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Historic Castle Apartment Walking Distance to Village

Castello Flaminia - San Filippo

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About The Experience
Who doesn’t want to get whisked away to their own private castle in the heart of a small village within the Italian countryside? This very special 6th century neo-gothic castle in the region of Marche has played an important role in history. Strategically built to defend the ancient Roman bridge of Via Flaminia against the Goths, the stone castle in Marche now entertains guests in four private apartments for rent in Italy. Ideal for a couple with children, this holiday accommodation in the village of Smirra has beautiful landscaped grounds and an Italianate garden dating back to the 18th century where one can spend the hours exploring.
Location Description

Located in the quaint Italian village of Smirra, this accommodation has easy access to a grocery shop, bar, restaurant and post office. Within 50 meters from the property is a bus stop with destinations to Acqualagna, Cagli, Urbino and Pesaro. If you are planning a trip in October or November, a visit to the nearby town of Acqualagna during their annual National Truffle Fair is a must! There are also food and wine tours, cooking classes, and delightful shops. Within driving distance is the city of Urbino, featuring one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces. This palace was used by Duke Federico da Montefeltro to house some of the greatest painters, poets and scholars of his day. If ocean breezes and beaches are more your style, the coastal town of Fano (on the Adriatic Coast) is a 25 minute drive- with two relatively un-crowded beaches, a harbor and great seafood restaurants! Perfect for a day trip, Perugia has a rich history and many wonderful sights. From the first settlement of Umbrians, then Etrucscans, Romans, and throughout history, Perugia has been a place of major importance. Its high position over the Tiber valley puts it in a key military position, which is why it has been the site of many political and military struggles throughout history. Today it remains a spot of rich historical traditions and architecture spanning centuries. Just a few examples: ancient walls from the original Etruscan city; a 12th century fountain; the 14th century Palazzo dei Priori; and the 15th century Cathedral of San Lorenzo. The list goes on! Suffice to say you'll never run out of things to see here!

Nearby Attractions: Smirra (grocery shop, bar, restaurant, post office, bus stop), Acqualagna (National Truffle Fair), Urbino (palace), Fano (beaches, harbor, restaurants), Perugia (12th century fountain, 14th century Palazzo dei Priori, 15th century Cathedral of San Lorenzo).

Perugia: 75 km/47 mi
Pesaro: 60 km/37 mi
Fano (Adriatic Coast): 46 km/28.5 mi
Urbino: 32 km/20 mi
Furlo Gorge: 10 km/6 mi
Cagli: 5 km/3 mi
Acqualagna: 5 km/3 mi
Smirra: 50 m/164 ft
Exterior Description
(5000 m2) Dating back to the early 6th century, this neo-gothic stone castle was once used to defend the ancient Roman bridge of Via Flaminia. This bridge was often the scene of many bloody battles between the Goths and Byzantines and remnants of Via Flaminia have been integrated into this estate. At the end of the 18th century, the building was turned into an elegant manor house that has since been renovated and divided into four private apartments for rent. The tower of the castle is a private residence in which one of the owners resides. Beautiful landscaped grounds surround the property and outdoor lighting allows for a relaxing evening stroll. There is a two-level 18th century Italianate garden with fountains that have remained faithful to its original design. There is a swimming pool which is shared by the four apartments. Each apartment features a private outdoor table with chairs. Parking is available within the property grounds.
Interior Description

(152 m2)
Ground Floor: There is a living/dining room with a decorated ceiling and wood-burning fireplace, a sofa-bed, armchairs, satellite TV, DVD and CD player and a table with seating for six. The fully-equipped kitchen has a cook-top, oven, microwave and kettle. There is a loft, connected with a wooden staircase, which has a sofa. There are two bedrooms. The first bedroom has two single beds. The second bedroom has one double bed and one single bed. The first bathroom has a sink, WC and shower. The second bathroom has a sink, WC, shower and bathtub with a hand-held shower-head.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Personal Tour Guide: Upon request
  • Babysitting: Upon request
  • Telephone: According to consumption

Please Note:

  • Castello Flaminia is composed of 4 apartments. This property can be rented with San Federico, San Lorenzo, or San Luciano to accommodate more people.
  • Utilities included in rental price.
  • The tower of the castle is a private residence in which one of the owners resides.
  • The chapel is under construction and not available for client’s use. However, the castle’s park can be used for special occasions and weddings (prior arrangement required).

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Safe
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
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  • Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Great little small town of Smirra located near many other small towns. Very walkable.
Enjoyed Most:
Located near the Adriatic and many towns worth visiting.
Enjoyed Least:
Surrounding Area:
Near the National Reserve of the Gola del Furlo (Furlo Pass) with great scenery and historic significance. Only about 25 miles from the Adriatic, Fano and Pesaro.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Villa was in Smirra a nice little town and Acqualagna was the nearest next small town but not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Osteria del Parco in Acqualagna was a great restaurant find.
Always used a GPS.

Richard P, May

It was really great.
Enjoyed Most:
Spaciousness, the gardens, and the general atmosphere.
Enjoyed Least:
Lack of practical kitchen items - pots too big and inappropriate glasses.
Surrounding Area:
The trips out of the village were great.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cagli and in a pinch could be walked - it was 10 kms.
Tips or Restaurants:
Calgi pizza place was great, mainly because of the people.
Check In Out:
They were very helpful and came around immediately when we had a problem. Language was a bit of a issue but they brought their son with them who had a good command of English.

Cecilia, October