Less than half an hour from Fabro Toll on the Highway A1 Rome-Florence, across the quietness of the Umbrian-Tuscany countryside, lush in its woods and industrious in its cultivated fields, you reach an uncontaminated corner of Umbria, where only the traces of an ancient Etruscan settlement and of country houses scattered across the countryside, reveal the importance of the place and its thousand-year-old history.
It is here, 25 minutes from Perugia, Chiusi, the Trasimeno Lake and Città della Pieve that the hamlet Po’ Sante di Sotto lies.
750 metres above sea level, you may admire unique landscapes, changeable works of art, spontaneously painted by passing seasons, with their springtime green and blue, orange and yellow in autumn, to the deep pink shades of sunset.
Description of buildings
High on top of the hill, embraced by its boundary walls, there lies Po’ Sante di Sotto. The hamlet was born from the work of an architect, a passionate scholar of Middle Age History and, thanks to his ten-year experience in the restoration of Umbrian hamlets and monasteries, an enthusiast expert of the building techniques of that time.
The complex aims at the recreation of the fortified villages that developed in the 13th and 14th centuries, to house and to protect the population of the rural communities.
So is Po’ Sante di Sotto, on a dominating position, with its confined planimetric plant, the mighty walls facing the valley to scan the territory, with its central square and the church.
The complex extends on a total surface of 1700 sq. metres, containing 19 independent dwellings all with private entrance a with shared park and pool.
Each dwelling is a true jewel, different from the other ones, yet coherent in the finishing
A meticulous attention is evident in everything from the layout of the rooms to the choices of materials and decor. The walls are made of local stone, the floors are made of handmade tiles and the ceilings of wood. The corridors and rooms are all different in size and shape and character. Each respects the style of the period and at the same time allows for all the modern comforts. The natural colours of the walls create a softening warmth and are complimented by the terracotta of the bricks, the greys and ochres of the sandstone walls and the wooden ceilings.
*** The property is in the last stages of building, nevertheless it will be sold completely finsished to a very high standard. You can see in the photos above examples of the architects work. The whole property with be finished in the same style as these photos.There are also pictures gto give you an idea of how the interior would looked once furnished. (Please note though that this is only to give you an idea, the furniture is not included in the price.
A park with pool surrounds the hamlet, whose confines are lost in the landscape, in the woods and hills to the horizon.
Water supply: yes
Heating system: yes (l.p.g. gas)
Every apartment is completely independent and supplied with all modern facilities.
Usage and potential
Even if in the last one thousand years the way of living of all of us has changed quite a lot, there are still some aspects and needs that a hamlet like Po’ Sante di Sotto can answer to with a modern reassessment. After all, it still represents a shelter in which you may find refuge in peace, quietness, far from the tumultuous city life, till your spirit finds tranquillity.
Po' Sante di Sotto is located in excellent position, a secluded area that nonetheless is at only 7 minutes from the closest village, less than half an hour away from some among the most important artistic towns of Umbria and Tuscany, 25 minutes away from the Highway A1. The complex represents an ideal investment for those who wish to realise an accommodation activity (the area has already been destined for hotel activity), perfect for an Italian and, above all, an International target of medium/high level, in search of peace, nature, art and history in the two regions, Umbria and Tuscany, that among the Italian regions are the most requested abroad.