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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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RESTORED FORMER CONVENT FOR SALE IN UMBRIA

This beautifully restored 12th-century abbey, nowadays converted into a luxury hotel, is set on the hills of Umbria, just outside the beautiful medieval center of Orvieto. The structure, divided into two parts, offers 3,360 sqm of surface area and a total of 29 bedrooms. The property includes 11.6 hectares of land (of which 8,900 sqm of garden), a 17 × 9 m swimming pool and a church that can be used for religious ceremonies (not owned).



BORGO FOR SALE IN TUSCANY, AREZZO

Surrounded by rolling hills, this charming borgo is located less than one hour from Florence and Siena, in Tuscany. Surrounded by a lush garden with swimming pool, the property consists of a main villa and four independent outbuildings, for a total of 19 bedrooms.



MEDIEVAL CASTLE FOR SALE IN PIEDMONT, MONTALTO DORA

On top of Monte Crovero above the Lakes of Ivrea, in the heart of Canavese, the Castle of Montalto Dora dominated the surrounding valleys with its imposing silhouette. The building (over 2,000 sqm) revolves around a beautiful paved courtyard, ideal for events and ceremonies, and includes 11 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and a beautiful 15th-century chapel. The land around (6.6 ha) is home to a secondary keep and a cascina, both to be restored.



RESTORED HAMLET FOR SALE IN CHIANTI, FLORENCE

This beautiful historic property is located on the hills surrounding Greve, in the heart of Chianti Classico and a short distance from Florence. The property (just shy of 1,700 sqm) is made up of a beautiful hamlet including a manorial villa (4 bedrooms), an Agriturismo (12 bedrooms) and a farm to be restored, ideal to expand the accommodation business or create a wine cellar. The 56-ha estate includes a vineyard (5.9 ha) with Sangiovese, Cabernet and Chardonnay vines.



MAJESTIC CASTLE FOR SALE IN PIEDMONT, LANGHE

On top of a rocky spur overlooking the beautiful landscape of Langhe (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), incredible late-19th-century Neogothic castle currently working as a hotel. Result of a masterful renovation carried out with great care and love by the current owners since the 1960s, the castle (with its annexes) includes nowadays a total of 25 bedrooms and a restaurant. The private wood (roughly 2.0 ha) is an excellent spot for truffles but a project to convert this plot of land into a Nebbiolo/Barolo vineyard has already been approved (as it was in the past).



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