We had the great pleasure of staying 4 nights at the Castello di Petroia in early July 2013. Staying at this wonderfully unique castle was a highlight of our trip (this was following 5 nights at the St. Regis in Rome). The service provided by the staff was top notch and they went out of their way to make sure our every need was met.
My wife has celiac disease and therefore requires gluten free food – the staff went above and beyond to make sure she was happy and had what she needed – both for our breakfasts at the castle (in a beautiful room with 2 enormous fire places from the 15th century) as well as the amazing meals in the restaurant. After our first dinner, we knew that we would be eating at the castle each of the nights during our stay – the chef is fantastic – and these were our best meals throughout our time in Italy (not an easy thing to achieve). On 3 of the nights we chose our meals off of the menu; however, on one night the castle was hosting a special dinner and presentation from a local professor – the topic was the importance of locally grown agriculture. Each of the 5 courses represented local seasonal food (all items that can be found on the castle’s grounds) and the professor described the importance of them – these types of dinners are hosted 3 or 4 times a year. We felt like it was a special treat to participate and the courses were all wonderful.
Our room was great – a very large suite (I believe the largest in the castle) called the Stanza Federico Dux with 2 rooms, hall, and bath and amazing views out over the valley. The setting for the castle could simply not be better – remote, with beautiful landscapes of rolling hills, valleys and a castle in the faraway distance.
Our 7 year old daughter also loved staying in the castle, enjoying the use of the pool, and being treated well by the staff. We met the castle owner on a number of occasions and it is clear that he loves to share his family’s castle so that others may enjoy it as well. From the hotel we made day trips to many area towns – Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio, Assisi, Montefalco.
Our stay at Castello di Petroia will be long remembered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Midway through the ancient road that links Gubbio to Perugia, stands on the horizon the severe and majestic Petroia Castle. A path through woods and meadows leads to a huge gate, beyond which Petroia opens in all its beauty.The origins of the Castle of Petroia are to be found between the IX and X century, on the 7th June 1422 was born in Petroia Federico da Montefeltro, the most famous Duke of Urbino. The Castle of Petroia is composed of medieval buildings enclosed within the Castle's walls. The three buildings that make up the Castle welcome guests in spacious rooms: The ancient and authentic rooms are carefully furnished to create an elegant setting and a welcoming atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castello Di Petroia Gubbio, Italy - Umbria
- Castello Di Petroia Hotel Gubbio