Have you ever sat around a dinner table with a group of friends and dreamed of getting away to a magical place where you all could spend time together but with each still being able to enjoy his or her own private space? If so, then Palazzo Massarucci is the ideal rental property for you.
Palazzo Massarucci is a magnificent 3-story palace that sits atop a mountain in the hills between Acquasparta, Terni and Spoleto in southern Umbria, Italy. Within it's 1,000 square meters (10,000 sq. ft.), you'll find nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, three full kitchens, an indoor wood-burning oven, an indoor grill, skylights, terraces, lofts, newly installed under-floor heating as well as six working fireplaces. And what's more - it's only 1½ hours north of Rome.
This massive, rustic palazzo dates back to 1500 when the original owners, the Massarucci family, built it on the foundations of a medieval fortress. The palace stands as the outer wall of the tiny village of Macerino and to this day it enjoys the glorious views of the hills and valleys below which have remained unchanged over the centuries. Vast forests surround it which provide deep greens in the summer and the distinct perfume of broom flowers, reds and golds in the fall and icey grays in the winter. The surrounding hills are rich with truffles, wild asparagus and mushrooms.
Built entirely of local pink limestone, Palazzo Massarucci practically glows in the sunlight. At night, the moon rises between crags in the eastern mountains and seems so close that you could reach out and touch it.