A medieval dive
The Castle of Sismano gives you the chance to swim in a pool nestled in a medieval village, an exclusive location with a stunning view of the hills. Our agritourism "The castle of Sismano" is located in a medieval village at the foot of the ancient castle. The owner of the Sismano estate runs the agritourism herself, with the help of trusted fellow workers. The village, with its small road skirting the Castle walls, it's a magic, timeless place, where you can relax far away from the hectic and noisy city you live in. At the ground floor of the Canonica building on the side facing the village, there is the breakfast room, where the ancient oven of the village is still working. The private swimming pool in the garden has a stunning view on the green Umbrian hills: the Castle owner will be pleased to invite the guests to join her at the pool in the summertime.
The medieval village
Entering the village through the inner arch, where the coats of arms of the Caetani and Armi families are still visible today, you will find St. Andrea's church, built in 1635 by the Corsini family and dedicated to their saint, Andrea Corsini (1301-1374), bishop of Fiesole and ancestor of the current owner of the Castle of Sismano. Just a few steps from the church, two buildings were recovered and restored: a late medieval building called Medievale, and a building called Canonica.
Sismano or Sosmano was described, in the 1322 historic archive of Todi, as a castle of "twenty one fires" and was considered one of the many fortresses that guarded the city of Todi. In 1254 Sismano endured large damage due to the harsh battles between Guelfi and Ghibellini, and the feuds between Todi, Florence, Narni and Spoleto. Between 1281 and 1294, the Cardinal Benedetto Caetani spent long periods of time in Todi trying to pacify the disputes between the party of the guelfe cities of Todi, Perugia and Spello and that of the ghibellina city of Foligno.