Gardens & Pools
The buildings of Castello Monticelli are surrounded by almost 10.000 square meters of gardens and lawns, of which about 1.600 are “private gardens” of suites and apartments on the ground floor. The rest of the gardens are at the disposal of our guests who are free to choose where they want to sit and relax. On the top of the hill which is quite large and flat there are squares, lawns and terraces with spectacular views on the underlying valleys, on the forests nearby and on the medieval hamlets around. Perugia with its Ertuscan walls and its main monasteries is visible at a 16 km distance from one of its terraces and from one of its pools, from several private gardens and from many windows of the apartments. At only 2 km one sees the forest Sereni-Torricella, protected by the Italian Government and by the EU.
From the hill of Castello Monticelli one enjoys the sun which rises in Umbria and sets in Tuscany. Castello Monticelli, thanks to its favoured location, represents a good starting point to visit also Tuscany, Latium and Central Italy.
Castello Monticelli has 2 pools with good views on the underlying valleys. The largest pool is on the north-western side of the hill and is 16 meters long and 6 meters wide. The smaller one, which is 8 times 4 meters, lies on the north-easten side of the hill and has a good view on Perugia.
Our organic farm
The farm of Castello Monticelli has about 4 hectars of arable land in the valley, and about 4 hectars of woods and olive groves on the sometime quite steep slope of the hill. The organic vegetable garden produces many types of vegetables, of aromatic herbs and of berries, mainly strawberries, raspberries, currants and gooseberries. Furthermore the farm has planted 4 years ago 160 fruit trees, to produce mainly apples, pears, apricots, peaches and mulberries.all of an antique variety.
A part of the production of our farm is used for our breakfasts and for the restaurant. A part of the production of our fruit trees and of our berries is trasformed into jellies and the rest is sold.