The 12th century 'borgo' (hamlet) of Santa Giuliana is one of the best-preserved castles in the Umbrian province of Perugia. In antiquity - the earliest mention of Santa Giuliana is found in the monastic annals of the Carmodolite Order in the year 1143 - the castle was a military outpost for Perugia. By the late 16th cent., the castle no longer had a military function and it became a monastic settlement. More recently, and until the end of the last century, it was occupied by farmers employed by one of the large landholders of this region.
In the early 1970's, a diverse group of artists, after lengthy negotiations with the Church, purchased the hamlet. Over the course of the next 10 years, the stone buildings were painstakingly restored. Although modern amenities (electricity, plumbing, central heating) were added, this was done with the utmost care to respect the original design.
If peace and tranquillity, rambling walks and nights sitting under the stars appeal to you, then this is the place. If you are a golf enthusiast then Antognolla golf club is nearby.
* The house comprises of three floors: The ground floor has a single bedroom, a shower/small bathroom area and a living area. The first floor has a lounge, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The second floor has two bedrooms both of which can be used as doubles or one as a twin. There is also a large bathroom with a corner bath. The house is centrally heated for the colder months. This heating would incur an additional cost.
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