This Villa in Monterchi Tuscany might be for you, when you adore something unique with breathtaking views.
Villa in Monterchi Tuscany: In good condition, with vineyard, olive trees and beautifully landscaped garden.
The view is overwhelming from the spacious covered terrace.
The whole consists of the villa, two outbuildings, covered terrace of about 40 sqm, swimming pool with panoramic views, vineyard, olive grove, farmland and forest land.
The swimming pool: the saltwater swimming pool has a phenomenal view over the vineyard and the olive grove, with several terraces.
The garden: is very attractively landscaped with many native fruit trees, crops and shrubs. There are more than 300 rose bushes in the garden.
The colors, smells and the panoramic view and the sound of the swimming pool water really resemble an Italian pause.
The land around is about 5 hectares / 12,355 acre and consists of:
The vineyard (5000 sqm) for producing own sangiovese wines.
The olive grove (5000 sqm) for its own olives and olive oil,
The garden around the villa,
A piece of forest land.
The semi-cellar consists of different rooms that are used for brewing your own wine.
Semi ground floor: consists of a large office room, a hall and a storage room.
The first floor consists of:
A spacious hall, second kitchen, a spacious living room with many windows and doors, typical Italian kitchen (second) with the original fireplace, two spacious double rooms, bathroom, third toilet room and guest room with private bathroom.
The second floor: can be reached via a staircase from the kitchen. Is divided into 5 rooms, which are still in the original condition. These are currently not used by the owner and here you can realize different bedrooms and bathrooms.
The first outbuilding consists of:
A carport for two cars, a storage room for the tractor and the garden machinery and an outside kitchen.
The second outbuilding consists of: a bathroom with several showers and toilets for the pool and several storage rooms.
Please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons.
Distances to shops, restaurants and airports:
Monterchi 3 km: cafes, restaurants and supermarket.
Città di Castello 17 km: shops, supermarkets, train station and very beautiful medieval center.
Sansepolcro 18 km.
Perugia 67 km: the capital of Umbria and there is an international airport.
Florence 119 km to the international airport.
The village of Monterchi perches proudly in the hills of the Tevere Valley, not far from the Citta di Castello and Umbria, surrounded by medieval parish churches and convents. A fundamental stop for whoever wants to retrace the life and works of the maestro Piero della Francesca, one of the Renaissance’s most important artists.
This isolated hill, probably used by a branch of some Pagan cults who worshipped Hercules, was once called Mons Herculis, and later Monterchi. The area coincides with the southernmost part of the Tuscan Valtiberina, a vast mosaic of environments that vary in shape, colour, and scent, changing depending on the season.
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What to see in Monterchi?
The historic centre still conserves its medieval appearance, even if some serious earthquakes in the 19th and 20th centuries risked its survival. The narrow streets are permeated with a sense of the past, dotted with small workshops and village cafes. Visitors can enjoy looking out from the brick parapets and the fortress’s panoramic terrace, which offers views of the surrounding countryside as far as the eye can see.
Monterchi is universally known for being one of Piero della Francesca’s homes, one of the greatest Italian painters of the 1400s. Here, inspired by his mother who was born in the town, he left his masterpiece Madonna del Parto, a fresco painted in 1459 inside the Church of Santa Maria a Momentana. A museum of the same name was opened dedicated to the painting, displaying the work in all its splendour.
Another museum worth visiting is the Museum of Scales, one of the most important collections in Europe with hundreds of copies of scales and weights. Inside the museum, an interactive educational path leads you through the discovery of historic crafts, such as the customs officer or the money changer.
The Tuscan Valtiberina is a unique and still little-known place where extraordinary and untouched nature is dotted with hermitages, churches, monasteries, and parish churches.
Two kilometres from Monterchi stands the Church of San Michele in Padonchia, of Lombard origin and restored in 1989-1990. Inside are historic architectural elements such as two gothic arches and a Romanesque stone altar from the 11th-12th centuries; on the right wall is a Madonna on a Throne with Child from the first half of the 15th century, while on the left are frescoes from the 14th-16th centuries.
The Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Pianezze is also must-see. Around 5 kilometres from Monterchi, it houses several unaltered Romanesque-style elements such as the ceiling with wooden trusses and the terracotta floor; inside there is an important 16th century fresco depicting the Madonna della Misericordia and a historic Pietà in polychrome terracotta.
For a large part of each summer, the village is brought to life by the numerous musical events of the Monterchi Festival.
Since 1973, Monterchi has held the hugely popular Polenta Festival, organised by Pro Loco. It normally takes place on the penultimate weekend of September and most of the town’s inhabitants get involved, all whilst enveloped in an atmosphere of joy and rediscovery of traditions.