Own a Real Castle in Italy
Italy, with its long history of independent cities and feudal organization, is full of castles. Some of them are impressive monuments heavily walled, a symbol of the power of the local lord on his land. Others merge the need for defense with the love for the rich decorations and luxurious lifestyle that has always been part of the Italian lifestyle, well before Italy existed as a united country.
The Odescalchi Castle, on the shores of the Bracciano Lake, in Latium, hosted the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. It was a fable-like backdrop to a fable-like ceremony.
Italy hides thousands of castles, ranging from the wall surrounded structures from the middle ages that were home and fortress for the nobles, to the more modern fortified palaces and villas built up to the late 19th century.
And many of these castles are up for sale. A few know this, even fewer think about it, but yes: you can actually buy a castle in Italy. They are never cheap of course. And even when they do seem to be cheap, they really aren’t: think about the expenses for taxes, bills, staffing the place, restructuring it. But if money is not a problem and you want to invest in a piece of Italian history, buying a castle can be the best investment of your life.
Some castle owners transform the building into a hotel – often a luxury one. Others use it to boost their reputation while doing business: think about it, receiving your business associates in a castle! Renting to rich tourists or to movie productions are also popular options.
Sometimes your choices are limited: many castles are protected historical places, subject to legal bindings and the owner cannot use it for all purposes. For particular important places, not only can you not transform the building from a house, to a hotel, but you are also legally bound to keep the castle in good shape, doing – and paying for – restructuration and refurbishing work.
Of course, you can simply enjoy the castle’s life and use the building as your retirement home in Italy. In any case, buying a castle in Italy is a unique experience and opportunity. And, hard as this can be to believe, could even be easy to do.
Rocchette Castle for sale:
Ancient castle of 1000 sqm, surrounded by 8 hectares. of land, built in 1300, initially built to guard a very important way for businesses at the time, was the property of ancient noble families Tuderti including the Tolomei and Ottoni, place near San Terenziano
The Castle has been subjected to an intense work of restoration, under the control of the superintendent to the fine arts. Were reconstituted outer walls, foundations, floors and roofs, and 'particular attention was paid to the restoration of all wooden louvers, in particular the original keys were reconstituted wooden side, the main and secondary beams were finished ax, mortars shaving stone walls were the subject of special study, to restore the original color. The coat of arms of the family of the Tolomei is inserted into the wall.
Inside the castle there is a small church that has an interesting cycle of frescoes of the sixteenth century including the Madonna and Child, which protects the devil with a stick and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
Distances: Todi 18 km, Rome 125.
For more info about town 'click on underlined words, to deepen your knowledge of Todi and the surrounding area, click on the ancient map.
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Energy performance: G, <175 kWh / sq m year