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Six Senses Signs Second Property in Italy

Six Senses has signed its second property in Italy.

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.

Six Senses has signed its second property in Italy. Scheduled to open in 2023, the Six Senses Antognolla is located 12.5 miles north of Perugia, close to the regional border of Tuscany. Click to enlarge.

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 luxurious venues.

“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 cultural significance.”

See also: Airports, Air Travel and COVID19 - Exclusive Interview with SITA's President of Asia Pacific, Sumesh Patel and Emerging Travel Trends in Asia Pacific - Interview with Two Senior Executives of Sabre.

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