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The term Castle derives from castellum which, in turn, derives from Castrum, a Latin term that refers to a military settlement. It is, in fact, in Roman times that we find the first elements of castles, architectural structures that become even more important with the advent of the barbarians. These peoples, nomads and mostly devoted to hunting and war, were also particularly ferocious and it was therefore required to fortify the already existing military facilities.

 
With the fall of the Roman Empire and the advent of the Middle Ages the decentralization of power required the creation of different types of fortification. At the beginning the scene was dominated by the watch towers whose purpose was primarily military.
 
The different economic and social structure, typical of the Middle Ages, then, required the creation of fortified towns. The castle became, therefore, the nucleus of a decentralized economy that, from the city, now moved to the countryside. That’s why the castle appeared as real fortified village.

In modern times, with the advent of various forms of fortification, the castle lost its defensive role. The various castles began, therefore, to be converted into residences for noble families.
Currently many of the castles in Italy and Europe are in need of renovation and therefore represent an unique opportunity to give a new life to a piece of history.
 
Owning a castle, live in a castle and, even more, to revive a castle is surely one of the most exciting experiences of life.

 
 
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SEAFRONT CASTLE FOR SALE IN SORRENTO

In the heart of the Peninsula Sorrentina, luxury property with imposing sea view mansion, farm and country houses for sale. Surrounded by olive trees, vineyards and citrus trees, the castle boasts an amazing panoramic view on the Islands of the Gulf of Naples, Capri, Ischia and Procida.



MEDIEVAL CASTLE FOR SALE IN PERUGIA, UMBRIA

On the hills of Umbria, not far from Perugia, this medieval watch tower has been converted into a luxury farmhouse and offers (together with a dependance) 700 sqm of surface and 6 bedrooms. A courtyard enclosed by crenellated walls offers a nice outdoor area to relax. The farmhouse is surrounded by 10.6 hectares of land (currently rented out) and boasts a 150-tree olive grove to produce oil.



CASTLE FOR SALE IN CHIANTI

Wine estate in the famous Chianti area with imposing Castle, currenlty running as luxury Bed & Breakfast, between Florence and Siena, in Tuscany. Arranged around a central courtyard, this prestigious Castle for sale hosts 25 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms (19 bedrooms are currently used as guest accommodation). The plot of land extends over 90 hectares (222,39 acres), of which 12 ha of vineyard (10 ha of Chianti D.O.C.G. and 2 ha of IGT), 30 ha of olive grove and 30 ha of arable land.



HISTORIC MANSION FOR SALE IN CHIANTI, FLORENCE

On the hills of Chianti, not far from the beautiful Florence, this estate offers 2,546 sqm of livable surface plus 16 hectares of land, including 4.6 ha of vineyard. The buildings include a 15th century villa, an 18th century chapel, two farmhouses and a shed for agricultural tools. The size of the buildings and the presence of vineyards would allow starting an excellent hosting business together with the production of the renowned Chianti wine.



HISTORIC VILLA FOR SALE IN VENETO, NORTHERN ITALY

In the historic centre of a renowned town of Veneto, in an easily reached position, this luxury Liberty-styled mansion is perfect for anyone looking for a representative office or a building to use in a hosting business. The mansion offers 1,880 sqm of surface and 11 bedrooms, all enriched by a 600 sqm private garden.



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