These two Umbrian homes are offered together or separately.
If you’re looking at Italian homes for sale, what better setup than to have a main house with three bedrooms (easily sleeps six) and a conjoined, but independent guest house with a large master bedroom and a sleeping loft. Both houses were remodeled to fill the houses with light and to modernize systems and interiors. Like the surrounding homes in this hillside contadini community, called Martignano, the exteriors faithfully reflect the style and aesthetics of Umbrian farm homes. The houses are only a short distance from a small village in the valley.
Tempt yourself by taking the visual tour of these houses offered below.
Buying a home in Italy is surprisingly simple.
If you’re interested in learning more, Green Umbria can manage the purchase process. Jim Powrie, who is a consummate pro representing Italian homes for close to thirty years, excels in making the purchase process surprisingly easy and worry-free (even if you’re an ocean or two away!). You can contact Jim directly through his website or you can reach out to me through the Italywise contact form and I can make introductions.
The Main House – Martignano 116, San Leo Bastia
This is a recently and tastefully restored self-contained home with small garden and olive trees. On the ground floor, you’ll find a sunroom, dining room/kitchen, bedroom, and a full bath. On the upper level are a master bedroom, a full bath, and a large airy room that can be either a studio or bedroom. There is additional space/storage in the basement. A pergola on the front terrace offers generous shade from lush wisteria in the spring and summer. You’ll easily be enticed to make dining al fresco a regular practice. PRICE: Euro 195,000
Martignano 115, San Leo Bastia
This home features an airy, open plan. The main level features a kitchen, dining and living area. Above is an open loft sleeping area and half bath. High ceilings with rough-hewn support timbers, all painted white, crown this main living area. Stairs behind the kitchen lead down to a large area used as a master bedroom with a full bath (shower). Doors from this master sleeping space open to the front garden. PRICE: Euro 145,000
An oasis of tranquillity, yet a great location for easy trips to Umbria and Tuscany.
Cortona, home of Under the Tuscan Sun, is just a thirty-minute drive over the mountains and into Tuscany. Cortona is one of the oldest Etruscan sites in Italy.
Lake Trasimeno is just an hour’s drive away. Head to the Niccone Valley and cross at Mercatale. Be sure take the ferry to Isola di Maggiore as part of your day.
Gubbio, forty-five to fifty minutes away, sits on the side of a mountain and offers spectacular views. For many years Gubbio was the set for the long-running television show Don Matteo (think an Italian Murder She Wrote with a priest as the sleuth).
Perugia is an easy forty-five-minute drive. It’s a beautiful city, yet one with a violent past. An enormous chocolate festival is held in Perugia every October.
Assisi and Spello––just over an hour’s drive away, you won’t want to miss these cities. In Assisi, you’ll see the Upper and Lower Basilicas of the Church of St. Francis. The upper church is adorned with Giotto frescoes chronicling the life of St. Francis.