Benano number 7 is a renovated "centro storico" property for sale in
Umbria. It is a typical Italian village townhouse on three levels,
built of stone into an old fortress wall, approximately sixty-five
square meters in size.
The structure is about 900 years old with a traditional look and feel.
New electric and plumbing as well as highlighting traditional and
characteristic details were completed in 2011. The house is comfortable
and ready for occupancy with a few small projects awaiting a personal
touch. There is a fan-assisted fireplace insert in the new, cozy
kitchen, central heating with old-style iron radiators, and roof-top
satellite for TV reception. The terracotta tile ceilings have chestnut
beams and there are rustic brick floors. Connection installed for fixed
line phone service. Excellent, latest-technology wifi Internet service
The house comes modestly furnished for easy country living. The private
entry is just next to a small piazza and medieval church. The entry
hall at ground level has an Italian style bathroom with bidet and
shower. On the first level is the kitchen with all you need for home
cooking and intimate meals. The second level has a lounge, study with
guest beds, a large bedroom with view, and a half bath.
The house is in Localita Benano, a part of Orvieto, the most
spectacular hill town in central Italy. As an outpost along the pope's
road from Rome to France and beyond, Benano is in the Umbrian
countryside, Italy's green heart, and features easy access to the major
cities, towns, and sights that are the essence of Italy. You can make
easy day trips as the tourist inside feels the urge. There are lovely
walks in the fields and hills just outside your door. Lake Bolsena is
clear and clean and twenty minutes by car down the road. The sea and
beaches are about an hour away. Rome is just an hour and a quarter by
car, about the same by train. Florence is an hour and a half, a little
more by train.
Benano, equidistant from Orvieto and Aquapendente, has friendly long-
time Italian residents, few foreigners, and almost no tourists. The
chatter in the small piazza on summer evenings ceases punctually at 10,
or maybe 10.30--punctual understood in the context of wait-a-moment
authentic Italian rhythms. Year round there are community festivals and
dinners, including the annual Festa di Madonna della Neve in early
August. Pageantry, dancing, and food for all.
Discover what it means to live in Italy as an Italian. Meet the bread
truck at ten in the morning. A full grocery and essentials vendor
appears on Fridays about noon. The fishmonger arrives early on
Tuesdays, and other shops on wheels appear regularly. Or get in the car
and take advantage of the many shopping options in nearby villages and
towns. Market days in Orvieto are Thursdays and Saturdays.
Parking is outside the main arch and fortress wall, less than a
minute's walk from number 7's fron
Orvieto and environs, Italy's most spectacular hilltop town. Center of
Italy in Italy's green heart, Umbria. Easy access to almost everywhere
you might want to go.