Charming home in the walls of a castle

Umbria - Between Spoleto and Trevi | La Canonica Ref. code AUCC

Residence in a magical location with medieval tower and old church ideal as a workshop

Euros 360,000

Details and accessories

  • Surface: 377 mq
  • Bedrooms: 3+1
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Terrace
  • Conditions: Liveable
  • Energy efficiency rating: G
  • EPi: 282.2
  • Feaseability to split in two units
  • Fireplace
  • Frescoed ceilings
  • Independent entrance
  • Private chapel

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Brief description

Gorgeous property with magical, spiritual charm, situated in the walls of the castle of Pissignano, between Spoleto and Trevi, including the rectory, converted into a home with 3/4 bedrooms and living areas, the imposing medieval tower and the old church, ideal as an art studio or workshop, with storage areas in need of restoration.

Geographic position

The property is situated in the walls of a high, medieval castle, in one of the most beautiful villages in Umbria, and includes one of its main towers.

It is just 5 km from Trevi’s historic centre and 12 km from Spoleto, one of Umbria’s main art cities, famous internationally for its Festival of Two Worlds.

Geographically, the property is halfway between Rome and Florence, an hour and a half and an hour and a quarter away respectively.

The connection with the main road is excellent: the motorway access road is 3 km away and makes it easy to get to Umbria’s main cities, including Spello (20 minutes), Assisi (30 minutes) and Perugia (45 minutes). The nearest airport is Perugia (44km), around half an hour’s drive away, while Rome Ciampino (155 km) and Rome Fiumicino (170 km) airports are both two hours away.

Description of buildings

The property comprises the rectory (which is now the house), which connects to the tower and the old church.

The rectory

The house, situated in the rectory, has three floors and comprises: living room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a study (which could be a fourth bedroom) and two bathrooms.

The house could be used as one unit or as two separate apartments, as it has two separate entrances on opposite sides.

Apartment 1:

Living room with fireplace, kitchenette, two bedrooms and a bathroom


Apartment 2:

Living room, kitchen, bedroom (on mezzanine above the living room) and bathroom  


The church and the tower


The property includes the castle’s original church, which is made up of just one full-size nave for a total surface area of over 100 sq.m. An ideal space to host events, art exhibitions or as a completely unique workshop.


A hallway to the side of the apse takes you to the imposing medieval tower where you can admire the stunning view of the countryside and the historic centres of the surrounding cities and little villages such as Trevi, Spoleto e Montefalco. Next to the church there are two areas used for storage.

All of the spaces, the rectory, the tower, the church and the storage areas are connected internally bit also benefit from their own entrances from outside.

State and finishing

The rectory is ready to move into and the building is in good general condition.

However, it would be a good idea to invest some time in ‘refreshing’ the inside and adding rooms (bathrooms, for example) to bring it up to a level of quality befitting to its history and unique structure.

Use and potential uses

The Rectory is a unique building in a magical place.

It is the perfect home for someone looking for something unconventional.

Its proximity to the town of Trevi and Umbria’s main art cities such as Spoleto, Assisi, Spello, Perugia etc. make it an ideal pied à terre for exploring central Italy or a long-term residence for those in search of somewhere peaceful but culturally vibrant at the same time . The adjoining church space would be perfect for an artist who wants a place in their home to create and show their own works.



Distances and location

  • Nearest village 1 Km
  • Trevi 5 Km
  • Spoleto 12 Km
  • Spello 22 Km
  • Assisi 34 Km
  • Perugia 52 Km
  • Rome 137 Km
  • Florence 188 Km
Sea and lakes
  • Adriatic Sea 113 Km
  • Lake Trasimeno 68 Km
  • Perugia S.Egidio Airport 44 Km
  • Rome Ciampino Airport 155 Km
  • Roma Fiumicino Airport 170 Km
  • Dual carriageway 3 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.



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