Palazzo Comitale

Home to the Orsini Counts before they began building the Masso Leopoldino in 1466, this palazzo isn’t any worse for its years of disuse.

You’ll find the Palazzo Comitale in the heart of Sorano and most of its rooms are open to tourists.

Framed by arches and columns, some of which still bear the family’s coats of arms, the rooms are absolutely gorgeous, especially if you like vibrant frescoes in the Renaissance style.

In the northern corner of the residence is the Cortilone, commissioned by Niccolò IV in 1554 and is effectively a large granary. Today it’s used to host events and sometimes historical reenactments.