3 bedroom apartment for sale
Italy - Lazio, Frosinone, Arpino
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- Spacious 240 sq. mt. apartment dating from the 1800s
- Situated in the heart of the medieval town centre
- Panoramic views across the valley
- Spectacular salon with vaulted ceilings & columns
- Floor length picture windows with wrought-iron railings
- Antique wooden ceilings and floor tiles
- Antique functional fireplace
- Only a few minutes walk to the main piazza
- Separate street entrance
- All utilities available
From the entrance hall, you enter a most unusual and striking room: a salon with vaulted ceilings, columns and floor-length picture windows with wrought-iron railings overlooking the valley. A room off, also with vaulted ceiling and valley views, is currently a bathroom, but could be opened back into the living area to create a splendid wet bar for entertaining or a private nook for the TV. There is also a small powder room.
Also opening from the entrance hall is the kitchen, and a further two rooms looking along the edge of Civita Falconara. These two rooms were originally effectively one very large room, bisected by a large archway. This archway is still there - it has merely been boarded up to make a cupboard. Re-opened, this would be an incredible dining room, which could, if you wished, open through to the kitchen.
The apartment consists of two wings at right angles to each other, pivoting on the salon with its picture windows. One wing has the entrance hall and impressive dining room; the other, the private family rooms. This latter part currently is configured with one extremely large bedroom, a second large bedroom, and another room with a fireplace, all in a row, with windows overlooking the valley. A corridor (itself as wide as a small room) runs their length at the back. The second bedroom and the fireplace room were originally one room, similar in size to the extremely large bedroom, and now separated from one another only by a false wall. These rooms could easily become two extremely fine bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, together with either one smaller bedroom plus bathroom, or a study / small family room etc.
With its unusual layout and splendid views, Appartamento Melodia has the potential to be a really remarkable property. Although its character is currently somewhat obscured by minor cosmetic issues which unfortunately prevent the apartment showing at its best, a purchaser will have the opportunity to create something quite out of the ordinary.
Energy classification G
ARPINO AND THE CIOCIARIA
Arpino, the birthplace of the Roman orator Cicero, 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-incoporated 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), 85.2 miles
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