Castle of Pieve San Quirico
The Castle of Pieve San Quirico (historical dwelling XI-XIII sec.), Is one luxury residence which satisfies the most demanding travelers, those who require the services of a luxury hotel but prefer the privacy, comfort and freedom of a real home.
Located in the hills, overlooking the upper Tiber valley, north of Perugia and Assisi, halfway between Florence and Rome, it is at the center of the Tenuta di Bagnara, A beautiful historic farm of 590 hectares, formed by plain and hill, with inside 5 medieval castles, woods, meadows pastures, animal farms, artificial ponds, streams and about 6 km of the Tiber bank.
“Le Torri di Bagnara” luxury farmhouse
Together with the nearby Torre di Bagnara (historical dwelling XI century), they form the tourist complex called "The Towers of Bagnara Castles", luxury farmhouse which offers a unique experience in an extraordinary complex of Medieval Historic Houses, in direct contact with History and Nature.
Since 1901, the entire Tenuta di Bagnara - in the center of which there is also the Castle of Pieve San Quirico - belongs to the Giunta Tremi counts, a true noble family, great grandson of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who are pleased to welcome the their guests and offer them 5-star aristocratic hospitality.
The castle has been renovated in the 2005 and transformed into a luxury home with 7 rooms e 9 bathrooms (15 places / bed), with breathtaking views and in total privacy, with panoramic veranda, billiard room, bar room, fully equipped kitchen, meeting room, panoramic terrace, laundry. Immerse yourself in the exclusive atmosphere of the luxurious rooms, each different from the other and all equipped with authentic antique furnishings, air conditioning, telephone, WIFI, safe, mini fridge, hairdryer, panoramic view, large private bathroom with tub + overhead shower, luxury towels and linens, and luxury toiletries.
There is also one great church - consecrated - available to guests for weddings, concerts and meetings (70 seats).
Apartments of the Tower
For large groups, the apartments in the nearby tower (15 places / bed in total), which can only be rented in addition to the castle.
Outside is the large medieval courtyard of the castle surrounded by lemon trees, perfect for candlelit dinners, weddings and events.
Park with panoramic swimming pool
The great park-garden of 5.000 square meters surrounding the castle It was created by the famous architect of the Tuscan gardens Alberto Margheriti. There is a big one pool overview with salt water (120 sqm), wooden loggia, BBQ, outdoor shower, bowling alley, children's play area, botanical garden; in addition, guests can also play table tennis, mountain bikes for adults and children and table football.
The castle is equipped with all the necessary staff for a holiday of luxury and comfort: concierge and assistance guests, cleaning maid, breakfast service, gardeners, pool cleaning, and maintenance technician are included in the price. On request are also available: kitchen service (chef and professional waiters), wine tastings, truffle e extra virgin olive oil, cooking lessons, truffle hunting on the estate, yoga classes, helicopter tour of Umbria, all types of transfers and event and wedding planning services.
A team of experts is available to guests - from the moment of booking until departure - to create a personalized program of activities and excursions for the entire week of stay.
Nearby are: inhabited center with all the shops, tennis court, riding stables and an excellent golf course (18 holes), designed by Robert Trent-Jones jr.
How to reach the Castle
The Castle of Pieve San Quirico can be easily reached as it is only 4 km from the exit "Resina" of the E45 highway (Ravenna-Viterbo), which connects directly to the A1 Highway (Rome-Florence) and the Autostrada A14 (Bologna-Bari). Perugia is just 15 minutes by car; Assisi, Gubbio, Lake Trasimeno, Todi and Tuscany can be reached in just 30 minutes.
The first settlement dates back to the 1100th century and was built to defend the church of San Quirico, which later became a parish between 1200 and 700. In the 11th century. the castle was enlarged by Frederick II of Swabia and took on its present appearance, characterized by the internal courtyard and the splendid octagonal tower typical of the Frederick manors. In the eighteenth century the medieval church located inside the courtyard of the castle was destroyed and the Pieve, a large eighteenth century church, oriented east-west and with vaulted ceilings 8 meters high, was built on the north side; XNUMX columns were added on the top of the tower to be able to insert the bells.
The church was always dedicated to San Quirico and is also mentioned in the diploma of Frederick I of 1163 with which "receives under his Imperial Protection the Cathedral of Perugia and puts the churches to the same subject".
Description of services offered:
The castle is rented exclusively, from Saturday to Saturday: Open from April to the end of October.
Concierge services, customer support, cleaning and breakfast are included in the price.
Lunch and dinner, tastings, cooking lessons, truffle hunting on the Bagnara estate, guided tour of Umbria and nearby Tuscany, balloon rides, transfers and many other services are available on request.
Number of beds: 15 - another 15 beds are available in addition and upon request in the nearby Torre di Bagnara (historic residence of the XNUMXth century) - The castle can be rented exclusively - the apartments in the nearby Tower can only be rented in addition to the castle.
Number of rooms: 7 + 8 in the Tower
Number of salons: 2
Swimming pool of 120 sqm, with salt water and a splendid view of the Tiber valley and the surrounding hills
Internet: Wi-Fi both inside and in the pool and gardens
Disabled accessibility: Yes
5.000 garden mq realized by the famous architect of the Tuscan gardens Mario Margheriti, with a small botanical garden with medicinal plants, BBQ and bowling green; there is also a second terraced garden of 3.000 sqm with a children's play area, BBQ and a splendid panoramic terrace. In addition, the castle is located within an estate of 590 hectares equipped with ring routes with picnic areas, for trips on foot and by bike, available to guests of the castle.
Prices for hospitality, (starting from): Eur 9.950 per week - weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday; in the months of April and October they are also taken into consideration minimum nights 3 rentals.
Prices for events, (starting from): the castle is rented only with hospitality. Weddings and other events max 90 people. The castle has permission to celebrate civil marriages on the spot.
UNESCO sites nearby
From the Castle of Pieve San Quirico you reach the Assisi in just 25 minutes by car.
The Castle is an ideal place for those who want to discover the journey of St. Francis (25 minutes by car)