The Castle, history

The history of the Castello di Petrata is rooted in the medieval times, in 1340, the year of its construction along the Franciscan path that connected Assisi to the nearby village of Gubbio.

Born as a villa since the end of the 15th century, it was strengthened by Sperello Sperelli which began to turn it into a true fortress to defend itself from the Baglioni.

After the period of jurisdiction of the Sacred Convent, it was transformed into a country house by the Tini family at the end of the sixteenth century and three centuries later it was first acquired by the Affuso family and, in 1996, by Romualdo Landrini and Giuseppina Orbi which has made it the magnificent structure we admire today.

The conservative restoration, lasting 4 years, has allowed to recover the ancient splendor of the dwelling while preserving features, conformation, spaces and original materials, both inside and outside.

The next phase of the project has led to the birth of the modern Relais, with rooms and suites, swimming pool, restaurant, banquet halls and wellness center, a complex close to nature and just 5 km from Assisi.


The restoration of Castello di Petrata begins in 1997 when Ing. Romualdo Landrini and Arch. Giuseppina Orbi buy the ancient manor that has been in the state of abandonment for almost 50 years.

The whole area, the hill behind Assisi, is almost completely abandoned and forgotten, the road is unpaved and, to reach the Castle, narrow streets traverse the huts left by the hunters; It was not possible to even admire the beautiful view of the valley because of the thick vegetation that encircled the fortress.

The restoration work has been very intense, lasting 5 years, has seen a careful recovery of all the materials present, the search for restoration materials coming from neighboring areas and a maniacal study of the details. Extreme attention has been paid to structural recovery with the careful application of all anti-seismic regulations. From an architectural point of view, though not changing the exterior aspect of the castle, a personalized study was conducted for each room, each room is different from each other, each place has its own well defined identity.

Since the completion of the internal work since 2001, the development of what is now one of the jewelery of the relais, the garden, is spreading on different levels, is enriched with native plants and a thousand colors.

Swimming pool, sports facilities, wellness center, solarium and a 50-hectare park complete the range of exclusive services that you can take advantage of.

Today: a place to feel at home

We are happy to host you in this unique place, you will feel at home, welcomed by a warm, informal and spontaneous atmosphere, Petrata Castle is your exclusive corner where you can spend moments of relaxation and rest from everyday life, pampered by the property and by Staff are at your disposal for any of your personalization requests.

Let us welcome you to our big family!

Famiglia Landrini