Located within the beautifully-restored 13th century Castello di Gaiche, and overlooking the castle courtyard, the apartments, all refurnished and redecorated, provide classic Umbrian accommodation in a peaceful and attractive location. The area is excellent for walking or cycling. A number of circular walks start from the castle, taking you through the rolling, wooded Umbrian countryside, filled with rosemary, lavender and olive trees.
Access is via a partly unmade 1 km road winding up the hill above Collebaldo and the picturesque Castiglion Fosco. Castello di Gaiche is positioned at the top of a hill overlooking the Nestore valley, some 18km south of Lake Trasimeno, 30km from Assisi and 18 km from the medioeval city of Perugia.
Guests have full use of the castle grounds, including the private swimming pool
The swimming pool (7m × 15m), open from May to September, is equipped with umbrellas, sun loungers and a shower.
The area is excellent for walking or cycling. A number of circular walks start from the castle, taking you through the rolling, wooded Umbrian countryside, filled with rosemary, lavender and olive trees, wild flowers, birds and butterflies. A pair of hoopoes can often be seen in the castle grounds, and wild boar on the road in the evening dusk
Gaiche is centrally placed for art, history and architecture. The artist Perugino was born and died in Perugia, and both there and in many surrounding towns (including Città della Pieve and Panicale) are examples of his work. North Umbria was a central part of the ancient Etruscan empire; the Etruscan museum in Chiusi houses one of the best collections outside Rome. The amazing pink-stoned town of Assisi is about forty minutes away, while classic red-brown Siena is slightly further. Florence, Rome and Pisa are day trips, by car or train. Another tourist attraction is the lake Trasimeno, which offers water sports (wind-surfing, pedalos, yachts etc.). There is a ferry service from point to point around the lake and to the three islands. Polvese, one of the islands, is a nature reserve.