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Ref. Code: s524
: Villa
Zone: Alta Valle del Tevere
Location: Città di Castello
Price: € 3.450.000
Area of the Property: m2 1050
Area of the Land: m2 39638
Energy performance index: E, 113,97 kwh/m2 year
Systems condition: Up to code
Access road : Paved
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VILLA VENERE - Historical villa for sale in Umbria - Città di Castello

Dominating over Città di Castello and its green, tranquil countryside is this magnificent manor house (670 sq m) plus guesthouses, annexes technical rooms for over 300 sq m. The luxurious villa was born as a summer residence of the Vitelli family, the most important lineage of Citta di Castello. The remarkable residence has perfectly manicured garden with swimming pool and olive trees, all in good repair. Recently renovated, the residence has maintained the charm of a historic house, enhanced by the juxtaposition of the contemporary architectural style. The property is immediately habitable. 
Energy performance: E, 113.972 kw / h sqm per year

Villa Venere  is perfectly placed in in an area of great prestige given the panoramic position from which you have a magnificent view over Città di Castello and its countryside. The nearest town is Citta di Castello easily reachable in about five minutes by car. The white road leading to the property is in good condition and there is already in agreement with the municipality for it to soon be paved. Città di Castello offers all the services and amenities that you can ask from small town, but at the same time allows you to enjoy the quiet life of the nearby countryside. The same Vitelli family, once the owner of the villa, have also contracted other famous and stunning villas, such as Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera and Palazzo Vitelli in Sant'Egidio, in which well known artists worked, such as Raffaello and Luca Signorelli.
The contemporary artist Alberto Burri, has given the Citta di Castello, his birthplace, most of his works now visible in the two museums dedicated to him. The other closest towns to the property are: Citerna and Monterchi 5 minutes, Saint Sepolcro 10 minutes, Monte Santa Maria 10 minutes, Umbertide 15 minutes, Arezzo 15 minutes, 15 minutes Anghiari, Caprese Michelangelo 20 minutes Arezzo 30 minutes, Perugia 30 minutes , Gubbio 35 minutes, 40 minutes Assisi, Todi 50 minutes, 45 minutes Foligno, Spello 50 minutes, Rome 2 hours and 30 minutes and Florence 1 hour and 20 minutes. Also the 'Sant'Egidio airport, offers international flights to and from London, Brussels, Dusseldorf and Barcelona, is just 35 minutes away by car.

Extended description
The property consists of a main house with outbuildings and private garden with panoramic swimming pool.
The villa was built in the Renaissance period by the Vitelli family who chose it for their summer home a strategic and dominant position with a splendid view.
Access to this prestigious property is via a convenient electric gate, one then travels down a short dirt road that leads to the back yard of the villa. On this side are the outbuildings and annex.
The main residence consists of a medieval tower in the center and two bodies attached, on the side, all incorporated perfectly, making the whole a very natural and homogeneous structure. The main facade that opens onto the garden and valley below is plastered in a light colored tone, highlighting the details such as the hand worked stones at the entrance and the special arched windows which are high and narrow. The opposite side, that of the tower, has a stone-face façade. From this side, the ancient structure of the tower marked by arched openings is clearly visible, and this decorative motif is repeated in the panoramic tower, framing the beautiful view which one has, from the highest point of the villa.

The building consists of ground floor, mezzanine, second floor and an panoramic tower.
On the ground floor is found the main entrance with a vaulted ceiling adorned with affresco’s. From this entrance, leading to the other floors is the original stone staircase that connects all levels of the villa. Going right leads to the dining room, with original old oven in firebricks and handmade stone fireplace, kitchen with utility room, the latter is connected to the outside through a French window. This French window, that illuminates the kitchen, allows to extend the livability even outdoors. To the left is a spacious living area with fireplace from which one passes to another very bright space, momentarily used as a study. Passing the study one arrives at a double bedroom, with walk-in closet and a large marble bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi, connected to the outside via a glass door.
On the mezzanine floor there is a hallway which leads, on the left, to a bedroom suite, with study and panoramic views, on the right to a bathroom covered with Carrara marble with bathtub and walk-in closet.
The first floor is the floor that most reflects the style and personality of this luxury residence. The stairs arrive directly upon a massive and high ceilinged living room, at the center of which there is a handmade table surrounded by special chairs and mirrors that give sensation of great depth to the room. The salon windows are tinted and so filter the sun's rays allowing better living even in the hottest seasons. The ceiling of this hallway was made with a special copper processing, creating a sharp contrast with the elements that have remained intact over time. The hall leads to the area that was once the tower, which is done fully stone-face façade now used as a music room with fireplace, and allows access to the small chapel. In this floor, on one side of the living room, there are two bedrooms with fireplace and a large room with fireplace, a bathroom and another room with connections all ready in place for the creation of a kitchen.
On the second floor there is the most suggestive room in the house, the panoramic tower. This towner had amazing, large sliding glass windows throughout, which gaze onto the dreamy panorama below. The flooring is done in light colored hardwood and the wooden beams of the roof are slightly darker, even in this room there is a fireplace with wooden frame, as always, hand crafted.
The terracotta tiles, in all the ceilings of the villa, are done with a flower embellishment in the center, in relief; a true rarity of aestheticism that indicates the degree high level finishing and the importance of the family that centuries ago lived in this house. The flooring of the house is mainly composed of large marble tiles of various quality and hardwood on the turret on the second floor.
 On the right side, at the back of the property there is an annex where there are: a boiler and laundry area 40 sq m, a mini apartment for the service staff consisting of lounge-kitchen, bathroom and bedroom and a windowed 40 sq m, heated garage of 76 square meters.
Within the property there are also two annexes the largest of them has been renovated into two apartments for guests, 140 sq m. It is a structure that has within it apartments both composed of living area, kitchen with dining room, bathroom and bedroom.
The second annex, 54 sq m,  not restored but in good structural condition, is used as a workshop and storage on the first floor and a garage for garden machinery and heavier work tools, on the ground floor.
The garden of the villa is very well maintained, it has automatic irrigation and ground lighting and is characterized by tall conifers and olive trees and extends for 4 ha, within which there is a beautiful swimming pool with Roman steps (6x12) that enjoys the enchanting panorama. Under it there is the technical room for the swimming pool and changing rooms with bathrooms ( 30 sq m).
The olive grove is made up of 300 olive trees and their average yield is about 400 kg of oil every year.

Usable: (912 | ")
Rooms: (42 | ")
Bathrooms: (6 | ")
Rooms: (9 | ")

State of repair
The finishes of the villa are top notch; marble tiles for floors and slabs of marble for the bathrooms, ceilings done in rare and valuable handmade tiles with embossed designs, stone staircases and numerous antique fireplaces in some cases imported from other continents, unique and rare pieces; details that are almost impossible to find in other properties. The property requires no improvement structurally.
The finishes of the other buildings located in residential properties are of good quality.

There are all necessary utilities.
All hookups work perfectly in accordance with law in the main villa and outbuildings, used for habitation.
Water is provided both the communal water works and from wells which feed both the external and internal area.
The electrical system has 10 Kw of power in addition to a 4.1 kw photovoltaic system (incentives € 0.52 per kw).
There is an alarm system throughout the property, cameras are present to monitor the entrance and there is a video entry phone.
The heating system is powered by pellets and oil boiler for the villa and LPG gas for the other two units. The average cost of heating the villa per year is € 3,000 a year. Energy Class E 113.972 kw / h sqm per year.

Planning and zoning situation
The building is recorded with the building register of Città di Castello. Cadastral categories A / 7-A2.

Property and data constraints
The building is owned by individuals.
The sale is subject to registration tax on buildings amounted to 9%. To land the sale is subject to 15% tax.

Potential Land Use
This prestigious property is currently especially suited to be first or second home. The interior arrangement still allows, with its large rooms and internal spaces, to place the essential elements for the transformation into a luxury accommodation. The location and ease of access make it attractive as a exclusive luxury accommodation, a venue for weddings, conventions and events, restaurant, beauty SPA.


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