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Perfect Spots for a Medieval Cottage in Italy

Matera palazzotto del casale Basilicata, Italy
Matera palazzotto del casale Basilicata, Italy

MEDIEVAL COTTAGE

The central Italian regions of Le Marche, Umbria, Tuscany, and Lazio have some lovely spots to search for a medieval cottage. Italy is a country with incredible charm.

Engrossed by Italy’s unique culture, visitors are blown away by the history, the architecture, and much more. If you have ever visited Italy, I’m sure the idea of living here has crossed your mind sometimes. We have plenty of information on the website to help with moving to Italy.

If you’ve been here before, you’ve probably seen all the touristic cities such as Milan, Florence, Venice, Rome and the Cinque Terre.

If you’re not looking for the touristic places, then you’re in luck. There are some beautiful  hidden areas in the countryside that will still amaze you. Most of these can only be reached by car but it’s well worth it.

LE MARCHE

CALDAROLA

Caldarola is a land of art and castles. The town surprises visitors with its ancient manor and medieval buildings from the 5th century, which make it a jewel of architecture.

Caldarola has a rich history due to its well preserved roman and medieval structures but it’s also worth visiting for the fascinating natural landscape as it’s surrounded by mountains.

Pallotta Castle, Caldarola, Lazio, Italy. Medieval cottage
Pallotta Castle Caldarola Lazio Italy *

CORINALDO

On the land behind Senigallia is Corinaldo, which is one of the best preserved medieval towns in central Italy. The town is known for its intact city walls, adding to the still-present medieval center.

This lovely village sits on the left side of the Nevola River. On the top of the hill, Piazza del Terrano holds a beautiful view for visitors.

The hill leads down to the Cento Scale, or Piaggia, with a collection of small streets. This is a perfect place to find your Medieval cottage.

Corinaldo, Le Marche, Italy. Medieval cottage search.
Photo by lucaboldrini69 * at Flickr

UMBRIA

CORCIANO

A few miles from Perugia lies one of Italy’s most incredible villages. The town has two ancient gates through the northern Porta Santa Maria and the southern Porta San Francesco.

13th and 14th century Medieval walls surround the rest of the village. In the center, the 13th century municipal tower still stands. The entire village is characterized by small hills, and old, historic houses.

Corciano, Perugia, Umbria, Italy. Medieval cottage search.

Photo by Discanto at Wikimedia Commons *

CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO

This village has three town gates: Fiorentina, Senese, and Perugina. During the Middle Ages a castle was built here.

This town in northwest Umbria has an Etuscan background and lies on the bank of western Lake Trasimeno.

It’s a perfect area for tourists or those looking to purchase a medieval cottage home. It is rich in cultural heritages, environmental beauty, and remarkable art.

Castiglione del Lago, Umbria, Italy. Medieval cottage search.
Photo by Parpan05 at Wikimedia Commons*

TUSCANY

PITIGLIANO

Situated in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, is the “Small Jerusalem” of Pitigliano. In the 16th century, the Jewish community grew in large numbers here, hence the nickname.

The oldest homes have merged into the rocks that support the town, giving the town a unique and beautiful appearance.

The cliff area looks even more spectacular and intimidating when illuminated by the moon and it’s the perfect place to buy a medieval cottage.

Pitigliano, Tuscany, Italy. Medieval cottage search.
Photo by Barbaking at Wikimedia Commons *

LAZIO

BOLSENA

This town is famous for its view of the volcanic lake on which it sits. The Volsini mountain range sits on one side of Bolsena while flat plains spread out on the other side.

This small town is typically home to 4,000 people but it grows to a population of 10,000 during the summer season. It’s home to a well-known sailing school and a lovely marina.

Lake Bolsena is one of the cleanest bodies of water in Europe. It’s great for swimming and for walks on the shore and for panoramic workouts. Buying your medieval cottage here will leave you with countless things to do.

Bolsena, Lazio, Italy. Medieval cottage search.
Photo by N07 *at Flickr

CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO

With a view of the entire region of Lazio, this mountaintop city holds the most fascinating panorama. Atop eroding tuff rocks, is the “Dying City” of Bagnoregio.

The city is situated between Lake Bolsena and Orvieto. It has ancient buildings of both medieval and Etruscan origin.

Moreover, Bagnoregio’s thick mist makes the town look magical and surreal.

Civita di Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy. Medieval cottage search.
Photo by Etienne at Wikimedia Commons *

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