A once in a generation opportunity to own this spectacular 16th century estate perched on the hills near Assisi, Umbria. Hidden in this peaceful enclave you find testimonies going as far back as pre-roman ruins still stored all over the home, alongside with a historical watchtower from the 1500’s, and priceless antique custom furnishings.
Some of its key features: horse stables and paddock, a large swimming pool, an olive grove, and a lush vineyard. This magical 966 sq.m. property is perfectly designed for a lifestyle that embraces both intimate moments and grand-scale entertaining, with an eye for the historical significance of the estate and the surrounding area.
This refined 966 sq.m. estate develops over three floors. It consists of a 16th century watchtower, and a further expansion of the main home dating back to the 18th century.
On this home’s land several pre-roman artifacts have been found. Some of them are currently preserved in the Roman Museum of Assisi while others embellish this residence.
Entering this majestic home, you’re met by a stunning taverna. It is characterized by 19th century furnishings and a raised stone fireplace enriched by pre-roman heirlooms.
From there you access the wine cellar with its original barrels from the 1800’s. Next to it you find the caretaker’s apartment featuring a large bedroom with ensuite bathroom and an adjacent sitting area. Completing the floorplan, you spot the consecrated private chapel.
This floor is fully independent thanks to its two outdoor travertine staircases. It features a dining area, two lounge areas, an office room, and a kitchen with raised stone fireplace. Here you also find an independent suite composed of bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
The main entrance on the first floor also grants access to the second. The highlights of this room are its gorgeous frescoes, and a 16th century bookcase. From here you also have access to the majestic terrace overlooking the property.
On this floor you find a large lounge/dining area showcasing a number of historical artifacts. Its antique painted doors belonged to Napoleon’s wife, Maria Luisa of Austria. The crown jewel of this area is the wardrobe, created by an army deserter during Napoleon’s war on Lake Trasimeno in 1798.
From there you step into the second kitchen of this home, followed by three bedrooms. The master bedroom with double height ceiling and balcony presents original French furnishing from the 1700’s.
This room has direct access to the elegant sitting area and the adjacent tearoom. The most fascinating space is the double-height bookshelf lined library – this is where the ancient 16th century watchtower used to be.
Next to the main home you find several outbuildings, such as the stables and paddocks for your horses, alongside with a sand work area and rod. There’s plenty of space for your cars in the double garage, and a handy storage area for tools.
Bracketed among 8 ha of lush grounds, this residence offers countless amenities for the best outdoor living. Around 3 ha of this land constitutes the garden, organized in the classic 19th century fashion of a ‘room garden’.
Surrounded by orchards, olive trees and a vineyard, you and your guests can experience the true meaning of tasting farm-to-table local produces. More amenities are a vegetable garden, several walnut trees and two greenhouses.
All around the estate you also find endless romantic corners such as pergolas, two panoramic terraces, a romantic gazebo for al fresco dining and a stunning swimming pool.
This estate is sited in an area of high touristic and economic importance in the whole peninsula – Assisi. It is worldwide known for its religious relevance, its traditions, and excellent foods such as truffles, deli meats and cheeses. Religious pilgrims coming to Italy inevitably make Assisi one of the main stops in their journey, making this town lively and culturally active all year round.
Assisi has a long history of art, culture, and religion – here you can visit the many churches and sanctuaries, alongside with roman temples and ruins that fascinated travelers for centuries. This estate’s location is extremely comfortable as it’s extra close to Assisi and its services, and it’s also very well connected thanks to a good highway network and train stations.
Why Buy It
This estate’s amazing floorplan allows for it to be easily converted into several apartments for you and your guests to relish in quiet relaxation in the Italian countryside. Alternatively, it could also be employed as a luxury boutique hotel thanks to its great location, its artistic and historical significance, and its comforts.
This estate is also fit for grand-scale entertaining – it’s easy to reach, its indoor and outdoor amenities are great for hosting events, and you could profit from the endless tourist flow that Assisi has all year round. All in all, it is a great investment no matter what you choose to make of it.
Property ID: ila-390
Property Size: 966 SQ.M.
Land Area: 80.000 SQ.M.
Property Type: Villa
Property Status: Highlighted
* Annexes: Yes, an ancient 16th century watchtower
* Swimming Pool: Yes
* Other Features: Private Chapel
* Condition: Excellent
* Access: Gated Entry
* Electricity: Yes
* Water: Yes
* ADSL: Yes
* Gas: Yes
* Heating: Yes