This historical property in Umbria comprises a 13th-century palazzo with a hanging garden, structurally sound but requiring internal finishing, systems and windows. Possible for up to 10 bedrooms
Ideal property to make a prestige home, B&B or holiday rental accommodation.

Pietralunga Umbria Palazzo

In the quaint medieval town of Pietralunga, amidst the stunning Umbrian countryside with unrivalled views of the landscape, stands this historic 13th-century palazzo with a unique hanging garden, now available for purchase. This impressive property, spanning over 700 sqm, has undergone structural consolidation recently but requires interior finishing. Its vast size and spacious rooms render it ideal as either a distinguished private residence, B&B or a lucrative vacation rental property.

Located in the historic centre of Pietralunga, all essential services are just a short walk away. The Tiber Valley, a mere twenty-minute drive, provides access to the E45 motorway, ensuring swift connections to numerous well-known Umbrian towns and even to Rome, home to two major international airports.

The palazzo’s initial structure as a watchtower dates back to the 13th century. The first significant expansion was undertaken in the 18th century by the renowned Martinelli family, who converted it into a more functional manor house.

There are two distinct entrances to the palace: the grander one opens onto the town’s main avenue, while the second, on a parallel lower street, leads to the exclusive hanging garden (approximately 280 sqm), spread over two levels and connected to the guest quarters of the Palazzo. The ground floor houses former cellars and a carpentry workshop. Ascending a staircase, one arrives at an intermediate floor featuring three interconnected rooms with an original 13th-century stone arch.

The piano nobile, aligned with the main avenue, comprises four rooms, an oven area, and a large hall, previously used to display hunting trophies, leading to a veranda room. The second piano nobile above includes a parlour with a fireplace, a spacious living room, a veranda living room, and two smaller bedrooms. The top floor houses a large attic with exposed beams, divided into three separate areas.

The property is currently at a builder’s finish stage. In 2002, comprehensive consolidation was performed on the foundations, horizontal structures, and walls. Concrete injections and steel joints were added for extra stability. The exterior façades have been restored in the traditional style, aiming to maintain the building’s original character. All original wooden doors have been meticulously numbered for precise replacement post-renovation.

Significantly, the building isn’t subject to architectural restrictions by the Soprintendenza, allowing for the potential installation of a lift.

  • TYPE: Large historic Palazzo townhouse
  • CONDITION: Structurally sound, builder’s finish
  • LOCATION: Historic town centre, very panoramic
  • ACCESS: Excellent, paved road
  • MUNICIPALITY: Pietralunga
  • PROVINCE: Perugia
  • REGION: Umbria
  • INTERIORS: 730 square metres (7,855 square feet)
  • BEDROOMS: Up to 10
  • BATHROOMS: Up to 8
  • MAIN FEATURES: Stone and brick walls, consolidated structure, wooden beams, vaulted ceilings, brick arches, balcony, original wooden fixtures, stone fireplaces, terracotta floors, original 13th-century stone frames, verandas overlooking the countryside
  • HANGING GARDEN: 280 square metres (3,013 square feet)
  • ELECTRICITY: To be connected
  • WATER SUPPLY: To be connected (mains water)
  • TELEPHONE: To be connected
  • ADSL: Yes
  • GAS: To be connected (natural gas)
  • HEATING SYSTEM: To be installed
  • CLOSEST CITIES AND TOWNS Closest services (50m; 1’), Gubbio (22km; 25’), Umbertide (23km; 25’), Città di Castello (26km; 30’), Monte Santa Maria Tiberina (35km; 45’), Sansepolcro (44km; 45’), Anghiari (51km; 55’), Tuoro sul Trasimeno (55km; 1h 5’), Perugia (55km; 55’), Assisi (72km; 1h 5’), Orvieto (128km; 1h 55’), Florence (137km; 2h 10’), Siena (145km; 2h)
  • CLOSEST AIRPORTSPerugia San Francesco (55km; 50’), Ancona R. Sanzio (113km; 1h 30’), Firenze A. Vespucci (158km; 2h 10’), Pisa G. Galilei (218km; 2h 50’), Bologna G. Marconi (219km; 2h 45’), Roma Ciampino (236km; 2h 45’), Roma Fiumicino (250km; 2h 50’)

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