Live Like a Royal in the Penthouse of an Italian Medieval Tower
Luxurious family-friendly accommodations By Yahoo! Travel
Torre Prendiparte (Courtesy Torre Prendiparte)
Yahoo! Travel takes us to a beautiful and luxurious medieval tower in Bologna, Italy where couples or a small family can splurge on a stay of a lifetime.
If you’ve ever wanted to feel like Rapunzel on your vacation, now may be your chance. A medieval tower in Bologna, Italy, the Torre Prendiparte, which currently functions as a museum, allows guests to stay in a luxury suite on the top floor, 200 feet above Bologna.
But this isn’t just any luxury suite. It is three floors, featuring a bedroom, a kitchen, and a lounge area, according to Mail Online. Guests also have access to the other nine of 12 floors of the museum, which mainly showcase medieval artifacts and ancient dungeons.
And if this isn’t enough? Guests can also hire a personal chef, who will whip up an incredibly romantic candlelit dinner.
Spend the night on the cozy loft bed (Courtesy Torre Prendiparte)
"I don’t just sell a room, a place to sleep — I sell an emotion," owner Matteo Giovanardi told Bologna Uncovered. "You touch the wall and think of the laborer who, perched on a wood scaffolding, lay those bricks in the Middle Ages."
Guests can book private cocktail parties, corporate events, business lunches, private meetings, musical entertainment events, and more in the space.
Enjoy amazing views of the town. (Courtesy Torre Prendiparte)
The suite was originally built in the 7th century by the Prendiparte family, as a way to defend against attacks. Since then, it’s been used for many things, from a place for monks to study to a prison for people who are accused of breaking the rules of Christian morality in the 17th century. The prison is actually still there and guests can see it halfway up the tower.
Staying in the suite costs $456 per night, including dinner. Prince and princess costumes are not included, but highly recommended.
By Annie Daly
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