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*Please note distances are straight line measurements and are approximate
Palazzo Elvino - Historic building for sale in Alvito.
The Elvino-Panicali palace was originally built by Bishop Berardino Elvino, although the work was not completed until 1560, a few years after his death. During his appointment as general treasurer of the Apostolic Chamber, he ordered the construction of a Renaissance palace in his native hill town of Alvito. You can still see his Latin inscription running around the building's facade:
"EPIS INTINATICUS HELVINUS. ANGLONENSIS TESAURARIUS GENERALIS APOSTOLICUS SWEAT HER ATQUE DIVAE CONSTANTIAE FARNESIAE ET G. ASCANI CARDIN SANCTAE FLORA EIUS NENON PAULI III PONT. Max. DOMINORUM SUORUM ATEDAMENT DOMISIAE FREE"
Elvino Tintinatico bishop of Anglona and apostolic treasurer general built this building from its foundations in 1560 with his sweat and with the favor of his lords the excellent Constance Farnese and her son Guido Ascanio caridinale di Santa Fiora and Pope Paul III "
During the 1600s, the palace came into the hands of the Panicali family, who were responsible for the creation of the garden.
Today the building has been divided into two parts: one part has the whole upper floor, an entrance hall on the ground floor, half of the cellars and the garden: it is this part that is offered for sale. The upper floor requires modernization and the cellars have not been restored.
A large entrance hall has doors leading to a raised area overlooking the garden and stairway up to the main garden and cellars. Another staircase leads to the main floor which has a small balcony overlooking the garden and windows along its length providing a wonderful view of the entire valley below. There is a kitchen, pantry, bathroom, and seven other bedrooms: currently five are used as bedrooms and two as living rooms, but of course this use can be changed. Features include antique tiles.
The cellars comprise two levels, and due 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 a back story, and indeed has huge arched windows that look out over the valley. If restored, these rooms could easily be made habitable.
The lower level of the cellars has a door onto a small private corridor that runs along the back of the property.
The attractive garden has several rooms opening onto it from under the raised terrace off the entrance hall - these would be suitable perhaps for a summer kitchen or barbecue area. There is space to install a swimming pool (subject to obtaining planning consent).
The numerous delightful little cafes, restaurants and shops, banks, hairdressers, a post office, a small theater, all necessary service operations, etc., are all within a couple of minutes' drive or walking distance from the Palace.
There is good road access to the street parking just below the property and there is a petrol station in Alvito. The nearby garages are sold separately.
Palazzo Elvino is offered at the price of 115,000.00
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