Outstanding Historical Residence From The 1600s, Umbria

  • €3,950,000
Montecchio, Province of Terni, Italy


Property ID: ila-404
  • 37400
  • Lot SQ.M.
  • 2202
  • SQ.M.
  • 9
  • Bedrooms
  • 11
  • Bathrooms
  • Possible
  • Swimming Pool


The dreamy Umbrian hills frame this masterful 17th century residence, making a statement from the moment you pull into the private park. This is where centuries ago horse-drawn carriages would accompany local aristocrats, who walked along the fruit orchard, listened to opera concerts in the garrison hall, and enjoyed elegant dinners in the frescoed rooms.

Immersed in the beauty of century-old aristocratic homes, in this residence you will experience true luxury and utter comfort. Each room is imbued with timeless charm in its priceless custom details, marble floors, and silk wall coverings. On the property you also find a stately museum hosted in the old farm buildings where you can now admire the original use of the rooms and their ancient crafts.

The Residence

This majestic 2202 sq.m. historical residence sits by a magical medieval hamlet nestled in the Umbrian hills. It was originally built in the 1600s and was passed down between local aristocratic families over the centuries.

It has been perfectly preserved in all its invaluable detailing, and it was recently renovated by the current owners. They have carefully maintained its historical and timeless features, while creating a state-of-the-art modern luxury residence. The property is composed of a main home, the old farm buildings which have been turned into a museum, the guardian’s house and a large garage area.

The Main Home

Walking up from the private park you access the main building through a stately entrance door, where centuries ago carriages would ride through. You’re met by a large foyer, featuring antique stone floors and an ancient underground water tank. From here you access the former garrison hall, characterized by grand cross vaults. This room used to host opera concerts, thanks to its great acoustics.

First Floor:

From the entrance hall, a Bernini-style staircase leads you to the upper level – the noble floor, where the aristocratic families would live. It is usually the most decorated floor, and it showcases coffered ceilings, marble and cotto floors, silk-lined walls, and precious frescoes from 1853.

The staircase opens into an ample reception room, which is lavishly decorated and features an impressive stone fireplace, silk-lined walls and frescoed vaulted ceilings. This floor is composed of a number of outstandingly elegant rooms.

You find several formal sitting areas, alongside with a sumptuous dining room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, and access to the panoramic balcony. From there you enter the breakfast room, the richly decorated kitchen, and a library with fireplace and spectacular coffered ceilings. This level’s floorplan is completed by two elegant bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and private dressing rooms.

Second Floor:

This floor is entirely dedicated to the four grand suites, some of which also present a private fireplace and bathrooms. They’re all elegantly decorated and display high ceilings, frescoes, antique cotto floors and beamed ceilings, and amazing panoramic views.

Underground Floor:

This level used to be employed as the former servants’ quarters. These exceptional spaces flaunt vaulted ceilings, stone walls, and a magical, evocative atmosphere. It would be the perfect location for an elegant Spa with indoor pools, or to host elegant events.

The Outbuildings

Next to the main home you find several other outbuildings. The former farm buildings have been turned into a museum exhibiting the original usage of the different rooms and ancient crafts but can be used for a variety of purposes. The former guardian’s house can be turned into an additional guest home. Here you also find a spacious garage for you and your guests’ comfort.

The Land

This majestic residence sits on 2000 sq.m. of private, gated park where you can easily build a large swimming pool for your guests to enjoy, flanked by the former greenhouses which can be converted into a pool house.

Next to the park you also find a gated orchard/garden, which also serves as additional parking space, as well as around 3 ha of woodland.

The Location

This residence is perched on a hilltop, overlooking the Umbrian hills. The nearest town can be reached on foot, crossing the park, and Orvieto is only a short drive away. It is one of the most famous towns in Umbria, visited by millions of people every year. Its roots go back to Etruscan times, and it offers all services, amazing restaurants, and plenty of cultural events. Thanks to its amazing location, this majestic home is already inserted in the tourist flow linked to the Orvieto area, and Rome is only 1 hour away. This is the beauty of Umbria, loved by tourists for its central location and its amazing landscapes. It allows you and your guests to either dwell in the many beautiful rooms of this villa or take fun daytrips and explore the numerous hamlets dotting this land.

EPC Rating:
E, Energy Performance Index (IPE): 252,67 kwh/sq.m.*year
G, Energy Performance Index (IPE): 571,67 kwh/sq.m.*year

F, Energy Performance Index (IPE): 247,72 kwh/sq.m.*year

Why Buy It

The main reason to buy this home is also the most evident: its beauty, its priceless custom detailing and its history will take you back to ancient times, while still allowing you to benefit from the sheer modern luxury of its careful renovations. This residence can be a private home for art aficionados who like to be surrounded by frescoed rooms and walk on four hundred years of history.

It can also very profitably be employed a hotel, restaurant, or Spa. You can reach the nearest town on foot, and its vicinity to Orvieto grants a consistent tourist flow all year round. Rome is only 1 hour away for a quick and easy connection to the main international airport in Italy.


Updated on March 27, 2023 at 11:53 am
  • Property ID: ila-404
  • Price: €3,950,000
  • Property Size: 2202 SQ.M.
  • Land Area: 37400 SQ.M.
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Rooms: 39
  • Bathrooms: 11
  • Garage: 1
  • Property Type: Character Property
  • Property Status: Highlighted
  • Annexes: Yes, 3: an old farm, a guardian's house and a large garage
  • Swimming Pool: Possible
  • Other Features: Rental Property
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Access: Gated Entry
  • Electricity: Yes
  • Water: Yes
  • Telephone: Yes
  • ADSL: Yes
  • Gas: Yes
  • Heating: Yes


Civitella del Lago: 9,2 km

Corbara Lake: 15 km

Hospital: 22,8 km

Orvieto: 24,8 km

Theater: 25,8 km
Amelia: 26 km

Civita di Bagnoregio: 26,5 km

Todi: 29,4 km

Bolsena Lake: 40 km

Viterbo: 41,6 km

Golf Club: 44,9 km

Terni: 49,7 km

Airport of Perugia: 70,2 km

Rome: 108 km

Airport of Rome: 138 km

  • Address Montecchio
  • City Montecchio
  • Region Umbria
  • Area Hill
  • Country Italia

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