Charlemagne’s Castle For Sale In Italy
June 19, 2009 - Italy
A medieval castle once ruled by Charlemagne, “King of the Franks,” is for sale in Italy, dungeon included.
Located on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, the castle dates back to 802 and features restored stone battlements with gun ports, four turrets, a moat and the dungeon, reportedly built in 1500.
Five buildings are clustered around the circular courtyard and the estate includes about 13 hectares of olive groves and woodlands.
Priced US$16.7 million, the castle has been on the market for about a year.
Although there has been interest from hospitality companies, Kalliste Property Management and Real Estate, the listing’s agency, believes the layout for the castle is more suited for someone of high cultural level looking for a private residence.