1 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Castelnuovo di Porto, Rome, Lazio
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- 50 sqm
- 1 bedroom
- in the centre of medieval hamlet
The railway station is a 10-minute walk up the hill on to the Via Flaminia. Buses and trains leave from the station and take you directly to Piazza del Popolo in Rome's city centre or Saxa Rubra bus station. Castelnuovo di Porto also has a highway exit, on the Austostrada A1, that takes you to Rome's Ring road in 10 minutes.
The Viterbo train station, Piazzale Flaminio is a ten-minute walk away, as well as the stop of Cotral. In the historic centre of the city, there are bars and food shops and a supermarket can be reached on foot.
The house is a short walk from the main square which is the heart of the local community. People meet to enjoy a coffee or an aperitivo at one of the tables in the village bar, relax on a bench in the sun, or simply watch the world go by. It is a pedestrian area, so safe for the many children that come to play here or enjoy a gelato after school. There are several shops and services just outside the entrance to the historic centre including a baker, butcher, doctor, pizzeria and restaurant, all within easy walking distance.
Castelnuovo di Porto is a charming medieval hill town situated 25 km North East of Rome and is one of the few unspoiled historical centres close to the capital. The village grew up around an imposing medieval castle called Rocca Colonna. During the course of history, Rocca Colonna was contested by several noble and even papal families and eventually became the property of the Colonna family, giving the castle its name.
After the second world war, the castle was used as a prison until the 1960s. It has now been skillfully restored to its former splendour and has many frescoed rooms which everyone can enjoy as the castle is open to the public for numerous cultural events such as theatre, concerts and art exhibitions.
The village, located in the area pertaining to the Parco di Veio, between two narrow valleys crossed by the Fosso Chiarano and the Fosso della Mola, has an enchanting old historic centre, that is the result of a century-old history. Originally it was a medieval fortress, controlled by the powerful Colonna family up to the 16th century.
In the area of Castelnuovo di Porto, in via Pian Braccone you can find Belmonte di Castelnuovo di Porto, a charming insight into the typical landscape of the Roman countryside, where you can see different species of animals along with Etruscan and medieval archaeological evidence, as well as use a picnic area.
The reference to Porto in the name of Castelnuovo is most likely due to the town being included in the diocese of Porto, which was held by a senior Cardinal. Castelnuovo was for many centuries a fiefdom of the Colonna, one of the few this powerful family had north of Rome.
Towards the end of the XVIth century, the Colonna had significant financial difficulties and Castelnuovo became a direct possession of Camera Apostolica, the body of the Papal State in charge of the fiscal system. This explains why in 1624 a coat of arms of Pope Urban VIII was placed on one of the side walls of the castle.
The Cardinals of Porto were keen on providing the inhabitants of Porto with well-kept churches.
Roma is a great metropolitan city, It is one of the most important cities from the historic, architectural and artistic point of view, as well as being one of the most important working and dynamic cities for the mid-south of Italy. The city is quite large and it is inhabited by nearly 3.000.000 people; the circular city map allows a good orientation: the city is surrounded by the GRA (Grande Raccordo Anulare), that's a toll-free highway with several exits to different sides of the city and allows to circumnavigate the city. Due to the fact that the city is so large, driving is not always the most convenient way to go from one side of the city to another, but it is usually faster if you avoid rush hours.
The city centre, despite the map's size below, is quite large and includes some important historic places sites like the Coliseum, Piazza Venezia, Via del Corso, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo and Fontana di Trevi just to name a few. The entire historic centre is well serviced by public transportation, that efficiently connects the city centre to all other areas of the city through several bus lines and by both lines A and B of the underground
The Lazio region of Italy is home to the country's capital city, Rome. There are more than 5.5 million people living in this part of the country. The region is located on the western coast of the country and shares border s with Tuscany, Marche, Abruzzo and Umbria, amongst others. Rome is the largest urban area in the region and most other towns are small. The region is divided into five provinces for administrative purposes.
The climate of the area is mostly mild, with warm summers and mild winters. Summers see very little rainfall, with the highest levels in November and December.
Many people choose Rome, both as a retirement destination and for work. The city has everything that is needed for daily life. There are quieter districts of the city which are ideal for those who want a quieter retirement, although the city offers many opportunities for a busy social life. The rural areas outside the city and in the other provinces are ideal for those who are looking for a traditional Italian way of life.
For those who want to establish their own business in the region, there are many options. The city of Rome has established businesses which are for sale, although there are opportunities for those who have a trade to establish their own business. In the rural areas, there are properties which are suitable for conversion to small hotels or B&Bs, and there are many properties with land for those who want an agricultural based business.
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