A few minutes walk from the main square, this 140 sqm. the apartment is perfectly positioned to enjoy the restaurants, cafes and shops of Arpino, a beautiful medieval hilltop town just 90 minutes from Rome.
The apartment is part of an ancient palace, beautifully restored to a very high standard. The original coat of arms of the noble family is proudly displayed above the entrance of the stone door. Casa Serenca, the only apartment located on the top floor of the building, offers stunning views of the historic centre of Arpino and beyond the valleys and mountain ranges. The entrance is by a pretty stone staircase. This apartment shares a lovely courtyard and a small garden accessed by the central stone staircase.
The entrance to the apartment leads to the main lounge, an elegant and sophisticated room with ceilings with original oak paneling, perfectly restored and white paintings. Two sets of window doors with shutters allow uninterrupted panoramic views from the front of the room. An open fireplace is an added bonus.
To the left of the lounge are two large rooms, both with ceilings with similar oak panels. The first room is currently used as a beautiful dining room; A fake wall was inserted to create a storage room, but this could easily be removed to create a larger dining room. The second room located at the front of the apartment is currently used as a study and guest room.
To the right of the main lounge a small hallway leads to the master bedroom and bathroom. With its location in the front corner of the building, this main suite offers spectacular views of the old city.
An amazing feature of this apartment is the small hidden staircase accessed from the kitchen which leads directly to another very private double bedroom again with great views of the historic center of Arpino.
The apartment is in perfect state of maintenance, it was completely renovated and redone in 1998 by the main master of the area, Claudio Cinelli, who remains available to perform any renovations desired by the buyer.
Energy classification G
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.
Often overlooked, by both tourists and foreigners looking for an Italian home, in favor of the more publicized regions of Tuscany and Umbria, the Ciociaria remains largely a pristine gem, with beautiful landscapes and medieval cities 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.