Downtown Impressive Frescoed Penthouse Cortona, Arezzo - Tuscany

On the second floor of a 17th-century palace, a three-bedroom penthouse boasting frescoes, views, and a private chapel for sale in Cortona, Arezzo. Around the corner from the Town Hall and the Clock Tower is Palazzo Borbone Petrella, owned for centuries by the Marquis family, one of the most prestigious and perfectly preserved palaces downtown Cortona. Originally built in the 13th century, it was enlarged in the 17th century and embellished with magnificent frescoes and decorations by important artists from the local school of art, perfectly preserved today. The main hall on the ground floor is also impressively decorated. A grand staircase to the second and final floor leads to the only entrance to this superb penthouse. The living room boasts delicate stucco decorations on the walls and ceiling and a marble fireplace. Off the central corridor the double bedrooms with Baroque-style curtains and fabrics, and an eat-in kitchen plus two bathrooms. The apartment includes a private chapel, still consecrated and used for private ceremonies, with a marble altar and the Marquis' coat of arms, with an eagle, above it. All rooms are decorated with authentic seventeenth-century frescoes and vaulted ceilings, have either views of the city or the surrounding countryside, and are air-conditioned throughout. All floors are in original ancient handmade terracotta tiles. Either as a private residence or as an income property, with annual revenue from holiday rentals, this apartment offers extraordinary historical details and a very elegant and charming atmosphere. Cortona is one of the most popular destinations for celebrities and VIPs from all over the world for its quality of life, rhythms marked by nature, and year-round cultural events. Set at 490 meters above sea level, Cortona dominates a spectacular region on the Tuscan and Umbrian border, just minutes from the shores of Trasimeno Lake, and all major historical sites, natural parks, and the finest Chianti wineries, it offers all amenities, a railway station, and easy connections to highways.

Price: 670,000 Euro


Location: Cortona, Province: Arezzo, Region: Tuscany

Type: downtown 200 sq m/2152 sq ft frescoed penthouse on the second floor of a 16th-century palace

Year of construction: 1200-1600

Year of restoration: 2005

Conditions: excellent

Second Floor: living room with marble fireplace, kitchen and dining, 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms

Distance from services: walking distance

Distance from main airports: Perugia 75km, Florence 120km, Rome 210km

Fixed telephone network: available
Internet: available broadband
Heating: methaneWater: mains city supply
Electricity: available


The property is owned by a private individual
The location, for privacy, is approximate
Please note all measurements cited are approximate

Energy Efficiency Class: F

Warning: the location, for privacy, is approximate.


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