Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Villa Archi di Poreta is located in the medieval village of Poreta, just 10 kms away from Spoleto. Private and independent entrance and parking,3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms , and a very spacious living area with a magnificent view of the garden trough arched glass windows and a private dining area in the garden to eat "al fresco"
The Villa has a wide garden all walled and the village of Poreta is located in a beautiful countryside with countless olive trees
Perfect retreat for family and friends travelling togheter.
Good restaurants at a walking distance. Shops and pasta fresca at only 2 kms.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Adriatic sea coast 108 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 54 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
Surrounded by olive trees, nestled in the quiet hills, the Castle of Poreta overlooks one of the most beautiful views of the Spoleto Valley. Since Roman times, as attested by some big tile remains of tombs found in the area, passed through here a diverticulum, which is a secondary road, which joined the Via Flaminia Via della Spina, an artery very important from antiquities, which connected Spoleto to Camerino.
The oldest inhabitants of this town was in 1196, while in 1279 it speaks of a house (that is, an inhabited and organized) comprising 30 families and called "Porrecta Sicce" which according to the Latin etymology means "extended dry "(from" Porrecta Sicce ").
In 1378 a wall was erected to heavy leaning towers. Unlike other castles to Poreta not born as a property of a local lord, but as a public good of protecting the population.
During 1400, Poreta, who controlled a vast territory including also Silvignano and San Giacomo, took no part in the rebellion implemented by other castles of the district against Spoleto, which remained loyal even during the 1500 escaping the punitive sanctions that each victory Spoleto reserved to the rebels. Poreta had its peak population between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when to meet growing population, the inhabitants began to build their houses outside the walls of the castle and along the hills and on the hillsides.
In 1703, then to earthquake, the castle was virtually abandoned, as the documents of the pastoral visit of Bishop Giacinto Lascaris (1715) in which he speaks of a place "almost ruined and abandoned and the population consists of 201 souls, distributed in eight villas surrounding Colle Mattuticcio, Capo del Colle, I Cerri, Pie di Poreta, Casa Morello, Il Palazzo, Il Rio e la Piaggia. Since then, more houses have sprung up outside the castle, focusing mainly Pie di Poreta, where it was also transferred to the parish seat. From 1818 to 1820, Cardinal Annibale della Genga, later Pope Leo XII, came to stay here in the house that still bears his name. Then as now, could offer Poreta rest, tranquility and spirituality in his charming silence protected by olive trees, woods and meadows.