Located less than two km from the old center of Monte San Savino is this renovated family home in a Borgo.
In Monte San Savino all facilities can be reached within a few minutes, and there are various schools for children and teenagers. The public transport connections are well arranged to all other cities, with connections to Arezzo, Florence, Siena, Perugia and Rome.
The house is over 150 SQM large and is part of the Borgo, but free on three sides and has its own private garden of approximately 2,000 SQM, with 30 olive trees for producing olive oil.
Various fully private terraces can be realized in the garden with beautiful panoramic views.
The building has been completely renovated in recent years and has partly underfloor heating.
The first floor, which is completely renovated and habitable, is equipped with all necessities, as well as the radiators with a conditioning system and a heat pump, plus a small characteristic wood stove.
In front of the main house is a second detached building of approximately 120 SQM in size. Here it is possible to realize a studio apartment on the ground floor.
There’s also an old stall attached to this, which can be transformed into something very nice according to the requirements of the new owner.
It may be possible to realize a private swimming pool in the garden. Of course this must first be discussed with the surveyor and the municipality for the permits.
The property is fully furnished and is sold with all the furniture present, except the personal items, art, paintings, and photos and other affects of emotional value.
Ground floor main house:
Entrance hall on the left is the laundry room, the gas heating system/ hot water supply,
A room of 75 SQM with original ceilings, completely renovated into good rough condition with possibilities for creating a salon + kitchen + bathroom + bedroom and internal staircase for access to the first floor. The window frames and doors are new and with high quality and with insulating glass,
The first floor of the main house can be reached from the staircase and a terrace at the front it is also 75 SQM in size and is distributed over a living room with kitchen with access to the terrace, three spacious bedrooms, with a classic wood stove and a bathroom, all renovated and equipped with new frames of high quality and insulating glass.
The second building is in good construction condition, but a bit dated internally:
On the Semi ground floor there is currently a large garage with a rolling door. On the back of the semi ground floor there is also a pergola terrace.
The first floor accessible from the courtyard with an external rustic stone staircase or with a car from the backside. The studio part is approximately 53 SQM in size and currently divided into a living room with fireplace and a dated simple kitchen and a bedroom. A bathroom can be realized here.
At the front is a covered terrace with panoramic views and has its own private garden. At the back of this studio room there is still a former stable, it has not yet been renovated and can possibly be linked to the existing studio room or create a new space at your own discretion.
Furthermore, the following:
There is ample space for three parking spaces, but you can possibly be parked at the rear,
The property has its own well and is linked to the house and the second building with a water filter in between,
The property is equipped with air conditioning,
Garden of approximately 2,000 square meters on three terraces with decorative plants, fruit and 30 olive trees,
The property has its own gas tank in the ground,
The property has its own septic tank,
From the rear a right of path of a neighbors rests to bow to his olive trees, which can possibly be diverted, so that the entire site is free of that right and can be used completely privately.
Please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons.
To bus stop 450 meters walk
To the historic center of Monte San Savino1.6 km
To the train station in Monte San Savino 1.9 km
To the motorway A1 4.5 km
Lucignano 10 km
Arezzo 20 km
Cortona 30 km
Montepulciano 34 km
Lago Trasimeno 40 km
Siena 35 km
Perugia airport from April to October 76 km
Florence (International Airport) 87 km
Pisa (international airport) 170 km
Rome (International Airport) 200 km
Monte San Savino stands on the western side of the Valdichiana Aretina, opposite Cortona and perched on a mountain overlooking the Esse valley. It is a deeply historic village where various traces of the Etruscan civilization have been found.
Over the centuries, the town’s fate was inextricably linked with the clashes between the Guelphs and Ghibellines. The latter had the upper hand, bringing the town under Ubertini (a noble family from Arezzo) rule until 1306 when the town fell under Florentine and Guelph jurisdiction. In 1337, Monte San Savino was ruled by Perugia and then Siena, and in 1384 fell back under Florentine dominion, which sent a Podestà and vicars to manage justice in the town.
Monte San Savino reached the height of its splendour between the second half of the 1400s and 1500s, when the noble branch of the Ciocchi-Di Monte family blossomed here. The family was originally from Florence and its members included illustrious figures such as the cardinal Antonio, one of the most influential Renaissance cardinals, who was dear to Julius II and close to the Medici popes.
What to see in Monte San Savino?
The historic town still shows traces of that golden age. The Porta Fiorentina in the Cassero is one such example and is also home to the Cassero Museum which is dedicated to the town’s ancient ceramic traditions. Equally as striking are the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Vertighe, the small but picturesque churches of Santa Chiara, Sant’Agostino and San Giovanni. Passing through the centre you will come across the Palazzo Di Monte, the Logge dei Mercanti designed by Nanni di Baccio Bigio, and finally the historic Ghetto with its impressive Synagogue.
Only a few minutes away from Monte San Savino is Marciano della Chiana, an unmissable medieval village with deeply historical roots; its Castle is breath-taking, towering over the hill immersed in the Valdichiana Aretina countryside.
We recommend taking a brief visit to Lucignana, where – other than its magnificent Castle – the Madonna delle Querce sanctuary stands out, a project credited to Giorgio Vasari.
Every weekend of the second Sunday of September, the Sagra della Porchetta (Pork Festival) takes place. The event is unmissable with its spectacular tastings and wine that boasts over fifty varieties.
Pork has made Monte San Savino a household name across Italy; the town actually holds the record for the longest pork in the world. If your travels happen to pass here, hunt down a delicatessen inside the village so you do not miss out on the chance to try it.