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August 23, 2011

Castle Carbonana

Pity I missed the listing for Castle Carbonana; I like the sound of Count of Carbonana. I gather the castle was built in bits and pieces over time, the site first used as a signalling tower in the latter days of the Roman Empire when messages needed to pass quickly between Rome and Ravenna.

It is a fixer upper but it is impressive all the same.

Presenting a truly rare opportunity to acquire a piece of history and make it part of your life, your family, your company, your legacy. An opportunity that is indeed priceless. This 18 hectare (44+ acres) Umbrian Estate and Castle sits nestled, as it has for centuries, in the foothills of the magnificent Medieval town of Gubbio.

Poised in a position which has dominated the valley and controlled access to ancient roads since the dawn of Christianity, this magnificent piece of Italy will be acquired along with the historic title that goes with the estate, that of "Count of Carbonana". The title was established in the year 900 and was given to one of the Castle's first owners, a distinguished Templar Knight. To this day the title remains certified with a heraldic emblem in the Italian Heraldic Encyclopedia and will pass on to the new owner, as it has for centuries.

The asking price would not get you much on the Bridal Path and it wouldn't come with a pedigree - or Italian sunshine - either.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 23, 2011 08:04 AM