5 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Alvito, Frosinone, Lazio
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- 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
INTINATICUS HELVINUS EPIS. ANGLONENSIS TESAURARIUS GENERALIS APOSTOLICUS SWEAT HER ATQUE DIVAE CONSTANTIAE FARNESIAE ET G. ASCANI CARDIN SANCTAE FLORAE FILI EIUS NECNON PAULI III PONT. MAX. DOMINORUM SUORUM FREE HANC DOMUM TO FUNDAMENTIS AEDIFICAVIT AT MDXLV
"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
- Ciampino (INTERNATIONAL), 60 miles
- Capodochino (INTERNATIONAL), 61.9 miles
- Leonardo da Vinci (INTERNATIONAL), 78.1 miles
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