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5 bedroom character property for sale

Italy - Alvito, Frosinone, Lazio


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Key features:

  • A very historic palazzo dating from the 1500s
  • The property includes the entire upper floor of the palazzo, its gardens and cellars
  • Sweeping panoramic views from the palazzo and the garden
  • The two levels of cellars are above ground, with doors and windows overlooking the valley, providing a restoration opportunity
  • The upper level, while needing modernisation, features antique floor tiles
  • Only minutes from the cafes, restaurants, shops and services of the medieval hilltop town of Alvito

Full description:

The palazzo Elvino-Panicali was originally built by the bishop Berardino Elvino, although the work was not completed until 1560, some years after his death. During his appointment as general treasurer of the Apostolic Chamber, he ordered the construction of an imposting Renaissance palace in his native hilltop town of Alvito. It is still possible to see his inscription running round the facade of the building:


"Elvino Tintinatico bishop of Anglona and general apostolic treasurer built this building from its foundations in 1560 with its sweat and with the favor of its lords the excellent Constance Farnese and his son Guido Ascanio caridinale of Santa Fiora as well as Pope Paul III"

During the 1600s, the palazzo came into the hands of the Panicali family, who were responsible for creating the garden.

Today, the palazzo has been divided into two parts, one part having the entire upper floor, one entrance hall on the ground floor, half the cellars and the garden: it is this part which is offered for sale. The upper floor requires modernisation and the cellars have not been restored.

A large entrance hall has doors leading out to a raised area overlooking the garden and to the stairway down to the main garden and the cellars. A staircase leads up to the principal floor, which has a small balcony overlooking the garden and windows along its length providing a commanding view of the entire valley below. There is a kitchen, pantry, bathroom, and seven other rooms: currently five are used as bedrooms and two as living rooms, but of course this usage can be altered. Features include antique tiles.

The cellars comprise two levels, and owing to the slope of the land both have direct external access. The upper level opens directly onto the garden, which is itself raised: this level is really one storey up at the back, and has in fact huge arched windows overlooking the valley. If restored, these rooms could easily be made habitable.

The lower level of the cellars has a door out onto a small private lane running along the back of the property.

The attractive garden has several rooms opening onto it from beneath the raised terrace off the entrance hall - these would be suitable perhaps for a summer kitchen or bbq area. There is space to install a swimming pool (subject to obtaining planning consent).

Alvito's many delightful little cafés, restaurants and shops, banks, hairdressers, a post office, a small theatre, all necessary service operations, etc., are all only a couple of minutes drive or a slightly longer walk away from the Palazzo.

There is good road access to street parking just below the property and there is a petrol station in Alvito. Nearby garages are separately for sale.

Energy classification: G

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Nearest Airports*

  • Ciampino (INTERNATIONAL), 60 miles
  • Capodochino (INTERNATIONAL), 61.9 miles
  • Leonardo da Vinci (INTERNATIONAL), 78.1 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

To view this property or request more details, contact
Via Romana Srls, Italy

Via Pio Spaccamela 4 Arpino 03033 Italy
03339 871822  Local call rate
About Via Romana Srls, Italy

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 S.r.l.

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 S.r.l. 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 advice on the property purchase, technical design and drawings and the obtaining of all necessary authorisations, permits and registrations throughout the restoration process.


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Via Romana Srls, Italy

Via Pio Spaccamela 4 Arpino 03033 Italy
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