In the beautiful region of Umbria, a short distance from the city of Orvieto, stands the prestigious “Castello di Madonna Antonia”: a magnificent monumental complex of high historical value, whose origins date back to the year 1300. The property includes the south-east wing of the ancient fortress for a total covered area of 1,500 square meters, as well as a large terrace and a 105 sqm loggia. Beautiful seventeenth-century portal inside which there are rooms of 180 square meters, and a further annex of 240 square meters. The external areas of total 9,000 sqm composed of the external courtyard of the structure, part of the castle moat and a plot of agricultural land located a short distance from the buildings. An elegant property capable of preserving the beauty of the past.
Il Castello di Madonna Antonia owes its name to the first owner of the castle. It constitutes the original nucleus of aggregation of the village of Castel Viscardo. The first evidence of the castle dates back to the fourteenth century. It was probably built on the ruins of a tower built by the Benedictines in the mid-13th century. From the 16th century it was the fief of the Monaldeschi della Cervara lords who rebuilt it in Renaissance style at the beginning of the 16th century. It then passed in 1636 to the Spada nobles who counted it among their properties until 1921, and then came to the family of the current property, which has lived and maintained the structure from the 1900’s until today. The portion for sale is the south-east wing of the castle and consists of 3 main levels above ground where there are part of the ancient living rooms and attics, the south tower of the castle, and from 3 basement levels where the ancillary rooms (warehouses and cave) are located. This first part develops a total area of 1,500 square meters in addition to 105 square meters relating to a beautiful gallery on the first floor and the overlying terrace on the second floor. The beautiful seventeenth-century portal that serves as the main entrance to the structure is part of the property, which in turn includes some rooms on 4 levels for an area of 180 square meters. Inside the courtyard of the castle there is also a further annexed building located on 3 levels for a further 240 sqm. The land of the property is composed primarily of the main courtyard and a part of the moat of the castle where it is possible to create the main green areas of the structure, for an area of 970 square meters. A parcel of agricultural land of 8,000 square meters is also included in the sale, located a short distance from the buildings and connected to them by a majestic avenue of centuries-old cypress trees on which the right of way (pedestrian) will be guaranteed to serve the castle.
This beautiful and unique property would lend itself perfectly to be used as a magnificent luxury residence for private use or as an authoritative representative structure, in addition to the possibility of being able to offer this wonder also for tourist / accommodation purposes. A unique investment opportunity of its kind, located in the heart of the verdant Umbria.
Il Castello di Madonna Antonia is located on a spur of basalt rock, overlooking the valley of the Paglia river. The castle, being the original nucleus of the village of Castel Viscardo, is located in a central position with respect to the main services of the town, which are all within walking distance. Castel Viscardo stands close to the Alfina plateau at 507 meters above sea level, and is 13 km away from the city of Orvieto and 20 km from Lake Bolsena.