Castello DucaleItaly, Umbria

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What we love

  • Accommodates large groups
  • Piano
  • Billard room
  • Countryside views

This magnificent castle dates back to the early Middle Ages (1200 AC), during which it was the focus of defence of the town of Gubbio against Perugia.

Inaugurated in 2009 after four years of meticulous renovation, Castello Ducale is in the middle of an untouched village, surrounded by forests, meadows and near the waters of the river Chiascio. The castle is part of an estate of 500 hectares, where forests and fields offer a variety of paths for horse riding and itineraries for amazing walks. A beautiful garden of 5.000 sqm surrounds the castle, with its rose garden, century-old trees and a large swimming pool.

The owners of the estate are descendants of the family of Napoleon Bonaparte and they have elegantly furnished the living areas and bedrooms in the empire style with the family’s antique furniture. In the watchtower, bedrooms have been constructed, two of them so large that they cover the entire perimeter of the tower.

The kitchen, a highly functional, professional stainless steel kitchen, is intended for use by clients and staff and is more than adequate for catering for wedding receptions or parties. It has direct access to the inner courtyard of the castle as well as the other outdoor areas.

The guest quarters are independent but are also connected to the castle by an old secret passageway. Wheelchair users are welcome.
Together with the guest quarters, Castello Ducale can accommodate up to 30 guests and the price includes both a daily maid service (except on Sundays) as well as daily breakfast preparation (except on Sundays, cost of the food excluded). On request, a chef can be hired to provide dinner which may be enjoyed in the magnificent setting of the courtyard within the wonderful castle walls or otherwise outside the castle in the terrace area in front of the park, close to the kitchen.

The location of the castle allows for relaxed morning and afternoon excursions to Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi and Cortona. In addition, day trips to Siena, Florence, Montepulciano and Orvieto can easily be arranged.

Staying at Castello Ducale means having a wonderful holiday in a place of your dreams, where you may find yourself recalling the feeling of being a ‘lady or a knight of the court’ in a natural and historical setting and where you cannot help forgetting the daily trials and tribulations of the 21st century.

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  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Piano
  • Heating
  • TV

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Second Floor:

1 x Twin bedroom with fireplace and ensuite bathroom with bathtub and handheld shower.

1 x Double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with bathtub

1 x Double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower.

1 x Twin bedroom and ensuite bathroom with bathtub and handheld shower.

1 x Double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with bathtub and handheld bathroom

The Tower:

Third Floor:

1 x Master Double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with bathtub, jacuzzi and handheld shower.

Fourth floor:

1 x Double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower.

Guest Quarters:

First Floor:

1 x Double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower.

2 x Double bedroom

1 x Shared bathroom with jacuzzi

1 x Twin bedroom and ensuite bathroom with bathtub

1 x Double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi and handheld shower.

1 x Double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower.

Second Floor:

2 x Double bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms with shower.



Large main reception

Living areas

Dining area

Large industrial kitchen

16th-century fireplaces


Satellite TV

DVD player

Laundry facilities

Billard room

Table tennis

Table football



Private swimming pool

Fenced in solarium

Pool house

External bathroom

External showers and changing room

Beautiful outside court

Alfresco dining area

Small terrace

Bocce court

Views of the open countryside




Daily preparation of breakfast (breakfast served from 7.30am to 10.30am), not included purchase and cost of the food, surcharge of 30 Euros for particular food requests

Daily maid service 4 hours per day from Monday to Friday for cleaning bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas –cleaning of the kitchen is not included in the daily maid service

Change of linen and towels on Saturday and midweek

Welcome cocktail upon arrival



Heating 200 Euros a day (it will take 1 to 2 days for the floor heating system to reach the temperature, so it is advisable to inform us in advance if heating is required)

Cooking service available - price dependent on meal and number of guests

Extra maid service 12 Euros per hour

Babysitter 20 Euros per hour

Laundry service 15 Euros per hour

City Tax 1.40 euros per person per night, for the first 4 nights (free for children under 12)

Wine tasting at the castle (for max 15 people) is Euro 130 + the cost of the wine

Security deposit €500

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