Monteriggioni, Siena - Ref: CES2032/D
Asking Price: € 2,500,000
An impressive castle to restore.
• 12 Bedrooms • Restoration project • Land • Vineyard • Secondary accommodation • Outbuildings
Land area: 22 Ha, floor area: 1830 sq m with a further 5 outbuildings. (All measurements are approximate)
Close to the Florence – Siena superstrada and the old Cassia road to Siena with wonderful views towards Monteriggioni, an impressive castellated hilltop town.
Dating back to the year 1100 and steeped in history, this property is a beautiful example of a fortified castle with church, outbuildings and agricultural land that passed through several important Tuscan families. Originally on the Francigena pilgrimage route, it has had restoration work done to the roof however requires total renovation.
The castle was hospice for travelling pilgrims and needy people in the 12th century and one of the owners, Lady Sapia, was featured as a character in Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Surrounded on all sides by land, 4 Ha of which are vineyard with the remainder comprising arable, woodland, olive groves and pasture, this property combines amazing architecture, important history and a strategically interesting location.
Many of the original features have remained intact such as the vaulted ceilings, columns, open loggias on 3 floors, family crests, old brick floors and the original wine cellar, making it a wonderful restoration opportunity.
There are 2 corner towers, a farmhouse of 270 sq m, an annexe and a charming barn to restore set away from the main castle. The chapel is 16th century.
This property maintains a totally genuine atmosphere and provides an interesting project for the buyer desiring a fascinating building close to Siena.
It would be suitable for those wanting to create a boutique hotel or some form of tourist activity.
Monteriggioni 3 km • Siena 20 km • Florence 60km • Pisa airport 103 km (All distances are approximate)
Energy class: F index 179.86kWh/sq m/annum