3 pers.)

Suite Superior is a 2-room apartment for 2 - 3 persons, where the apartments has terracotta floors and beamed ceilings - typical Tuscan style.

here are 4 apartments in this type, and are located on the 1st and 2nd floor respectively. 

The apartment has a kitchenette, living room with dining area, sofas/armchairs and fireplace. In addition, you will find 1 double bedroom and 1 bathroom. TIn addition, the apartments are equipped with hairdryer, TV and Nespresso machine.

The pictures are just examples of what the apartment can look like - and therefore the assigned apartment may well vary from these pictures. There is a difference in the size of the apartments.

Available weeks

  • Apartment Deluxe (4 - 6 pers.)
  • Suite Deluxe (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Suite Presidential (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Suite Superior (2 - 3 pers.)

Price list in Euro

Per week Max. persons Final cleaning
Apartment Deluxe (4 - 6 pers.) 6 Incl.
Suite Deluxe (2 - 4 pers.) 4 Incl.
Suite Presidential (2 - 4 pers.) 4 Incl.
Suite Superior (2 - 3 pers.) 2 Incl.
04.03. - 29.04.
29.04. - 24.06.
24.06. - 26.08.
998.00 1,496.00 1,995.00
798.00 998.00 1,197.00
898.00 1,197.00 1,596.00
599.00 698.00 898.00

The prices include water, gas, electricity, linen and towels changed weekly and final cleaning.

The swimming pool is open from 01.05 - 15.10.


To be paid locally:

Deposit: 100 euro (cash - refunded at departure).

Air conditioning: 15 euro per day (only in Giotto, Perugino, Signorelli, Tiziano and Donatello).

Heating: 5 euro per person per day.

Cooking service: 20 euro per hour (without grocery shopping).

Maid service: 15 euro per hour.

Baby stting: 15 euro per hour. 

Breakfast upon request: 15 euro per person.

Rental of pool towels: 5 euro per towel. 


Small pets are allowed (up to 6 kg)



Tourist taxation, which is a small amount, has to be paid locally at arrival. The tourist taxation is expected to be approximately 1 euro per person per night (kids not included) and a maximum of 10 days.