At the heart of Italy, the imaginary line separating Umbria from Tuscany winds through wonderful hills covered with prairies and abundant oak forests that retain morning dew until the middle of the day and flush the scenery with an enchanting spectacle of changing hues under the sun’s golden light. A poem in the form of a landscape, Château Bolza stretches out over more than 400 hectares in this idyllic hilly setting, steeped in such a rare and perfect tranquillity that you would think that time had stopped here two or three centuries ago.Learn more
Numerous renovated farms and granges are scattered over this large estate, as well as prestigious stables where some of the world’s most reputed Andalusian horses are kept. These buildings are grouped around the château, a former lordly residence that dominates the ensemble at the top of a hill.
Classically Italian rustic in appearance, this château is no less majestic, its tall ochre and terracotta volumes gleaming as soon as the sun rises. Built over a terrace with a range of different spots for open-air lunches, it is surrounded by a garden with a lawn as well tended as a golf course, as well as numerous balconies and staircases with sculpted stone guardrails. One of these staircases descends to a lower terrace dressed with magnificent vaults, overlooking an infinity pool positioned in the same axis as the valley it overlooks.
Inside, fittings are striking for their soberness and elegance. Far from pompous or flashy, and having nothing to do with the rococo excesses that are sometimes popular in Italy, here, a focus is placed on the aptness and precision of lines, a certain humility in design aiming to put everything exactly where it belongs. The dining room, for example, is loyal to rural traditions in the contemporary furnishings recalling ironwork, under an ancient-style cross-vaulted ceiling highlighted by delicate lighting. The bright ground-floor living room offers, on terracotta tiled flooring, a selection of couches, armchairs and modern coffee tables alongside ancestral buffets and medieval chandeliers. In the kitchen, the woodwork of the turned-wood table complements the design of the ultra-modern equipment in brushed steel.
Passing upstairs via a marvellous spiral staircase, there is a second living room with a fireplace, whose walls are covered with hand-painted wallpaper. Behind large jib doors hide beautiful bedrooms. Here again, the old and the contemporary cohabit in perfect harmony, whether in the judiciously selected furniture or the bathrooms showing a hint of art deco.
Like a great book or a fine wine, Château Bolza cannot be taken in at a single glance. Appreciating all the details of this prestigious residence requires, true, a certain culture and keen aesthetic sense. But it will reveal itself to be infinitely exquisite to whoever takes the trouble to penetrate this unique universe and live according to its rhythm.
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