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Lazio, Frosinone, Arpino, Italy

Guide Price
€160,000
Via Romana Srls, Italy
PROPERTY TYPE
Character Property
BEDROOMS
x3
SIZE
2,583 sq. ft.
(240 sq. m.)

Key features

  • 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

Property description

Occupied since pre-Roman times, much of Civita Falconara dates back to the medieval period. Only at the base of the walls can traces of the original Volscian settlement be found. And of course the decoration of the grandest buildings owes much to the great wealth of Arpino during the 1800s. But the winding alleyways, and the stone buildings climbing one above the other up the hillside are mostly medieval in character. Dating back to the 1800s, the 240 sq.mt. spacious Appartamento Melodia is on the edge of this quarter, with splendid views straight out across the valley.

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.

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 and the CINELLI IMMOBILIARE AGENCY

Via Romana Srls is an Italian-incorporated company owned by a British/Australian Chartered Accountant and her photographer daughter, 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 works in collaboration with various fully-licensed Italian real estate agencies including the Cinelli Immobiliare Agency. The Cinelli Immobiliare Agency aims at identifying unique buildings with outstanding locations in the beautiful Ciociaria region, including apartments, historic houses, villas, palazzos and farmhouses. Some of these properties are already renovated while others are to be restored. The Cinelli Immobiliare Agency also provides reliable and full service renovations focussed on the appropriate use of original materials, such as stone, wood and wrought iron, drawing on over 40 years' experience in the restoration sector of their partner company Cinelli Claudio Restorations and their technical office, headed by Ing. Valentina Cinelli.

Lazio, Frosinone, Arpino, Italy

Approximate location

NEAREST AIRPORTS

Distances are straight line measurements
  • Ciampino(International)
    53.1 miles
  • Capodochino(International)
    63.8 miles
  • Leonardo da Vinci(International)
    71.0 miles
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Via Romana Srls, Italy

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Via Romana Srls, Italy

Via Romana Srls is an Italian-incorporated company owned by a British/Australian Chartered Accountant and her photographer daughter, 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 works in collaboration with various fully-licensed Italian real estate agencies including the Cinelli Immobiliare Agency, Case & Casali Real Estate Agency and the MSL Elite Group in Rome.

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