Six Senses announces second Italian property

Six Senses will open its second property in Italy. 

The Six Senses Antognolla estate features a castle and will have 71 rooms and 79 branded residence when it opens in 2023 in Umbria. 

It is located 12 miles north of Perugia, close to the border with Tuscany.

The 1,335 acre site will resemble the style of a typical Italian Borgo - with an 18-hole golf course, an equestrian centre, a cookery school and an organic farm. It will also have private on-site forests to ensure maximum privacy and exclusivity for guests.

At the centre of the property is Castello di Antognolla, a 12th century located on the site of a 10th century Benedictine-monastery and crypt with trace of a Roman settlement.

The resort will have an Experience Pavillion - where craft activities, food and wine tastings and master classes will be held, as well as children’s activities.

Children will also be able to access Grow with Six Senses, a space which aims to teach youngsters more about nature.

The property will also offer hiking, cycling and horse-riding trials while will run through the oak and chestnut tree-filled forests and olive groves.

Six Senses’ chief executive Neil said: Umbria really speaks to me. 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.”

Development director Jim Ryan of Antognolla said: “We are thrilled to start bringing our collaborative plans with Six Senses to life.”

“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.”

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