Amazing Equestrian Properties: Castello di Reschio estate

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Italian count and architect Benedikt Bolza has revived this 17th-century Umbrian fattoria, blending old with new.

Brusceto is among the more traditional villas that make up Bolza family’s Castello di Reschio estate, which his parents acquired nearly 25 years ago. The colossal 2,700-acre Umbrian farm was largely abandoned when the couple bought it, and they tasked their son – then a trainee architect in London – with reviving its 50 or so historic farmhouses, which were in a ruinous state.

Today, Benedikt Bolza lives and works on his family’s estate Castello di Reschio. Benedikt trained as an architect in London and moved back to work at Reschio in 1999 where he has designed and restored some 20 houses and with this also landscaping and interior decoration and furnishing.


The result is an ongoing process in restoring these amazing building, many of them are available for renting, overlooking the hills. If that’s not enough, you can roam deeper into the Castello di Reschio estate, saddle up on one of its horses, take a cookery class or even go fishing.

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Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug


Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

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