Historic luxury villa for sale near the Adriatic Sea, The Marches, San Benedetto del Tronto

Historic villa 15 minutes from the sea

The Marches - Fifteen minutes from the seaside | Villa Piccolomini Ref. code X1IJ

Exclusive villa with a guest house, chapel, park with a pool and an 8-ha plot of land with an olive grove

Euros 2,500,000

Details and accessories

Existing Swimming pool
  • Surface: 1.600 mq
  • Bedrooms: 11
  • Bathrooms: 15
  • Land: 8.6 ha
  • Conditions: excellent
  • Energy efficiency rating: F
  • EPgl,nren 142.75
  • Ancient park
  • Fireplace
  • Frescoed ceilings
  • Garage
  • Guest house
  • Italian garden
  • Lift
  • Olive grove
  • Private chapel

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Brief description

Historic villa 15 minutes from the sea with guest annex, private chapel, keeper's house and large openspace hall, plus accessory spaces. Surrounded by land of about 8.5 hectares, with swimming pool, Italian garden, park with citrus grove, centuries-old forest and productive olive grove of about 7.5 hectares. Net habitable area of over 1,600 square meters, with a total of 5+4+2 bedrooms, plus living areas.








Geographic position

Villa Piccolomini is 1 km away from a small village in the Marche region. It’s located in a hilly position overlooking the beautiful countryside and sea.


The Adriatic sea and San Benedetto del Tronto, a renowned seaside destination on the Riviera delle Palme, are just 15 minutes away.

This property is in a private yet accessible position, well connected to the seaside and main cities of the Adriatic coast.

The Sibillini National Park is one hour away, whereas the nearest airports are Ancona (110 km, a 1-hour drive) and Pescara (77 km, about half an hour). And you have to drive for only 8 km to reach the nearest heliport.

Description of buildings

Although its origins are lost in time, the first official news of the house-fortress from which Villa Piccolomini originated dates back to the mid-14th century when the Tibaldeschi family obtained the property from the Bishop of Ascoli Piceno in perpetual emphyteusis.

As a setting of many historical events, such as the conspiracy against Pope Urban VIII, this villa was home to some of the most influential families of that time, from Cardinal Centini to the Piccolomini. Over the years, it went through periods of splendour and neglect before undergoing a recent renovation.

“Hic secura quies, hic pax, hic gaudia vera” (“Here is quiet, here is peace, here is true joy”). This motto carved in stone on the entrance door reflects the true essence of Villa Piccolomini.

Spirituality permeates this place. You can feel the vibrations of the prominent people who formerly resided here and commoners and farmers who used to flock to the villa at the end of the 1800s for the Perdonanza fair, held in the property’s courtyard and gardens.


The buildings cover a net area of more than 1,600 square meters that include the main villa, guest annex, an independent apartment for the janitor, and the private chapel, plus accessory spaces serving the swimming pool and the garage.


Manor Villa - 740 sqm
4+1 bedrooms - 7 bathrooms

Ground floor: houses the living area consisting of entrance hall, study, four rooms, a large kitchen, dining room, two bathrooms and laundry room with access to the cellar.

Second floor: accommodates the piano nobile with the 50-square-meter frescoed salon and six additional rooms, some of which have returned frescoes from the 15th, 17th and 19th centuries during restoration. The floors of the main floor are the original ones, in handmade terracotta, patiently restored and reassembled.

On the same level there is a study that disengages the bathroom and allows access, through a small corridor, directly to the loft in the chapel (located on the ground floor of the building that houses the annex).

Second floor: it is completely intended for sleeping area, with a central hall that disengages the four large bedrooms, all with private bathrooms including the master suite, consisting of the bedroom, a large wardrobe and dressing room and a bathroom with bathtub and shower.


Guest annex - 387 sqm + 28.5 sqm terrace

4 bedrooms - 4 bathrooms
Perpendicular to the Manor Villa is the central wing of the complex in which we find a characteristic building with large brick vaults that once housed the stables and has now become a charming independent guest house, with adjacent private chapel.

Ground floor: consists of an entrance hall, a double vaulted hall and a beautiful kitchen.

First floor: consists of a hall, an additional kitchen and four bedrooms (two of which have a loft) with three bathrooms.

Going up further you reach a beautiful terrace of 28.5 square meters excellent as a solarium.


Private chapel with sacristy - 55 sq. m.

The left wing of the building houses the private chapel with inside a painting of Our Lady of Sorrows, dated 1873, by Spanish artist Alejo de Vera, who was also director of the Spanish Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Behind the chapel we find the sacristy and a bathroom.


House for the janitor - 107 sq. m.
3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Independent apartment for the janitor with living room, kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a garage on the ground floor.


Garage and cellar - 103.5 sq m

Places below the janitor's house.


Large open space hall with fireplace - 148 sqm

A fantastic room of no less than 148 sq m with a large stone fireplace, perfect for parties, atelier or as a meeting room: made with glulam roofing perfectly integrated with the old building.


Area serving the swimming pool - 80 sqm

Basement: this is where the oldest part of the complex is located, represented by two characteristic rooms with original brick vaults connected to a large professional kitchen, serving the outdoor space and the nearby swimming pool.

Externally, a 38-square-meter porch accompanies the area dedicated to the swimming pool, set in a discreet and reserved position, surrounded by a lawn dominated by tall palm trees.

State and finishing

This property has been entirely renovated, bringing the old structure back to light while respecting the history of this place.

Only top-quality finishes were used during the renovation.

Particular attention was put into recovering and restoring the original materials, such as the outstanding terracotta floor on the main floor.

A large block of Carrara marble with delicate veining and warm tones was used to clad the bathrooms and its accessories.

The ceilings’ original frescoes were renovated, whereas other living areas have been embellished with William Xerra’s paintings and polychrome ceramic tiles handmade by Cleto Capponi inspired by Renaissance motifs and local rural life.

By walking across the park, you will encounter sculptures by Alfeo Stanga, a respected and appreciated artist who recently passed away. Stanga spent a long period in this property and found inspiration in its beauty.

External areas

The villa stands mightily on the top of the hill. It is embraced by an ancient external wall with buttresses and an 8-ha plot of land, including 7.5 ha of olive groves of various varieties: Ascolana Tenera (about a quarter of the total number of trees), Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino.

Behind the buildings, there’s a century-old wood crossed by a long driveway and shady paths. There’s also a botanic garden with over 300 citrus plants, including 100 Florence Lemon Citrons (some in pots, others in-ground), and a walkway lined with box hedges, 250 lemon, orange, mandarin and Chinese tangerine trees.

The magnificent Italian-style garden is surrounded by unique century-old Cycas, palm trees of different types and heights, century-old oaks, and many other precious species of trees, including 300 cypresses.

The swimming pool (20x4 m) is tiled with mosaics and features an automatic winter cover and a water heating system.

Services and utilities

- Connection to the municipal water system

- Water collection tank for garden irrigation

- Well supplying the collection tank (non-drinking water)

- Natural gas-fuelled heating system in every building, divided by thermostat-controlled areas

- 15 kW electrical system

- Diesel generator in the event of a power failure

- Dispersion septic tank

- Internet with ADSL and FWA connection

- WiFi via Powerline

Use and potential uses

Villa Piccolomini is a work of art built in six hundred years. An outstanding and distinctive testament to this location's past, infused with spirituality that is still palpable today.

Due to its historical importance, Villa Piccolomini is perfect for those looking for a sophisticated and luxurious residence or a unique estate where to add another page of history.

It can be used as a private formal residence or for art exhibitions, fashion events, and business meetings.

Distances and location

  • Nearest village 0.8 Km
  • Offida 15 Km
  • San Benedetto del Tronto 16 Km
  • Ascoli Piceno 20 Km
  • Grottammare 20 Km
Sea and lakes
  • Adriatic Sea 14 Km
  • Lake San Ruffino 53 Km
  • Conero Park 90 Km
  • Pescara Airport 77 Km
  • Ancona Falconara Airport 110 Km
  • Perugia Airport 185 Km
  • Dual carriageway 4.5 Km
The Marches

The Marches - Italy

Neighboring regions:  Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Emilia-Romagna, Abruzzo, Adriatic Sea and the Republic of San Marino.


Main centers:  Ancona, Pesaro, Senigallia, Sirolo, Fano, Urbino, Gabicce Sea, Numana, San Benedetto of Tronto, Grottammare, Offida, Ripatansone


Characteristics: situated on the eastern side of Central Italy, the Marche region is overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

The Marche is known and appreciated for the beauty of the coasts (180 miles of coastline) with some fine sandy beaches, other with stones and gravel, and other also with steep rock faces that at times fall sheer into the sea, creating beautiful coves and creeks reachable only through small paths or by sea.

The territory is characterized by quaint historic villages and cities of art, by an important natural heritage rich in parks (Monti Sibillini, Gran Sasso-Monti della Laga, Conero, among others) and nature reserves and by the presence of the Apennines, which stretches out towards the sea creating a series of rolling hills. 

The climate is temperate in the coastal area, with relatively mild winters and summers that are cooled by sea breezes; in inland areas the summers are cool and winters are cold with possible snowfalls.


Property offer: the beautiful hilly territory of Le Marches is particularly appreciated for its well-maintained and unspoiled countryside, in which it is still possible to find characteristic farmhouses and historic villas located hillside with wonderful views, sometimes reaching as far as the Adriatic Sea.
Apartments and villas along the coast and facing the sea, in major coastal towns and cities, are also in high demand.


*The location of the property on the map is approximate