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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 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.



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.



PART OF A CASTLE FOR SALE IN TUSCANY

This Tuscan stone country house is located inside a medieval castle in the countryside of Anghiari. The building (211 sqm), fully restoed and oozing rustic charm, currently houses 3 bedrooms and is completed by a 100-sqm shed to shelter vehicles and tools. Along the gentle slope of the hill, the country house enjoys over 750 sqm of private garden.



HOUSE FOR SALE INSIDE A MEDIEVAL CASTLE, TUSCANY

These Tuscan stone country houses are located inside a medieval castle in the countryside of Anghiari. The restored building (211 sqm) currently houses 3 bedrooms, and it is also possible to restored a ruined farmhouse (400 sqm) to create more habitable space. Along the gentle slope of the hill, the country house enjoys over 1,500 sqm of private garden.



MEDIEVAL CASTLE FOR SALE IN UMBRIA

In a beautiful panoramic position in the municipality of Foligno, in the heart of Umbria, we find this beautiful medieval castle. The property, spanning over 500 sqm, currently offers a total of 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. A beautiful garden enclosed by the original walls is ideal for events and weddings and also features a finely restored private chapel. All around, 4.0 hectares of land complete the property.



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