Castello di Reschio

Immerse yourself in a timeless corner of Italy! Impressively restored into its ancient glory, the estate Castello di Reschio offers a dazzling hotel stay full of effortless style and quirkiness, combined with riding at a cutting-edge equestrian centre.

Best period

May - November


From € 790 per room per night

Ideal length

2 - 7 nights


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Stay in one of the finest luxury estates in Italy, where the wild Umbrian countryside meets effortless Italian style.
Enjoy the tasty in-house cuisine, packed full of produce straight from the estate’s own organic kitchen garden, olive groves, beehives, and vineyards.
Enjoy a dressage lesson on one of the stable’s skilled purebred Spanish horses.
Canter along endless cypress lined bridle paths and encounter deer, boar and porcupine from horseback.

Quick facts

At a glance

Located in the heart of the Umbrian countryside, amongst lush rolling hills and verdant valleys, Reschio is a 3,700-acre ancient pastoral estate with a fascinating story to tell. The estate was bought in 1994 by Count Antonio Bolza. In the 28 years since, Count Bolza’s son, London-trained architect, Count Benedikt, and his wife, Donna Nencia Corsini, have set about beautifully restoring 28 of the 50 ruins on the estate. The result is a dazzling, ancient hotel characterised by world class service, a bespoke interior design and a high level of privacy. The gorgeous estate, the numerous in-house facilities as well as the gorgeous surrounding Italian countryside are yours to enjoy in a tailor-made, fairy-tale stay. This is a place designed for both the romantics as the intrepid adventurers!

The stables of Reschio, launched by the founder Count Antonio Bolza in 1999, are home to some of Italy’s finest, most highly skilled dressage horses. Dressage lessons, wild hacks across the estate and early evening dressage performances will introduce you to these magnificent creatures, regardless of your riding level. All riding activities are private and tailored to the preferences of each guest. You can ride as much or as little as you like! The cutting-edge indoor and outdoor Equestrian Centre and Theatre offers multilingual instructors who know just how to introduce young novices to the joy of riding, as well as encouraging the more experienced on to bigger and better things, including the fine art of dressage. Or head out on a guided hack through the wilderness. Wind in your hair, birds wheeling above, wild boar snuffling in the undergrowth... it’s wild!

Both for riding as non-riding guests a plethora of experiences is available to enjoy the unique setting of Reschio to the fullest. Playing a game of tennis on Astroturf courts, relaxing at the exclusive Bathhouse SPA, having a swim in the heated pool just outside the castle walls, exploring the estate on high-quality bikes (incl. electric bikes), fishing, truffle hunting or wildlife watching with a local expert are only a few of the available in-house activities. Interested in mastering the renowned Italian cuisine? The Reschio cookery school will lead you on creative foraging walks in the grounds to pick what takes your fancy, show you how to create a variety of dishes, and transform the best of the local produce into scrumptious Italian meals. For further exploration, the spellbinding towns of Assisi, Arezzo, Cortona, Gubbio, Perugia and Siena are all located within an hour’s drive of the estate. Reschio is the right place to do plenty or nothing at all.

What do others say?

I had the most extraordinary horseback riding holiday that truly exceeded all expectations. The route from Petra to the Wadi Rum Desert bestowed breathtaking scenery and an unparalleled sense of freedom through vast desert landscapes. In short, how glad I am that I read an article in the Feeling about Outside The Corral, then started following Laure-Anne's wonderful Instagram page, scheduled a virtual coffee and finally booked this trip which, in my opinion, has to be one of the best in the world! Laure-Anne put a big bow on this trip, she is incredibly responsive, very enthusiastically helped me along with all my questions big or small and provided me with several addresses where in could go to "break in" in preparation. Her whole guidance just made the experience even more magical. And I am left with the question whether I will book one or two riding vacations with her next time!
Julie Van der Heyden
From the very first introductory meeting with Outside the Corral, we had a very good feeling about Laure-Anne. With great enthusiasm she told us about the different trips she offers and gauged our expectations and our driving level. A few days later we received a worked out proposal of some destinations that would be a good fit. Choosing is not our strong suit and they all look so fantastic. So it took a while, sorry Laure-Anne :-). In the end, we chose the "Castles of the Gredos" trip in Spain. A very quiet and beautiful trek on blissful horses. Although the days of 7 hours in the saddle were sometimes a bit long for us, we enjoyed it immensely. This is really slow traveling, wonderful to be able to put off all the "must do" for a week and just enjoy the moments on your horse in the beautiful nature. Until departure Laure-Anne remained very involved, we really felt that no one in our travel group (mainly French and British riders) was so well informed about what to expect from the trip. Thank you Laure-Anne!
After 10 years, I decided to get back in the saddle at Monte Velho and it became an unforgettable experience. The location, the delicious food and the nice group combined with dressage lessons and outdoor rides tailored to each rider made sure I had a top stay!
Just back from a week at Monte Velho (Portugal). It was a flawless trip and top service by Laure-Anne, thank you. An incredible and unique experience in a beautiful infrastructure and breathtaking environment. The instructors are all professional and very passionate, you are welcomed by a heartwarming family, and really a place full of history. A great riding holiday to remember. Kenny, Wendy & Tess

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