Country villa for sale in Perugia

Historic hermitage for sale in Perugia

Umbria - 7 km from Peugia | Eremo di Fontanabella Ref. code AA9M

Hermitage in a panoramic location just 7 km from the centre of Perugia

Last requested price: € 750.000 Under negotiation

Details and accessories

  • Surface: 568 mq
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Land: 5 ha
  • Conditions: rennovated
  • Classe energetica: non prevista
  • Feasability to build a swimming pool
  • Fireplace

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Brief description

Situated in a panoramic, hilly location, just 7 km from the centre of Perugia, this historic hermitage has around 5 hectares of private land. The building, restored and undecorated, has two floors for a total surface area of 568 sq.m, plus around 50 sq.m of mezzanine space.



Geographic position

L’Eremo di Fontanabella is for sale just 7 km from Perugia, an ancient hermitage dating back to 1200 that belonged to the Dominican monks, which has been restored but is undecorated, with 5 hectares of private land.

The location, hilly and panoramic but not isolated, is ideal for those who want to live in contact with nature while still being in an area close to other houses and a short distance from one of Umbria’s main historic centres and an important university city.

The nearest populated area, useful for daily purchases and requirements, is just 1.5 km away. While in Umbria, the property is in a central location in relation to the important cities both of this region and of Tuscany: it is possible to reach Spello (36 km), Assisi (31 km) and Cortona (46 km) in around half an hour and Montepulciano (61 km) or Arezzo (92 km) in about an hour.

The nearest airport is undoubtedly Perugia (18 km) which is about 20 minutes away, while Rome Ciampino and Rome Fiumicino airports are 191 and 206 km away respectively (about 2 hours’ drive).

Description of buildings

The Hermitage has two floors, for a total surface area of 568 sq.m, plus around 50 sq.m of mezzanine space.

The building has been restored but is undecorated and the current project has in mind a large living room/sitting room, dining room, kitchen, studio, two bathrooms and three cellars on the ground floor. Outside, on the hillside, there is a protected area ideal for building a winter garden.

On the first floor, which would eventually be accessed by a lift, there is another living room/sitting room with a large fireplace, two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two further bedrooms, two sitting rooms/studios and two bathrooms.

From this floor, two staircases on opposite sides of the building lead to two mezzanine spaces, one with a bathroom. 

State and finishing

The building has been restored but is undecorated (to allow the buyer to choose the internal finishings according to their own needs and tastes) with water, electric and heating already installed (underfloor heating).

Outside, the original exposed stonework has been kept, along with the tiled roof, while inside there are the ceilings on the ground floor with beams and tiles and the first floor ones in wood, with an interesting beam structure. 

External areas

Finally, the property has around 5 hectares of private land. 

Use and potential uses

L’Eremo di Fontanabella, being so close to Perugia (just 7 km away) is perfect as a main residence or as a holiday home. The central location in relation to the important cities of Umbria and Le Marche makes it a great starting point for day trips to places rich in cultural events throughout the year. 



Distances and location

  • Nearest village 1.5 Km
  • Perugia 7 Km
  • Assisi 31 Km
  • Spello 36 Km
  • Cortona 46 Km
  • Montepulciano 61 Km
  • Arezzo 92 Km
  • Florence 146 Km
Sea and lakes
  • Adriatic Sea 127 Km
  • Lake Trasimeno 20 Km
  • Perugia S.Egidio Airport 18 Km
  • Ancona Falconara Airport 123 Km
  • Rome Ciampino Airport 191 Km
  • Roma Fiumicino Airport 206 Km
  • Dual carriageway 2 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