Via San Pancrazio, 1 63031 Castel di Lama − Italy
The "Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi" lies on the hill along the valley of the River Tronto. The view offers a wide panorama ranging from the towering heights of the Sibillini Mountanis and the Gran Sasso peak, down to the Appennine hills, gently sloping down towards the turquoise Adriatic Sea. The historic compound, built in different periods, is formed of the Relais Villa, an ancient medieval fortress, which was adapted into a country residence in the XVIII c; the San Pancrazio Cottage and other buildings recently restored dating back to the XVUII and the XIX c, sheltered by the ancient perimeter walls of the castle. The Oratory, built in 1608, is decorated with precious frescoes attributed to the Biagio Miniera school. The Villa is surrounded by a historic garden of rare beauty, commissioned by the ancestors of the Seghetti Panichi family and planted between 1875 and 1890 by the renowned botanist and landscape gardener Ludwig Winter. The "Borgo" is a unique and evocative site where all the fascination of history remains unblemished thanks to the loving care of the owners. Today the Borgo is a peaceful shelter from daily life, where attention for details and quality service are blended with culture and tradition. Guests can choose among ten suites furnished with antique pieces and offering a complete range of facilities: five suites in the Relais Villa and five separate apartment suites (duplexe) with bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchenette, in the San Pancrazio Cottage. The restaurant "La Quintana", the coffee house, the bookshop, meeting rooms, the swimming pool and sauna together with the historic gardens, complete the compound. All suites with telephone, satellite TV, electronic safe, minibar and air-conditioning. One apartment suite, la Sibilla, is equipped for handicapped people. Internet point is available at the office of the Borgo.
Our Borgo, once a mediaeval fortification, now offers guests six luxury suites in the 18th century Villa, five self-catering apartment suites in a converted 17th century farmhouse, a two bedroom family house, a restaurant, a chapel and a swimming pool, all surrounded by one of Italy’s great historic gardens. The villa is surrounded by one of the “Grandi Giardini Italiani” – a historic Italian garden of rare beauty, of soft flowing paths, gentle slopes and majestic old palm trees.
Bioenergetic map of the gardens: The Parco Storico Seghetti Panichi is the first historic Italian garden to have bioenergetic paths. A bioenergetic garden is a green space where in some places it is possible to obtain particular benefits from the plants. The bioenergetic path is a walk that links the therapeutic areas identified in this splendid garden.
Once a mediaeval fortification, now offers guests six luxury suites in the 18th century Villa, five self-catering apartment suites in a converted 17th century farmhouse, a two bedroom family house, a restaurant, a chapel and a swimming pool, all surrounded by one of Italy’s great historic gardens.
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The Rooms We have six luxury suites in the Villa , five apartment suites with kitchenettes in the Mediterranean garden and a two-bedroom family house.
The Villa offers an elegant, tranquil atmosphere where guests can feel at home, with a drawing room and salons for reading and listening to music.
The Residenza San Pancrazio dates back to 1600 and has five apartment suites with private access, sitting rooms and kitchenettes.Surrounded by the Mediterranean garden where the Borgo’s swimming pool with sauna and wellness room are located, it is the ideal place for families and for those who want privacy, convenience and luxury.
We overlook the border with Abruzzo, and Umbria and Lazio are just over the mountains, so the Borgo is a great base for exploring these four regions of Central Italy.
So called because of the colour of the furnishing. The walls are covered in a wallpaper with blue china vases designs. Two single beds which can be joined together covered in blue check fabrics.
The view is on the garden, just on the big oak called ‘the cathedral’. In front of the bed there is a nice marble chimney with two comfortable armchairs and a tea table. The bathroom with bath and shower is covered in travertino marble painted in blue and it has a lovely window always looking on the garden. The furniture (wardrobe, writing desk and two nighttabele) is 19 th century walnut.
The suites derives its name from the famous tenor Beniamino Gigli, who was born in Recanati. He was a dear friend of the family and used to sleep in this room during his stays at the villa. The room is made of twin beds, which can be made up as double, a large bathroom with bath and shower, and a very comfortable vestiaire with boudoir. The intense red wall paper, photos, books and magazines about Gigli and Maria Callas on the shelves give a theatrical and somptuous atmosphere to the suite.
The suite is named after the famous german botanist Ludwig Winter, who used to sleep in this room between 1870 and 1875, during the creation and plantation of the historic gardens. The large to windows look over the garden from which you can admire the beautiful examples of exotic plants. The suite is composed by twin bedroom, that can be made up as double, a spacious marble bathroom with bath and shower, a vestiaire and a large and comfortable writing desk. You can feel a colonial atmosphere, due to the cream couloured wallpaper, decorated with a variety of green palms and yellow fruits and to its end 19th hundred furniture.
Decorated with objects collected during the trips of the family to Asia, this is the largest suite of the villa. Sitting rooms with two sofa beds in the entrance room, a twin bedroom, that can be also made up as double, with large windows overlooking the gardens - an ancient oak tree and a rare palm tree. The yellow marble bathroom has original 18th century terracotta flooring.
So called because of a very nice collections of engravings about roman monuments of the 18th and 19th century. The suite is composed by a very nice bedroom (two single beds which can be joined together), vestiaire with writing table, a spacious bathroom with jacuzzi and shower. The view is on the front grass and the old chapel and on the garden entrance. The two rooms are covered with Pompeian red wallpaper decorated with golden stars. The furniture is Empire style in walnut wood and it consists of: the bed with two nighttables, a writing desk, two little sofas in front of the bed and an armchair with a round teatable. The upholstery is all in silk, white and cream.
Closest to the stars and occasional clouds arriving from Greece, looking across to the birds' nests in the old oak and the magnificent crown of a rare mature Chilean Wine Palm, you can touch the sky from Cielo.
The suite is on the top floor of the Villa and easily reached by the main staircase or a modern lift. The French silk on the four- poster bed echoes the leaves of the oak and, with a broad view of the chapel and Tronto valley, this suite is perfect for a romantic retreat, surrounded by nature and its secrets.
Sibilla is the only apartment that is wholly on one floor. Situated on the first floor of the residence with access from the stairway leading to the loggia, Sibilla is equipped for people with disabilities. It comprises a large living room with a beautiful travertine fireplace, the kitchen overlooking the loggia, the bedroom with double bed or two singles with a view of the Sibillini Mountains, a very spacious bathroom fitted with a Jacuzzi bathtub. To the rear, the whole suite overlooks the historic garden. This is our ideal suite for honeymooning couples.
Lotto is arranged on two floors: on the ground floor, a large living room with a two-person sofa bed and a kitchen area with adjacent dining table. On the first floor, a double bedroom with bathroom complete with bathtub and shower. The whole suite overlooks the historic garden, towards the Apennines.
Tronto, with its double access and overlooking both the historic garden and the country residence garden, consists of a living room with a two-person sofa-bed and a kitchen area with an adjacent dining table. On the first floor, a double bedroom with bathroom complete with bathtub and shower. The whole suite overlooks the historic garden, towards the Apennines.
Crivelli, with its double access and overlooking both the historic garden and the country residence garden, consists of a large living room with kitchen area and dining table, a single bedroom, with independent access to the garden and a bathroom with basin, bidet and toilet. On the first floor, a large double bedroom and bathroom with bathtub and shower. The whole suite overlooks the historic garden, towards the Apennines.
Adriatico, with its double access and overlooking both the historic garden and the country residence garden, commands a wonderful view towards the sea. It comprises a large living room, kitchen and dining area on the ground floor. On the first floor, a double bedroom with divisible bed, a bedroom with a twin bed, a bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and a bathroom with a shower. The whole suite overlooks the historic garden, towards the Apennines.
In 1870 the noble Carfratelli Seghetti family decided to leave an elegant and cultivated botanical imprint on what had become their summer residence, and they engaged an outstanding European personality: the great German landscape architect Ludwig Winter. At that time he was well-known for his work on the garden of Villa La Mortola at Ventimiglia (now a national botanical garden) owned by the English Hanbury brothers. He was also a great lover of exotic plants. The Seghetti Panichi Historic Gardens, which he designed, is a rare example of what one could call “a moved landscape”, with exotic palms and terraced citrus trees which are typical of the Ligurian landscape. To plant a garden of such dimensions and particularly of such botanical importance required an enormous intellectual and economic commitment. Indeed, there are still local records of the processions of ox-drawn carts that transported the fresh soil from the river banks.
The complex water system and the snaking terra cotta channels for rain water drainage are still visible today. Among the various examples of palm tree there are large groups of Chamaerops humilis and Washingtonia filifera, with their cascades of egg-shaped fruit, Brahea dulcis, with Cordyline australis, at whose feet are found the white bellflowers of Yucca gloriosa and groups of Cordyline australis, with two rare Yubea spectabilis. Of significant interest are also the other trees, some of which are typical to the Marches countryside, such as copper beeches and oaks. One oak, known as ‘The Cathedral’ for the breadth of its trunk and its foliage, is home to hundreds of birds in its branches. Other important trees include a number of magnolias, holm oaks, linden trees, two Ginkgo bilobas, a splendid example of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana and another of Cycas revolute. Behind, in the centre of a soft chrysoprase pond, stands a delicate travertine statue of Venus and Love hand in hand, as if to suggest the joining of beauty and nature. As in all of Winter’s gardens there is a little spot devoted to meditation: the hermitage, a place of internalisation for every visitor, who, whilst appreciating the peace and elegance of the garden, wishes to reflect more carefully on the deep union nexus man and nature, between life of Being and vegetative life. The Seghetti Panichi Historic Gardens is part of the national circuit of ‘Great Italian Gardens’ and of the extremely well-known French association Fous de Palmiers.
The Kitchen Garden
The Fruit and Vegetable Gardens and the Garden of the Simple are two beating hearts in the Historic Gardens. Mens sana in corpore sano. We have always known that the psychological and physical wellbeing of the human being is also in part the result of the food he eats, thus, the quality and genuineness of the produce of the earth. These two kitchen gardens enable us to offer our guests tasty and natural ingredients all year round.
San Pancrazio Garden
Recently planted, this Garden surrounds the San Pancrazio Cottage, which was once part of the Family agricultural estate. Today this is a beautiful green space bounding the southern entrance of the Borgo. It is planted with lavender, rosemary and thyme bushes typical of the Mediterranean area. The paths are shaped with olive trees - which characterize Le Marche landscape - and laurels, forming green-shaded barriers to protect the privacy of the Borgo. Lawns are coloured in flowerbeds of intense red “Seville roses”, while pale pink “Clair Matin” roses cover the Reception walls. Light salmon coloured oleanders together with “Fairy Queen” and “Sea-foam” roses surround and embellish the swimming-pool area; wild broom bushes garnish the garden. All these elements form a delicate coloured palette brightening up the grounds. A young oak and a group of palm trees transplanted from the Historic Gardens, complete the landscape giving a sense of continuity between these two green natural spaces of the Borgo.
The sun-drenched swimming pool set in beautiful natural surroundings, is positioned to enjoy the fresh sea breeze that blows from the nearby Adriatic Riviera. Open from 1st May to 30th September, exclusively for use by guests at the Borgo.
The gym, located in a small building next to the swimming pool, is equipped with exercise bike, Swedish wall bars, floor exercise equipment. It is completed with a sauna, usable on request. There is also a bathroom equipped for people with disabilities, also available to pool users. On request, we can suggest personal training and massage sessions, carried out by trusted, qualified staff.
Bookshop & Boutique
This place acts as a source of ideas and local craft creativity. In close cooperation with the best craftsmen of the region we have succeeded in creating a collection that is unique for its style, colour, finish and detail. The products in the Boutique range from bobbin lace, leather bags, pottery and copper, to jewellery in silver and precious stones, to clothes for gardening and elegant evenings. Books specialised in local history and the environment provide the perfect surround for unforgettable gifts.
The recent restoration of the ancient riding stables enabled the creation of a new multifunctional space: two rooms of sixty and fifty square metres respectively are available to accommodate all types of work meetings. This is the ideal place for high level occasions in a discrete and welcoming atmosphere. The structure is fitted with the latest equipment and with everything that business people could require. These services are completed with coffee breaks and working breakfasts...
At the Filippo Panichi Wine Cellar that completes the property of the Castel di Lama family. Guests at the Borgo are personally accompanied by the owner and are introduced to the modern techniques used to produce fine wines. The visit is followed by a tasting of wines that we produce, along with local food produce at the shop. The Borgo arranges gastronomic tours which include: visits to other local wine cellars, cookery lessons, visits to places of artistic and cultural interest, for groups of between 8 and 14 people.
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Train Station: Ascoli Piceno (8 Kms.)
Airports: Falconara Airport - Ancona (130 Kms.)
The Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi is in the southern province of Le Marche, the Piceno area, in the small village of Castel di Lama. It is 8 kilometres from the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno and only 10 kilometres from the Adriatic Coast.