Placed on top of a hill near the border with the Tiber Valley, the "Castello dei Leoni" is an ancient medieval fortress which has been built at the beginning of XII Century.
The position is perfect: Panoramic, reserved and quiet, although being 5 km from Deruta’s historical centre and the E45 high-speed motorway.
In 20 minutes is possible to reach Todi and Perugia, in 30 minutes Assisi and the Trasimeno Lake, while Orvieto and Terni can be reached in one hour approximately.
The closest airport is that of Perugia Sant’Egidio, in 20 minutes, while for International flights Rome Ciampino and Rome Fiumicino are 2 hours away. The original structure was developed and restored in the following periods. Three different architectural units on behalf of three historical periods can be found:
The middle Age (dating back to XII Century) when the thick stone boundary walls (2,5 metres and more) and the Longobard tower were built.
The Renaissance (dating back to xv-xvi Century), when the main body of the Castle with the main tower of round shape was built.
The neo-gothic Age (XIX Century) represents that part of the building facing the internal hamlet . This part of the castle is the only one with old rose plastered façade.
The castle has a structure with old stone and bricks and has a total surface of 2000 square metres. Inside the castle there are some boardrooms, historical ballrooms and habitable corridors, as well as seven suites with bathroom with Jacuzzi bath tub and chromotherapy, hozonetherapy and Turkish bath, seven bedrooms with en suite bathroom and single bedroom with bathroom. In the guest quarters of the castle there are two additional bedrooms with bathroom.
The total bathrooms are 18, including also the staff ones.
The property includes three equipped kitchen: The original castle’s kitchen (on the ground floor), the manor kitchen (on the first floor) and the guest quarters’ kitchen (on the second floor).
On the ground floor there are many large-sized boardrooms and ballrooms, like the Grande Salone degli Armigeri (100 square metres and more) linked to the large kitchen of the Castle with a porch with shatterproof glasses, leading to the two small living rooms of the cloister, which leads, in its turn, to the Longobardic tower where there are additional bedrooms and bathrooms. An internal stone staircase leads to the Piano nobile of the Castle and to the suites, from one of which we access independently a large terrace of 60 squazre metres, facing the cloister of the castle.
From the Longobardic tower, through the helicoidal staircase, we access the external betterment facing the secular park and the panoramic terrace of the castle (facing the pool and the Tiber valley) overhanging the porch.
On the Piano Nobile of the castle there are other boardrooms leading to the main tower of the castle, which is divided into four levels and is partially frescoed. All the Piano Nobile of the Castle, including some corridors have decorated walls and ceilings.
From the Piano nobile we access another suite and a living room internally decorated. From here one can enjoy a superb 360 degree view on the medium Tiber Valley, Perugia, Deruta, Monte Peglia towards Tuscany, Todi, Monti Martani and the historical city of Perugia. All the rooms are equipe with wi-fa internet connection. In the last few years the castle has been carefully restored, both internally and externally.
Those interventions kept it in excellent condition and made it appealing under the historical and architectural point of view and is today bound by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage of Umbria. The systems have all been re-done according to the latest European safety rules.
The Castle has also been restored in the structure according to the latest earthquake-proof rules . All the roofing have been reinforced and caulked. All the windows have been carefully restored.
The property is completed by a secular park of 8500 square metres with high shaft trees and a garden with statues and footpaths. In the terraced garden there is a beautiful pool with roman staircase. The pool is 12,5 metres long and 6 metres large and is equipped with Jacuzzi bath tub with aromatherapy and chromotherapy. The relax area includes a gazebo with a refined Murano glass chandelier, drawing rooms and old jugs dating back to 1700 as well as umbrellas and hammocks.