Palazzo di Fazio is an imposing and prestigious century-old palace with breathtaking views located just steps from the medieval gates of the historic centre of Arpino, a beautiful hill town ninety minutes from Rome. The part of the building that is put up for sale is 205 square meters. (excluding cellars); it has magnificent vaulted and frescoed ceilings and has been restored impeccably and of the highest level. The entire facade of the building has recently been plastered and repainted.
All elegant furniture and furnishings, hand-picked for the property, are included in the sale price.
A wrought-iron and glass front door leads into a charming entrance atrium; Marble stairs with sunken tiles lead upwards to the part of the building for sale -- the last two floors. The ground is sloping, and therefore the lowest of the two floors is located on the ground floor at the back of the building.
The upper floor enjoys ample panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding mountains, and also has lovely views of the adjacent Baroque church of St. Anthony. The most important feature of this floor is the magnificent living room with a frescoed ceiling, a bright and beautiful room with an ancient wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows with juliet balconies. A small passageway leads to a guest bathroom. Then there is a second living room or study, another bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a smaller room overlooking the garden and laundry room.
The property enjoys the exclusive use of the walled courtyard garden overlooking the old cloister of St. Anthony's Church under a lease of the municipality. An outbuilding provides storage for furniture and garden equipment. The garden is accessed from the 47 sqm terrace outside the kitchen; This terrace is very large, enough for a life-size dining table on each level, and is perfect for entertaining guests outdoors.
A cellar with a vaulted stone ceiling is accessible from a separate entrance. There is central gas heating and all utilities are connected.
The building has excellent access to the street and there is an adjacent public parking lot. Arpino is a delightful and historic country, inhabited continuously for more than 2,600 years since the pre-Roman era. Today it enjoys a lively street life with restaurants, shops, cafes and services, while maintaining an aura of elegance and culture that suits Cicero's birthplace.
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ARPINO AND CIOCIARIA
Arpino is one of the largest medieval cities in the Italian hilly area called Ciociaria, the name given to the fertile land that is located south of Rome but north of Naples, located inland, on the hills in the heart of Italy.
The Ciociaria 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 drive will take you to the lovely beaches south of Rome. Alternatively, you can drive east, and the mountains of Abruzzo National Park await you with horseback trekking in the magnificent beeps, and sparkling mountain lakes and rivers where you can swim in the heat of summer. And at the other end of the temperature, even if Arpino himself is temperate, less than an hour's drive takes you to the winter ski slopes.
The Ciociaria remains largely a pristine gem, with beautiful landscapes and medieval towns atop the hills. A house or a second home in Ciociaria, in the hilly villages of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or in the sweet countryside that surrounds them, will offer you a scenario 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 crowded crowds of large tourist cities , while you are less than a ninety-minute journey from the centre of Rome or one of Rome's two airports.