CASTELLO FARNESE – UMBRIA- ITALIA
The Castle of Giove • The Castle of Giove is in the historic centre of the town of
Giove, in the Amerino district. It is a private property made
is in the historic up of a large complex of 4,700 square metres spread over 5
floors. The Castle of Giove or Doge's Palace was built for
centre of the town the will of the Marquis Mattei on a previous fortress
belonged to the Colonna and is a typical example of
of Giove, Umbria, transformation of a building born for eminently military and
Italy defence purposes into a luxurious residence.
The estate covers an area of 4,700 sqm, spread
over 5 floors: the 430 sqm basement houses the
cellars and storerooms; on the 740 sqm ground
floor we find the two major entrance doors, the
180 sq.m. and two-floor high main hall which leads
directly to the second floor – bypassing the first –
through a large circular ramp which contains a
spiral staircase; the 780 sqm first floor houses the
dwellings of the caretaker and a series of
storerooms; the second floor covers an area of
1436 sqm; through a 245 sqm open porch which,
on two sides, goes round a large terrace facing the
Tiber valley, you can reach a series of halls and
toilets; the Portico leads directly to the courtyard of
the primitive fortress; the third floor measures
about 890 sqm and the fourth floor about 450 sqm.
Location: Giove in the province of Terni
Area : 4.700 sqm usable
Prestig. El :200 rooms, XVI cent. Wonderful
State : Little renovation and adaptation
Airport : Closest airports: Rome, Florence,
Trains : National railway
Motorway: A1 Milan-Naples
Distances : Rome 1h (89 km), Florence 1h and 50
Close to : archeological areas, spas, the region
of Tuscany, Museums, Tyrrhenian
Sea, Adriatic Sea, Rome, Florence,
The estate is formed by a medieval structure to which new
wings were added during the XVII century. Unfinished it was
restored by the architect Maderno. The internal halls are
mostly painted by Domenichino, but there are also paintings
by the Veronese school and the Bolognese and Ferrarese
schools, as well as by 'Alfani’. The rooms are enriched by
numerous tapestries The building occupies the surface of a
terraced hill with steep slopes overlooking the Tiber Valley.
The estate can be divided into two parts: the ancient
fortress overlooking the Tiber Valley and the more recent
Palace built in contact with the town. The old elliptical plan
Fortress is dominated by a high tower topped by a
crenellated attic. This tower was later incorporated into the
new building, acting as a connection and integration
element between the two bodies. The most recent building
has a square plan with, at the corners, four large towers.
The main body spreads over five levels, while the towers
rise to six storeys.
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