This charming castle dating back to the eleventh century, after a meticulous restoration work that brought it back to its former glory, now houses a 5-star hotel with 50 rooms with suites and junior suites in four structures. The hotel, with its restaurant, the panoramic garden and the beautiful halls, is perfect for banquets and ceremonies. To complete the offer, the hotel has a wellness center with a well-stocked beauty farm.
Hotel Castello Orsini History
Starting from the ancient Via Salaria, the Orsini castle develops along the ridge of the Nerola hill in a tortuous unfolding of roundabouts and walkways, between towers, narrow loopholes and walls crowned with merlons, until reaching its summit. At night, thanks to an ingenious play of lights, it takes on a mysterious, intriguing aspect and always seems to be on the verge of the screeching of swords of noble knights, just like in fairy tales.
Built in the tenth century on the remains of a Sabine fortress, in the thirteenth century it was granted as a fief to the Orsini family, then passed into the hands of the Barberini and Lante della Rovere. An aristocratic past, which has given this castle precious works and relics of great historical-artistic importance. Like those that adorn the Hall of Arms, with medieval armor and halberds, the Reading Room, adorned with splendid tapestries and, again, the Hall of the Last Judgment. Equally suggestive are the hotel's rooms, furnished with antique pieces, paintings by author and rarity of all kinds.
But the enviable location and the charm of the rooms are just one of the aspects of Orsini castle, which offers really many opportunities: you can simply spend an evening or give receptions in the restaurant, located in the old chapel, use the rooms for meetings and conferences , or spend some time on yourself in the beauty farm with sauna, Turkish bath, Swedish shower, water and dry hydro massage, gym and specific treatments. Even the outside offers special moments, such as the panoramic outdoor pool, surrounded by a garden and overlooking the slope of the hill: it can be used, covered, even in the winter months.