The exclusive castle for sale in Arezzo, in the heart of Tuscany, enjoys a magnificent panoramic view and exceptional privacy.
The first building was built before the year 1000: in fact, it is mentioned in historical documents dating back to 963 BC, when it was the subject of a donation by Emperor Otto I to the Rectorate of Arezzo.
The property for sale in Tuscany has a rich historical and architectural heritage inside, in fact it is reported as a property of historical and cultural interest by the Superintendence of Fine Arts.
Its history is full of transformations and in the 19th century it was also a farm with a large production of oil; inside the original millstones are still visible.
The property for sale in Arezzo boasts a living area of approximately 3,000 square meters; there are several outbuildings to be restored and, thanks to its elevated position, it enjoys a panoramic view from the Val di Chiana to Lake Trasimeno.
The castle rises on three floors above ground and the façade, which presents numerous superfetations, is particularly noteworthy and it is enclosed between two barbicans, one of which is obtained from the false front of the ramp. The facade consists of three buildings; the central one is the connection between two structural elements and the lower one, introduced into the courtyard.
Inside the courtyard, flanked by a deep well, we find an imposing stone staircase that connects the main floor to the two opposite ramps. From the corridor that surrounds the courtyard you have access to the various halls, all paved in original terracotta, with ceilings with chestnut beams and barrel vaults, polished stone fireplaces and restored stone walls. Elements that we also find on the upper floors and that characterize this majestic castle for sale in Arezzo. The ancient tower and the church to be restored are also very impressive.
The Castle is surrounded by a park, with an English garden close the building, which in turn is surrounded by a lush forest. Within the property there are also 5 hectares of olive groves, and it is mainly cultivated with the Moraiolo, Leccino, Frantoio, Pendolino, Coreggiolo varieties.
The property is an excellent investment as it is suitable for many uses: as a private residence and/ or representative, as a boutique hotel to add a spa or luxury condo.
An existing renovation project also includes the construction of a Roman bath, 13 large suites, an outdoor pool and an exclusive heliport. Show more Show less
The Castle for sale in Arezzo is located a few km from the center of Arezzo, about 10 km and is located in a convenient hilly position, well connected to all the centers of interest; in fact in 30 minutes (20 km) it is possible to reach the center of Cortona, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago. The closer airports are Perugia (76 km, 60 min.) and Florence (96 km, 1h 10min).
The territory of the Province of Arezzo is in Tuscany's eastern hinterlands and borders with Umbria. This historic province used to be an Etruscan settlement, and it is the homeland of Piero della Francesca, one of the major Renaissance painters. There are many natural reserves in Valdarno - the Casentinese area, Valtiberina, and the valleys of the Marecchia and Foglia rivers.
The Province of Arezzo encompasses Mount Falterona, the northern shore of Lake Trasimeno, the mountains in Chianti, and the eastern side of the Alpe della Luna massif, where large woods and agricultural lands with vineyards and olive groves characterize the hilly landscape.
There are five distinct geographical areas: the small Arezzo plain, between the merging of the Canale Maestro with the Chiana dell’Arno and the hills; the Casentino valley; a section of Valdarno Superiore between the Pratomagno mountain range and the Chianti mountains; the Valdichiana valley; the Val Tiberina between the Alpe della Luna massif and the Alpe di Catenaia, where northern section of the river Tiber flows.
The medieval small towns and abbeys, built as small forts or strongholds, are wonderful tourist locations today. Poppi, Anghiari, Sansepolcro, Castiglion Fiorentino, Cortona are beautiful and well-known destinations.