In the heart of Montefalco, Umbria, lies this majestic home dating back to the 1400s and overlooking the main square. Its frescoed rooms, long history, and incredible views from the panoramic tower will take your breath away. This sumptuous haven is the culmination of beauty, art, and luxury.
Covering a total of 1530 sq.m., this prestigious home is a jewel hidden in the Italian countryside. You will fall in love with the main reception hall – 60m long and entirely covered in priceless frescoes. A home with six hundred years of history calls for souls enamored by its charm and beauty.
This 1530 sq.m. home has been surveyed among the properties of notable historical-artistic interest in Umbria. It is also one of the most photographed places in the region, as it lies right on Piazza del Comune – the main square of Montefalco.
It dates back to 1456, and it develops over five total floors, from the underground area to the panoramic tower.
Stepping inside from the main square you’re welcomed by a large hallway, a majestic 16th century staircase, and the bright stained-glass skylight.
Looking at your left you spot a number of rooms currently being used as storage areas, featuring two beautiful, pointed arches, an office area and a bathroom.
On your right you find another office. The hallway leads you to four more rooms being used for storage, alongside with two other areas which serve as the floor’s kitchen.
Going upstairs you step into the ‘noble floor’ – this is where the aristocratic families used to live, centuries ago. It is composed of a number of prestigious halls, a 18th century-style private chapel, a kitchen and five bedrooms. This floor’s gem is the large reception hall, which is around 60m long and features countless frescoes.
They were created by Giovanni Monotti – an artist that collaborated with F. Giani in the realization of the renowned Villa Borghese decorations. Its keeled ceiling features a wide, central canvas, nestled among four richly decorated sloping sections.
This floor features four halls, a kitchen with adjacent dining area and two bedrooms. A large spare room completes its floorplan, perfect as an additional storage area.
This ample and romantic attic grants you access to the scenic terrace with its historical Guelph battlements. From there you step onto the panoramic 12 sq.m. tower which provides one of the most beautiful views of the entire region, featuring endless, rolling hills dotted by historical hamlets.
This floor is accessible both internally and externally, and it still retains the original vaulted stone structure in the maze of storage rooms and ancient cellars.
They are steeped in charm and mystery, especially the long grottoes that were used in ancient times as wine cellars, as well as an escape route in the frequent clashes between rival aristocratic families.
There is not a more central location than this, as this historical home sits right on the main square of Montefalco, Umbria. It is also one of the highest points of the whole town, granting unparalleled views of the Italian countryside.
This home is located in the very heart of Italy. From here you will easily be able to reach other towns such as Assisi, Spoleto or Spello in half an hour, or travel to some of the most well-known cities in Italy for a fun day trip.
Montefalco is also called ‘the city of Wine and Olive Oil’ – here you will be able to taste some of the best local wines, such as the Sagrantino, and local foods like the many amazing truffle dishes. They are also celebrated in ‘The Sagrantino Road’, a food and wine route that winds through the Umbrian countryside dotted in ancient hamlets.
Why Buy It
If you have always wanted to own a historical home, in a very central location in one of the most beautiful towns in Umbria, this is the perfect choice for you. Its eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms allow for a variety of usages, such as a boutique hotel or a prestigious rental property.
Its stately halls and its historic wine cellars, the amazing views and the prestigious frescoes will guarantee you and your guests an unforgettable stay in Montefalco.
Property ID: ila-398
Property Size: 1530 SQ.M.
Year Built: 1456
Property Type: Character Property
* Other Features: Private Chapel
* Condition: To be restored
* Access: Main Square
* Electricity: Yes
* Water: Yes
* Gas: Yes
* Heating: Yes