Lord    of    the    hill

WHERE

 

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Lord of the Hill?

....about becoming a folk character of the Medival fairytale? ……

Then this story is for you.

 

Torre di Fiume is situated In Umbria, only 25 minutes away from Passignano sul Trasimeno, on a hill with panoramic views over the Niccone valley.

Passignano sul Trasimeno is one of the most beautiful villages by Lake Trasimeno and it is within easy reach of important touristic towns in Umbria and Tuscany, such as Perugia, Cortona, Assisi, Gubbio and Arezzo.

Torre di Fiume is surrounded by 6,500 square meters of land with nearly 300 olive groves, splendid pine trees, cypresses and vast forest reserve (perfectly suitable for mushroom and truffle hunting).

The land of the property is adjacent to the the prestigious Reschio Estate, the famous Convento Capuccini, renovated by George Lucas, and the Antognolla Golf resort.

The nearest airport is in Perugia, only 40 km away.

Spectacular disposition of the property

 

BUILDING

The Torre di Fiume estate is made up of the tower and the castle, for a total surface area of 1080 square meters, skillfully and meticulously renovated by the professional team of architects, engineers and constructors.

The sandstone quadrangular tower has pointed windows and is laid out on 6 levels. In the tower there are pigeonholes, which were used to catch birds, and on the top of it there are brick brackets.

The castle is laid out on 2 levels on average and it has sandstone and calcareous walls.

According to the project, which has already been approved, the property is composed as follows:

Basement/ground floor: hall, bathroom, internal pool, bedroom with en suite bathroom. Kitchen, living room and bedroom with en suite bathroom. Storeroom and utility room.

Ground/first floor: eat-in kitchen, cantina, loggia, terrace, dining room/kitchen, two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.

First floor: bedroom with en suite bathroom, bedroom with en suite bathroom and terrace.

Second floor: kitchen.

Third floor: living room.

Forth floor: living room.

 

Fifth floor: corridor, bathroom and laundry room.

Sixth floor: Master-bedroom.

Birds-eye view over the estate.

 

HISTORY

In 217 B.C. a battle between the Romans and the Carthaginians took place in the vicinity of Passignano sul Trasimeno, it was one of the most important battles of the Second Punic War.

This area has always been strictly connected to Perugia and had a strategic importance, since it is located among Lake Trasimeno, the Upper Tiber Valley and the Val di Chiana.

Passignano in the 11th century belonged partially to some monks and partially to a noble family, then it was plundered by the Florentine army and later it was annexed to the States of the Church.

Passignano in the 11th century belonged partially to some monks and partially to a noble family, then it was plundered by the Florentine army and later it was annexed to the States of the Church.

For the last several decades the Torre di Fiume has the status of the NATIONAL MONUMENT and is presented as Castel Fiume on various antique maps including the Fresco in Vatican Gallery of Maps.

Views from the Vatican

 

OUR STORY

This story began 7 years ago when the castel Torre di Fiume was acquired by a couple of architects inspired by its beauty and its fantastic location - just in the heart of Italy, in the region beloved by everyone in the world.

By the time of the purchase the tower was nearly completely covered by ivy and the castel building was ruined.

Following the historical maps and photos, and considering contemporary limitations and needs, all the buildings were reconstructed meticulously.

Thus a profound anti-seismic frame all-over the whole tower was implemented, including side walls and the roof.

The cladding of both buildings - the tower and the castle - was completely redone out of the antic original bricks.

All the slabs, were built up out of the antic beams and the antic bricks.

All the windows are double-glazed, made of the most luxurious material - cor-ten.

When we first arrived on the site...

 

Torre di Fiume

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Passignano sul Trasimeno (Perugia) Umbria, Italy

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