The Castle of Solfagnano is one of the largest castles in Umbria, a land rich in springs and streams. The property enjoys a dominant position on the Tiber river valley, halfway between Florence and Rome and a few kilometers from Assisi, the mystical land of San Francesco patron saint of Italy, and from the capital Perugia, a city of art and culture, famous for prestigious Italian and foreign universities and for the Academy of Fine Arts.
Within the walls of the castle echoes a centuries-old past that has its roots in the Middle Ages. Built as early as the 12th century, the fortification was part of the Benedictine possessions of the Abbey of Santa Maria di Valdiponte. The progressive decline of the abbey brought the property into the hands of the Antinori, the prestigious family that at the beginning of the sixteenth century promoted a redevelopment project of the surrounding area and began to cultivate fruit and citrus trees through a meticulous care of the greenery which, in the course of over the centuries, to the creation of a bastion-shaped hanging garden adorned with a multi-lobed fountain and an Italian garden.