Apartment in Panicale, Umbria, Italy
Umbria - MEDIEVAL CASTLE FOR SALE IN UMBRIA, TRASIMENO LAKE
Between Tuscany and Umbria, only 15 minutes away from the Trasimeno Lake, in one of the most beautiful hamlets of Italy, ancient castle of 945 square metres (or 10,168 sqft) with watch towers for sale. Restored in 2006, the castle dates back to XV Centry and boasts vaulted ceilings, terracotts flooring and marble fireplaces. GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONBetween Umbria and Tuscany, 15 minutes from the Trasimeno Lake, medieval castle with two imposing towers in one of the most beautiful Italian villages, Panicale, that received the Italian Touring Clubcertification mark Bandiera Arancione.Cittagrave; della Pieve, Chianciano Terme and Perugia can be reached in half an hour. Florence is one hour and a half Florence, while Rome can be reached in two hours.HISTORY OF THE FORTRESSPanicale is located between the rivers Nestore and Chianti and already in the Etruscan age the town had an important defensive role in the context f the lucumony of Chiusi and Romans built a castrum here to protect the Via Cassia.The Longobards included the town in the Duchy of Spoleto, until the arrival of Franks from northern Italy marked the end of the Langobardic reign and the beginning of Frank hegemony over Italy with the foundation of the Marquisate of Tuscany.The castle is first mentioned in a document from 917 AD, when Berengar I gifted the towns of Panicale and Paciano to the count Uguccione II.The 13th century saw the affirmation of Perugia in the central Italy and the new rulers ordered a new set of walls to be built in 1276, so to further increase the defensive capabilities of the fortress. The baptism of fire for these new walls came in 1312 when they resisted the siege by the troops of Henry II of Germany.The last expansion of the walls dates back to the 1479 ndash; 1480, when the round tower near the Porta Perugina was ultimately built.In 1540 Perugia was captured by the Papal State and all of its possessions ended up in popersquo;s hand. The rule of the church went on uninterrupted until 1860 (exception made for the brief Napoleonic parenthesis) when Perugia was finally annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGThe property (945 sqm ndash; 10,168 sqft) is laid out onto five levels. On the ground floor we can find an entrance hall with stone stairway, storage rooms and a garage.On the upper floors there are two independent apartments.The main apartment hosts a large reception room and utility rooms on the first floor, and it is composed by sitting room, kitchen, living with fireplace, hallways, two bedrooms with en suite bathroom on the second floor. On the third floor, connected with the second one through a lift, there is a sitting room, a living with fireplace, two bedrooms, one with walk-in closet, bathroom.The square tower includes a loft room and a covered loggia with panoramic view across the valley and the Trasimeno Lake.The second apartment is situated just on the first floor and is composed of living room with kitchenette, two bedrooms and bathroom.On the fourth floor there are four attic rooms with original terracotta floors and wooden beams.USE AND POTENTIAL USESThis property is a rare opportunity to purchase a castle with huge potential, because it is easily convertible into a business rental activity.