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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Sleeps:
10
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

5 Unknown types

Description from manager

This magnificent castle is made up of two main buildings which are connected by a terrace, with an imposing Guelph watchtower of a 32-meter-high pentagon.

History:

The fortress was built by Ugolino III Trinci in 1387 on a small hilltop surrounded by cypress trees to protect the route to Colfiorito, considered of strategic importance at the time.

After severe damage to the structure by the troops of Ladislas d'Anjou, King of Naples in 1413, La Rocca dei Trinci became the summer residence for the Curia of Foligno in 1445; in 1450, Bishop Antonio Bolognini (*********) moved to the fortress and ordered the construction of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Rasiglia.

Later, the fortress came into the hands of the Gentili Spinola family, who counted among its members Antonio and his brother Gianbattista, who belonged to the Papal Congregation in Foligno from 1794 to 1796.

The Trinci is one of Umbria's historic noble families, with Lombard roots descending from the Monaldeschi line. The head of the family was Corrado (died: ca 1250), known as Trincia from which the family name is derived, a militia captain who lived in the 13th century in Foligno and descended from Monaldo Monaldeschi, the Lombard count of Nocera Umbra (died after 995). He began as a Ghibelline, but later became a Guelph captain in Foligno, distinguishing himself as the head militia captain under Pope Gregory IX.

In 1305, the now Guelph Trinci line became the ruling family in Foligno, throwing out the Ghibilline Anastasi with the help of noble families from Spoleto and Perugia. The first city ruler was Nallo, followed by his brother Ugolino I until 1338. Later, Nallo's son, Corrado I, came to power and ruled until 1343.

From 1343 to 1353, Ugolino NovelloTrincia Trinci, was appointed by Pope Urbano V the rank of Vicar, but Trincia was killed in 1377 by Ghibelline rebels.

His brother, Corrado II, took over until 1386, and then his son, Ugolino III, rose to power until 1415. This son became a close friend of Braccio Fortebraccio, Lord of Perugia, and in 1411-12, commissioned Gentile da Fabriano to paint the lovely Gothic frescoes decorating Palazzo Trinci in Foligno, which had been built and restored between 1389 and 1407 to be used as the family's main residence. Ugolino III and Costanza Orsini children, Niccolò, Bartolomeo, and Corrado, governed Foligno together from 1415 to 1421. The latter, who became known as Corrado III, was the last lord of Foligno until 1421. His ostentatious power put him on the wrong side of papal authorities, and on September 8, 1439, the Cardinal Giovanni Maria Vitelleschi conquered Foligno and placed it under the Papal State.

In the heart of the Umbrian region, very close to the charming town of Capodacqua, well served with restaurant, grocery and post office, Foligno is the main city is only 20 minutes by car. Assisi is 30 km away, Perugia 45.

THE CASTLE:

From the private parking which is behind the tower, guests lead into the courtyard through an opening in the wall which encloses the castle on three sides. Amazing perfectly maintained garden inside the wall with a private swimming pool with sun lounges gazebo, a terrace equipped with luxury garden furniture were to enjoy al fresco meals admiring the charm of the Castle.

The interiors consist in a large and fully-equipped kitchen which is on the ground floor, it also serves as the dining room and is decorated with a collection of antique copper and ceramic pots hanging from the walls and ceiling. From the kitchen, there is direct access to the large terrace and outdoor tables and chairs.

La Rocca dei Trinci has 5 guestrooms, all carefully decorated to highlight the original architectural detail while providing the most high end modern amentities, including pay per view and international channels, high tech mattresses, a luxurious line of bath products, and free wifi in the entire castle. Each suite has its own charm all with ensuite bathrooms, the master suite which is on the top of the tower offer an amazing view of the castle and the valley!

One of the suite is also suitable for people with limited mobility it as direct access to the courtyard and bathroom for disable

Complete the property a wonderful and antique private chapel perfect for ceremony!

Pet are welcome upon request

GUEST OF LA ROCCA WILL BE WELCOMED BY A DINNER WITH TRADITIONAL MEDITERRANEAN CUSINE

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 9332847

Manager profile

Guido Terzuoli
Years listed:
9
Based in:
Italy

Languages spoken: English, Italian

About the manager

I'm 42 years old and live and work in Sorrento .I take pride in our properties and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. All of our properties are fully furn...

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Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
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Smoking
No smoking at this property

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

  • 5 Unknown types

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