LUXURY VILLA WITH ORIGINAL ROMAN MOSAIC FOR SALE IN UMBRIA
In Umbria, in Città di Castello, luxury villa with dependance, annex and pool.
The villa is only 2 km from the historic centre of Città di Castello and within easy reach of wonderful towns of art such as Arezzo (42km), Gubbio (49km), Cortona (53km) and Perugia (54km). The property is conveniently located since it is within easy access to the dual carriageway E-45 Orte-Ravenna and the motorway A1 Milan-Naples.
Perugia Sant’Egidio airport is only 51 km away, Roma Ciampino airport and Roma Fiumicino airport are 231 km and 249 km away, respectively.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The property is composed of the villa, the dependance and a building with a garage and the housekeeper’s house.
Inside an architectonic complex that used to be a convent, there is most of a black and white mosaic floor. The floor measures 6 x 3,60 x 5,65 x 3,10 m and dates back to around the 1st-2nd centuries AD.
Originally the mosaic decorated a very large room, probably belonging to a suburban villa. In this area some Roman structures were discovered at the end of the 18th century and it was supposed that Pliny’s villa was there, too (according to the Authority for Conservation of the Archaeological Heritage).
The villa has a surface of approx. 960 square metres and is laid out on four levels.
Lower ground floor: internal access from the sitting room and external access to the pool. Going down to the left, you will find a room with a stunning mosaic floor, then there are three rooms with brick vaults dating back to the 16th century and a cantina with brick groin vault ceiling.
Ground floor: 16th-century vaulted corridor (25 m long, 2.80 m large), on the left of the entrance room there is the chapel with sacristy and independent external access; on the right of the entrance room you will find the sitting room with fireplace and large windows with access to the park, Venetian stucco and gold leaf wall. Two toilets, dining room, kitchen with direct access to the garden, pantry and access to the technical rooms.
A very bright 16th century staircase leads to the first floor, where there is the central corridor with authentic 16th century vault. Study with a view, four bedrooms with changing rooms, hallway and bathroom.
Second floor: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, changing room, set-up for a larger kitchen and sitting room.
The dependance dates back to the 18th century, has a surface of 170 square metres on two levels and it has an independent entry with a 18th-century wooden oven.
It is made up of entrance room, kitchen, living room, bathroom, sitting room, a bedroom, attic room, bedroom, changing room and a bathroom.
The third building has a surface of 160 sqm and includes four heated garages with bathroom and the housekeeper’s house with kitchen/living room, bathroom and two bedrooms. This building has a vegetable garden.
STATE AND FINISHES
The property is in excellent condition and it stands out for its elegance and refinement, moreover, it has mosaic floors, parquet floors, a gold leaf wall, 16th century brick vaults and fireplaces; the rooms are very bright and cozy.
The mosaic floor is black and white, dating back to the 2nd century AD, is protected by the Authority for Conservation of the Archaeological Heritage.
The property has solar water heaters and an irrigation system with a water tank for the garden.
The villa is surrounded by 2 ha (or 5 acres) of land and boasts a wonderful park with prestigious plants, like a one-of-a-kind downy oak.
The external pool (16x9m) has a max. depth of 3 m and has changing rooms, sport room and white marble bathrooms.
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
This property is the ideal solution for those who wish to live within easy reach of all amenities, in a prestigious villa equipped of all up-to-date facilities.
There is the possibility of purchasing 4 further hectares of land.