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Schlafen, wo Dante geschlafen. Schön eingerichtete Schloss mit Blick auf das Casentino in der Toskana.
Genießen Sie die Ruhe des alten Dörfchen Porciano mit seinen gepflasterten Gehweg und eine atemberaubende Aussicht.
Wieder hergestellt und durch den Schlossbesitzer dekoriert, ist Castello Di Porciano der perfekte Ort, um die toskanische Landschaft und das Casentino-Tal zu erkunden.
Das einzige Schloss im Tal, das zum Leben erweckt hat wieder sowohl als Museum und als ein Haus wurde ursprünglich von den Schlossbesitzer restauriert und eingerichtet, Flaminia Goretti de Flamini und George Specht, als ihren "Traum wahr". Heute ihre Tochter Martha hält diesen Traum am Leben, bietet das Haus der Familie in der Burg zu vermieten, um anspruchsvolle Reisende für die ungewöhnliche und unerforscht suchen.
Schöne Aussicht, ruhig, sehr gemütlich, privat und entspannend. Ihre Chance, sich in einem restaurierten mittelalterlichen Burg zu leben, die einst Gastgeber Dante und zu schlafen, wo Dante geschlafen!
Dieses Juwel-Konjugate, die Einzigartigkeit einer mittelalterlichen Festung eingerichtet mit antiken Kunstwerken und modernem Komfort und ist in den oberen Etagen des befestigten Turm.
Es besteht aus einem großen Wohn- und Essbereich bestehend, mit einem antiken Kamin, gemütliche Sofas und ein Tisch, die 12 Personen beherbergt. Auf der gleichen Etage, eine separate, voll ausgestattete Küche, mit Holz maßgeschneiderte Schränke und handgemachte Keramik. Über dem Wohnzimmer bietet eine Mezzanine eine elegante Studio-Bereich mit einem bequemen Sofa und einem kleinen Gäste-WC.
Auf der oberen Etage, die Familienzimmer, zwei Doppelzimmer und ein Einzelzimmer, mit schönen antiken Gegenständen eingerichtet, und zwei Badezimmer mit Badewanne und Dusche, die mit traditionellen hand eingerichtet bemalten Fliesen.
Die beiden Gästezimmer, ein Doppel und ein Zweibettzimmer, teilen sich eine große private Terrasse und ein Bad mit Badewanne und Dusche. Angrenzend ist eine voll ausgestattete Waschküche. An der Spitze des Turms eine atemberaubende Terrasse, mit Blick auf das Tal des Casentino und bietet unvergessliche Sonnenuntergänge.
Il Castello di Porciano offers the only opportunity I know of in the world to live in a Medieval Castle of extreme literary and historical importance—to eat and sleep and look out of the same windows, over the same stunning hill country of the Casentino, as Dante did some seven hundred years ago. Dante’s life brought him twice to this region—first as a twenty four year old citizen soldier, and later as a wretched exile from his beloved Florence, in search of refuge and sanctuary. Looking south from the roof of the castle—which is at your disposal as a guest at Porciano—your eyes are passing over numerous sites mentioned by Dante in The Divine Comedy, as well of sites associated with the poet’s own life. Because Dante was, in the spring of 1289, himself a soldier in the Battle of Campaldino, (the battlefield of which is clearly visible in the distance from Porciano) he was able later to mine his memories of this region and of his experiences and encounters there, when composing his masterpiece.
Just a few of the “Dante” related sites within the view from the Castle:
Poppi—another castle in which Dante took refuge during his exile. There is a large statue of the poet in the castle courtyard overlooking the Battlefield of Campaldino. Ca. 14 km. from Porciano
Archiano—a stream, which feeds into the Arno. When asked by Dante, in Canto Five of Purgatorio, why his fallen body was never recovered after the battle of Campaldino, Buonconte da Montefeltro explains in detail how his body was swept from the banks of this stream by a giant rainstorm (made by the devil for this express reason) and lost in the mire of the Arno. Ca. 25 km. from Porciano
La Verna—where St. Francis received the Stigmata. In Canto XI of Il Paradiso, Dante speaks of “the rough crag between Tiber and Arno [where Francis] received from Christ the last seal”. The Monastery, which houses these sites, is wonderful. Ca. 38 km. from Porciano
And if you continue a bit farther south, you arrive at the towns of Arezzo, Cortona and San Sepolcro which contain the astonishing masterpieces of Piero Della Francesca—an early Renaissance Master strangely not represented in Florence.
Within the Castle
Of course, living within any medieval castle is something that all of us dream of from around the age of three, but to actually live (even as an adult) in such a stunningly beautiful, and soulful medieval monument as Porciano, is more than I could have hoped for. The living quarters—i
The castle was an amazing opportunity to enjoy Tuscany in unique style and comfort. I wouldn't have missed it. The knowledge of the staff and owner is rich with great recommendations for restaurants local sites and beyond. Arrangements were made for a cooking class, special diners to be brought to the castle, personal guided tours of local landmarks, etc...all our needs and desires were met with thoughtfulness and enthusiasm! There are so many wonderful historic sites to see in the surrounding areas. However, the most magical, was to return to "our" castle at the end of the day. Who gets to say, "Did your remember to bring the keys to the castle"?
We have now stayed at the Castello do Porciano three different times, dating back to 2000. If you are looking for a rustic Tuscan adventure, this is the place. The castle does not disappoint. The history and culture that we experience exceeds our expectations every time. This is a family home, and has all you should expect from a building that is close to 1000 years old. And all you should need as a traveler in the twenty-first century. Martha and Federica are wonderful hostesses and share their love of the region with all who visit. It's especially great for small groups who want to be able to travel separately during the day to local sites and further afield in the region, and then gather together for evening meals. Be sure to request a cooking lesson from Nella!
I have been going to the Casentino and visiting the Porciano Castle for many years. It is one of the most beautiful treasure, off the beaten tourist track, of Tuscany.
From the Castle by car you can reach many incredible medieval castles, mills, villages and religious sites.
The Porciano Castle, the Romena Castle and the Pieve di Romena, the Poppi Castle, the La Verna sanctuary of St. Francis, etc.
The Arno river is a stream that passes through the village of Stia. It is clear, fresh, and incredibly beautiful. There are trails that you can walk on near the river and in the mountains of the Casentino.
I lead a small tour to Italy to study community design, and we always stay at the Castello. This is what i tell people about it.
"We will do and see lots of things. But we will come home to our castle each night, where we ￼can sit on the roof terrace and watch the sun set over the Casentino Valley.
The Castello di Porciano was built 1,000 years ago. It was home to "the Supreme Poet," Danté, following his exile from Florence in 1301.
The Tower was remodeled in the late 20th century. With walls 5 feet thick and a living room 20 feet high, the Tower will take your breath away before you even make it up to the roof terrace behind the battlements.
It’s important to realize that the castle is comfortable, but it is not luxurious. The baths are down the hall and have tubs with hand showers. So the Tower does not offer the maximum of luxury.
It offers the maximum of Experience.
￼The owner of the Tower, the Contessa Corsi, warns her visitors “You can make excursions to other towns, or you can stay right here all day. My guests always regret that they did not spend more time in the castello.” We will face the same dilemma. Do we stay and steep in the ambience of the tower, or venture out to other delights?
On your visit you will see what features make a community so compelling, so rich in life, that it is continuously inhabited for 500 years with only a minimum of change. You can visit several towns in the area, each with an historic center hundreds of years old, with farm and forest within easy walking distance. Each with a different way of creating the places that nurture ￼community. And tiny hamlets, including your own Porciano, and see how built forms can be compact, accommodate privacy, and enjoy fresh food and nature at your doorstep. Porciano alone contains almost every lesson you need to create an exquisite community of health, wellness, and prosperity.
You will be staying a short walk from Stia (included in “The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany”). You can get to know this little community well as your daily shopping takes you to the green grocer, baker, butcher, and wine shop. "
If i am good in this life my Paradiso will be Porciano.
How would you like to hold the key to a big Castle door in your hand and be the custodian of a medieval Castle for a week or two? It is an incredible feeling!
I can attest to that as I have stayed at the Castello di Porciano at least half a dozen times by now, at various times of the year, mostly with a group of good friends. The owner of the castle, Martha Specht-Corsi (affectionately called “Contessa”), was frequently on site to help with any and all questions - she is bilingual (English and Italian) and speaks French fluently. She will go out of her way to make guests feel comfortable and at home. Her hints and tips what to do, where to go, where to eat pizza (and where not), what to buy at the local markets are priceless. Many times she or one of her local staff would bring local, definitely organic fruit or vegetables for us to enjoy. In addition a well-stocked fridge waited on arrival every time. Self-catering in the castle kitchen is a lot of fun with a full range of modern appliances, as well as all sizes of pots and pans and dishes.
Stia, the next village at the bottom of the hill, and Pratovecchio which borders on Stia offer plenty of nice stores, grocery markets on certain days of the week and smaller fruit and vegetable, meat and cheese shops as well as bakeries. We took turns on making runs (well, mostly in the car) down to the bakery in the morning, picked up some delicious schiacciata (flat specialty bread with grapes) or some pasta sfoglia (puffed pastry) with fruit or marmalade inside and had breakfast al fresco on the castle grounds.
Last year I was again there in April and May, when thousands of hybrid irises were in bloom - a sight to behold. Apart from many trips to sites in the Casentino Valley and beyond, we also participated in a local historic walk over soft hills and cool valleys, passing a Sanctuary and ending at a medieval flour mill. Even after many stays, there are always new places and towns to visit, new bars and restaurants to explore and many nice people to meet. By the way – if you must (and I had to, in order to send my blogs to my friends at home) – WiFi is available throughout the castle and on the grounds, as well as on the porch of a Cottage facing the castle, lovingly called “internet café”.
I’m very much looking forward to being back there in September this year.
Das Casentino ist das erste von der Arno-Fluss gebildet Tal; ein Land von natürlicher Schönheit, alten Land Kirchen, Schlösser und Wallfahrtskirchen. Umgeben von der Ruhe des Casentino Forest National Park, werden Sie eine versteckte und noch unentdeckte Ecke der Toskana erkunden, weg von den Standard und die üblichen touristischen Routen und Ziele.
Viele kleine Hügel Städte, bekannt für ihre Schönheit und Geschichte, sind sehr nahe beieinander wie Poppi, Bibbiena, Anghiari und viele andere.
Florenz und Arezzo sind nur etwas mehr als eine Stunde entfernt. Siena und Cortona sind schöne Tagesausflüge von Porciano.
Ausgezeichnete Restaurants mit lokalen Produkten und Spezialitäten. Romanische Kirchen und Klöster besichtigt. Nationalpark mit markierten Wanderwegen aller Schwierigkeitsgrade. Öffentliche Picknickplätze im ganzen Park.
Das Casentino ist ein Bereich, der die Attraktivität eines weniger bekannten Toskana unterhält, wo der Sinn für Tradition ist immer noch stark. Der Wunsch der Bewohner von nicht ihre Bindung mit Vergangenheit zu verlieren ist überall zu spüren.
Kommen Sie und Real, traditionelle toskanische Gastlichkeit genießen!
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