3 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Alvito, Frosinone, Lazio
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- Situated in the marvellous medieval Borgo high above Arpino
- Overlooking the ruined Castello dating from the 11th century
- 3 level, 3 bedroom 95 sq.mt. town house with large private terrace
- Ideal as a weekend pied-a-terre or for longer vacations
- Excellent road access; adjacent parking
Entering past the very large private terrace, you come to the sitting/dining room, beyond which, through a large arch, is the kitchen. The present plaster finish hides the original centuries-old stone and could easily be removed, exposing the lovely stonework.
On the next floor is a pretty bedroom with views across the valley, and a bathroom
The third floor has another bedroom, with similar lovely views, and a smaller room, running between the stairs and the second bedroom, currently in use as a third bedroom - it would probably be possible to create another bathroom here.
One of the gems of this property is its large private terrace overlooking the walls of the old castle. These are floodlit at night, creating a wonderful backdrop for al fresco dining on the terrace. Below the terrace is a cellar area, with an old pizza oven.
The castello (castle) dates from the 11th century and although ruined remains an impressive structure and one that is a focal point for cultural activities in the summer months. There is excellent street access to the castello, and also adjacent parking for the property.
The town of Alvito is only a short drive away and here you will find restaurants, bar, cafés, shops of all descriptions, banks, post office, a petrol station, etc.
Energy classification G
ARPINO AND THE CIOCIARIA
Arpino is one of the major medieval hilltop towns in the area of Italy called the Ciociaria, the name given to the fertile land that lies south of Rome but north of Naples, situated inland in the hills in the heart of Italy.
The Ciociaria region is within easy reach of both Rome and Naples and their respective airports. A day's shopping in Rome is a common pastime, while an even shorter drive brings you to the charming beaches south of Rome. Alternatively, drive east, and the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park await with horse trekking in the magnificent beech forests, and sparkling mountain lakes and rivers where you can swim in the heat of the summer. And at the other extreme of temperature, although Arpino itself is temperate, less than an hour's drive brings you to the winter ski slopes.
Often overlooked, both by tourists and by those foreigners in search of an Italian home, in favour of the more publicized regions of Tuscany and Umbria, the Ciociaria remains largely an unspoilt gem with beautiful scenery and medieval hilltop towns. A home or second home in the Ciociaria, in the hilltop towns of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or in the rolling countryside that surrounds them, will afford you a setting where over two thousand years of history combine with an idyllic rural Italian lifestyle, where you can still discover the 'real' Italy and take time out from the busy crowds of the larger tourist cities, while being less than ninety minutes journey from central Rome or either of Rome's two airports.
VIA ROMANA Srls
Via Romana Srls is an Italian-incorporated company and offers a package of services to facilitate all aspects of the purchase and restoration of Italian property by overseas clients. The Via Romana team comprises Alison & Katherine Holland working in collaboration with various licensed agencies including the Alfano Consulting Agency, Immobiliare Grasso di Alessandra Grasso and Casantica Restauri Srl.
Alison Holland is a UK Chartered Accountant who, as an investment banker, lived and worked in various European countries, the US, Australia and Singapore, before settling in Italy. Alison has property valuation qualifications and much experience of selling high-end real estate. Katherine Holland is the photographer for the business.
The Alfano Consulting Agency is headquartered in Roccasecca and is one of the largest and most important real estate agencies in this area of Lazio. It is owned by Dottore Alfano who is the President of the Federazione Italiana Mediatori Agenti d'Affari, Frosinone.
Immobiliare Grasso di Alessandra Grasso is a long-established real estate agency in Sabaudia, a beautiful coastal town with beaches and lakes, 90 kilometres south of Rome.
Casantica Restauri Srl. is owned by a highly-experienced master builder and a civil engineer, and the company specialises in all aspects of the restoration of centuries-old properties including technical design and drawings and the obtaining of all necessary authorisations, permits and registrations throughout the restoration process.
- Ciampino (International), 59.8 miles
- Capodochino (International), 61.9 miles
- Leonardo da Vinci (International), 77.9 miles
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