Located a few minutes from Gubbio, surrounded by a centuries-old park, Torre dei Calzolari Palace is an exclusive and refined place to stay, where ancient atmospheres and comfort welcome guests in stylishly furnished rooms. In the complex there is also the Castello restaurant, which offers all visitors the delights of the Italian gastronomic tradition and local specialties. The large halls and the striking outdoor spaces allow you to host conferences, meetings, banquets and various ceremonies in unforgettable settings.
Torre dei Calzolari Palace History
If you are curious about the name saIa Barbarossa about the hotel lobby, be aware that it is a tribute to the builder of the castle. According to some tonti, the castle of Torre dei Calzolari was in fact built in the twelfth century by Federico Barbarossa, who arrived here during his campaign in Italy. It was a refreshment point for the troops, but also for sighting, given the elevated position. From that period a large barrel vault was preserved in the hall, a typical structure of medieval wall art in the Eugubino period, while the rest of the building took on its current appearance during the Art Nouveau period.
In the nineteenth century, the castle and villa were bought by the vercellese musician Giuseppe Bossola, a renowned organist all over the world. In the twentieth century in the possession of the counts Bosca di Roveto, he saw the wedding in the private chapel between the countess Monica and don Ascanio of the dukes Sforza Cesarini, who made the house their residence.
And it is here, in the noble villa adjacent to the central body, that the rooms of the hotel are allocated, equipped with modern furnishings and every comfort. In the castle, located in the middle of a large park with swimming pool, there are the bar, the elegant TV room, the small library, the chapel open to private celebrations, the rooms suitable for hosting business dinners, meetings and receptions. the restaurant, which offers Umbrian specialties and a regional wine list. In the immediate vicinity you can reach a clay pigeon shooting center and a riding school, where you can hire horses for excursions, accompanied by specialized personnel on request.