ITALY, UMBRIA, PERUGIA, SPOLETO
Area: 982 sqm
Total rooms : 31
A late eighteenth century villa on the outskirts of a small village of Roman origins, just four kilometres from the historic centre of Spoleto.
The surrounding area is hilly and is characterised by the presence of olive groves, which provide for a particularly well-regarded and internationally renowned olive oil.
The area is has much to offer tourists and the villa is an ideal solution for anyone looking for a charming location to enjoy cultural events or a quiet getaway. It also offers significant tax breaks, with a tax reduction at the time of purchase, and, above all, on any income deriving from rentals, which are virtually tax free.
The property is in an extremely convenient location for visiting important historical towns throughout Umbria: Foligno and Trevi are just 20 minutes away and the cities of Assisi (45 km), Todi (48 km) and Perugia (61 km) can be reached in under an hour.
Rome and Florence are just an hour and a half and two hours a way, respectively.
The nearest airport is Perugia S. Egidio (54 km), and Rome’s international airports of Ciampino and Fiumicino can be reached in less than two hour
The property consists of:
· A fully restored manor house, which is currently used as a hotel, comprising 13 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a dining room, a professional kitchen, 2 bathrooms for use by the restaurant and a service bathroom;
· a private chapel;
· a store, a garage and an outbuilding to be restored;
· a 6,200 square metre park area.
Energy class: E.
The property’s exterior aspect maintains all of the original features of the era in which it was built.
The main building is impressive and the park, with its high surrounding wall, makes going for a stroll feel like a voyage through time back to the late eighteenth century, when the prestigious noble Florentine family of count Morelli de ‘Pazzi decided to take up residence here.
The first and second floors of the Villa, which house the bedrooms for guest accommodation, have been recently restored and are in absolutely perfect condition. The ground floor, where the dining rooms and kitchen can be found, is in good general condition, but could use some routine maintenance work.
Even the chapel has been entirely restored, while the outbuildings, currently used as stores, can be converted in order to increase the available spaces for accommodation.
Within the high surrounding walls, the Morelli de’ Pazzi family created a park and a garden landscape which is reminiscent of the ancient villas of Florence and Lucca.
It contains splendid cedars of Lebanon, as well as pines, firs and oaks. The eyes are constantly stimulated by the primrose pathways leading from the entrance gate towards the residence, through the beautiful park decorated with vases, hidden sculptures, terraced gardens and a magnificent sundial. The park houses an impressive “sacred grove”, in which a nymphaeum with antique decorative stones and capitals from ancient columns can be admired.
Usage and potential
Considering the constant development of tourism in the area, as well as the Villas proximity to Spoleto (one of Umbrias foremost historical centres) and its central position with respect to other famous historical Umbrian towns (Assisi, Todi, Perugia, etc.), this villa can certainly continue to operate in its current manner as an accommodation structure.
The position in which it is located is extremely convenient and easy to reach, making it a perfect venue for events, festivals or ceremonies (the presence of the private chapel even allows for the celebration of marriages or other religious ceremonies).
Another possibility is that of using the Villa as a private residence.
It is also important to highlight that the Villa offers enticing fiscal advantages, both in relation to taxation at the time of purchase as well as in relation to taxation on any income deriving from leases/rentals, if used for tourist accommodation.