The 17th century farmhouse that crowns Col delle Noci looks across the valley to Castello di Reschio and then on to the rolling hills of Umbria. It is a beautiful position and a beautiful house surrounded by grounds of mature cypress, lavender beds and stone terraces. The great, split-level infinity pool has the formal simplicity of an ancient Etruscan bathing tank whilst remaining one of Reschio's most modern and elegant designs. Inside, Noci displays many typical features of traditional Umbrian design. Pale terracotta floors and rough-hewn wooden doors, the scalloped vaulted brickwork ceilings of the kitchen and the exposed timber beams of its cool and tranquil bedrooms, all contrive to give a sense of the building's history. But the house's bright interior palette of painted woodwork, contemporary fabrics and Italian furniture give a lightness and elegance of touch to this beautiful country retreat. Reschio is a thriving, family-run 2700 acre estate whose history can be traced back to the beginning of the 11th Century. Hidden amongst the hills and valleys of Reschio are nine houses available to let, from small cottages to substantial palazzos, forming part of the over two dozen properties completed to date. Restored by the Bolza family from ancient farmsteads into breath-taking, light-filled modern houses, each is hidden at the end of miles of winding, private bridleways and set within its own landscaped Mediterranean gardens. Amongst the most well-appointed properties in Italy, the Reschio houses are country havens where privacy, seclusion and proximity to nature have not come at the expense of comfort, technology and service. At the entrance to the estate lies the imposing Castle which once guarded the Umbrian-Tuscan border. Today it awaits restoration but still houses the estate winery where every autumn the grape harvest is brought to be pressed. The working heart of the Estate lies a little further along the cypress-lined driveway. Here, beneath the Castello, Reschio's renowned stables and its private Osteria and Bottega can be found. From here, miles of winding private estate bridleways take you up into Reschio's hills and valleys where wild boar, deer, porcupine, pheasant, partridge and hare thrive in the ancient oak forests.