New in our portfolio

Price € 56175 per week (more information) Prices and availabilities on request
Sleeps 36
Bedrooms 15
Bathrooms 18
Accessibility The four deluxe rooms are all located on the ground floor and are therefore accessible to less mobile guests.
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Borgo Monte Arale

For those who have ever dreamed of getting married in Italy, or who want somewhere for a big celebration, this is the place!

Borgo Monte Arale, our trusted wedding location, is a 500-hectare estate that sits in an ancient landscape of breathtaking beauty on the border of Umbria and Tuscany, in Italy’s green heartland.

Three separate little hamlets, or ‘borghi’, have been carefully restored and added to, with lush gardens and careful landscaping, resulting in a cohesive estate that offers guests the perfect venue for a wedding, a birthday celebration or just a large group gathering.

The original ‘borgo’, is the jewel in the estate’s crown. Here, there are the guest suites, the restaurant and a fabulous outdoor pool. The original church still stands, too. Guests can hold smaller events here, for up to 36 guests, where they can rent out the borgo in its entirety.

The staff at Borgo Monte Arale have extensive experience in hosting incredible weddings and events. This is not a cookie-cutter kind of place but somewhere that celebrates the beauty of Umbria through its food and wine, its setting and its fabulous hospitality, as well as the individuality of its guests. It is truly special. 

Superior Rooms (click for pictures)

The 4 Superior Rooms represent the essence of comfort. Every apartment is different from each other but they are united by a refined and non-trivial design and by the presence of services and facilities that will make you feel the desire to stay. Characterized by large spaces that leave the freedom to enjoy every corner.

Deluxe Garden Room (click for pictures)

The four Deluxe Garden rooms have in common that they are all located on the ground floor. Each opening and each window reveal a spectacle made up of exciting colors and scents of the outdoor spaces. These rooms offer wide space to move freely and lounge corners where you can sit and admire the surrounding spectacle.

Junior Suites (click for pictures)

The Junior Suites are real apartments consisting of two bedrooms and a spacious living area. Ideal for a stay with friends or family, they assure maximum privacy but also sociability and sharing at the same time, if desired. The three Junior Suites are all different from each other and offer a journey through spaces of unexpected care.

Suites (click for pictures)

The three Suites are truly unique rooms with different characteristics. Ancient walls, quality materials, furnishings designed for the detail of each space and comfort that is not easy to find elsewhere. Each suite has its soul. Which is the one for you?

Presidential Suite Eremo (click for pictures)

The Presidential Suite Eremo is the icon of The Villages of the Hermitage. Located on the first floor of an ancient abbey of the twelfth century, you can access the open space thanks to a charming loggia. Here, the living room is located under the sumptuous Romanesque vault belonging to the remains of the abbey and is separated from the bedroom only by the refined electric fireplace. The view sweeps 180 ° over the entire estate.

The unique element of this Suite is the private Spa: an environment entirely dedicated to wellness, with Turkish bath, nebulized shower, Scottish shower, chrome and aroma therapy in a single environment. From the Whirpool bath you can admire the cinema wall and the second electric fireplace. A second electric fireplace makes the stay in the comfortable loungers intimate. The large private garden includes a panoramic gazebo. Reserved parking.

Rooms description


Guests are accommodated in San Giovanni, the borgo at the southern end of the estate, where rooms are spread across different buildings, including the former farmhouse and the original monastry.
There are 15 rooms altogether: four superior ones and four deluxe ones, three suites and three junior suites, and a presidential suite with its own mini spa.
The rooms have been sympathetically restored, respecting the original architecture with cotto floors, wooden ceiling beams and the can’t-quite-be-real-but-they-are views out over the Umbrian landscape.
Differing in size and characteristics according to room type, they all have indulgently big and comfy beds - some sophisticated four posters, others with impressive wooden headboards or button-upholstered ones. Decorated in soft, elegant tones, the rooms have Smart TVs, heating and air conditioning, living areas and many have fireplaces, too. The larger suites are more like apartments with their own small kitchens and living areas and, in the case of the Junior Suites, a second twin bedroom. A couple of the suites can be combined to make one large apartment.
With capacity for 36 guests, it is a perfect place to gather friends and family.


Bathrooms combine form with function: high-performance showers are surrounded by handcrafted tiles or beautiful stone such as Nuovo Portoro black marble, while basins sit on marble-topped, wooden vanity units. Size and style vary according to the class of room - the Suites have freestanding tubs or whirlpool baths while the Presidential Suite has its own private spa with a cinema wall.


Many of the rooms have their own small kitchen, that include an induction hob, a sink, a fridge and a coffee machine.

Living rooms

The bedrooms have their own living areas – in some cases a separate room with a beautiful round dining table with velvet dining chairs or a large sofa in front of the fireplace. Whatever the grade of room, guests have somewhere to sit and relax in comfort and privacy.

Other rooms

The Restaurant The restaurant will be of private use for the guests. Guests can dine inside or out, depending on the season. It’s a spectacular location. The daytime sun-drenched view of hilltop towns and the Val di Chiana in the distance transforms, come evening, into an architectural silhouette on the horizon as the sun sets on the terrace. Using local produce, much of it grown on the estate, the seasonal menu delivers fabulous regional dishes steeped as much in flavour as they are in the cooking traditions of this foodie Italian heartland. The drama is found in the setting as well as the food and for events, parties can dine al fresco in the beautiful gardens where staff are experienced in bringing themes and ideas to life.




private pool, air conditioning, wedding location, tennis court, espresso machine, nespresso machine, car charging point, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, television, telephone, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque


The four deluxe rooms are all located on the ground floor and are therefore accessible to less mobile guests.


Set in the rolling Umbrian hills, the estate showcases this green Italian heartland to perfection. Guests can wander through and between the three hamlets, where the terraced lawns and beautiful flower beds are all perfectly landscaped so guests can soak in the magnetic view and feel a part of it. There is a pool and a tennis court. For a big celebration or gathering, an outdoor set-up makes the most of the grandeur and immense beauty.


Borgo Monte Arale is a place of relaxation and, as such, is suitable for adults or children over the age of 12, only.

Availability & Pricing

New in our portfolio

weekly prices
Prices and availabilities on request
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Minimum rental of the estate is 2 days.

Leisure & Activities


Borgo Monte Arale is a place of stunning beauty where guests are encouraged to switch off and relax. If, for you, that means hiking or biking, there are beautiful routes through the estate or further afield through the surrounding landscape. Guests have use of the pool and tennis court, too. Beach and water-sport facilities are a short drive away at Lake Trasimeno (25km). For keen golfers there is a choice of a 9-hole course at the Lamborghini Golf Course in nearby Panicarola (16km) or 18 holes at Golf Club Perugia (28km) and there are stables 8km away at Montegabbione for those who wish to ride.


Special Umbria works closely totgether with Borgo Monte Arale for all our wedding location requests. Meanwhile, Special Umbria is happy to tailor-make further itineraries for our guests, including suggested villas beyond the estate, guided tours of national parks or city culture tours. Please contact us directly for rates and availability.


The world-famous, annual Umbria Jazz Festival takes place in the first two weeks of July. Previous artists include Diana Krall, John Legend and Lady Gaga. A high-quality Palio [medieval festival] brings Città della Pieve to life in August every year with a variety of activities. Please ask for more details.

More information


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Piegaro is a small Medieval town with a small collection of restaurants, bars and shops, a pharmacy and a church. Tavernelle de Panicale (9km) on the way to Perugia is a little larger, as are nearby Città della Pieve (13km) or Paciano (18km).


Air The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (45km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Florence [FLR] (160km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (168km); and Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (181km). Train The train station at Chiusi [19km] is ideal for direct journeys to Rome and Florence. There is car rental available at the station. Road The A1 motorway exits closest to the property are at Fabro (15km) for Rome and at Chiusi (19km) for Florence.


Borghi dell’Eremo is close to Piegaro, a small town on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. There are lots more towns and cities of cultural and historical interest to explore nearby, including: Castiglione del Lago (26km); Perugia (36km); Deruta (37km); Montepulciano, which is famed for its wine (40km); Cortona (46km); Orvieto (46km); Assisi (57km); Todi (57km); Montefalco/Bevagna (66km); Gubbio (85km); Spoleto (95km); Siena (98km); Florence (138km); and Rome (154km).

Your villa and Covid-19

To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.

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