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The Engaging Fun of the Business Event

The Experiential Training BarCamp 2023 (ETB), held at the Torre Alfina Castle last weekend, was a resounding success. The halls and historic garden as the perfect setting for a corporate event

The Experiential Training has just ended BarCamp 2023 (ETB) theevent business organised by theConnectance Association and dedicated to the methodology of experiential learning. 107 participants including trainers, consultants, company referents, Human Resources managers but also simply curious people interested in the experiential training methodology. A unique, fun and stimulating event, enhanced by the elegant setting provided by the castle.

Table of contents:
  1. The perfect business location
  2. Heritage and the contemporary

The Perfect Business Location

The ambitious aim of the ETB was to promote free thinking, curiosity and the dissemination of experiential education through participatory learning. And thecosy and magical atmosphere of the Torre Alfina Castle created the perfect location in which to achieve the result. The garden of the castle turned into a creative workshop and play became the learning methodology. The historical halls welcomed the cheerful involvement of the participants in the numerous workshops organised. And again, moments of socialisation, buffets and dinnerswere the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the art, stories and mysteries linked to our historic home. The ETB also included an award to honour the workshop with the best feedback. The award ceremony turned into an unforgettable convivial moment sharing and merriment.

Combining History and Contemporaneity

The Experiential Training BarCamp 2023 at Torre Alfina Castle was much more than just a business event. It was a moment in which the our country's historical and artistic heritage and contemporary merged into a single symphony of opportunity. The centuries-old walls of the castle provided a inspiring and meaningful environment to a cutting-edge business event. At the end of this experience, we all take with us not only the knowledge we have gained and the connections we have made, but above all a renewed awareness of the potential inherent in the intertwining of our historical roots and the path to the future.
So we look forward to an even more exciting experience next year.

Castle of Torre Alfina

The Castle of Torre Alfina: A Jewel in the Heart of Alta Tuscia

In the heart of the Alta Tuscia region, in northern Lazio, stands an ancient jewel of history and architecture: the Torre Alfina Castle with its marvellous Renaissance garden. This majestic medieval fortress, whose origins are shrouded in mystery, is a silent witness to the glorious past of the region
Table of contents:
  1. Birth and history of the castle
  2. Centre of political power
  3. Renaissance and transformation
  4. The Contemporary Period
  5. The future of Torre Alfina Castle

The Origins of Torre Alfina Castle

The construction of the Castle of Alfina Tower probably dates back to the early Middle Ages, a period in which the whole of Europe flourished fortified structures with a mainly defensive purpose. They were commissioned by local nobles or lords and placed on hills or heights to allow strategic observation of possible military attacks or plundering by marauders. The birth of active villages around the fortress then allowed commercial activities to flourish. The precise origins of the Torre Alfina Castle remain shrouded in mystery. There is no single name associated with the construction of the fortress, but the First historical annotations can be found in the 'Commentari Istorici'. of Monaldo Monaldeschi della Cervara. These documents testify to the existence of a watch tower, later transformed into a castle during the Longobard reign of King Desiderius in the 8th century.

Strategic Centre in the Middle Ages

The geographical position of Torre Alfina Castle, between the Papal States and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, gave it a key role in the control of important communication routes. The population of Alfina increased dramatically, transforming the village into a centre of considerable political, commercial and cultural significance. The Monaldeschi family, followed by the Cervara branch, gave rise to the Alfina Seigniory, which dominated the region from around 1200 to 1600. During this period, the castle became the fulcrum of their power, gradually incorporating new surrounding lands and villages.

Renaissance Transformation

The Renaissance era was the perfect occasion for a impressive transformation for the Torre Alfina Castle, from a simple defensive structure into a sumptuous stately residence. Thanks to the contribution of local artists, the interiors were enriched with decorations and frescoes and the battlements running around the castle perimeter were softened by a renaissance garden Italian-stylemaking the castle an oasis of beauty and modern culture.

Contemporary Revival

In the second half of the 17th century, and for about two centuries, the Castle of Torre Alfina passed by inheritance to the Tuscan Marquises Bourbon del Monte, who continued to maintaining the prestige of the castle and the village of Alfina. With the unification of Italy and the extinction of the Bourbon del Monte lineage, the castle experienced a rebirth, after being purchased by a wealthy Belgian Jewish banker, Count Edoardo Cahen d'Anvers. Awarded this title thanks to the merits of his father, Giuseppe Mayer, (the only European banker to finance the Risorgimento), in 1885 Edoardo Cahen was named Marquis of Torre Alfina by Umberto I. The new ownership initiated a majestic renovation of the historic mansionaccording to the project entrusted to the Sienese architect Giuseppe Partini.

Present and Future

The Torre Alfina Castle is a living witness to the historical and cultural transformations of the area and still today attracts and fascinates visitors from all over the world. La refined atmosphere of its interior and Renaissance garden with its wonderful courtyards is the perfect wedding location fairy-tale and elegant. It also offers the perfect setting for photo shoots, film and music, bringing to life the traditions and extraordinary historical heritage of Alta Tuscia Laziale.

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A Dream Wedding: Elegance and Romance at Torre Alfina Castle

Un gioiello di architettura medioevale incastonato tra le colline dell’Alta Tuscia è la cornice perfetta per un matrimonio da sogno romantico e raffinato. Il giardino rinascimentale, i cortili, la vista mozzafiato sulle vallate circostanti e la possibilità di concludere la giornata in una delle storiche stanze del castello. Una favola moderna per una esperienza indimenticabile

Celebrating a wedding in a unique setting è il sogno di tante coppie di sposi che desiderano una cerimonia speciale, elegante, indimenticabile. Il Castello di Torre Alfina vi permetterà di realizzare i vostri desideri offrendovi la perfect location and impeccable organisation. Ma come si fa ad organizzare il giorno più importante della vita? Ecco 4 tips for a perfect wedding:

Table of contents:
  1. Establishing the budget
  2. What kind of ceremony to choose?
  3. The details that make the difference
  4. Continuous planning and support

1. The Budget for a Dream Wedding

La advance planning è essenziale per garantire la riuscita dell’evento. Una volta scelto il Castello di Torre Alfina come location, è il momento di planning and establishing a budget. Set a date and determine the number of guests. Figure out how you would like your wedding day to be: decorations, entertainment, catering, photographer. So contact us for a quote e vi aiuteremo nella scelta della formula più adatta alle vostre esigenze. Considerate l’opzione di assumere un experienced wedding plannercapable of handling all logistical details and ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

2. Choose the Type of Ceremony

Civil or religious ceremony? In our castle you can choose whether to celebrate a official civil ceremony or the classic religious ceremony. In the first case, you can take advantage of the wonderful renaissance garden, con i suoi cortili e la vista mozzafiato sulle vallate circostanti oppure di una delle suggestive sale interne del castello, tra affreschi e legni pregiati. Per la cerimonia religiosa avrete a disposizione la graziosa parish church nearby.

3. Magical Details for After the Ceremony

After the reception, the Torre Alfina Castle offers you a unique privilege. A Suite and two double rooms will be available di chi vorrà immergersi completamente nella magia di un castello medioevale. Trascorrere una notte incantevole tra alti soffitti, drappeggi e legni pregiati. Un modo perfetto per concludere la giornata più importante della vostra vita, immersi nell’atmosphere of this dream castle.

4. Planning and Attention to Detail

L’organizzazione del Castello di Torre Alfina è a vostra disposizione per assicurarvi una careful planning and responsive to your every need. Contact us per scoprire le proposte che delizieranno voi e coccoleranno i vostri ospiti: come ad esempio un catering con eccellenze enogastronomiche del territorio, e l’angolo cubano. Assicuratevi di vivere l’incanto di un giorno indimenticabile, un’esperienza di puro amore ed eleganza.

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