Corte della Maesta

Lazio, Italy

Set between the splendid hilltop towns of Orvieto and Viterbo, the Corte delle Maestà is an antique residence found in the suggestive valle di Civita di Bagnoregio, the silhouette of which rises up like some remote outpost accessible thanks only to a footbridge. A place far from the stress of everyday life, where the charm of the countryside and the grandeur of a hilltop acropolis frame the Borgo’s magical setting. It retains the charm of centuries of history: the ideal destination in which to bask in a peaceful environment and benefit from an unhurried lifestyle, a tranquil and authentic haven surrounded by an uncontaminated nature. The Corte della Maestà’s rooms are tastefully furnished with antiques, their authenticity in strict harmony with the environment. All of them offer magnificent panoramic views of the garden and the breathtaking landscapes beyond. Each room consists of a living room, double bedroom and elegant bathrooms.

Hotel guide


  • The borgo offers five different styled rooms
  • 'The abbess' (40m2) offers a stylish bathtub in front of the bed, a nineteenth century French oak fireplace and balcony
  • 'The Sleepwalker' (40m2), old wooden floors and magnificent garden views
  • 'The Intruder' comes with 35m2, french decor, fireplace and valley views
  • 'The Writer' (40m2) has its own private entrance from the garden and a terrace covered by a pergola of roses
  • 'The Loner' (40m2), French Art Nouveau setting, garden views
  • The Wolf’s Lair in the cellar with its stone fireplace is the ideal setting for a glass of wine, listen to music, play the old Forneris piano, to read, or to watch art films on a large screen

Our Favourite

  • Ask for the spacious 'the abbess' room (40m2), it comes with a bathtub standing in the middle of the room, an old fireplace and a balcony from where you can enjoy magical sunsets

Wine & Dine

  • Breakfast is served in the garden in the shades of the pergola
  • The cosy decorated kitchen is meeting point for all guests during their stay at the corte. The atmosphere is very familial


  • Rustic and relaxed


  • Rooms from € 200 / day including breakfast € 8500 per / day for the entire property

Local guide

Worth getting out of bed for

  • Civita di Bagnoregio is close to all major Tuscan and Umbrian cities, Such as Orvieto, Bamarzo, Viterbo, Caprarola, Bagnaia and the plateaus of Alfina

Good to know

  • Hire a car at the airport, makes life easier in the countryside

Summer activities

  • Corte della Maestà may organize numerous activities as horseback riding or cycling
  • For lake lovers, Lago Bolsena is one of Italy’s most beautiful lakes to swim or rent a boat
  • If you are up for some thermal baths, Terme dei Papi in Viterbo, Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni and San Casciano are within easy reach

When to go

  • Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany are year-round destinations, spring and autumn are lovely times, July and August can be very hot

How to get there

  • Plane: airports are rome fiumicino (130 km) and florence (180 km)
  • Corte della maestà can arrange a transfer from/to the airport
  • Train station is orvieto, from there you take a bus to bagnoregio (1/2h), transfer upon request
  • By car: coming from north, exit orvieto, follow signs to castiglione teverina and then civita di bagnoregio, driving from florence takes approx. 2 hours, rome about 1 hour 1/2