Should you be looking for a sturdy and authentic home ready to take on the next century then this is it! This very spacious tower house is part of a small hamlet in central Umbria. It is located between the famous Etruscan town Todi and the Monti Martani, the foothills of the Apennine mountain range. The hamlet at first sight might not look much but only a short hike around it will reveal its medieval castle origins. There are enormous walls, battlements, towers and many other architectural features that date all the way back to the 12th century. In this fascinating setting the property  is quite unique of its own accord:

  • the whole tower has been fully and skilfully renovated

  • the footprint is unusually large, making the house very comfortable

  • interesting features like vaulted ceiling to the meurtriers don’t lack

  • the atmosphere is both peaceful as well as inspiring

  • thanks to its many windows the tower is pretty bright inside


The tower

The shape of the house shows that in the past there were most likely two separate buildings which were connected on the inside at a later stage. The part facing the village side is one floor higher, though it is quite hard to determine exactly which modifications have been done over the centuries and whether or not the current characteristics are all completely original.

The current owner bought more or less a ruin with little more than the outside walls still standing. Only high quality materials and great craftsmanship were used during the renovation. Both floors and ceilings are made of cotto, the ceiling also showcase the traditional wooden beams. The pointing of the walls is done just right, all finishes and fixtures work very well with this peculiar type of home.  As space is not an issue anywhere in this building the layout and setup are very nice and leave plenty of possibilities open for the future owner to explore. All areas are equipped with thermo convectors whereas the bathrooms have radiators.

The entrance to the tower is located in a small alleyway next to the village church at the core of the hamlet. Up a few steps a solid wooden door opens directly into a very large space. To the left is a traditional Italian style kitchen with stone sink and a large tavern style fireplace. The 8 person dining table looks actually quite small and this room is certainly big enough to harbor a comfy sitting area as well. A large archway in the bearing wall opens up to a big landing with the staircase to the lower levels and a comfortable american style powder room. Wide stairs lead down to the sitting and television room and this level boasts a really gorgeous ancient vaulted ceiling made of bricks. The torch style lights enhance the silent echo of times long past by that sound throughout the building. Another level down is the area of the boiler room with water storage.

From the kitchen area another set of stairs lead up to the ‘zona notte’. The first floor features two spacious bedrooms that share a bathroom with walk-in shower. While the front room looks out over the church roof the room in the back of the tower enjoys the view of the surrounding greenery.  With the same footprint as the the kitchen area the second floor bedroom is quite large.  It offers an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. With windows and views on all four sides this room is pleasantly bright and enjoyable.

The surroundings

The old castle is immersed in the Umbrian green and surrounded by both hills and plains. The views in this area are quite spectacular and open. The nearest little town with amenities is Massa Martana at 5 km distance. Todi has a lot to offer  is about  10 km away. After passing the vineyards of Montefalco (23 km) and Bevagna (31 km) another line up of beautiful cities comes into sight. From big tourist attraction Assisi to Trevi, Spello and Spoleto, known for its annual Music Festival. Perugia isn’t far away either (60 km) and offers the nearest international airport at a mere 52 km distance.

Should you require additional information, photos or an appointment to visit this one of a kind property then please let us know, we’ll gladly help you out.


Caroline – Verdandi


  • City Massa Martana
  • Area Castelrinaldi
  • Country Italy


Updated on January 24, 2022 at 4:52 pm
  • Property ID: MMTT01C
  • Price: €350,000
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1200
  • Property Type: Historic building, Luxury Real Estate, Tower
  • Property Status: For Sale, New Listing

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