A decade ago, Count Antonio Bolza purchased the 11th-century Castello di Reschio in Umbria. Now anyone can play lord in one of the 40 centuries-old stone houses on his 2,000-acre property. Owners make all aesthetic decisions (down to the bathroom mosaics) but leave the restoration to the Bolza family—who will even source antiques. As on any fine estate, these hideaways come with a concierge, a cook, and maids, as well as stables filled with Andalusian horses. 39-075/844-362;; restored three-bedroom houses on 2.5 acres with a pool go for about $4 million.
—Monica Larner