Historic property for sale in le Marche, Piobbico

Historical residence with a garden

The Marches - Between Urbino and Città di Castello | Il Palazzo del Tempo Ref. code CJHK

A property that stands out for the authentic charm of its original floors, ancient fireplaces, and beautifully decorated rooms

Euros 425,000

Details and accessories

  • Surface: 1.226 mq
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Land: 560 mq
  • Energy efficiency rating: G
  • EPi: 276.2
  • Decorated ceilings
  • Fireplace
  • Frescoed ceilings

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Brief description

A fascinating historical residence with frescoes and décors for sale in the heart of the Marche region, 29 km from Urbino and a 45-minute drive from the Adriatic beaches. The net saleable area is 831 sq.m, plus the attics (another 237 sq.m) and the cellars (158 sq.m) for a total of 1226 sq.m. With a 560 sq.m private garden.



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Geographic position

Palazzo del Tempo is a charming period residence in a small medieval village in the Marche region, near the borders of Umbria and Tuscany.

The village is nestled in a lush and pristine valley dominated by Mount Nerone and Mount Montiego, where two rivers meet.

The built-up area with all the main services is dominated by a castle and surrounded by mountains, woodland, waterfalls, and streams. A quiet place from where you can easily reach the Adriatic coast (a 45-minute drive away) and its famous beach resorts, including Fano (56 km), Pesaro (68 km), Senigallia (75 km), Cattolica (85 km), Riccione (95 km), and Rimini (104 km), all within a one-hour distance.Urbino, one of the region’s most beautiful cities of art, also known for its university, is only 26 km away (a half-hour drive).

Moreover, the property is very close to Umbria and Tuscany, the perfect position for day trips exploring Central Italy’s beautiful towns, like Città di Castello (40 km) or Arezzo (73 km).

The Republic of San Marino is just over an hour away (about 60 km).


Golf enthusiasts need to drive only for half an hour (33 km) to enjoy playing at the six-hole course (set to become a 9-hole course) at Golf Club Alpe della Luna, which offers a practice area, a pool, a bar, and a restaurant.


The nearest airports are Ancona (96 km, one hour by car) and Perugia (90 km, one hour and fifteen minutes by car).

Description of buildings

The Palazzo is in the heart of the village, and its existence was first documented in 1213.

It develops over four levels. The net saleable area is 831 sq.m, plus the attics on the second floor (another 237 sq.m) and the cellars in the semi-basement (158 sq.m), for a total of 1.226 sq.m. Then, there are two additional rooms with an independent entrance from the village road. The first one (34 sq.m) is used as a storage room, and the other (17 sq.m) is for commercial use. 

Palazzo del Tempo has always been owned by the same noble family. As a result, its charm has remained unchanged since its last restoration in the early 1800s, when the then owner wanted to create a beautiful home worthy of his soon-to-be bride (also a noblewoman).

An elegant stone portal featuring the family crest leads inside the residence, suspended in another era, acting like a portal through time.


THE PALAZZO - 1226 sq.m over 4 floors

Ground floor

The ground floor accommodates the living area. It consists of an airy living room with two entrances – one for the guests, and the other for the staff (directly from the kitchen) – and stands out for its fresco depicting a glimpse of the village. Then, there is a dining room with a fireplace, a sitting room/study, a study/library, a games room, and a kitchen.

This floor, from where you can also access the garden, also has a storage room, a woodshed, a utility room, and a small bathroom.

First floor

On the first floor, another large living room serves as a passageway between the ten bedrooms. Moreover, there are other two sitting rooms, two studies, a walk-in wardrobe, a bathroom, and a beautiful private chapel built in 1866, when the building housed some Capuchin Poor Clare nuns after their convent in Città di Castello was closed.

Second floor

The second floor is all for the attics with high sloped ceilings and 5 large rooms.

The semi-basement

The semi-basement houses the cellars, which can be accessed from inside the property, the garden, and the four storage rooms (two of which can be accessed from the garden and two from a village road).


STORAGE ROOM AND ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL USE - 34 and 17 sq.m net saleable area

These adjacent rooms on the ground floor with independent entrances are used as a storage room (34 sq.m net saleable area) and for commercial use (17 sq.m net saleable area), respectively.


The measurements provided indicate the liveable surface area.
The liveable surface area is the same as the walkable surface area (which includes internal walls) plus 10% to take into account supporting walls.
The surface area occupied by stairs may only be calculated once.

State and finishing

Anyone who steps inside Palazzo del tempo will be in awe of its atmosphere. It feels like travelling back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The ancient floors are still intact. Each room is a discovery, for example, the airy living room on the first floor, the study where you can still find old papers, the dining room with its stone fireplace, the study with the vaulted ceiling, the “room of wonders” with its authentic cobalt blue wallpaper and decadent atmosphere, and the beautiful chapel with frescoed ceiling and decorated walls.


Palazzo del Tempo has solid walls and a partially restored roof. However, it requires some restoration work, especially with regards to technology, systems, and décors. It also needs a few more bathrooms.

External areas

The property includes a 560 m garden overlooking the river, village, and mountains.

Use and potential uses

Palazzo del Tempo is perfect for a writer, an artist, a poet, or anyone looking for a quiet and comfortable place exuding charm and history in a village immersed in nature, where you don’t even need a car to get around.


All these characteristics make it an ideal residence, boutique hotel, or niche B&B.

Or even a museum house where to house a small community or a culture centre.



Distances and location

  • Piobbico 0.1 Km
  • Urbino 26 Km
  • Fano 56 Km
  • San Marino 62 Km
  • Pesaro 68 Km
  • Senigallia 75 Km
  • Cattolica 85 Km
  • Riccione 95 Km
Sea and lakes
  • Adriatic Sea 56 Km
  • Lake Trasimeno 85 Km
  • Golf course 33 Km
  • Perugia Airport 90 Km
  • Ancona Falconara Airport 96 Km
  • Dual carriageway 13 Km
The Marches

The Marches - Italy

Neighboring regions:  Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Emilia-Romagna, Abruzzo, Adriatic Sea and the Republic of San Marino.


Main centers:  Ancona, Pesaro, Senigallia, Sirolo, Fano, Urbino, Gabicce Sea, Numana, San Benedetto of Tronto, Grottammare, Offida, Ripatansone


Characteristics: situated on the eastern side of Central Italy, the Marche region is overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

The Marche is known and appreciated for the beauty of the coasts (180 miles of coastline) with some fine sandy beaches, other with stones and gravel, and other also with steep rock faces that at times fall sheer into the sea, creating beautiful coves and creeks reachable only through small paths or by sea.

The territory is characterized by quaint historic villages and cities of art, by an important natural heritage rich in parks (Monti Sibillini, Gran Sasso-Monti della Laga, Conero, among others) and nature reserves and by the presence of the Apennines, which stretches out towards the sea creating a series of rolling hills. 

The climate is temperate in the coastal area, with relatively mild winters and summers that are cooled by sea breezes; in inland areas the summers are cool and winters are cold with possible snowfalls.


Property offer: the beautiful hilly territory of Le Marches is particularly appreciated for its well-maintained and unspoiled countryside, in which it is still possible to find characteristic farmhouses and historic villas located hillside with wonderful views, sometimes reaching as far as the Adriatic Sea.
Apartments and villas along the coast and facing the sea, in major coastal towns and cities, are also in high demand.


*The location of the property on the map is approximate