Gallery: The Local's Property of the Week

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Gallery: The Local's Property of the Week
Castle Baronale was once the home of Cardinal Barberini. Photo: Knight Frank

If you’ve always dreamt of being King or Queen of your own castle, there’s one in the heart of Lazio that might just satisfy your inner aristocrat.


Situated in the medieval village of Collalto Sabino, Castle Baronale dates back to 1350 and was once the home of Cardinal Barberini, the nephew of Pope Urban VII, who bought the property in 1641.

Agents at Knight Frank say it was also previously owned by "famous Italian nobility" including the Savellis, the Strozzis and the Soderini family from Florence.

Each of the previous owners are said to have added their own renovative touches to the property.

Castle Baronale comes with nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a gatekeeper’s private residential quarters, a tennis court and even “a tavern with a medieval oven”.  There's also a heated pool, spa and billiards room.

CLICK HERE to take a look around Collalto Sabino castle.

But the pièce de résistance is the additional fort, located within the castle grounds, which has not been touched since the 17th century.

The only snag is you might need a knight in shining armour to help foot the bill for your dream home, as the castle is on the market for a cool €8.5 million.

Let's not dwell on that small detail for now. For more details and to contact an agent at Knight Frank, click here.

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