Six Senses has signed its second property in
Scheduled to open in 2023, the Six Senses Antognolla
is located 12.5 miles north of Perugia, close to
the regional border of Tuscany.
Although remote, the secluded area of natural
Umbrian countryside is still within easy reach of Florence (1 hour
45 minutes) and Rome (2 hours 15 minutes) and is a 25-minute drive
from the international airport of Umbria.
The property will feature 71 rooms and 79 branded
residences, a comprehensive spa wellness centre, 18-hole golf
course, equestrian center, cookery school and an organic farm.
For those seeking an authentic Italian experience,
the 12th-century Castello di Antognolla is located on the site of
a 10th-century Benedictine monastery and crypt, with traces of a
Roman settlement. As the scene of many sieges and struggles in the
Middle Ages, for centuries it was the seat of one of Perugia’s
most powerful noble families.
The 71 guest rooms and suites will be located within the
historical castle and traditional old borgo buildings, whilst the
79 residences, which will soon be available to purchase, range
from apartments and two-bedroom villas to six-bedroom farmhouses.
“Umbria really speaks to me,” said Chief Executive
Officer Neil Jacobs of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. “After many years of
studying and living in the country, my connection to Italian
people and culture is strong. Six Senses Antognolla lends itself
to the creation of a unique community that will touch the hearts
of its residents and hosts through honesty and respect for the
land coupled with the aligned intention of all its stakeholders.
We’re excited to be working on this project that brings together
sustainable practices, wellness programming, and
out-of-the-ordinary activities for all.”
The redevelopment is being headed by VIY
Management (VIYM), a London-based investment firm focused on
luxury hospitality and mixed-use real estate projects and Alessio
Carabba Tettamanti, an investor in Antognolla and the owner of the
luxury Umbrian estate Tenuta di Murlo.
The masterplan is by Woods
Bagot, ranked sixth in the BD World Architecture 100. Interiors
are by Tokyo-based Design Studio SPIN, known for transforming the
interiors of renowned hotels and restaurants into the most
“We are thrilled to start bringing our
collaborative plans with Six Senses to life,” said Development
Director Jim Ryan of Antognolla. “Antognolla is a unique project
in Italy in terms of its concept; combining a luxury hotel in a
medieval castle, stylish serviced residential properties, an
exceptional golf course and a luxurious spa complex – all of which
will be operated by a world-renowned international hospitality
brand. We are delighted that our vision of the project is in line
with that of Six Senses, and we have a truly unique opportunity to
carefully preserve and develop this area of historical and
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