Six Senses is opening a resort in an Umbrian castle in 2023
Following the announcement of a Rome opening in 2021, Six Senses has revealed plans for a second Italian getaway, this one set among the rolling hills and vineyards of central Italy.
Six Senses has announced plans to open a new resort in the stunning Umbrian countryside, set to be the group’s second property in Italy.
Slated to debut in 2023, Six Senses Antognolla will be set within the 12th-century Castello di Antognolla, once the seat of a powerful noble family and nestled among the rolling hills, cypress and olive groves and vineyards of central Italy’s countryside.
The castle is just a small part of an imposing 10th-century Benedictine monastery and the large private grounds will house a Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed 18-hole golf course, an equestrian centre, a cooking school, an organic farm, a nature-focused Grow With Six Senses kids’ club, an Experience Pavilion (for classes, tastings and workshops) and a spa and wellness centre offering programs in sleep, nutrition, movement and more.
Ranging from apartments and two-bedroom villas to six-bedroom farmhouses, the 71 guest rooms and suites will be located within the historical castle and traditional old borgo buildings, while 79 residences will also soon be available to purchase.
Six Senses Antognolla will encourage guests to switch off and immerse themselves in an authentic Italian lifestyle, with the resort spotlighting estate-grown produce, organic wines, rustic Umbrian dishes and harvesting season-related events.
While the luxury hotel group has made a name for itself in Asia and the Pacific, its presence in the Western world remains limited. This is set to change with properties in London, New York, Austria, Switzerland, Ibiza and Rome in the pipeline. The wide-scale expansion has followed a trend towards wellness-based holidays the globe over.
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