New in our portfolio

Price Starting from € 3000 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Accessibility The house is not specifically accessible for people with mobility problems.
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Palazzo del borgo

The light interior of this beautiful 14th century palatial townhouse offers guests a calm retreat in Italy’s green heartland

Palazzo del Borgo is an impressively large property. Set over three floors and with walls downstairs that date from the 14th century, it has been cleverly restored and offers a light and spacious retreat for eight guests.

The 380sqm of elegantly proportioned rooms make for a calm space that is just as well suited to entertaining as to relaxing. Plenty of original features, including stone arches, stone stairs and stone fireplaces, as well as high wooden-beamed ceilings, add an air of splendour, while modern artworks, pieces of original furniture and a calm colour palette whisper modern sophistication.

The space encourages guests to switch off completely, taking time to read and relax, to sit and chat and to linger over food made with delicious local ingredients.

The views over the surrounding countryside are magnificent and the balcony, garden and small pool add to the palazzo’s grandeur and charm. There is a restaurant in the village itself and guests can stock up on basics in San Venanzo, or, for a greater choice, head 8km away to Marsciano.

Many of Umbria’s delightful hilltop towns can be reached in under 40 minutes and the National Gallery in Perugia and the incredible church at Assisi are top of the to-do list. But ultimately, Palazzo del Borgo is a place to come with family or friends to slow down, switch off and reconnect. 

Rooms description


The palazzo sleeps eight in four bedrooms. The front door to the three-storey property is on the middle floor where there is one double/twin bedroom with a separate guest toilet. The two principal bedrooms are on the upper floor, with a bathroom each, and the final bedroom and bathroom are on the lower floor. The bedrooms are all spacious and individually decorated but share the same Scandi aesthetic with white walls, exposed light stone and painted wood, high ceilings and original art.


Like the bedrooms, the bathrooms are all different. On the top floor there is an en-suite shower room and a separate bathroom that has a bath as well as a shower. The lower floor has a shower room. High-performance fixtures and fittings are common to them all.


Accessed through a wide doorway from the dining room, the light and bright, high-ceilinged kitchen is well equipped with a gas hob and electric oven and all the gadgets and utensils you might need. The sink is cleverly placed in the window recess and looks out over the garden. Dining room Situated to the right of the entrance hall on the middle floor, the vast dining room contains one of three open fireplaces. A high ceiling of whitewashed beams makes the room feel light and bright while colourful artwork, original furniture and beautiful lighting add depth. The wooden dining table runs down the middle of the room and seats at least eight in comfort. The kitchen and hallway are accessed through wide, open doorways either side of the dining room and there is a staircase down to the lower floor. There is a balcony on the middle floor where guests can also dine.

Living rooms

Palazzo del Borgo is an exceptionally large property. The big entrance hall has a fireplace, as does the impressive living room on the upper floor. Both rooms are fabulous entertaining spaces as well as rooms to relax in. The oldest part of the building that dates back to the 14th century is on the lower floor. Here there is further communal space with niches and arches, old stone walls and ancient wooden ceiling beams.

Other rooms

On the lower floor a spacious utility room houses the tech room and the laundry facilities. There is a small kitchenette downstairs, too, and two further entrances: one from the village and another from the garden. A guest toilet is accessible from the entrance hall.



Cleaning will be done twice a week: intensive cleaning with linen change on Saturday and a mid week cleaning during the week. More cleaning upon request against extra charge.


private pool, dogs allowed, espresso machine, nespresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque, hairdryer


The house is not specifically accessible for people with mobility problems.


The front door to Palazzo del Borgo leads off a small village piazza into the middle floor of the property. This, in turn, leads through to the balcony on the south side of the house, which is directly above the pool and terraced garden, all of which are bathed in sunshine for most of the day. The pool is small (4.20m x 2.10m) but perfectly formed, with stunning views of the rolling countryside stretching beyond.


Availability & Pricing

New in our portfolio

weekly prices
from 6 January 2024 to 18 May 2024 € 3000
from 18 May 2024 to 8 June 2024 € 4000
from 8 June 2024 to 14 September 2024 € 4500
from 14 September 2024 to 28 September 2024 € 4000
from 28 September 2024 to 21 December 2024 € 3000
from 21 December 2024 to 4 January 2025 € 4000
Price on request.
Cleaning fee: EUR 250 per week
firewood per m3: EUR 100
Dog fee: EUR 100 per week

Security deposit: EUR 750 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival;
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending other bookings) arrival as of 4 PM, departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departures days on request.

Leisure & Activities


Activities There are lots of beautiful walks directly from the palazzo. For beach and watersport facilities, Lake Trasimeno is 50km away. There are two golf courses: the 9-hole Golf Course Lamborghini at Panicarola (46km) and the 18-hole Golf Club Perugia in Ellera Umbra (45km).


Special Umbria is happy to tailor-make itineraries for our guests, including guided tours of national parks, city culture tours or other activities. We are able to organise a private chef for your entire stay or someone who can prepare traditional, local food when required. 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. Please ask for more details.

More information


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Palazzo del Borgo is on a little piazza in the village of Rotecastello, halfway between Orvieto and Perugia. The village has a restaurant and you can pick up basics in San Venanzo, just 3km away, while Marsciano, 8km away, has a bigger selection of shops and restaurants. The property faces south-west and so has the sun all day, magnifying the incredible views over the Umbrian hills. Many of the surrounding towns, such as Perugia, Todi, Orvieto and Assisi are less than 45 minutes away.


The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (40km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Rome Ciampino [CIA] (165km); Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (180km); and Florence [FLR] (189km). Rail The international train station at Perugia (40km) is ideal for direct journeys to Rome and Florence. Car rental is available from this station. Road The E45 exit closest to the property is at Todi (25km).


Palazzo del Borgo is close to several towns and cities in both Umbria and Tuscany, including, Marsciano (8km); Deruta (22km); Todi (25km); Fabro (36km); Perugia (40km); Orvieto (41km); Castiglione del Lago (54km); Assisi (56km); Spello (58km); Spoleto (64km); Montepulciano, famed for its wine (78km); Cortona (85km); Siena; (141km); Rome (151km); and Florence (172km).

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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