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Castle for sale

Italy - Magione, Perugia, Umbria


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In the beautiful Umbria, in a territory located between the city of Perugia and the Trasimeno Lake, a prestigious castle, "Castello di Montesperello", is proposed for sale. Built in 608 A.C., the property is a magnificent monumental complex of a high historical value. It is composed by the beautiful fortified complex, for a total surface of 3.500 sqm, and the surrounding 4,64 ha land, that consists of the courtyard, the wooden park and 350 olive trees. Its location, with a 360° panoramic view, is perfect and easy to reach, being it located in the immediate vicinity of the E45 motorway, as well as of Perugia.
The tradition attributes the legendary foundation of the castle to Mr. Bernardo Montesperelli, dating it back to 608 A.C. The historiography data and, again, the strategic position of the rock offer a raison d'être to the legend. Indeed, the castle was part of the named Byzantine Corridor: a defensive and communication Byzantine line against the Goths' attacks - before - and the Longboards one then. It is clear that the military administration of the city of Perugia, pro-Byzantine, had taken the advantages from a presidio of the territory as important as the one of Montesperello. Nowadays, the architectonical complex named "Castello di Monte Sperello" appears to be composed by volumes placed on the top of the namesake high ground, it is reachable through the Via del Castello street, from where it is possible also to enter to the adjacent parish church. The whole property is surrounded by rock walls that define also the internal spaces and the access roads. Currently, the structure has four different accesses, which represent a kind of labyrinthine enigma for the visitor, uncertain about the path to take. On the contrary, for a future renovation project, the multiplicity of accesses may be interpreted as a great resource. They can be used to create different paths that, thanks to beautiful and unique views, can evoke different impressions and sensations on the guests, depending on the access chosen and the event a person is taking part in. the complex is composed by three separated bodies, for a total of about 3.500 sqm, divided into a noble residence, a Nineteenth Century building, an another building historically used as utility rooms - stables, workshops, factories. The complex includes 4,64 ha land, that consists of the courtyard, the wooden park and 350 olive trees. Further information are available upon request.

State of repair
Between 2013 and 2017, under the carful supervision of the current ownership, the structural parts of Castello di Montesperello has been completely renovated (roofs, facades, internal ceilings). The owners have done the conservative-aimed works with a great passion, obtaining so an excellent result. Inside, the property needs to be completed with systems, pavements and upholsteries, external and internal doors and windows.

The property is equipped with electrical connection, public aqueduct connection, 3 rainwater harvesting tanks.

The Castello di Montesperello has a unique, dominant and panoramic location with a 360° view, which goes from the Trasimeno Lake district on the West to the valley between Magione and Perugia, where the E45 motorway runs. It allows to reach the city of Perugia (15 minutes) and the main cities of the centre of Italy, as Siena, Arezzo, Orvieto (1 hour), Rome and Florence (2 hours). The accessibility to the complex is good and it is reachable through a paved street.

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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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Great Estate Immobiliare, Umbria

Via Piana, 15 - 53040, San Casciano dei Bagni, fraz. Palazzone (SI) Italy
03339 396386  Local call rate
About Great Estate Immobiliare, Umbria

Great Estate is an international real estate network, specialising in selling farmhouses, luxury estates, luxury villas, agricultural businesses and wineries. As well as coastal properties, tourist businesses and hotels. We can also advise on prestigious investment opportunities. We are located in central Italy, with our Head Office in Tuscany. As well as having offices in Umbria, Sardinia, Lazio, the Marche, Liguria, the areas around Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, and Northern Italy. In addition to cities like Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan.

Great Estate has a team of property consultants specialising in the Italian property market who are passionate about the beauty and culture of Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche and Sardinia. We also have a team of international consultants . With our expertise we can make it easier for you to buy your luxury home.

The Great Estate real estate group has an international team of over 30 consultants, co-ordinated by Stefano Petri (Managing Director). The agency is professional, honest and successful. Its great success is due to our prestigious international clientele buying and selling our luxurious properties.


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Via Piana, 15 - 53040, San Casciano dei Bagni, fraz. Palazzone (SI) Italy
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