Enchanting Castle For Sale In Arezzo
Ancient castle in a panoramic position for sale near Cortona
Historical castle for sale on leafy Tuscan hills
This wonderful castle with a magnificent panoramic view is for sale in an extraordinary and very private setting in the heart of Tuscany, in the province of Arezzo.
The history of this castle has its roots in a period that is even before the year 1000: it was, in fact, first mentioned in some historical documents dating back to 963, when it was donated to the Rectorate of Arezzo by Emperor Otto I.
This perfectly-preserved property has kept, throughout the centuries, a rich historical and architectural heritage, together with its timeless magnificence.
Surprisingly huge, this estate boasts a residential surface measuring over 3,000 sqm, divided into 46 rooms. The grounds are home to another 2,500 sqm of annexes and two buildings in ruins that could be renovated to add another 500 sqm of residental surface.
The main architectural attractions of this majestic castle include an enchanting tower, a courtyard with a well and a portico, a majestic staircase leading to the piano nobile thanks to two opposite flights, fireplaces made of polished stone, original cotto-tiled floors, chestnut beams, barrel vaults, and renovated stone walls.
This estate also includes almost 18 hectares of grounds and is in a high position that offers panoramic views sweeping over the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno.
The park is partially in an English style and includes a wonderful garden, a five-hectare olive grove, and a big forest.
This property could be used for a variety of purposes: as a very high-end private home, as a boutique hotel or events venue, or even as a spa, horse-riding centre or a luxury apartment complex.
There is also a project that foresees the making of a Roman bath, an outdoor swimming pool and an exclusive heliport.