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Ref. Ci 431

Village / Town: Cortona town centre
Net size: 250 sqm / 2.700 sqf
Beds / Baths: 3 / 4
Condition: Good
Garden / Pool: No / no
Energy label: G
Price: 1.070.000 €
City or Zone: Cortona
Province: Arezzo
Region: Tuscany
Address: Piazza Signorelli

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One of the most fascinating and elegant properties for sale in Cortona’s town centre: it is situated in one of the town’s oldest and most beautiful palazzi, with a stunning central stairwell which leads up to this gracious and bright apartment with a wonderfully panoramic balcony facing out over the valley.

The atmosphere is unique – reminiscent of La Dolce Vita of times past – period decorations adorn the walls and ceilings, all the rooms are spacious with lofty ceilings and large windows, the floors are either in antique cotto or laid with antique parquet. It EXUDES style, glamour and history.

The building, known as Palazzo Laparelli, is in an absolutely prime location, situated between the M.A.E.C. (Etruscan Academy Museum) and the town hall.

It consists of 3 en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, a study, a laundry room and an enormous entertainment room ideal for large receptions.

In the past, the palazzo pertained to one of the most important Florentine and Cortonese families, Laparelli, among whose ranks was the architect Francesco Laparelli, disciple of Michelangelo, who designed – on behalf of the Knights of Malta - the defensive walls of La Valletta on the Island of Malta. (See more on https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Laparelli ).

The palazzo has its foundations in the mists of time: in the basement of the historic Florentine bank, above which the apartment is located, are the ancient Etruscan walls. In the times of the ancient Romans, the square the apartment overlooks – Piazza Signorelli - was once the nerve centre of life in Cortona. Still today, it is where the town’s most important events take place and also where the town’s period theatre – Teatro Signorelli - is located.

The apartment basically has it all: location, views, history, space. What more could one want?

A high-end home for a couple, a couple with a child, two families (parents and child) who want to share it.

The photos of this truly unique apartment, speak for themselves, but seeing it in person is a genuinely thrilling experience!

Annual council taxes (Imu) – Euro 1.200
Purchase taxes as a non-resident - Euro 18.000
Notary fees and administrative costs - Euro 5.000 + 0,5% of any monies held in notary’s escrow account

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