86 km - 53 miles
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*Please note distances are straight line measurements and are approximate
Casa AnnaArco is a charming 85 sqm. apartment built in the medieval walls of Arco, one of the neighborhoods of the historic center of the hill town of Arpino. It is available for immediate occupation, although with some renovation it would be a real gem.
Entering Arpino through the upper "Arco" gate in the medieval walls and going up a romantic stone paved alleyway (vicolo), you reach the entrance door of Casa AnnaArco. The owner now lives in the valley with his family, but previously the door was framed by flowers, coloured against the old stone.
Beyond the front door, you are greeted by a well-designed entrance with mirror, coat rack and shelf for keys, mail, etc.. There is a large cupboard for the boiler discreetly hidden in the narrow entrance. To the left is the second bedroom with its beautiful arched ceiling, and adjacent is a good sized bathroom.
In front of the entrance door is a fully equipped kitchen with ample space for a family dining table. On the right, a few steps lead to the refined living room which is currently also furnished with a more formal dining table. This room benefits from a large wood burning fireplace and a window overlooking the valley. Here, on this side of the apartment, there is another large room with a wide panoramic view, currently configured as the master bedroom.
An interesting feature of this property is the small, very private enclosed garden which, although on a separate deed, can be acquired as part of the purchase of Casa AnnaArco. This pretty little courtyard with garden is just a stone's throw from the main door in another of the winding secular alleys.
The property is only a minute's walk from the public car park and five minutes, or a couple of minutes by car, from the centre of Arpino with its shops, bars and restaurants.
Energy classification G
ARPINO AND THE CIOCIARIA
Arpino is one of the major medieval cities on top of the area of Italy called Ciociaria, the name given to the fertile land that lies south of Rome but north of Naples, located inland among the hills in the heart of Italy.
The Ciociaria region is easily accessible from both Rome and Naples and their respective airports. A day of shopping in Rome is a common pastime, while an even shorter trip takes you to the beautiful beaches south of Rome. Alternatively, drive east and the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park await you with horseback riding in the magnificent beech forests and sparkling mountain lakes and rivers where you can swim in the summer heat. And at the other end of the temperature, although the Arpino itself is temperate, less than an hour's drive takes you to the winter ski slopes.
Often overlooked, both by tourists and foreigners looking for an Italian home, in favour of the more advertised regions of Tuscany and Umbria, Ciociaria remains for the most part an unspoilt jewel with beautiful scenery and medieval hilltop towns. A house or second home in the Ciociaria, in the hilly towns of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or the gentle countryside surrounding them, will offer you an environment where over two thousand years of history combine with an idyllic Italian rural lifestyle, where you can still discover the "real" Italy and take time off from the crowds of the larger tourist cities, while being less than ninety minutes away from the centre of Rome or one of Rome's two airports.