Top 20 Italian Properties to Restore…

Italian Properties to Restore… We have a wide range of beautiful Italian properties to renovate, from structurally restored homes that need only cosmetic work and can provide the ideal blank canvas for you to create your own perfect interior, to ruins in need of complete reconstruction. With prices starting at just €37,000, not only can you realise your dream of owning a property in Tuscany or Umbria, but you can add real value too, making it a sound financial investment that can also generate good tourist rental income.

Restoration costs will of course depend on the level of restoration needed. For the complete restoration of a ruin you should allow approx €1200 per square metre, or more if you are planning on using extremely high quality materials and fittings. You need to add 10% VAT on top of that, and of course there will be planning fees (to the local council) and professional fees (for the project, overseeing the works etc). If just cosmetic works are needed of course, costs will be much less and you can get involved yourself if you have the skills.

Whatever your budget and your vision, we can help, as in many areas we can recommend professionals and subcontractors.

From rustic village houses to fantastic farmhouses, from elegant villas to impressive castles and estates, browse 20 of our best restoration opportunities and be inspired.

V5046AB  | €900,000 | Tuscany, Pienza.  This wonderful restoration opportunity is located in a panoramic position, just a few kilometres from the beautiful town of Pienza in the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Offering a total living area of ​​500 sqm, the property includes a main house on 2 storeys and an independent outbuilding as well as various outbuildings set in a hectare of land, all in need of complete renovation. The property retains a wealth of perfectly preserved Tuscan characteristics such as the large hexagonal columns and superb panoramic loggia.

V3464AB | €250,000 | Umbria, Piegaro.  A gorgeous structurally restored farmhouse with a tower near Piegaro in Umbria that offers a great blank canvas opportunity to customise the interior.  Offering 300 sqm of space it has 4 bedrooms as well as an annex of 40 sqm that is in need of total renovation and a hectare of land.

V2780TS – €640,000 – Tuscany, Cortona.  If you’re looking to create a space of noble grandeur, this beautiful 2 bedroom apartment in the centre of Cortona may be just what you’re looking for. On the third floor of a historic building that has been perfectly externally restored, the apartment offers 360 sqm of space with a wealth of stunning frescoes and original features, all in need of some renovation.

V5114AB – €350,000 – Citta della Pieve, Umbria.  In a panoramic location 2 storey farmhouse of 342 sqm and an outbuilding of 75 sqm, both in need of full restoration.  The buildings are set in 1 hectare of land.

V4674M – €700,000 – Tuscany, Montaione.  Within walking distance of the characteristic village of Montaione in Tuscany where there are shops, restaurants and bars, large farmhouse, barn and annexes with great original features to restore with 23 hectares of land.

V1315 – €100,000 – Tuscany, Lucca.  A renovation gem, this lovely 4 bedroom stone farmhouse is situated on the edge of a village, 3km from Borgo a Mozzano in Tuscany, with easy access to Lucca.  Requiring full renovation, the property has views and 0.5 hectares of land.

V5065M – €440,000 –  Tuscany, Volterra.  In a panoramic position near the Etruscan town of Volterra in Tuscany, this enchanting farmhouse offers 340 sqm of living space on 2 storeys with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and features a wealth of Tuscan features including wooden beams, cotto floors and exposed stone walls. In need of some renovation, the sale includes 1 hectare of arable land with olive trees and several outbuildings including an old granary.

V3699 – €950,000 – Tuscany, Pistoia.  This impressive estate is located near Pistoia and Tuscany and comprises a large villa and farmhouse, several barns and outbuildings (1,250 sqm in total) and 10 hectares of land. All the buildings need varying degrees of restoration.

V4203AB– €1,500,000 – Umbria.  Magnificent 14th Century Castle of 1,800 sqm with outbuildings and 2 hectares in a panoramic position near the border of Umbria and Tuscany. The castle is full of unique architectural features and retains its original stone walls and wooden roof structures. The property would be ideal restored as a private residence or could be transformed to cater for the luxury tourist market.

V5007BM – €1,300,000 – Tuscany, Lucca.  Majestic, noble, 25 room villa of 1,200 sqm 10 minutes from Lucca town centre in Tuscany. In need of some work, the property boasts a wealth of fabulous elegant original features and the sale includes a hectare of land.

V5042AB – €390,000 – Umbria, Perugia.  In a superb panoramic setting near Perugia in Umbria, 400 sqm farmhouse and 100 sqm annex (both to restore) with 26 hectares of land and 1,400 olive trees.

V3209AB – €295,000 –  Umbria, Castiglione del Lago.  This fantastic structurally completed farmhouse with 5 bedrooms is located near Castiglione del Lago and Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. With the interior to complete, the property can also be extended by up to 100 sqm by the construction of an additional annex.  Set in 2 hectares of land, the house has wonderful views from its panoramic terraces.

V4863AB – €29,000 – Umbria, Montaione d’Orvieto.  Typical, 4 storey, 2 bedroom stone house in hamlet near Montaione d’Orvieto in Umbria.  There are a few services including shops, a hairdresser and a pharmacy within walking distance. In need total renovation, this lovely house has a balcony and some shared outdoor space.

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