Relais Assisi near Basilica
Relais in Assisi near the Basilica, where it all began...
Petrata Castle, Relais near Assisi's Upper Basilica of Saint Francis, has a history rooted in medieval times. It was constructed in 1340 along the Franciscan path that led from Assisi to the neighboring village of Gubbio.
Born as a manor, it was reinforced by Sperello Sperelli near the end of the XV century, who started to modify it into an actual fortress to defend himself from the Baglioni family.
After the Sacred Convent's jurisdiction period, it got turned into a country estate for the Tini household near the late 1600s and was bought 3 centuries later by Campanian building company Affuso, and finally in 1996 by Romualdo Landrini and Giuseppina Orbi, a married couple that transformed it into the magnificent structure that we admire today.
Restoration took four years, allowing to regain the adobe's ancient splendor while preserving its characteristics, shapes and other original materials both on the inside and outside.
The project's next phase has given birth to the modern day Relais with its rooms and suites, swimming pool, restaurant, event halls, plus a spa among nature that has nothing to envy on a classic 4 Stars Hotel.