A tall arch along the little main road gives access to a small alleyway. To the left an ancient and beautifully worn staircase leads to a set of old wooden doors. The stone doorframe has carved decorations and the wood of the door has been skilfully cut around those for a seamless fit. They open up to a large open space which centuries ago was the stage of a private theater. Unfortunately there are not many details known about its origins or lifetime.
The plaster on the walls still shows old decorations, closed-up openings and marks left by long since removed staircases. All of these quirky details will for sure help with a very authentic atmosphere even with a more contemporary look inside. The roof has still one of the original trusses but needs to be replaced. Both this space and the one next to it face the main street and four large openings will provide plenty of natural light. The second space gives access to a third room at the back of the building. Once opened up the windows will show a distant view of the famous town Assisi.
The floors throughout the are of very old cotto, mostly to be recuperated. The current owners filed a project with a great many windows and skylights which was approved but should be renewed. Currently scaffolding and props have been placed in the theater stage space to prevent further deterioration.
For any of the renovation work we have our crews readily available. For any information on this part you can contact us directly.
Bettona lies in a dominant position on the hills in central Umbria. It is both very pretty and pleasant as is the ride up to the center. A winding road cuts through olive groves and boasts wonderful views around every corner. The city has Etruscan origins, the only one on the eastern bank of the Tiber. During Roman and medieval times as well as more recent eras it has known a troubled past of wars and destruction. Eventually the town was rebuilt in its current form. The little core harbours a few restaurants, bars and shops.
Many other interesting cities and sites are located at a short distance. The bustling student city of Perugia 36 km, famous Assisis 20 km and of course the vineyards of Montefalco 28 km and Bevagna 20 km. There are the old cities of Spello, Trevi and Spoleto, Lake Trasimeno and much more. The nearest international airport is Perugia. Should you require any additional information or like to plan a visit than please get in touch we’ll gladly assist you in any way we can.
Caroline & Stefano – Team Gryphon