Castles & Hamlets in Italy

A selection of hamlets and historic castles to visit and learn. You can plan a holiday with accommodation in the most beautiful castles and villages in Italy. In addition to hospitality, these historic buildings are a unique location for weddings, stays, visits, private or corporate events. Live the history of medieval castles and villages for a new experience of knowledge of this important part of the Italian cultural heritage.

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Tenuta di Fiorano Estate

Tenuta di Fiorano Estate

Roma - RM
The complex of buildings, starting from the Appia Antica, includes the “Casale di Fiorano”, formerly owned by the Convent of San Saba in the tenth century, named as “fortified house” in the twelfth century, which is the oldest part of the estate. Going inward, you can see the “Fioranello Casali” buildings dating back to - [...]
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Castle Ginori in Querceto

Castle Ginori in Querceto

Montecatini Val di Cecina - PI
In the heart of the Cecina Valley, between Volterra and the Etruscan Coast, the Ginori Castle perches on top of a hill in Querceto an enchanting medieval village whose long and rich history has blended for over two centuries with the history of the Marchesi Ginori Lisci, a noble Florentine family who are famous throughout the world for their precious porcelain - [...]
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Castle of Bornato

Castle of Bornato

Cazzago San Martino - BS
In the heart of Franciacorta, among the gentle hills of vineyards, dominates the Castle Bornato and Villa Orlando, rare example of a Renaissance villa built in a medieval castle. The location is absolutely stunning and the view glimpse on the Po Valley and on clear days all the way to the Apennines. The original core was an ancient Roman castrum built to - [...]
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Borgo Riccio in Cilento

Borgo Riccio in Cilento

Torchiara - SA
Borgo Riccio is located on the perimeter of the historical center of Torchiara and is overlooked by the church-fortress of Saint Salvatore built in the XII century. Torchiara is a medieval town situated a few kilometers from Paestum, the blue flag see of Agropoli and the city of Salerno. Borgo Riccio is plunged into a vast park characterized by typical - [...]
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Villa della Genga

Villa della Genga

Spoleto - PG
Villa della Genga is settled above the small hamlet of Poreta, nestled among olive grove and dominating the valley. Build by della Genga family on the second half of 1600, it has played an important role as an agricultural center, with its rural annex and vast land, but at the same time played a role as hunting lodge, its sophisticated paintings and fine - [...]
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Borgo della Marmotta Farm Resort

Borgo della Marmotta Farm Resort

Spoleto - PG
Borgo della Marmotta Farm Resort, in the hamlet of Poreta, shows off its medieval origins through the attentive restoration that brought it back to the surface. The square, the stables, the sheepfold, the mill, the granary and the great outdoor courts host 11 rooms, 7 apartament suites,, a restaurant, living rooms, wellness area, large lawn and a swimming pool - [...]
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Castle of Gabiano

Castle of Gabiano

Gabiano - AL
Situated in the Piedmont Region of north-west of Italy, boasts more than a century of history. In the 8th century, the document signed by Carlo Magno already testify the presence of a “Cortem magnam nominam Gabianam”. In the remote 1164, Federico the 1st granted the investiture to the Marquis Guglielmo II of Monferrato. From this time the Castello di Gabiano - [...]
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Castle of Miradolo

Castle of Miradolo

San Secondo di Pinerolo - TO
The Cosso Foundation was born in 2008 in Pinerolo and aims at developing culture and art, scientific and humanistic research and at promoting the territory in Piedmont. Most of the projects such as exhibitions, performances, concerts, educational trainings and social activities are held in the areas that are in under repair in Miradolo Castle. The Foundation - [...]
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Marquis Castle of Auletta

Marquis Castle of Auletta

Auletta - SA
The Auletta’s Marquis Castle is one of the most ancient residence in Salerno’s province. During its history the Castle has been house of many noble families and it is now house of the Maioli Castriota Scanderbech. The building has medioeval origin and it got its current configuration in the 1240 when the Castle became part of the defense fortress of the - [...]
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Castle of Porcia

Castle of Porcia

Porcia - PN
The Castle of Porcia is one of the emblematic locations of the history of the Friuli region. The complex is made up of a central keep, a Renaissance wing and a Venetian-style structure. Built to serve the military purpose of protecting the territory from Barbarian invasion, in the 13th century the Castle became the permanent residence of the noble Porcia e - [...]
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Castle Odescalchi in Santa Marinella

Castle Odescalchi in Santa Marinella

Santa Marinella - RM
This charming property of the Odescalchi family is located north of Rome, on the Via Aurelia, in the old town of Santa Marinella, known as one of the loveliest seaside resorts of Lazio area. Located overlooking the sea in the oldest part of the village, the castle was part of the system of maritime defensive fortresses of the Holy See. Important example of - [...]
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Castle of Fonterutoli

Castle of Fonterutoli

Castellina in Chianti - SI
Historic home of the Mazzei family since 1435 as many as 24 generations, the village of Fonterutoli today keeps intact its medieval origins appearance. Its origins are ancient, attested by an Etruscan necropolis near the village and a Roman road that passes through it, the famous Via Romea. A small number of stone buildings, the church of San Miniato in the - [...]
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Isola Madre

Isola Madre

Stresa - VB
Isola Madre is the biggest of the Verbano islands. It raises from the water with an enticing silhouette traced in the luxurious vegetation that covers the greatest part of it, as long as the squared palazzo in the southern part, which is also the highest. Isola Madre overlooks the Pallanza shores and, compared to Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori, looks secluded - [...]
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Castle of Castelnuovo Tancredi

Castle of Castelnuovo Tancredi

Buonconvento - SI
The estate of Castelnuovo Tancredi encompasses more than 600 hectares of the surrounding hillside of Buonconvento, between Montalcino and Siena, in the Orcia Valley. There are 5 stone farmhouses that are part of the property, that together with the villa itself, are dedicated to the the wine production, offices and the hospitality aspect of the estate. Many - [...]
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Castle of Brolio

Castle of Brolio

Gaiole in Chianti - SI
Built in the 11th century, Castello di Brolio was restructured by Bettino Ricasoli whom, in the second half of the 19th century, strove to make the Castle one of the best examples of the Sienese neo-Gothic style. There, Bettino Ricasoli (1809-1880) who was the protagonist of the Risorgimento aside Cavour and he twice held the - [...]
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Isola Bella

Isola Bella

Stresa - VB
Isola Bella is a place of splendor thanks to the recurrent blooming and the priceless architectural treasures that blends into a wonderful microcosm. Since when it was transformed from barren rock to a blooming garden, the island appears as a galleon floating on the blue waters of the Lago Maggiore as his founder, Vitaliano VI Borromeo, meant for her. - [...]
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Castle of Chignolo Po

Castle of Chignolo Po

Pavia - PV
Splendid eighteenth-century aristocratic mansion, museum of art and costume, the Castle Procaccini, called “the Versailles of Lombardy”, contains important and valuable evidence of the lavish world of the nobility of Lombardy and Venice. The spectacular baroque courtyard, large frescoed halls of the school of Tiepolo, the refinement of the - [...]
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Castle Rocca di Angera

Castle Rocca di Angera

Angera - VA
La Rocca di Angera si erge maestosa su uno sperone di roccia che domina la sponda meridionale del Lago Maggiore. In posizione strategica per il controllo dei traffici, fu proprietà della casata dei Visconti, originaria del Verbano, e nel 1449 fu acquistata dai Borromeo, cui ancor oggi appartiene. Al suo interno, - [...]
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Castle of Montegiove

Castle of Montegiove

Montegabbione - TR
In an absolutely breathtaking position, the Castle of Montegiove lies hidden amidst the green and lush green Umbrian hills, in the middle of an estate that extends for 1200 hectares on the border between Orvieto and Perugia. The castle was constructed around 1280 by the Bulgarelli Family, counts of Marciano, and it is one of the oldest castle in the region. - [...]
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Borghese Castle Pratica di Mare

Borghese Castle Pratica di Mare

Pomezia - RM
Il Castello di Pratica di Mare sorge sulle rovine dell’antica città di Lavinium fondata da Enea a seguito del suo approdo sulla costa. Proprietà della Famiglia Borghese dal 1617, nel corso del tempo ha costituito il centro di vita della civiltà locale e delle terre confinanti. Il Castello ha mantenuto l’impianto architettonico originario - [...]