Photography: Philip Vile
07 / 03 / 2022
Surrounded as if by an unending natural canvas, dotted with olive groves, vineyards and oak and chestnut woods, it is in the Umbria region, bordering Tuscany, that the Hotel Castello di Reschio rises majestically.
Owned by the Bolza family since 1994, its meticulous reconstruction and transformation into a luxury hotel is thanks to the determination of Count Benedikt Bolza and his wife Donna Nencia to keep this haven of tranquillity unspoilt. This endeavour took decades, during which more than half of the estate’s 50 farmhouses, scattered over a total of 1,500 hectares, were eventually restored and converted into exclusive villas. And more recently, it was the turn for the original castle, which dates back to the 10th century, to reopen its doors. With views towards the hills or over the central courtyard, each of the 36 suites has wood or terracotta-brick floors, as well as beds and lighting custom-designed by the London-trained architect Benedikt himself, through his own label B.B. for Reschio. Comfortable and distinctive in character, their guests are welcomed with exquisite Italian fabrics, handstitched linen curtains and marble details crafted on site, not to mention the oil portraits and original photographs, which share the space with other works of art and curiosities acquired by the couple at antique fairs all over the country.
When it comes to the gastronomy, some of the ingredients are produced by the organic and biodynamic agriculture that is practised on the estate’s land, including vegetables, olive oil, honey and its acclaimed red and rosé wines.
For more information, visit Reschio Estate website.