Castle of Torre in Pietra

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The Castle of Torre in Pietra is a wonderful architectural complex of medieval origin, with important examples of architecture and painting seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
They are still perfectly preserved moat, the guard tower and the walls that embrace the whole complex, in which, over the centuries, have been built and transformed several important buildings.
It dominates the seventeenth-century building, in the center of the village in which, going up to the main floor, you can admire the magnificent frescoes, painted by Pier Leone Ghezzi, who decorated the halls with a sequence of landscapes, trompe l ‘oeuil, religious scenes, figures of nobles and clerics, allegorical figures, coats of arms, portraits of Cardinals and Pope Benedict XIII.
Front of the building a large courtyard, partly paved with Roman paving, leads to two large gardens, shaded by plane trees and ancient pines, with an old fountain in the center.
On the right side overlooking the beautiful octagonal Church of St. Antonio Abate, eighteenth century work of the famous architect Ferdinando Fuga, also decorated by Ghezzi.
On the left, on the ground floor of another building, you reach the large room Peretti, with its impressive vaulted ceiling and beautiful fireplace, recently restored.
A belt of woodland surrounds and protects the castle that keeps its charming character and secret despite its proximity to the Via Aurelia in Rome.


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The current complex of buildings has medieval origins and was formed in the shape of a castrum, a fortified agricultural village around a stately home, according to a rural settlement pattern widespread at the time in the Roman countryside; you can still see today observing towers, ramparts, the moat and walls.

The first document which describes this settlement with the ancient name of “Castrum Castiglionis” is a testament that dates back to 1254, in which is mentioned among the assets that a noble Roman family of Alberteschi Normans bequeathed to one of his sons. Later becomes the property of Anguillara and Massimo.

The name of Stone Tower, which is derived from an isolated tower built on a stone rock near the castle, is indicated for the first time in a 1620 plant where the seals of Peretti principles are illustrated.
In 1590, in fact, the estate was bought by Camilla Peretti, sister of Pope Sixtus V °, and Michele Peretti, nephew of the Pope, commissioned architect Francesco Peperelli building a new mansion on the ruins of the medieval castle.

On the main floor several rooms, according to the custom of the time, were covered with decorated leather panels, other frescoes. The building we see today still retains almost intact its seventeenth-century plant and the coat of arms Peretti stands still on the front door.
But the very high standard of irreparably their family heritage nicked life and so, in 1639, the Peretti had to sell the castle and the estate to Prince Orazio Falconieri.

The falconers, who had in Stone Tower among their possessions for more than two centuries, were the powerful bankers who reached the pinnacle of power and wealth in 1724 when Alexander, nephew of Horace, was appointed Cardinal by Pope Benedict XIII. Between 1712 and 1725, Alexander wanted to change in part the seventeenth aspect of the castle, calling two geniuses of his time: the architect Ferdinando Fuga and the painter Pier Leone Ghezzi.
The medieval church was demolished and rebuilt on the Escape design, who also designed the new entrance to the palace staircase. Both the church and the halls of the main floor were then painted by Ghezzi.

Since 1870 the castle and the estate passed into the hands of several owners (the Carpegna, Florio, the Agricultural Reclamation Company) and knew a long period of neglect, until in 1926 became the property of the Senator Luigi Albertini. He, having had to give up the leadership of the BBC for his opposition to fascism, he dedicated all of its resources to a massive reclamation of wetlands, of a model farm boot, and restoration of the castle, the church and the village, assisted by his son Leonardo Albertini and the son Nicolò Carandini.


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We host photos and film sets, exhibitions and concerts, we organize weddings, events, gala dinners, work meetings, guided tours.

The castle is the perfect place to celebrate religious weddings in the church dedicated to St. Anthony the Abbot and, thanks to the agreement with the Municipality of Fiumicino, the ceremony of the civil marriage.

For wedding receptions, gala dinners, but also for more family moments such as communions, confirmations, anniversaries, we can accommodate up to 200 people seated in different rooms on the main floor, room 160 in the Peretti and 500 in the garden.

For conferences, concerts, presentations and training days, are 180 people in a theater in Peretti room and 90 in the Hall to the main floor and rooms for smaller meetings.

Team-building activities can take place inside, in the garden, in the wood, in the cellar, and understand cooking classes, sports, educational, cultural, recreational.

We also organize guided tours of the Castle and the Church and, in collaboration with the winery, wine tastings and guided tours of the winery.

of Italian and foreign visitors groups can add to their trip to Italy a special stage in a private historic residence where immerse themselves in the culture, in the Italian cuisine.

Groups belonging to cultural associations and scholars can book a guided tour by written request to the email address: info@castelloditorreinpietra.it. The tours are for groups of minimum 15 persons.

The Castle is open to the public for a free tour on the first Monday of the month from 9.00 to 11.00.

The church is open on Sundays and public holidays for the Holy Mass at 10.00 am


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Castle of Torre in Pietra

Region : Lazio

Province : RM

City : Fiumicino

Address : Piazza di Torre in Pietra, 2

ZIP Code : 00050

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email: castelloditorreinpietra@relaislejardin.com
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We are on the Via Aurelia at 25 km from Rome, 3 km from the Rome-Civitavecchia, 19 km from Fiumicino Airport and 40 km from the port of Civitavecchia.


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