Up to the north of Tuscia, not far from the border with Umbria but still within the boundaries of the municipality of Viterbo, there is the Castle of Roccalvecce, or Costagutis’ Castle, one of the many castles dotting the land of the Etruscans.
The castle now owned by the noble family of Afan de Rivera Costaguti (the Afan de Rivera family branch originally coming from Spain, wheras the Costaguti family branch from Liguria), is still inhabited by one of the proprietors, Giovangiorgio, and has been transformed into a Hotel, where guests can enjoy food and wine of Tuscia immersed in the piece of this land while relaxing aside the swimming pool concealed by the woods of the garden.
Costaguti Castle dates back to the middle age and dominates the small village of Roccalvecce (whose meaning perhaps derives from a fruit or perhaps from the ancient denomination of “Vecio”, as shown by a painting visible on the walls of the castle).
The Castle can be reached following the steep and unique street leading to the small center of the village of Roccalvecce, where you find no bars, one church and very few shops: an almost forgotten hamlet where peace and quietness are a must.
The rooms reserved to the welcome tourists visiting this area offer the traditional welcome: ancient forniture, armors, swords…
and the genealogic trees of the two families, the Genouese Costaguti and the Spanish Afan.
The garden, with lot of green and a couple of swimming pools (one of which can be used by guests), is at the base of the hill, a few hundred yards below and grants the right privacy.
In addition to quietness, peace and serenity, this Castle is a good starting point for relaxing fishing days in search of trout, carp, black back and the like.