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Castle | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 24

PALAZZO MASSARUCCI is a stunning, pink-stone, rustic castle, forming the south wall of the charming village of Macerino, a 16th century village built on the foundations of a medieval fortress, perched on a hillside above Spoleto, Terni and Acquasparta.

With large north and south facing windows that invite perfumed cross breezes in summer, the castle also offers skylights, glass roof panels and terraces, that make it an unusually bright and cheery castle with beautiful views and complete privacy.

Palazzo Massarucci has been lovingly restored with an eye to COMFORT, CONVENIENCE, PLEASURE and PRIVACY. It boasts 9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3 double spa tubs, a sauna, a large private swimming pool and lawn and gardens and gorgeous views of the Spoleto Valley, and the rugged forests, hills and valleys of the Massa Martana.

The castle’s 500 year old stone walls, that reach a thickness of 1.5 meters (5 feet thick) on the ground floor, offer a cool and fresh interior.

Legend has it that Lucrezia Borgia slept in Palazzo Massarucci. One can only imagine which of the six roaring fireplaces warmed her if it was winter. Lucrezia was the daughter of Rodrigo Borgia who became Pope Alexander Vl. She was infamously portrayed as a killer of husbands and lovers but history suggests that her brother, Ceasare, one of her lovers and possibly the father of the first of her eight children, was the actual killer.

Today under floor & forced air heating, THICK FEATHER DUVETS with LUSH COTTON LINENS keep you cozy in winter.

Palazzo Massarucci was for centuries the seat of the Vicar of Umbria and later owned by Anna Mahler, the sculptress and daughter of the composer Gustav Mahler.

In 2002 Palazzo Massarucci was the residence of Sophia Loren as she filmed the Ital/Canadian production of “Lives of the Saints”.

Please find everything from picnic blankets, baskets and backpacks. Feel free to open doors and drawers and discover many items for your convenience. The kitchen will normally have basic herbs, salt and pepper and often much more. The vast forests surrounding the castle are rich with truffle, asparagus and mushroom and offer a kaleidoscope of color throughout the seasons.

Near to Spoleto, Assisi, Todi and other visited Umbrian towns this hilltop is secluded, quiet, romantic and convenient. It offers two neighborhood Restaurants famous for authentic Umbrian cuisine, La Fontana and La Castagnetta. La Fontana is just steps below the castle and also offers cocktails, wine or espresso in the bar. An adjacent property offers additional accommodations. The archaeological Roman site of Carsulae is a hike away and snow skiing is an hour away.

Our grounds are fully landscaped with lush lawns, climbing roses, jasmine that winds to the roof and giant lavender plants that invite butterflies throughout summer. Bulbs and perennials ensure early blooms of color.??
Visit PALAZZO MASSARUCCI and bask in the secrets of centuries of glory … If only walls could whisper...

Size Sleeps up to 24, 8 bedrooms
Nearest beach Le Marche 80 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access , Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia or Rome 60 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto or Terni 12 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed