Sleep where Dante slept. Beautifully appointed castle overlooking the Casentino valley in Tuscany. Restored and decorated Medieval Castle with modern amenities near Florence and Arezzo.
The perfect place to explore the Tuscan countryside and the Casentino Valley.
For sophisticated travellers, not interested in touristy, crowded, standard destinations; art lovers who will appreciate the uniqueness of this magic venue and enjoy the charm of a matchless, one of a kind travel experience.
Restored and decorated by the castle owner, Castello Di Porciano is the perfect place to explore the Tuscan countryside and the Casentino Valley.
The only Castle in the valley which has come back to life both as a museum and as a home was originally restored and decorated by the castle owners, Flaminia Goretti de Flamini and George Specht, as their “dream come true”. Today, their daughter Martha keeps alive this dream, offering the family home in the castle for rent to discerning travelers looking for the unusual and unexplored.
Beautiful vistas, quiet, very comfortable, private and relaxing. Your chance to live in a restored medieval castle that once hosted Dante and to sleep where Dante slept!
This gem conjugates the uniqueness of a medieval keep furnished with antique artworks and modern comfort and is located on the upper floors of the fortified tower.
It is composed of a large living and dining room area, with an antique fireplace, cozy sofas and a table which accomodates 12 people. On the same floor, a separate fully equipped kitchen, with wooden custom made cabinets and hand made ceramics. Above the living room a mezzanine offers an elegant studio area with a comfortable couch and a small guest toilet.
On the upper floor, the family bedrooms, two double and one single, furnished with beautiful antique objects, and two bathrooms with bathtub and shower which are decorated with traditional hand painted tiles.
The two guest bedrooms, one double and one twin, share a large private terrace and a bathroom with bathtub and shower. Adjoining is a fully equipped laundry area. At the top of the tower a breathtaking terrace, overlooks the Casentino Valley and offers unforgettable sunsets.
The Castle stands at 600 meters above sea level, and is only one mile away (1.5 km) from the local town of Stia. Stia is a lovely small town built where the Arno and Staggia rivers meet.
The Romanesque church in the square surrounded by archways is one of the most beautiful pievi (parish churches) of the Casentino. In the summer you will be able to enjoy the park along the river where you can sun yourself, wade or swim in the clear waters of the Arno river.
The sources of the Arno are very near Stia so the water is still clean and pure. In the mountains around Stia and Porciano the National Park Reserve known as the Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi offers a number of hiking trails and walks.
Come and enjoy the Real, Traditional Tuscan Hospitality!
Available for guests, free wifi in all the indoor and outdoor areas and private parking within the estate. Outdoor tables, chairs and deck chairs for our guests enjoyment, either in the castle private garden and on the rooftop terrace. Private guided tour of the Castle and welcome basket and aperitif with local products.
Free access to the museum area (located on the lower three floors of the tower and open to the public only on Sundays for 5 hours).
Interakcija s gostima
We speak English and Italian and can provide our guests with all the assistance, advice and services they might need in order to make their stay as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
An excellent location for day trips to Florence, Arezzo, La Verna and beyond or spending time in a relaxing setting.
We are able to offer our guests several kinds of courses and activities to complete a unique and unforgettable travel experience: Italian language and culture courses, cooking classes, guided tours, guided excursions in the Casentino Forests National Park, horseback riding nearby, wine and food tastings, yoga and pilates lessons, massage, art history and history lectures and much more. All our courses, activities and lectures are held by qualified instructors and lecturers.
My name is Martha Specht Corsi and I am the owner of Castello di Porciano. This beautiful tower was restored by my parents, George Specht and his wife Countess Flaminia Goretti de Flamini, as a romantic love nest.
For this reason, this magnificient place is not just a business for me: it is my house, my life, the place where my heart resides even when I am far away.
My life is divided between Porciano and Florence, where I live with my family.
I wish Porciano to be a haven for those interested in the charm of this special residence. We can offer you a unique travel experience in an exclusive venue to relax and explore this hidden and untouched part of Tuscany.