3 bedroom town house for sale
Italy - Arpino, Frosinone, Lazio
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- Beautifully restored home dating from the 1800s just inside Arpino's medieval walls
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with another room already plumbed to become the third bathroom
- Panoramic views across the valley
- Magnificent main salon with sweeping vistas
- Fully-fitted modern kitchen and attractive modern bathrooms
- Outdoor seating area under a pagoda ideal for al fresco dining
- Garden area awaiting landscaping; olive groves producing sufficient olive oil for the home
- Off-street parking; large cellars including a laundry area
- Fascinating musical history relating to the manufacture of lutes
By entering Arpino through the upper 'Arco' gate opening romantically through the medieval walls, and walking up a historic stone-paved 'vicolo' (narrow street), you reach the main entrance door of Casa Embergher - a striking entryway consisting of a private staircase rising past a series of large windows.
The main salon is perhaps the jewel of the property - a large room with windows creating a superb vista across the historic centre of Arpino to the valley and mountains beyond. Once repainted and attractively furnished, this will be a stunning room and the centerpiece of the home. (Edited to add: In fact, since the photos were taken, the current owners have repainted the room themselves.)
The current configuration of the home has three bedrooms - two large and one of a standard-size; one of the larger bedrooms enjoys the same magnificent views as the main salon. Another room is the designated formal dining room with a fine antique fireplace; however, the exact usage of the rooms can easily be varied by the purchaser.
There are presently two newly fitted-out bathrooms; additionally, another room has been plumbed ready to become a third bathroom.
The kitchen / family dining room also benefits from an old fireplace. From the kitchen, a short hallway leads to the back door of the property which opens into an outdoor seating area, ideal for alfresco dining on warm summer evenings. From here, a pathway leads to a garden area, currently not really landscaped or in use except for a children's swing and an area for the owners to park their cars. This area has the potential to be a beautiful garden with appropriate landscaping.
The little road leading to the property is a dead end, serving only Casa Embergher and a few adjacent houses, and thus the property is quiet and tranquil with no passing traffic. On the other side of the little road, Casa Embergher owns a large olive grove running up the side of the hill which both looks beautiful and supplies all the olive oil for the household. Here, or in the garden area, there would be space for a swimming pool if desired, although naturally planning consent would be required.
To the right of the main entrance, there is the entry into a large cantina/cellar with a bathroom, laundry and a great deal of storage space.
Casa Embergher dates from the 1800s and has a fascinating history which is well-described in an article about the lute maker: the link is http://www.embergher.com/index.php?id=64
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.