The Sunny apartment
From the hanging garden you can reach the sunniest (“lustrante” in the 13th-century vernacular) apartment in the Palace, built on the remains of the Roman aqueduct. Under the 18th-century wood and tile ceiling, the three comfortable rooms reveal their medieval origin and their privileged position lets the sunshine in all day long. The spacious living room, with a sofa and writing desk, has a superb view of the 15th-century loggia, the old church of St. Francis and the remains of the Roman temple. On a slightly lower floor the bedroom features two unique medieval niches on the two sides of the big bed. A 19th-century wheat container occupies all the left-hand wall and serves as a walk-in wardrobe. On one side a door plunges you into the intriguing atmosphere of the bathroom, with an amazing terracotta bathtub set crosswise below floor level to round off a room which has no equal.