A 12th C luxury castle on the Tuscany/Umbria border, sleeps 16

  • Situated on the Tuscany/Umbria border
  • Set in 5 acres of grounds
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 8 en suite bathrooms
  • Aristocratic furnishings by a top interior designer
  • Private heated pool (15 x 6.5mt)
  • WI FI internet
  • Fitness area
  • Turkish bath
  • Professional kitchen
  • Wine cellar with private dining room
  • Bar
  • Terraces for outdoor relaxing/dining with spectuacular views
  • BBQ
  • Professional staff included
  • 10 min drive to restaurant, grocers, tennis court, golf course
  • Perugia - 15km

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Castello Merlo is a fabulous, luxury castle on the Tuscany / Umbria border, that dates as far back as the 12th century.  This historic eight bedroom property has been fully restored and has commanding views over the Tiber valley. It stood as a ruin for many years before it was bought and restored in the mid-eighties and completed in 2012. It is set in 5 hectares of grounds and the accommodation is 2,000 square metres. It has been lovingly restored to a high standard to provide luxury level, holiday accommodation.
Castello Merlo is the perfect spot to explore both Tuscany and Umbria. Assisi the home of Saint Francis is 40km, Gubbio 47km, but the border with Tuscany is close by, so you can explore beautiful Lake Trasimeno or head over to some of the most well renowned wine towns such as Montepulciano and Montalcino. Or just explore the fabulous city of Perugua with its great shopping, beautiful cathedral and hidden underground city.

2023 Prices (in € euros per week)
Low Mid High
Jan, Feb, March
Nov, Dec
April, May, Sept, Oct
Xmas & New Year
June, July, Aug
No staff - €25,000
Fully Staffed - €30,000

Rental: MIn 3 nights in Low & Mid season, weekly in High Season Sat - Sat

Prices include: Welcome aperatif, water, gas, electricity, air con, WI FI internet, underfloor heating, linen  (changed mid week), bathroom & pool towels (changed every other day), property manager, concierge, night guardian, morning maid service daily, garden & pool maintenance, 2 in house laundry services for standard items, final cleaning.

Not included: Chef service, villa pre stocking, spa treatments, extra bed - €125 per night, cot & high chair - €25 per day, shopping service - €30 per hr plus cost of groceries, extra maid service - €25 per hr per maid, extra bathroom towels - €25 per bathroom, extra pool towels - €15 per bedroom, extra linen change - €25 per bedroom, specialist laundry service - runner service per hr plus cost of dry cleaning, dog - €25 per night (requires authorisation), in house laundry service over 2 washes included - €25 per wash, ironing - €25 per hr (standard clothing), pool heating €70 per day (min 7 days)

Food Deposit: €2,000 by bank transfer before arrival

Security Deposit:
€10,000 payable by bank transfer 30 days beofre arrival or on arrival in cash and refunded within 1 week of departure



Castello Merlo is a spectacular restored 12th Century castle on the Tuscany/Umbria border. It features a living room, dining room, professional kitchen, 15 x 6.5 mt swimming pool (heated on request), a fitness centre, two outdoor terraces with breath taking views, a BBQ area and space for dining and relaxing. The castle also comes with professional staff, who provide an excellent service. Castello Merlo features fireplaces in each room, velvet curtains, renaissance tapestries, frescoes, art work, high quality furniture all combined with all modern comforts that create a unique atmosphere for the more discerning guest. 
Castello Merlo is an oasis for those looking for a country retreat to enjoy in privacy, combined with  luxury level service.


  • Super spacious living room with stone fireplace for cosy winter evenings, rich tapestries, velvet cushions, antique leather armchairs
  • Dining room with beamed ceiling, large open fireplace and historical artworks
  • Professional kitchen - deluxe , modern, custom built kitchen that is both beautiful and functional


Each of the eight bedrooms has a completely unique style, design and colour. Luxurious fabrics and soft linen are used for the super king sized beds. Comfortable sofas, panoramic views and fine artworks will make you want to spend all your time indoors to enjoy the medieval setting of the castle.
All 8 bedrooms and suites have private en suite luxury bathrooms. All of the bathrooms are spacious and elegant (one has a jacuzzi). Marble showers, heated stone floors and thick towels make every bathroom experience a pleasure.

Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower

Bedroom 2
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower

Bedroom 3
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower

Bedroom 4
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower

Bedroom 5
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower

Bedroom 6
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower

Bedroom 7
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower

Bedroom 8
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower


The castle features many beautiful terraces around the property that are furnished for relaxing. Outside, two outdoor terraces offer stunning views and are available for dining or relaxing. One of the terraces is equipped with a wood oven/barbecue for those summer evenings, dining underneath the stars. The private pool (15 x 6.5mt and heated on request) is set amogst the olive tress and enjoys fabulous views. The pool terrace is equipped with double loungers and has the wonderful  scent of lavendar and immortelle in season. That together with the breathtaking panoramas makes for a heady expereince.
The commanding position of the castle means that wherever you are, the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Tiber valley can be appreciated. The cities of Assisi and Perugia can be seen from the front terrace, while near the swimming pool Monte Tezio and Monte Acuto dominate the panorama. Whether relaxing by the pool, or enjoying a morning coffee overlooking the Tiber Valley, the life of the castle is in harmony with the surrounding countryside.


2,000 sq mts of living space
Set in 5 acres
Private parking
Private pool (15 x 6.5mts) heated on request
Pool house
Under floor heating
Under floor cooling throughout
Under floor cooling plus air con in top floor bedrooms
All bedrooms have en suites and a living room space
TV, DVD player & CD player
iPod dock
WI FI internet
Baby cot available
Massage room
Various spa treatments available
Turkish bath
Laundry Service
Professional kitchen
2 outdoor terraces for relaxing/dining
Wine cellar with private dining room
Roof top terrace with spectacuar views
Stone BBQ
Hairdryers in every bedroom
Courtesy kit in each bathroom
Truffle hunting in season with full course menu


Check in
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Max 16 guests
Children welcome
Pets allowed on request and require authorisation

No smoking villa
Weddings and events are accepted - max 100 guests (enquire for details)


10 min drive to restaurant, grocers, tennis court, golf course
Perugia 15km
Lake Trasimeno 24km
Assisi 40km
Gubbio 47km
Cortona 52km
Arezzo 97km
Florence 154km
Rome 186km

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