The Castle of the Great LandUmbria - Between Chiusi and Perugia | Il Castello della Terra Insigne Ref. code W2LN
A XV century restored building, between Umbria and Tuscany
Details and accessories
- Surface: 945 mq
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 4
- Land: /
- Conditions: excellent
- Energy efficiency rating:
- EPi 200,76
- Feaseability to split in two units
- Independent entrance
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Ancient fortified building with towers located 9 kilometers from Lake Trasimeno, in the center of a characteristic Umbrian village. The mansion, renovated, extends on multiple levels with a total area of 945 square meters, currently divided into two different apartments.
Il Castello della Terra Insigne (– meaning “The Castle of the Great Land” – this is the name that Pope Paul III gave to the village where the building is located, in 1543) is a very charming historic building, spread over four levels and has a characteristic tower with loggia.
The house, which has been restructured, has two separate entrances. At present, it is divided into two apartments, with two kitchens, large living areas, seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and numerous other rooms serving the property.
We are on Umbrian territory, just a few kilometres from the Tuscan border. We are only 15 minutes by car from Lake Trasimeno and in a convenient position for getting to several important historic towns of central Italy, including Città della Pieve (21 km), Castiglion del Lago (14 km), Chiusi (18 km) and Cetona (23 km), which can be reached in less than half an hour, while it takes just a few more minutes to reach Chianciano terme (30 km), Perugia (31 km) and Montepulciano (40 km).
The village, perched on a hill overlooking Lake Trasimeno, still retains the typical architecture of a medieval castle. It was once surrounded by a moat and a plan of the village in concentric circles, used as a defensive structure, allowing it to withstand numerous sieges over the centuries.
Florence is just an hour and a half by car from here (136 km) and Rome is about 2 hours away (162 km).
The nearest airport is that of Perugia S. Egidio (42 km), while that of Florence is 152 km away, Rome Ciampino 179 km and Rome Fiumicino 207 km.
Description of buildings
The building, dating back to the XV century, is spread over several levels and is characterized by two original period towers, one square and one round.
On the ground floor, which is mostly used as basement/storage rooms and a garage, is the main entrance with stone steps that lead to the upper floors.
There is a large living room on the first floor, as well as some utility rooms, which are part of the main apartment and are on one side of the building. On the other side is an apartment, which also has a separate entrance and consists of a large kitchen, with two bedrooms and a bathroom.
On the second floor, the main apartment is divided into a lounge, large kitchen, a vaulted living room with a fireplace, the master bedroom in the round tower with an en suite bathroom, the other bedroom, also with a bathroom, and large landing areas. This floor is connected to the top floor by a lift.
On the third floor there is a lounge, as well as a large living room with a fireplace, which leads to two bedrooms, the master bedroom – in the round tower – with a wardrobe, a bathroom and a large space with a wooden staircase that leads to the square tower.
The tower consists of a room that opens as a mezzanine over the lower area and a beautiful loggia outside, with a view of the valley and Lake Trasimeno.
The fourth floor consists of the attics, four large rooms, with characteristic pavements in terracotta and large wooden beams.
State and finishing
The property is in excellent condition.
It has been restructured maintaining the original architectural features and still conveys great charm:
the main entrances, with ancient doorways, the internal staircase in “pietra serena” (a type of sandstone), decorated doors, vaulted sitting room, exposed beams and large windows, all take us back through the centuries letting us imagine the atmosphere of the past.
Use and potential uses
Il Castello della Terra Insigne is in a convenient position for getting to important Umbrian and Tuscan historic towns. For this reason it is the perfect solution for anyone wishing to live in a quiet village and combining this with the creation of a small accommodation facility intended for foreign or Italian customers.
Thanks to the two completely separate entrances and the main staircase that connects the various floors from outside the living area, privacy would be guaranteed even when there are guests.
Distances and location
- Castiglione del Lago 14 Km
- Chiusi 18 Km
- Città della Pieve 21 Km
- Chianciano Terme 30 Km
- Perugia 31 Km
- Montepulciano 40 Km
- Orvieto 59 Km
- Florence 136 Km
- Tyrrhenian Sea 145 Km
- Lake Trasimeno 9 Km
- Perugia S.Egidio Airport 42 Km
- Florence Airport 152 Km
- Rome Ciampino Airport 179 Km
- Roma Fiumicino Airport 207 Km
- Motorway 21 Km
Umbria - Italy
Neighboring regions: Toscany, Lazio, Marche
Main centers: Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto, Gubbio, Spello
Characteristics: is the sister of Tuscany region, green and hilly territory with olive groves and vineyards, rich in art cities and quaint towns.
Placed in Central Italy between Rome and Florence, Umbria is a region rich in history and culture, from the hilly landscape with olive groves and vineyards, and dotted with historic villages and artistic cities such as Perugia (important international University Centre), Spoleto, Orvieto, Todi, Assisi, Spello and others.
15 minutes from Perugia is located Lake Trasimeno, the largest Italian lake after that of Como.
The climate is mild with temperatures in winter rarely fall below zero degrees and summer temperatures around 25 degrees.
The region is the scene of major cultural events throughout the year (such as the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and Umbria Jazz) and many other folk events which, especially in summer, enliven small and large centers of the entire territory.
Property offer: Umbria, with its Green and hilly territory is particularly required for purchasing original characteristic stone farmhouses, very similar to those of Tuscany, in the countryside around the major cities of art such as Todi, Spoleto, Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi or in the popular area of Valley of Niccone or of Trasimeno. These are often finely renovated farmhouses with park and pool, which are well suited to use for vacation but also for investment with the ability to put them in the lease through touristicrental. Umbria has a strategic position being located half an hour from Rome and two hours from Florence. The region, rich in history, offers you the chance to buy real estate like castles, vintage villas, villages and monasteries. Very popular are also the apartments within historical centers or small rural managed complexes, rich in original farmhouses of stone structure, particularly are requested those places in the countryside around the town of Todi, Spoleto, Assisi, Perugia and Orvieto, but also in the areas and Niccone Valley and Lake Trasimeno. Frequently also the historic buildings, ancient villas, castles and apartments in historic towns such as Perugia, Orvieto, Spoleto, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, or in small villages renovated and preserved.
*The location of the property on the map is approximate