A historic home in Maremma
Castel Porrona is a boutique hotel at the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, consisting of 25 rooms of different categories, accommodating up to 69 guests. The Castle stands in the centre of the village and, with its 5 Suites, can accommodate an additional 14 guests.
As the area was inhabited by Etruscans and Romans, historians believe that the origin of the name Porrona is Etruscan, a theory that is supported by archaeological finds.
The village of Porrona, built around the 12th century, has belonged for five centuries to two of the greatest families of the Sienese aristocracy – the Ptolemies and the Piccolomini – until, in 1894, it was bought by Pietro Emilio Targes de Rochefort, a member of the high French aristocracy.
Today Porrona is a beautiful village inhabited by a few locals; the uninhabited buildings were purchased from the current property to be used as hotels.
The restoration of Castel Porrona has taken place over the last few decades and has been carried out in perfect harmony with the pre-existing structure, respecting the architectural criteria of the entire complex, highlighting the authentic parts and preserving the medieval spirit of the structure. The Castle, the symbol of the village and today part of the Castel Porrona Relais & Spa hotel, stands in the centre of the town square, in one of the most panoramic spots of Maremma, and offers an endless view on the historical and artistic beauties of Tuscany.
The 25 unique rooms are furnished with quality materials and intense colours, with a panoramic view of the Tuscan hills dotted with olive groves, cypress trees and vineyards. L’Agua SPA is entirely furnished and decorated with fabrics and precious materials from Morocco. The Arabic atmosphere, with its warm brown and gold hues and soft lights is a nod to the dreamlike world of the Thousand and One Nights.