KEYS TO THE CASTLE


In the old beautitul Castle of Ripa d'Orcia (XIII sec.), set upon a rise in the centre of Orcia Valley, thanks to a skillful work of renovation, there is nowadays a comfortable country Residence with rooms and apartments ideal for relaxing stays. Ripa d'Orcia with its splendid location, offers tourists who want to visit the beautiful cities of art in Tuscany, Umbria and Northern Latium an ideal place to start.


The mediaeval Castle of Ripa d'Orcia was probably built in the early Middle Ages, but it does not appear in official deeds until 1218 when it is mentioned in the "Estimo", a generaI census of land and castles. During this period the Castle belonged to the Salimbeni dynasty. In the 1484 the castle along with its fortress, the village and a large part of surrounding land became the property of the Piccolomini of the Carli lineage, whose descendants still own it today.
Ripa d'Orcia, an architectural complex which has survived virtually unchanged to the present day, offers to his guest and visitors the magical atmosphere of the past times surrounded by an unspoilt nature.



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