4033 : Palazzo Massarucci
|Floor Space (m²) 1400 - Land Size 400 m²||
PROPERTY INFORMATIONPalazzo Massarucci is a large, magnificent, 3-story palace that sits atop a mountain in the hills between Acquasparta, Terni and Spoleto in southern Umbria, Italy. Within it's 1.400 square meters, you'll find nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, three full kitchens, an indoor wood-burning oven, an indoor grill, skylights, terraces, lofts, swimming pool, newly installed under-floor heating as well as six working fireplaces. And what's more - it's only 1½ hours north of Rome.
This large, rustic palazzo dates back to 1500 when the original owners, the Massarucci family, built it on the foundations of a medieval fortress. The palace stands as the outer wall of the tiny village of Macerino and to this day it enjoys the glorious views of the hills and valleys below which have remained unchanged over the centuries. Vast forests surround the palace, deep greens in the summer and the distinct perfume of broom flowers, reds and golds in the fall and icy greys in the winter. The surrounding hills are rich with truffles, wild asparagus and wild mushrooms.
Built entirely of local pink limestone, Palazzo Massarucci practically glows in the sunlight. At night, the moon rises between crags in the eastern mountains and seems so close that you could reach out and touch it.
Many details within the house have been lovingly restored by the current owner. These include wooden doors and windows, ironwork, terra cotta floor tiles, chestnut and oak beams. The 16th century frescoes adorning the main salon on the piano nobile have been expertly restored. The original family crest of the Massarucci family, over 500 years old, still graces the arched ceiling of the entrance hall.
People come from miles around to this hilltop town to dine at its two neighbourhood country restaurants. One serves authentic regional Umbrian cuisine, the other is a more modern seasonal seafood restaurant. Both are delicious and both offer a catering service.
A small country style grocery is located just below the property.
Energy Class: G