Borgo Country Resort, Umbertide (PG)
Borgo Country Resort, Umbertide (PG)
• Ref Nr S-UMBTD-AF02
• Area Countryside
• Region Umbria
• Land 7 ha
• Houses 2.850 sqm
• Annexes Pool, Tennis court, Church
“The aspect of the country is very beautiful: imagine an immense amphitheater that only nature can create."
(Plinio the Young)
Among the rolling hills of the Tiber Valley, in the beautiful scenery that nature has been able to forge, between Umbria and Tuscany, history and tradition gave birth to a reality made of medieval villages, castles, churches and cities. They are surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, extended in this valley with the River Tiber, where the Etruscan and Roman civilizations left several masterpieces. Moreover there are the natural ones like streams, caves and waterfalls, which create a unique landscape that has inspired writers and poets since ancient times.
Among the suggestive villages that characterize the territory rises Borgo Country Hamlet, which is surrounded by the magical atmosphere created by the olive-groves and vineyards; they are the emblem of this land from Sansepolcro to Umbertide and create an elegant scenery that makes the visitor feel like discovering the picturesque and unique villages that characterize the place, as well as tasting the local food.
Borgo Country Hamlet is located on the Hill of Comunaglia, 450 meters above sea level, a small village grown over the centuries around a church which dates back to the end of the first Millennium A.D. There are approximately 7 hectares of land on which there are both independent farmhouses and rural buildings, as well as the church.
Renovation of the village started in 2005, using recycled materials such as wooden beams for the ceilings, antique tiles and stones, in order to maintain the original atmosphere and in total respect of local materials. The village was completed with ecological services and high technology, such as wood-fuelled heating systems with hot water distribution in all homes, photovoltaic systems and broadband Internet connection. With the renovation Borgo Country Hamlet now enjoys a sports centre with a tennis court and an infinity swimming pool with jacuzzi.
Some houses were restored using ancient terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and terracotta tiles, stone walls and the suggestive chimneys of the typical Umbrian farmhouses, but the interiors of most of them still need to be completed in order to allow future buyers to finish them according to their taste.
POTENTIALS AND SERVICES
The complex was created with the aim of achieving a country luxury resort, where guests can enjoy the rustic and graceful elegance of ancient dwellings, with a touch of contemporaneity but still inspired by the pure tradition of Umbria.
The village has an enormous potential, which aims to attract investors who want to create a structure with all the typical features of an "albergo diffuso” and to invite various potential buyers to purchase a house in a unique context, with exclusive services within the village.
The idea is to give new owners a place where they do not lack anything to relax, surrounded by the melodies of nature and the scenarios that it presents to us. They will have access to the Spa and to the sports center; they will be able to enjoy cultural and culinary events and benefit from the suggestive town-walls that once housed the church and the square that surrounds it, to organize meetings and conferences, concerts and other events.
There will be staff to provide the maintenance of gardens, pools and common areas, in addition to the conservation and security throughout the year.
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Canoscio
Just opposite to Comunaglia, 4 km away, stands the sanctuary of the Madonna del Transito, on top of the Hill of Canoscio (canusium, means “white place”). In 1348, thanks to a grace received by Giovanni di Jacopo, a small chapel was built, which later became the basilica, dedicated to the Madonna Assunta. Inside there was a fresco of the Sienese school, the Madonna del Transito, now decorating a small chapel.
Città di Castello
It is the closest town to the village just as Umbertide, only 10 km away. The historical town is known for its Romanesque Bell Tower, the Tower of the 14th century, the palazzo del Podestà, its ancient churches, the Pinacoteca del Podestà which houses works by Raphael and Luca Signorelli and the Museo Burri.
About 15 km from Comunaglia, Montone it is located between Umbertide and Città di Castello. Nestled between places of extraordinary beauty, it is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and native land of Fortebraccio da Montone. In Montone there are several cultural and folkloristic events all year long such as Festa del bosco, the Umbria FilmFestival and the feast of the donation of the Holy Thorn.
It is located only 30 km away, just over the border between Umbria and Tuscany. Cortona is a popular destination for cultural tourism. The medieval buildings and the structure of the city surrounded by walls create a very special atmosphere. In the late summer do not miss “Cortonantiquaria”, a very interesting antique show and market.
It is the regional county town, about 40 km from Comunaglia. It is a city full of art, history and monuments, the birthplace of Pinturicchio, one of the greatest painters of the Umbrian school in the 15th century whose works can be seen in the National Gallery and in Palazzo dei Priori (which is also the studio of Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, known as Perugino). The city offers numerous events including the Umbria Jazz Festival and Eurochocolate. It also has 2 Golf Clubs.
It is about 60 km far from the town and it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site due to its cultural history and its magnificence. Assisi is not only an artistic and cultural pole bit it is also a religious one. The Basilica of St. Francis has works of art by Giotto and Cimabue.
About 40 km from Comunaglia is located Gubbio, the ancient Ikuvium, one of the oldest cities of Umbria which houses the famous Eugubine tables (Tabulæ Iguvinæ). They are seven bronze tables, a unique example of the Umbrian language, which describe lustration and propitiation ceremonials of the city. Gubbio was preserved very well over the centuries. It is rich in monuments and hosts also cultural and gastronomic events.
It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and it is just 65 km from the town. The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore has the splendid Baglioni Chapel inside, painted by Pinturicchio. Every year between May and June during the Flower Festival, the streets of the medieval village are turned into a wondrous and immense carpet of flowers, making Spello the “Capital of Flowers”.
It is just 10 km far from the city. It has a typical medieval aspect. La Rocca, an imposing medieval fortress headquarters of the Center of Contemporary Art, is the symbol of the city. The churches preserve works of important artists such as Luca Signorelli and Pinturicchio.
It is the most populous center and administrative capital of the Tuscan Tiber Valley, with an incredible heritage and living testimony of the Renaissance of the Arts. Once a free town and then cradle of Renaissance culture, it gave birth to famous figures of the sciences, letters and art such as Dionisio Roberti and Piero della Francesca. The Museo Civico di Sansepolcro has some extraordinary works by Piero della Francesca, including the masterpiece "The Resurrection" which in itself would be worth visiting the city.
- Condition: Very good
- Energy efficiency class: TBD
- Position: Countryside
- Region: Umbria
- Province: Perugia
- Town: Umbertide - Comunaglia
- Annexes: Pool, Church, Tennis court
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