The 12th-century Castello di Antognolla in Umbria will be the second destination in Italy for the Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas brand. An existing castle, borgo and estate – set against the backdrop of olive groves, vineyards and cypress-topped hills and surrounded by the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Junior golf course – will be reincarnated with a sustainable focus, operating as Six Senses Antognolla in 2023.
Castello di Antognolla is located on the site of a 10th-century Benedictine monastery and crypt, with traces of a Roman settlement.
The 71 guest rooms and suites will be located within the historical castle and traditional old borgo buildings. The 79 residences range from apartments and two-bedroom villas to six-bedroom farmhouses, combining the heritage of Umbria with the comfort of modern living.
Recreational activities will focus on guest wellbeing, connecting with nature and joining events and celebrations in the local community. Guests can learn about the region’s traditions and heritage in the resort’s Experience Pavilion – a place for master classes, craft workshops, children’s activities and wine and food tastings.
There are also hiking, cycling and horse riding trails options through forests of oak, chestnut trees and olive groves, and the Six Senses Spa will operate within a contemporary wing of the new main building.
Guests will enjoy local produce, including herbs, olives, fruit and vegetables grown on the estate itself. There will be opportunities to dive into wine experiences, including sessions on plant and plantation care and management, learning about organic wine production and a thrilling and event-packed harvesting season.
Six Senses Antognolla is located 20 kilometres north of Perugia, close to the regional border of Tuscany. Although remote, the secluded area of natural Umbrian countryside is still within easy reach of Florence (1 hour 45 minutes) and Rome (2 hours 15 minutes) and is a 25-minute drive from the international airport of Umbria.
In June, Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas revealed its first Italian property would open in late 2021; Six Senses Rome, located in the 18th-century Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini.