Giomici Castle is a medieval fortress dating back to the 11th century. It was built to defend the Chiascio Valley from attacks by Gubbio’s historic enemies, namely those from the cities of Perugia and Assisi. There are two well-kept medieval towers, a few houses and a little church dating back to 1154. In the church you will find several frescoes from the 1200-1600 period, some of which were painted by Matteo da Gualdo. It also has a beautiful wooden ceiling and behind the altar there is a frame created in the Della Robbia style.
The first written document that refers to Giomici Castle dates back to 1160 and consists of an official stamp from the famous Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, appointing the castle of “Giomisco” to Assisi’s lordship and then entrusted it three years later to the lords of Gubbio. During the Middle Ages, Giomici Castle was involved in scenes of battles between Gubbio, Perugia and Assisi.
The castle has seen several famous people, such as Petruccio de Ciuccio de Villamaina, who, in the 14th century, fell from the tower while it was under enemy attack. Later in the 19th century, the bandit Cinicchia hid and sheltered in the cellars of the castle; Cinicchia became known as the “Robin Hood of Umbria”, because he stole from the rich and gave to the poor.
Giomici Castle offers a unique and unforgettable setting for your wedding reception,your Engagement-shooting .. thanks to its dominant position in the Chiascio valley, its breathtaking views, as well as the beauty and charm of the castle itself and of the nearby village.
Whether you are planning a wedding for a few close friends and family or for dozens of guests, you will find the castle to be the most suitable and exclusive location for hosting your perfect wedding. The courtyard and garden will be available to you and your guests, who can also be accommodated overnight in the castle’s guest rooms or at the apartments in the village.
Allows us to realise your dream wedding through our expert wedding planners, from the decorations, to the reception, and to the preparation of the church, or if you prefer, we can simply provide you with our outstanding location for your own planners.
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Contact: Stefano de Lorenzi
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