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Price EUR 1.500.000
Sales Category to be finished
Dimensions Main house: 1,033sqm
Annexes and outbuildings: 440sqm
Private land: 6 hectares
All measurements are approximate
Location Click here for location map
Rental Potential Upon purchase, Special Umbria is available to project manage the renovation (and styling) of this property for an agreed fee. On completion of the project, if the property matches Special Umbria’s style, we would be happy to consider it for our rental portfolio. Please contact us for more details.
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Sustainability Through the sale of this property, 50 trees will be planted in SpecialUmbria’s name through our charitable partner, Trees for All.


This 16th century farmhouse with its symmetrical façade offers an exciting restoration opportunity with huge potential

Salcotto is a prestigious former farmhouse in an excellent location not far from Cortona, in the rolling hills of Italy’s heartland. The property sits on a gentle slope surrounded by six hectares of private land and enjoys a unique panoramic view of the Val di Chiana, stretching from Lake Trasimeno to Mount Amiata.

The main house dates from 1500AD and, together with the annexes and outhouses, has an internal footprint of approximately 1,400sqm, all of which needs restoring. Historically, the property belonged to the Marquisate of Petrela, whose coat of arms is still visible above the main entrance, and noteworthy enough to be mentioned in Farmhouses of Valdichiana, a book about the area’s most notable buildings.

The farmhouse is an elegant three-storey building with a perfectly symmetrical façade and a central flight of stone steps with brick-topped sides that lead up to the first-floor front door. The windows on the ground and first floors have impressive stone surrounds and, inside, the ground-floor ceiling is a beautiful succession of barrel-vaults.

The property is surrounded by private grounds of approximately 2,500sqm which can be landscaped to include a pool and gardens. There are more than five further hectares of farmland with the property, including an olive grove of 680 trees and four wells that offer a private water supply to the estate.

Two detached annexes – one adjacent to the farmhouse and the other in front of it, offer further restoration promise. Salcotto has huge potential, either as an impressive private residence or as a high-end hospitality venue and offers an exciting opportunity for the buyer to design a property that suits their unique requirements.


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In its current state, the main building has 11 bedrooms but the actual number after restoration is at the buyer’s discretion.
The buyer can specify the internal layout and design of the property on completion of sale.


Currently there are 13 bathrooms in the main house.
The buyer can specify the internal layout and design of the property on completion of sale.


The buyer can specify the internal layout and design of the kitchen(s) on completion of sale.

Living room

The buyer can specify the internal layout and design of the living room(s) on completion of sale.

Other rooms



The estate includes an olive grove of 680 well-established trees. The council will give permission for a pool to be built on presentation of the relevant permits, and terracing, gardens and grounds can be landscaped as desired, in keeping with the property’s location.


The land includes four private wells providing water to the estate.


Class G

Other features

Direct environment

Property Management

For a separate fee, SpecialUmbria is able to look after every element of this restoration project, from completing the sale, to full interior and exterior design of the build, including landscaping and putting in a pool. Once finished, SpecialUmbria can offer year-round holiday rental and management services for the property. You can find more information in the separate Services section of our website.


The asking price refers to the property in its current state, as described in this profile.


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Salcotto is only 4km away from the medieval hilltop town of Cortona. This delightful town with its narrow streets and views of Lake Trasimeno offers a good choice of bars, restaurants and shops and has a year-round programme of cultural events.


Air: The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (56km); Florence [FLR] (130km); Ancona [AOI] (155km); Pisa [PSA] (175km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (220km); and Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (240km).

Train: There is a train station just outside Cortona (4km).

Road: The A1 motorway exit closest to the property is signed Valdichiana.


Salcotto is close to several towns and cities in both Tuscany and Umbria that are steeped in culture and full of fabulous shops, restaurants and an abundance of art, including: Cortona (4km); Castiglione del Lago (18km); Lake Trasimeno (20km); Arezzo (30km); Castel Rigone (30km); Montepulciano, which is famed for its wine (31km); Umbertide (40km); Montone (45km); Perugia (48km); Città di Castello (54km); Assisi (71km); Firenze (106km); and Rome (202km).

Leisure & activities

Lake Trasimeno with its islands, boats, beaches and water-sport facilities is only 20km away. For golfers there is a choice of a 9-hole course at the Lamborghini Golf Course in Panicarola (29km) or 18 holes at Golf Club Perugia in Ellera Umbra (42km) or at Antognolla Golf Club, one of the best courses in Italy (49km).