VILLAGES THAT BECAME HOTELS

5 Ancient Villages Are Back in Business

By , Tuesday, Aug 19, 2008, 12:00 AM

Source Article: 5 Ancient Villages Are Back in Business

Borgo Argenina (011-39/0577-747-117, borgoargenina.it)
The path leading to the inn's breakfast room. (Amanda Marsalis)

Borgo Argenina (011-39/0577-747-117, borgoargenina.it)
Owner Elena Nappa with her "two angels," Desy and Cianie. (Amanda Marsalis)

Fattoria di Titignano (011-39/0763-308-000, titignano.it)
Workers tending the estate's vines. (Amanda Marsalis)

Fattoria di Titignano (011-39/0763-308-000, titignano.it)
The main dining hall at the hotel, where seven-course lunches and dinners are served. (Amanda Marsalis)

Fattoria di Titignano (011-39/0763-308-000, titignano.it)
The pool overlooking the Parco Fluviale del Tevere. (Amanda Marsalis)

Fattoria di Titignano (011-39/0763-308-000, titignano.it)
A doorway in the 1,000-year-old town square. (Amanda Marsalis)

Castello di Fonterutoli (011-39/0577-741-385, mazzei.it)
In the winery's tasting room, guests can sample the four cabernet sauvignon, Sangiovese, and merlot blends made by the Mazzei family. (Amanda Marsalis)

Castel Pergine (011-39/0461-531-158, castelpergine.it)
Modern sculptures around a tower on the outer defensive wall. (Amanda Marsalis)

Castel Pergine (011-39/0461-531-158, castelpergine.it)
The coats of arms of the castle's owners in the stained-glass windows of the bar. (Amanda Marsalis)

Castel Pergine (011-39/0461-531-158, castelpergine.it)
A candlelit dinner in the main hall. (Amanda Marsalis)

Castel Pergine (011-39/0461-531-158, castelpergine.it)
The neo-Gothic furniture in the guest quarters. (Amanda Marsalis)

Castello di Montegridolfo (011-39/0541-855-350, montegridolfo.com)
The 16th-century frescoes in the Fresco Bedroom in the main house were restored during the renovations. (Amanda Marsalis)

Castello di Montegridolfo (011-39/0541-855-350, montegridolfo.com)
The clock tower was rebuilt in the 1300s after being destroyed in a war. (Amanda Marsalis)