Today we’ll focus on travelers seeking a golf vacation in Italy! But just to recap what guests of Palazzo Misciattelli have special access to. All quintessentially Italian experiences! We generally categorize these into three areas – Culture, Gastronomy, and Active.
In the Culture Experiences area, we offer private licensed guides to take you through Orvieto’s gorgeous cathedral or the eight other principal historic sites. We can also arrange visits to private Palazzi not open to the public. These are quite exclusive and very behind the scenes! We can also arrange a private excursion in the Orvieto Gran Tour, a fun small mini shuttle that takes you around all 5k circumference of the city of Orvieto in just 40 minutes.
In the Gastronomy Experiences area we arrange wine tastings, cooking classes, cheese tastings, and private dinners in Palazzo Misciattelli by a Michelin star chef or, better yet, a local signora who learned pasta making from her nonna.
In the Active Experiences category, we offer it all – walks in the countryside directly from Palazzo Misciattelli, hikes in the hills, e-biking, water-skiing on nearby Lake Bolsena.
And – the feature of today’s message is – Golf!!!
We here in Italy were thrilled see Italy to host the Ryder Cup in September at the Marco Simone course just outside Rome. It is just an hour and a quarter from Orvieto by private car. Some of our guests came to Italy just for the Ryder Cup! We are happy to arrange excursions for our overnight guests to courses like these. Marco Simone offers many different tee times and possibilities for a visitor who wants to play.
Another course that truly bowled us over is the golf experience at Antognolla Golf. I am a very amateur golfer, but I tagged along there with some American friends. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, it’s absolutely stunning.
Note: all golf photos in this post were taken at Antognolla.
We were all impressed at the staggering beauty of this course. Antognolla’s gentle hills, the greens lined with cypresses and olive trees, and beautiful views of the medieval castle, the valleys and surrounding mountains. All contribute to truly a magical experience. Perfect for a golf vacation in Italy
By the way, the restaurant is terrific at Antognolla after a full 2-3 hours in the morning of golf. Pricing is a little higher than restaurants in the surrounding area. But that’s to be expected, and it’s worth it. Service was excellent.
What’s more, Antognolla Golf is now being paired with a glorious new Six Senses resort. We can’t wait to go back and visit the hotel and residences (once they are built!)
If you love golf, Antognolla Golf will wow you. Our golfer friends said it was the most beautiful course they have ever seen.
Antognolla is about an hour and 20 minutes from Orvieto.
I recommend Antognolla as a day trip because once you’re back in Orvieto you have many more options on foot for nightlife, restaurants, and shopping.
After a long gorgeous day of golf, your driver will take you back to Palazzo Misciattelli where you can relax on one of the terraces or the gardens before heading out for drinks before dinner.
Once you get back to Orvieto from your golf excursion, you’ll be reminded of how Palazzo Misciattelli is the perfect location for moving around on foot to local Orvieto restaurants and bars.
Orvieto has so many options for hip aperitivo spots. I can’t possibly name them all! But one of our favorites is the Sicilian specialty bar L’Officina on the Corso. (We will call ahead and reserve for you – only possible via reservations the morning of!).
Another favorite post-golf drinking hole is Cantina Vera, not to be confused with its mother property Bottega Vera. Cantina Vera is a hidden spot on a secret alley. We love the gourmet antipasto items and the speakeasy feel of the location. Amazing wine list.
After cocktails, head to dinner at one of Orvieto fantastic restaurants, then a 5 minute walk back “home” to Palazzo Misciattelli.
At that point you might decide to head to Palazzo Misciattelli‘s heated plunge pool. Or to the sauna, or to relax under the stars on the roof terrace with a digestivo. And then, when that day of golf really starts to sink in and you’re feeling tired, you take the elevator. Up to your Palazzo Misciattelli Residence to sink into the sumptuous bed linens we are famous for.
The next day you might head to Tenuta Lamborghini for another full day of golf. Just one hour from Orvieto! Lamborghini also holds fun events and parties such as wine tastings in a resort atmosphere.
For your third day of golf, we suggest Golf Club Perugia. While perhaps simpler than the other courses, the greens are long and bordered on both sides by trees, and is perfect on a beautiful day.
While several golf courses in Italy offer resort style lodging, we recommend making golf a day trip from Orvieto, using Palazzo Misciattelli as your base. Why? The exclusivity of the private Palazzo Misciattelli will be a welcome respite to come home to after a fantastic day of golf. And it is still just a very short walk away from delicious restaurants and bars for great nightlife.
Note: Participants must be overnight guests of Palazzo Misciattelli for us to be able to arrange these experiences and activities.
Stay tuned for more blog posts on other active, cultural, and gastronomic experiences!
In conclusion, within an hour or so drive from Orvieto, you can find some spectacular golf. From Marco Simone near Rome to the fabulous Antognolla near Perugia – Orvieto is surrounded by fantastic golfing. Then come home to Palazzo Misciattelli where you can walk to countless restaurants and bars for a fun night out on the town. And then simply walk back home to Palazzo Misciattelli!
Golf + fine restaurants and nightlife = the perfect golf vacation in Italy!