Il Casale del Duca

Urbino, Pesaro e Urbino
Bed & Breakfast

Renaissance beams and fat modern sofas, charming old tiles and a tiny library in the tower… beautiful treats await 7km from Urbino


4 beds


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Look out for the sculpture of the leaping horse and rider: once you’ve found it, you’ve arrived! This sober stone farmhouse, set in a dreamy Piero della Francesca landscape and imaginatively restored, is one of the most atmospheric we have seen. Rescued from a state of near-total collapse, it has been a labour of love for Luca and Laura, who live in Milan but come here in the holidays, with children, dog, rabbit and (one day soon) hens. Laura does the cooking and brings breakfast – fruit, yogurt, sweet cakes, muffins – to a white-clothed table by a great stone fireplace, crackling with logs in winter. The look is contemporary, beautiful and in harmony with the casale’s Renaissance origins. White or ochre walls contrast with ancient beams, polished chestnut furniture sits on old terracotta, fine muslin hangs at white windows. Up the wide tiled stair are serene bedrooms with heated floors and views of the Marchegiana hills; the self-catering studios are on the ground floor, with patios. Visit Urbino: a glory. Return to lawns, fruit trees, views, and a pond with fish and a frog or two (Laura’s passion!).


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm-8pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €120
Singles €80. Extra bed/sofabed €10 per person per night.
4 Doubles
From €120
2 Apartments for 2
From €120


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Luca & Laura Sessarego

  • Visit the nearby towns of Urbino with the Palazzo Ducale, the Oratorio di San Giovanni, the Marche National Gallery and Raffaello's House.
  • Visit Pesaro - the cathedral's beautiful mosaic floor, the Villa Imperiale and the Old Town.
  • Visit Pergola and the Gilt Bronzes.
  • Visit Fano, Urbania, San Leo and the Grotte di Frasassi.
  • We have olive trees, a vegetable garden and an orchard.