Corte della Maestà

Vicolo della Maestà, Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

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Hotel Description

All roads may lead to Rome, but there’s no one to stop you from pulling a U-turn. You won’t have to travel far outside the capital before the medieval village of Civita di Bagnoregio rises up into view on a hilltop before you. It’s a vision so magnificent that you’ll have a hard time believing that Italians once nicknamed the place la cittá che muore – the dying city. But natural disasters happen even in a landscape as bucolic as this one: an earthquake struck in 1685, and the residents fled, including the bishop, who abandoned his home and seminary.

Centuries later, an Italian psychologist and his wife bought the place. They kept part of the old bishop’s quarters for a second home, transforming the rest into a fantastically charming guesthouse called Corte della Maestà. The name means “Court of Majesty,” which might sound a bit overblown for a B&B — at least until you set foot inside.

It’s difficult to imagine a lovelier getaway in such convenient proximity to Rome. Arriving in the evening is particularly enchanting: glowing candles in heavy glass lanterns light your way through the ivy-framed doorway and into the arched stone passageways and brick-lined spaces of the old residence, where frescoes cover the ceilings and a fire burns inside an antique fireplace. There are just five rooms, all with views, each lovingly restored and furnished with the owner’s collection of original art and antiques. One room has a four-poster bed and a claw-foot iron tub, another has an original fresco, another a decorative headboard originally used in a 19th-century theatre production. An old-world charm is carefully preserved: there’s no TV or air-conditioning. But the owners are realistic, too, so there’s fast wi-fi everywhere on the property.

Use it, perhaps, to Instagram the picturesque breakfast under a massive fig tree, or the colorful garden blooming with giant hydrangeas, or the traditional cakes freshly baked each afternoon, or the local wine and cheese served by candlelight in the bishop’s old winery. If the weather is fair, Civita di Bagnoregio is impossibly charming to stroll around at night — note the fine family-run restaurants just off the cobblestoned piazza, and the long footbridge that connects the village to present-day Italy. But in any weather, Corte della Maestà, with its cozy library and a cellar complete with an old Forneris piano, is equally appealing. There’s no official restaurant, but there’s dinner, or aperitivi, or a great cheese board by the fireplace, on request. The Eternal City can wait, as far as we're concerned. This dying city is our kind of place.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 5 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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  • Free wi-fi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed

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No pets allowed.

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3pm,

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  • Intrusa Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • stand up shower
  • La Sonnambula Suite - Double Occ.

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: garden.

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  • La Sonnambula Suite - Triple Occ.

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 Double & 1 Single Bed
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: garden or village.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
  • La Scrittrice Suite - Double Occ.

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    This room includes:

    • terrace
  • La Scrittrice Suite - Triple Occ.

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 Double & 1 Single Bed
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • patio
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • La Badessa Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: garden or village.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • chaise lounge
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
  • LA MAESTA' - Penthouse suite-Triple Occ.

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 968 ft²/90 m².
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    Views: garden or village.

    This room includes:

    • chaise lounge
    • coffee/tea
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • jacuzzi tub
    • One double bed plus one sofa sleeper - Private garden
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
  • LA MAESTA' - Penthouse suite-Double Occ.

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 968 ft²/90 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • 200 sqm private garden, jacuzzi, kitchen, living room
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed

Need to Know

No pets allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

1pm

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