The Castle of Petroia is a majestic 12th century manor that overlooks, from its position on top of a hill, the magnificent Chiascio valley, near the famous city of Gubbio. It has beautiful rooms and suites arranged in the two palaces of the Castle furnished with period furniture and embellished with ancient paintings and prints, creating an elegant and at the same time welcoming environment.
Castello di Petroia History
On June 7, 1422, perhaps the most illustrious page of this ancient castle was written in Petroia. Federico da Montefeltro, the future Duke of Urbino, was born here from the very young Elisabetta degli Accomandugi. But, as will be pleased to tell you - not without a hint of justified pride - Carlo Sagrini, current owner and descendant of an ancient Umbrian family, the building has much more remote origins, which place it even between the ninth and tenth centuries . And yet, despite the millennium of history between wars and alternating vicissitudes, the castle of Petroia is today more than ever an authentic and fascinating place, which hardly leaves the visitors who come here to admire it or those who decide to live it as castellans unresponsive.
Careful restoration work has resulted in six rooms, including three suites and a junior suite in the tower. A deliberately reduced number that allows guests to enjoy an atmosphere of yesteryear - contributes to the decor for the most original part of the castle - and to the landlords to give them a warm and respectful welcome, as it is typical of the Umbrian tradition. So, as in a medieval boarding school, you dine around the same table in front of an impressive fireplace, with specialties based on seasonal products typical of the region, and, as underlined by Carlo Sagrini, every day the menu changes and also to those who stay here for two consecutive weeks never happen to taste the same dish more than once. To make a pleasant corollary to this prestigious home, the classic "postcard" Umbrian countryside, dotted with small medieval villages to be discovered.