antica abbazia con annessi, parco e piscina ad orvieto

This charming ancient abbey with a natural Etruscan spring is a complex of historic buildings surrounded by 3-hectare fenced park with a swimming pool and accessible by 4 gates and includes additional 3 hectares of agricultural land and woodland.

A magical and peaceful place, where history and nature are combined sublimely.

Set in an astonishing location on top of a hill with a panoramic view over the lake and just an hour's drive north of Rome, from the Etruscans to the Romans, this property has been an important landmark for almost more than 2500 years as shown by the Etruscan caverns discovered underneath the villa.

Most of its precious findings are currently exposed in a museum in Orvieto.

The hand-made terracotta floors in contrast with the white monastery walls, the high ceilings with exposed wooden beams, and the magnificently restored original stones, some preserving amazing century-old marks, create a charming contrast throughout.

The property has been recently equipped with solar panels, a gym, and a sauna and it offers two separate residencies within the ex-monastery and tower housing with beautiful living areas with fireplaces and a total of 6 bedrooms along with a separate one-bedroom cottage.

The property includes also a pigsty and warehouse stone barn to be restored with a large potential use.

The plot of land surrounding the building boasts a garden landscaped with fountains and water springs, trees, Mediterranean shrubs, a panoramic terrace facing stunning views of the surrounding countryside, and a modern rectangular shape swimming pool featuring a stone wall waterfall and a sun deck.

A five-seat carport roofed with solar panels and a separate building with garage and hobby rooms are also included.

The private land consist of an orchard with olive trees, hazelnut trees,woods, and arable land, partly fenced, suitable for horse paddocks and tracks.

Thanks to its characteristics and position, this property is an ideal residence both as a second home or a luxury holiday rental residence considering its proximity to services and its great charm.

Located in Umbria, a short distance from Lazio, the villa is easily accessible. The first basic shops are about 4 km away; Orvieto is 15 km away. Bolsena Lake is 20 km away and cities such as Siena, Florence and Rome can be reached in about an hour. The A1 motorway can be reached in just 20 minutes.

Architecture and history of the abbey:

Thanks to its strategic position, the site was initially inhabited by the Etruscans. In Roman times the Cassia directly crossed the property. In the Middle Ages a mighty defense tower marked the border between the Papal State and the Medici sphere of influence in Florence.

The ancient 5-storey fortified tower is today only 2 storeys high, but is clearly recognizable by its 1.5 m thick walls and barrel vaults. In the years preceding the Council of Trent a monastic complex was built.

After secularization the buildings were used for agricultural purposes and came into the possession of the noble Bracci/Testa-Secca family.

In 1980 the BEGA architecture studio of Milan renovated the buildings that exist today, having been purchased by the sister of the famous architect Melchiorre Bega.

The current owner purchased Santa Maria della Concezione in 1997.

Over the years the technical standards have been constantly updated but without changing the signature of the BEGA house.

Tower House 200 m2 + Cipressi House 300 m2 + Cottage 60 m2-

The residential buildings:
– the summer house: “Casa Torre” (13th century)
– the ancient convent: “Casa Cipressi” (15th century)
– the guesthouse: “Cottage ”

The various outbuildings:
– shed for garden equipment and animals
– double garage with warehouse
– covered parking space for 5 cars
– cave with sauna and gym
– heated swimming pool, technical room, shower and solarium terrace

Technologies and systems:
Electrical system and panels
Connection to the 18 kw electricity grid and 20 kw photovoltaic system on the roof which allows you to produce more energy than used. The revenue from the energy fed into the grid is approximately €1000 per month. The current duration of the contract does not exceed 7 years.

– Casa Torre: oil central heating with cast steel radiators. Swedish stove in the library and fireplace in the kitchen.
– Casa Cipressi: oil central heating with cast iron radiators. Thermo fireplace.
– Cottage: gas central heating with cast steel radiators.
– Swimming pool: gas heated, also the shower and pool cover with solar elements.

All buildings and the swimming pool are connected to the public water network .
Underneath the property there is an underground lake made accessible already by the Etruscans and then a source of drinking water for the municipality of Castel Giorgio until the middle of the last century. There is a license for drawing water and it must be renewed every year and depends on the crops grown, currently only hazelnuts. The water from the well is pumped into the large fountain at the main entrance of the property which in turn feeds the irrigation system.

Waste water:
Four IMHOFF purification plants.




2.450.000,00 €


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