Castello Reale in Chianti, Italy

This is a front view of the castle with stone exterior walls and crenelated towers. These are complemented by the green landscaping that is filled with trees, shrubs and grass lawns. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.

A medieval castle on five acres of land in the Chianti region of Italy is recently restored and is now on the market priced at $11.82 million.

The castle is measured at 23,680 square feet with crenelated towers, formal gardens, a terraced swimming pool, and tennis court, all with commanding views of the vineyard, olive trees, and miles of valleys. The interior contains seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a grand living room with original walk-in fireplace, a large formal dining room, billiard room, study, kitchen, breakfast room, laundry, and powder room.

The Castello Reale which was formerly part of Castello di Panzano, the fortress built to protect the town of Panzano, Italy is listed under Precious Villas First Class Properties in Tuscany.

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Dating back to the 1300s, Castello Reale, formerly part of Castello di Panzano, the fortress built to protect the town of Panzano, Italy from the bloody wars between Florence and Siena, is today a lovely home with roots in its Medieval past. Located in the Chianti region of Italy, on five acres of manicured formal gardens with olive orchard and vineyard, the castle sits on high ground with perfect vantage point so the inhabitants of past centuries could see approaching warriors from miles away.

Wars were so brutal in Medieval times that massive fortified structures, castles, were being built as early as the 10th century for protection. Today, you will find only a quaint and peaceful medieval sanctuary where the battlegrounds used to lie.

Built in the Tuscan style, the 23,680-square-foot castle has been well maintained. Crenelated towers strategically sited are reminders of past battles fought. The interior contains seven bedrooms, eight baths, and a grand living room with one of the many original walk-in fireplaces. The large formal dining room opens through French doors to the south-facing loggia for alfresco dining overlooking the formal gardens and valley views.

Also on the main floor are the billiard room, study, kitchen, breakfast room, laundry, and powder room. The next floor contains five en-suite bedrooms and walking around a curve to a slightly higher level are two more bedrooms. Beyond the formal gardens is a terraced swimming pool and tennis court, all with commanding views of the vineyard, olive trees, and miles of valleys.

Getting into town is just a short, scenic walk lined with medieval homes. Descend the hill Sunday mornings for the weekly open market located on the main square, and after, take a stroll through town and get a true slice of history: several churches with original architecture and altars dating back to the 13th century. For more information.

Medieval castle on five acres with formal gardens, vineyard and olive grove in the heart of the Chianti region of Italy restored and listed with the Historical and Artistic National Heritage Trust of Italy. Priced at $11.82 million.

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