Eleonora D’Arborea is a noble woman. Her importance to Sardinian history is linked to the “Giudicato” of Arborea (a native Sardinian state) of which she was the last Lady Judge after succeeding her father in around 1400. Under-appreciated in national history, perhaps few know that during her reign, in which she sought to protect the sovereignty of the land from the Aragonese, Eleonora was the proud and courageous promoter of major innovations of the time, of some genuinely revolutionary developments in the field of politics and legislation. According to many historians, the amendment of the Carta De Logu (first promulgated by her father) was the most advanced administrative and juridical legislation of any land at that time, thanks to her enlightened modernising of a number of regulations and a genuine desire to move out of the Middle Ages. The Eleonora room honours determination and the value of progress.
Elegance and courage
Eleonora represents the perfect fusion between simplicity and elegance. A harmonious blend of a few basic elements – such as the soft shades of blue, the raw wood and the wrought iron – recalling the heroine’s noble origins and the land where she proudly lived: Sardinia. The golden leaf, the symbol of the Arboreas’ coat of arms, is reflected on a wall, with the sunsets of Volterra. A thin driftwood divider can be found behind a bed trimmed with precious fabrics. It recalls the sea separating us from her beloved island.
All of the rooms are equipped with:
- a Jacuzzi including the option of chromotherapy and aromatherapy
- hot/cold air conditioning
- a hairdryer
- Wi-Fi (currently being activated)
- kettle with tea and infusions available
- by reservation, chopping boards with typical local products and a bottle of wine or prosecco, which will be served in the room by the bathtub