If you’re dreaming of a luxury property with an aristocratic touch, an Italian castle just might be the perfect solution. From a romantic family residence full of enchantment and historical charm to a lucrative business investment generating sizeable profits, a historic Italian castle offers a wide range of personal and business opportunities:
- world class private residence;
- boutique hotel;
- weddings and corporate events venue;
- wellness clinic, rehabilitation center, spa;
- personal care retirement home or senior living facility;
- equestrian center;
- individually owned luxury condos or residences;
- exclusive offices or business headquarters.
Ideal Italian Castle Locations:
Castello Canevaro is situated on the evocative Ligurian coastline overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio, a region in the Italian Riviera renowned for its beautiful towns such as Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo and Sestri Levante. The castle has direct access to the sea and the Arenella beach, a small natural jewel set between Mediterranean vegetation and the rocks. Surrounding the castle is a magnificent park that gently slopes down to the cliff edge. The views from every corner are spectacular with absolute dominion over the coastline and the sea.
The castle of Saluzzo, originally a 15th-century fortification for a marquisate, is situated on the hilltop overlooking the valley and the medieval town. With its two grand defining towers, numerous arches and vaults and a beautiful park with gardens, the property also includes a private chapel of exquisite workmanship. With 25 elegant bedrooms, dining rooms, and main salons, the property also includes a 300 square meter Spa, a swimming pool, solarium, and lemon house. Equipped with an elevator and 50 parking spaces, this property offers a wealth of possibilities.
Sassoferrato, the Marche Region
The prestigious Abbey Complex consists of a Monastery, a Canonical House and the Church of Santa Croce. Recently partially restored to its former glory, the property covers an area of about 3,000 square meters magnificently incorporated into a park of 36,800 square meters. The Canonical House is part of the property built by the Counts of Acts Lords of Sassoferrato in the later part of the 12th century for the Camaldolese monks. It is one of the most important testimonies of Romanesque architecture in the region.
The Castle of Gorle, originally from 1200, is the result of the careful restoration work carried out in collaboration with the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage of Lombardy. The property consists of a main house of 750 square meters, with an elevator leading up to the top of the tower, and a secondary house. It is surrounded by an expertly landscaped ancient park as well as a swimming pool and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys.
The castle of the Marquises of Saluzzo, built in the 14th century, is located on top of a rocky hill in a panoramic position overlooking the surrounding valley. The castle, equipped with the typical drawbridge and four corner towers of the central keep, recalls a classic medieval manor. The property consists of two residential levels connected by a large monumental stone staircase and two spectacular central galleries. There are 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 2 main salons.
The 800 sq m Medieval Castle retains all the architectural features of the period. It is located on a plateau that dominates the entire upper Tiber Valley. The estate includes also a Villa dated between 1600-1800, an annex for guests, a church, a greenhouse, two farmhouses, and a park of about 3.5 hectares equipped with a horse paddock, a swimming pool with gazebo, a tennis court and a covered area with a barbecue.
This historic luxury tower with direct access to the sea and breathtaking views is set on a panoramic promontory a few kilometers from Sanremo. With origins from the Western Roman Empire, the property was used as a watchtower to defend against the Saracens. It took its current form during the sixteenth century.
Casale Monferrato, Piedmont
This Neo-Gothic style castle from the late 1920s is situated at the foot of Monferrato just 5 km from Casale Monferrato and 45 km from Alessandria in Piedmont. Designed by the famous architect Carrera, this daring and elaborate manor house is surrounded by a crenelated wall, the foundations of which are the ancient circular icebox of Balzola visible on the ground floor.