La Fortezza Alta
LA FORTEZZA ALTA
An ancient medieval structure, the Fortezza Alta rises in the green heart of the Umbrian hills, in a central position between Todi and Amelia, just an hour from Rome.
The fortress, which dates back to the fifth century, is a perfect location for weddings and events of all kinds, evocative shows and unforgettable walks.
The structure has apartments with independent entrances for a total of 30 beds. It has also a swimming pool covered with an area used for entertainment and a chapel dedicated to the cult of the blessed Antonio Vici di Stroncone, where you can celebrate your fairytale wedding
The upper part of the fortress, which is not accessible to the public, houses a private area that hides an unrivaled artistic heritage, of which we show you an exceptional taste in our video.
La Fortezza Alta: a unique structure where you can live an unforgettable experience!
Located on the ancient Via Amerina, a street of commerce and pilgrimages from the Byzantine city of Ravenna to Rome, the hill of the Fortezza Alta, thanks to its strategic position in elevation and centrality, has been affected by fortification work since the early Middle Ages. The current structure has been built thanks to the decisive contribution of the Vici family of Stroncone, whose memory is still present today in the chapel for the celebration of marriages consecrated to Blessed Antonio Vici. Over time the structure has been enlarged: according to ancient documents it also has a moat and a drawbridge. In 1482 the current building was built, in a square plan with an internal courtyard and circular towers of French style: the presence of an underground chapel probably testifies to religious templar rites . Over time the complex takes on more and more the connotation of a farmhouse aimed at agricultural production; the peasants involved in the occupation of the land and cattle breeding are replaced by the military. The building added close to the Fortress is part of the interventions aimed at this purpose.
After several passages, at the beginning of 1900 the estate was taken over by the Palli family, who is still the current owner of the structure. At the end of the sharecropping era, in the ’70s, the complex was completely renovated and restored and the cultivation of the land, increasingly focused on productions of excellence, was flanked by tourism, catering, organization of events, ceremonies and artistic events.