Italian Fractional Ownership Shares for Sale- 2016
1/6 shares- $67,900
I admit that it was daunting looking for the perfect Italy fractional property in Umbria. Prices were often 1/3 higher than in France and of course, I don’t really speak Italian. Casa Leone ticked all of my boxes- fabulously renovated, large and sunny 3 bedroom, 2 bath home able to sleep 7-10. Unspoiled medieval hilltop village on the Tuscany/Umbria border. Need I say more?
Umbria Food & Wine:
The villages surrounding our home share in Umbria offer a countless wine and olive oil tasting experiences. From the nearby vineyard of Vitalonga (17 km from Monteleone) where we tasted phicoule 2010 to Orvieto Classico 2012, a refreshing moderately priced white wine made from a blend of Greschetto and Trebbiano grapes, this Mediterranean soil has rich culinary roots. Try lunch at the Trattoria La Palomba in Orvieto, a dramatic city located on the summit of a large volcanic butte. Be sure to save enough time to visit the wonderful duomo there.
History of Monteleone d’Orvieto:
Monteleone d’Orvieto is a picturesque hilltop town in the province of Terni. From here we can enjoy views of the Valdichiana and the mountains of Lazio and Tuscany. This area is traversed by several rivers and is part of Parco del Monte Peglia e Selva di Meana, Our town is one of the few in Italy that continues to produce saffron.
There is no absolute proof but local historians agree that a settlement was established in Monteleone dating back to the late 12th century. A castle was established here to defend the borders of Orvieto.
In 1373, the castle was passed along to the Viscount of Turrena, then to the Earl of Montemarte and eventually was sold to Count Francesco Corbara by Pope Boniface IX. In the XV century, the city of Orvieto eventually bought it back.
During the XV century, the town was scene of conflict between Bandini family and the city of Orvieto. Then in the XVII century n fighting continued between the Papal States and the Farnese Family. In the XIX century, except for a short period in which it was subjected to French rule, Monteleone d’Orvieto belonged to the Pope.
The Parish Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul is located in the main historic center.(directly across from our Italy property!) Inside are three naves a panel depicting the Madonna and Child with Saints Peter and Paul, artwork of a pupil of the Perugino.
– the XVII century Church of the Cross, recently restored, which features a fine Baroque altar;
– the Castle of Brandetto, built in the XI century and rebuilt in the XIV;
– the late XIX century Clock Tower;
– the Cemetery, which dates from the late XVIII century;
– the XVIII century Theatre dei Rustici;
– the medieval North Gate;
– the medieval Watchtower;
– the XIV century Tavern.