Villa with tower for sale in Umbria, Assisi

Castle for sale in Assisi

Umbria - 7 km from Assisi | Fortilizio della Pieve Ref. code 7YI4

A historic building with a tower and 5 hectares of land in a hilly, private location

Euros 850,000

Details and accessories

  • Surface: 597 mq
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Land: 5.565 mq
  • Energy efficiency rating: G
  • EPi: 339.5
  • Feasability to build a swimming pool
  • Feaseability to split in two units
  • Fireplace
  • Guest apartments

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Brief description

A historic defensive fortress, with a watchtower, in a hilly and exclusive location, only 7 km from Assisi. Total net saleable area of 597 square metres, to be renovated. Currently divided into multiple units, with 5 living areas, 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, expandable during renovation. Private land of 5.5 ha (including building site), mostly forest.



Geographic position

Among the Umbrian hills, surrounded by the green natural beauty that is typical of this region, the Fortilizio della Pieve is surrounded by lush vegetation, which embraces the property and provides exclusive privacy.


The area the property is located is excellent: conveniently accessible from Assisi (7 km) in just 10 minutes by car, and within easy reach of some of Umbria's main historic towns, including Spello (19 km) and Perugia (31 km) which are just half an hour away by car. Spoleto (52 km), Passignano sul Trasimeno (56 km) and Lake Trasimeno (50 km) are all less than an hour away.


Golf lovers will have plenty to enjoy. There are 3 superb golf clubs less than an hour away:

- Perugia Golf Club (38 km away). A gently undulated 18-hole, par 72, 5,735-metre course, the core of which dates back to the late 1950s and with a clubhouse carved out of an old lime kiln from 1921. It still has the imperious towers, guarding the course that is reminiscent of English golf courses.

- Antognolla Golf Club (52 km away). Considered one of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in Italy, 18 holes, par 71, 6,112 metres. The Antognolla course is known for its long, sloping fairways, beautiful water obstacles and wide, wavy greens. In 2020, Antognolla was recognised by the prestigious World Golf Awards as ‘Italy’s Best Golf Course’, and was nominated in 2021 and 2022 as well.

- Lamborghini Golf Club (65 km away). This is a 9-hole, par 36 and 2957 metre golf course. It’s situated between Panicale and Lake Trasimeno on a 30 hectare plot of land, surrounded by wonderful woods and vineyards.


Also, in Assisi there is an international school (Assisi International School), which offers an innovative, comprehensive and enhanced school curriculum, with English language instruction from the earliest years of age. It includes: the Primavera (24-36 months), the Nursery School (3-6 years old), the Elementary School (6-11 years old) and the Middle School (11-14 years).


The Perugia airport is 20 km away, while Rome’s international airports of Ciampino and Fiumicino are 205 and 220 km away, respectively.


Description of buildings

The Fortilizio della Pieve was built in Medieval times, probably as a defensive fortress, which we can see by the crenels and the imposing tower, still present today. Over the centuries the property has had several owners. It had various noble owners, and in the 1400s there was also monastery of Clarisse (Poor Clares). During that time, a small church was built adjacent to the building (and it still exists today but it is not included in the sale because it belongs to another property).


The building has two main levels, in addition to the bell tower and a basement, with a net saleable area of about 597 square metres.

Ground floor

The ground floor has a net saleable area of about 247.5 square metres and features the following:

- an apartment with kitchen/living room with fireplace and small storage area, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom;

- a studio apartment with a bathroom;

- three additional independent areas that are currently unfinished.

First floor

The net saleable area of the second floor is about 272 square metres, divided up into two independent apartments:

- a main apartment with a large living room with a fireplace, loft and access to the tower, dining room with kitchenette, 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms, and an additional bathroom.

- a secondary apartment with a kitchen/living room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

The semi-basement

On the basement floor is there is a storage area with a separate entrance, with a net saleable area of about 61.5 square metres.


Access to the bell tower is on the second floor of the building: a small room (about 16 sq. m.) with a spiral staircase leads to the upper floor, where we find the bells.


N.B. The offer of sale does not include the portion of the church, which has independent access (see photos 9, 18 and 28 with the perimeter of the part of the building included in the sale).


The area is calculated on the basis of the net floor area including interior partitions and increased by 10% for load-bearing walls.  

State and finishing

The property structure as well as the amenities and systems need to be renovated.

External areas

The Fortilizio della Pieve is surrounded by about 5.5 hectares of private land (including the building site), part of which is parkland and mostly woodland.

A swimming pool can be built on the land after applying for the necessary permits.

Use and potential uses

The property is steeped in history and in a very convenient location, just a 10 minute drive from Assisi and less than an hour from Lake Trasimeno and some of the major historic towns in Umbria, as well as half an hour from the Umbria International Airport. The property is perfect both for those looking for a home with an abundance of character, where they can live or spend long holidays, as well as those who want to set up a small rental accommodations business.



Distances and location

  • Assisi 7 Km
  • Spello 19 Km
  • Perugia 31 Km
  • Spoleto 53 Km
  • Passignano sul Trasimeno 56 Km
Sea and lakes
  • Adriatic Sea 105 Km
  • Lake Trasimeno 50 Km
  • Golf course 38 Km
  • Perugia S.Egidio Airport 21 Km
  • Rome Ciampino Airport 205 Km
  • Roma Fiumicino Airport 220 Km
  • Dual carriageway 12 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