ITALY, UMBRIA, PERUGIA, MAGIONE
Superb Liberty Villa on Lake Trasimeno, dating from the late 1800s.
On 4 floors, plus roof terrace, tower, and further roof terrace on the tower.
Main villa 695 sqm + 200 sqm of terraces. Annex 120 sqm.
6.2 hectares of land – mainly woods, with 100 olive trees, small piece of land on the shore of the lake.
There are two entrances – one from the main road, one from a secondary road.
No pool (although it is likely to be possible) but there is access to the lake on foot, crossing the road, (note however, the 5 metres closest to the lake are state-owned, this is always the case).
Fantastic roof terrace on the villa, with open views of the lake. There is a tower on the terrace which would be an ideal main bedroom. There is a further roof terrace on top of this.
Other outside areas include a veranda on the ground floor, a balcony on the first floor and a small balcony to the rear.
Bedrooms: 7 in the main villa, plus 2 in the annex.
Bathrooms: 4 in the main villa, 1 in the annex.
The roof and structure are in good condition.
Walking distance to amenities.
There is a second house, used for staff, which needs some restoration.
The villa was built by King Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia (the first King of the united Italy in 1861 and prior to that, King of Sardinia), probably for his illegitimate son.
During the Second World War, when the allies arrived at the Trasimene Line (aka the Albert Line) to the south of Lake Trasimeno, the villa was used as a base by the British Army. Prior to the battles of 15 – 30 June 1944, the German troops searched the entire area of the lake for Jews. 30 Jews were found and deported temporarily to Isola Maggiore and held in Castello Guglielmi awaiting deportation to the concentration camps. When the allies arrived, with the help of the Parish Priest of Isola Maggiore, Don Ottavio Posta, a group of soldiers was sent out to free the prisoners. The fisherman of Sant’Arcangelo also helped in the mission, using their small fishing boats, reaching the island in the middle of the night to free them. The mission was successful and the Jews then stayed as guests at this villa.
Accessed both from the garden and from the steps. On the side overlooking the lake, this floor is at ground level. To the rear, it is underground.
3 large rooms with vaulted ceilings. Used as a taverna (cellar relaxation/dining room).
Entrance via impressive double staircase leading to a loggia.
On entering the villa, you are in a large entrance hall with monumental staircase.
Also on this floor are: living room, dining room, kitchen, sitting room, bedroom, bathroom.
To the rear is another access, with a staircase and a bathroom. This was the servants’ entrance.
Living room with terrace, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Large room of approximately 40 sqm which originally was the servants’ quarters, so is accessed via service stairs. This would make an excellent master bedroom by creating a bathroom from the current storage room.
Outside there is a large terrace which circles the bedroom on three sides.
Accessible via a ladder, there is a large terrace of approx. 40 sqm.
The Villa, with access also to the lake, is situated in a quiet position and very well connected with all the important areas such as Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, but also with important areas of Tuscany such as Chiusi, Arezzo and Cortona.
Annex: stone house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.
Distance from main airports: Perugia 38 km, Florence 147 km, Rome 208 km.
Utilities: telephone line, wifi, LPG heating, mains water plus well, mains electricity.
Two gates, one of which is electric.
Energy Efficiency Class: E + G.