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Torre d'Orlando is a charming historic house that dates back to the eleventh century, It is part of the Capecchio Castle - a 13th century fortress that lies in a dominant position in the heart of the vast estate, and that was transformed into a monastery in the fifteenth century. It is recognized as an historic residence and it became part of UNESCO's Italian heritage in 2009. The Capecchio Castle has recently been extraordinarily restored and transformed into a luxurious 5 bedroom residence. It is spacious and elegant, giving the impression of stepping back in time. Torre d'Orlando is a small paradise where you can enjoy a quiet and refined holiday whilst emersed in nature. Its truly magical atmosphere is suspended between the past and the present and the Torre offers the perfect union between the austerity of medieval architecture and the charm of the unspoilt Umbrian landscape.
Having been transformed into a charming historic house and appearing in Architectural Digest and Vogue House, Torre d'Orlando, the north wing of the castle, is a luxurious residence. This magnificent building is surrounded by a park of 115 hectares, and is a place of extraordinary beauty for a truly unforgettable stay, where history and nature combine with great elegance. Being both romantic and intimate, this is the ideal place for those seeking comfort in a refined historical environment. The guests of Torre d'Orlando will enjoy the use of a sunny and peaceful private swimming pool (14x5mt), which is hidden amongst cypress, oak and olive trees and offers a spectacular view. Next to the pool is a massage room - where you can relax in the expert hands of professional therapists who are available upon reservation, a dressing room, a bathroom and a mini-bar.
The garden is open to guests, and consists of a stunning expanse of lawn on which the Castle stands , as well as magical secret corners and crevices from which guests can listen to nature and absorb their historical surroundings. Along the outer walls, that are of various origins, dating from the Roman times to the Middle Ages to the Renaissance Period, you will find a large pergola, covered with climbing roses and wisteria, that shelters a large table perfect for al-fresco dining under the stars on summer evenings. This outside space is also offers a wash basin and a small bbq and work surface.
Torre d'Orlando is a special residence with 3 very spacious rooms and 2 suites, one of which is in the top of the tower. Each one tells a story and is different in size, decoration and furnishings - all of which are antiques. They each include a sitting area, TV and en-suite.
The main entrance from the garden leads directly into the dining room (for 12/14 people). This welcoming room has stone floors and walls covered with light-coloured wooden panels. The beamed ceiling is interspersed with cream-coloured panels that lighten the room. To the right is a large kitchen with center island, covered with a wood and stone worktop, complete with all modern appliances. A French door opens onto the garden, and the ceiling of terracotta tiles and wooden beams make this room warm and comfortable. On the opposite side of the dining room, there is an enormous living room with comfortable corner seating by the fireplace and leather sofas in front of the TV (with satellite TV, DVD player). A French window overlooks the porch. Stairs lead from the dining room to the upper floor, where we are greeted by a wonderful collection of framed Spanish fans that date back to the 18th century, as well as other pieces of ancient and contemporary art. The door on the right leads to the vestibule of the White Room - a large room with two single beds and an extra large en-suite bathroom. Further along the corridoor, we come to the Bishop's Room which is decorated with antique furniture from the 18th century, such as an extra-large 2x2m bed, an impressive Spanish period wardrobe, and original period armchairs. 19th Century paintings line the walls and the en-suite bathroom has a tub / shower.
Upstairs we come to the 'Virgin's Room' with two queen sized wooden four-poster beds, a large wardrobe and a storage chest at the entrance. This room is also preceded by a large foyer. The bathroom which serves this room has a tub / shower and is decorated with blue majolica.
On the opposite side we come to the master suite which consists of a living room with sofa, loft (not accessible) and a bathroom with red and white checkered ceramic tiles. Adjacent to this is a spacious bedroom with a beautiful Spanish style four-poster bed. This room has been named the 'Pastoral's Room' and is perfect for quality 'alone' time.
From this suite, you can access the external wooden and wrought iron walkway which is suspended over the castle courtyard. This is a charming and exciting route that leads us to the top of Torre d'Orlando and reminds us of our austere medieval surroundings. We must add that these steps should not be used by children or vertigo sufferers, A charming narrow door leads to the heart of the Tower, opening onto a magnificently intimate, romantic and charming space which is so full of history. The traditionally small windows offer spectacular views,resembling works of art that all differ from one another! The loft suite consists of a living area with sofa and dining table, a mezzanine with a queen size bed and two bedside tables. The bathroom has a tub and is complete with all necessities.
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