In a hilly position on the border of Valdichiana, not far from Città della Pieve, 110-hectare farmstead with specialized IGT vineyard (12 ha) and farmhouses to be restored.
Easily reached via several countryside roads, the farmstead is located in a quiet position and allows easily moving throughout several cities of Umbria and Tuscany thanks to its proximity to the border between the regions: Città della Pieve (6km; 10’), the Etruscan Chiusi (7km; 10’), Castiglione del Lago on the shores of the Trasimeno Lake (17km; 20’), the wine town of Montepulciano (28km; 35’), the fortified hamlet of Cortona (37km; 45’), the papal Pienza (41km; 55’), Perugia (49km; 50’), Orvieto with its beautiful cathedral (53km; 55’), the renowned Montalcino (57km; 1h 10’) and the medieval town of Todi (70km; 1h 15’).
The most convenient airports to reach the property are Perugia Sant’Egidio (57km; 55’), Firenze Peretola (146km; 1h 40’), Roma Ciampino (175km; 2h 5’), Roma Ciampino (175km; 2h 5’) and Roma Fiumicino (189km; 2h).
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING
Farmhouse A (422 sqm – 4,541 sqft) is laid out onto two floors. On the ground floor is located a room with stables for the animals and a cellar to store wine and oil. On the first floor is located the apartment N°1 (205 sqm – 2,206 sqft).
Right next to the farmhouse, a shed (104 sqm – 1,120 sqft) laid out onto to floors hosts a pigsty on the ground floor and a storage room on the first floor.
Farmhouse B (275 sqm – 2,959 sqft) includes on the ground floor several rooms used as storage rooms, stables and cellar. The two upper floors host the apartment N°2 (131 sqm – 1,409 sqft).
Right next to the farmhouse, an annex (75 sqm – 807 sqft) includes the old pigsty and a storage room.
Farmhouse C (340 sqm – 3,658 sqft) is laid over two floors and hosts several storage rooms, stables and a cellar on the ground floor. On the first floor is located the apartment N°3 (159 sqm – 1,711 sqft). Farmhouse D (43 sqm – 463 sqft) is an independent residence on a single floor.
The operative headquarter (1,133 sqm – 12,191 sqft) hosts an ample room convertible into a wine cellar (710 sqm – 7,640 sqft) on the ground floor. Mounting onto the upper floors one can find apartment N°4 (274 sqm – 2,948 sqft) and apartment N°5 (149 sqm – 1,603 sqft).
A small farmhouse (244 sqm – 2,625 sqft) hosts apartment N°6 (121 sqm – 1,302 sqft, split between ground and first floor) and a storage room.
This podere is completed by a barn (355 sqm – 3,820 sqft), a tool recovery (198 sqm – 2,130 sqft) and a pigsty (58 sqm – 624 sqft).
STATE AND FINISHES
The buildings, with the exception of part of the operative headquarter, need a full renovation before being usable, both as rural and residential units. The ample room on the ground floor of the headquarter is in good conditions and is currently used as a storage house and vehicle recovery.
The mains water network only reaches the operative headquarter at the moment, while for the other poderi a linkage to the system is needed; otherwise one can resort to wells.
The farmstead covers approximately 110 hectares of land, mainly (60 ha) used for cereals, sunflowers, corn and broad beans or covered in mixed woodland (32 ha).
The backbone of the farmstead is the specialized IGT vineyard (approx. 12 ha). The vineyard needs a few replanting and is currently made up of vines of Sangiovese (8.4 ha), Merlot (3.1 ha), Malvasia (0.3 ha) and Trebbiano (0.2 ha). Yearly production ranges around 140 tons of grapes which are then sold to the Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano.
Lastly, we have a 6-hectare olive grove, currently being replanted.
A lake (approx. 90,000 cu.m), located not far from the farmstead, allows irrigating the plantations thanks to a system of conduits and pipes reaching almost every corner of the property. There is also an irrigation system (a consortium instituted in the 1980s) which takes its water directly from the Lake Trasimeno.
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
The agricultural business is already started, with regular production of grapes (140 tons a year), olives, cereals and sunflowers. A few portions of the vineyard are growing old and replanting them would allow increasing total production.
As far as buildings are concerned, interiors are ample and would be perfect to start an Agriturismo and/or B&B, given also the presence of several interesting towns in the vicinity such as Cortona, Pienza and Montepulciano.