The Procopio Castle: experience the luxury of an ancient fortress

Author: Barbara Palladino
Translation by Michelle Nebiolo

The Procopio Castle is only a few kilometers from Perugia, ideally located between Umbria and Tuscany, on a hill overlooking the Tiber Valley. It was restored in 2005, when Russian entrepreneur Eugeny Lebedev decided to take it back to its ancient splendor by entrusting Studio Domenico Minchilli with the project – which entailed retrieving and studying ancient documents in order to fully respect the original look of the fortress. The outcome is an opulent, luxurious atmosphere that is lavish with velvet, brocades, majestic canopy beds, impressive furniture and antique pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries – a mood created by American interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

The castle was built in the 12th century by order of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Today, it has turned into an incredible accommodation with eight wonderful suites: regal and comfortable spaces, each one with a fireplace, offering an experience that is equal parts contemporary luxury and time travel. The structure features all the amenities of an exclusive hotel, including an ample outdoor swimming pool. What once was a fortress at the center of bloody battles between the Holy Roman Empire and the Papal States, today welcomes visitors from the whole world with a centuries-old charm that offers a unique experience.

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The Procopio Castle: experience the luxury of an ancient fortress

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