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9 bedroom villa for sale

Magione, Umbria, Italy


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Key features:

  • annex
  • cellar
  • character property
  • Garden
  • lake view
  • lakeside
  • Parking
  • roof terrace
  • royal connections
  • terrace

Full description:

Royal Villa on Lake Trasimeno for Sale

Villa on Lake Trasimeno for Sale. Superb Liberty Villa dating back to the late 1800's is located on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, in Umbria. Within walking distance of amenities, the villa has access to the lake, and enjoys a quiet position with wonderful views across the water. The property is well connected to the other attractions of the area including Perugia, Chiusi, Arezzo and Cortona.

Constructed by the first king of Italy, King Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia, the villa provides 965 sqm of living space on 4 storeys with 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, numerous living rooms and 200 sqm of fantastic terraces, including one on the roof and one on the tower that would make a fabulous bedroom. The annex of 120 sqm is home to 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. The villa is surrounded by 6.2 hectares of land with a strip of land along the lake, 100 olive trees and woodland. Other outside areas include a veranda on the ground floor, a balcony on the first floor and a small balcony to the rear. There is a second house, used for staff, which needs some restoration.


The villa was built by King Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia (the first King of the united Italy in 1861 and prior to that, King of Sardinia), probably for his illegitimate son.

During the Second World War, when the allies arrived at the Trasimene Line (aka the Albert Line) to the south of Lake Trasimeno, the villa was used as a base by the British Army. Prior to the battles of 15 - 30 June 1944, the German troops searched the entire area of the lake for Jews. 30 Jews were found and deported temporarily to Isola Maggiore and held in Castello Guglielmi awaiting deportation to the concentration camps. When the allies arrived, with the help of the Parish Priest of Isola Maggiore, Don Ottavio Posta, a group of soldiers was sent out to free the prisoners. The fisherman of Sant'Arcangelo also helped in the mission, using their small fishing boats, reaching the island in the middle of the night to free them. The mission was successful and the Jews then stayed as guests at this villa.


Basement: Accessed both from the garden and from the steps. On the side overlooking the lake, this floor is at ground level. To the rear, it is underground. 3 large rooms with vaulted ceilings. used as a taverna (cellar relaxation/dining room).

Ground floor: Entrance via impressive double staircase leading to a loggia, large entrance hall with monumental staircase, living room, dining room, kitchen, sitting room, bedroom, bathroom. To the rear is another access, with a staircase and a bathroom. This was the servants' entrance.

First floor: Living room with terrace, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

Second floor: Large room of approximately 40 sqm which originally was the servants' quarters, so is accessed via service stairs. Outside there is a large terrace which circles the bedroom on three sides.

Third floor: Accessible via a ladder, there is a large terrace of approx. 40 sqm.


Stone house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms.

External Areas:

The villa is surrounded by 6.2 hectares of land with a strip of land along the lake (the 5 metres closest to the water being owned by the state) 100 olive trees and woodland.

A pool is possible, subject to planning permission.

Other outside areas include a veranda on the ground floor, a balcony on the first floor and a small balcony to the rear.

There are two entrances, one from the main road, one from a secondary road.

The lake is accessible by crossing the road.


Mains water and electricity, well for irrigation, LPG heating, phone line, wifi, the roof is in good condition.

Energy Efficiency Class: E + G.

Distance from main airports:

Perugia 38 km, Florence 147 km, Rome 208 km.

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Property Feature

* annex
* cellar
* character property
* Garden
* lake view
* lakeside
* Parking
* roof terrace
* royal connections
* terrace
* tower
* Views
* within walking distance of amenities
* woodland

This pin shows the general area of the property as the exact location was not given

Nearest Airports*

  • Peretola (INTERNATIONAL), 68.7 miles
  • Florence (INTERNATIONAL), 68.7 miles
  • Leonardo da Vinci (INTERNATIONAL), 91.9 miles
  • Ciampino (INTERNATIONAL), 94.1 miles
  • Galileo (INTERNATIONAL), 98.2 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

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