Napoleon House is a large and beautiful 270 square meters. house with stunning views in a quiet country location that is still a few minutes' drive from the cities of Arpino, Fontana Liri and Liri Island.
The property, located in 2,500 square meters of gardens, olive groves and woods, would be suitable both as a private home and as a B&B/small hotel.
A private driveway crosses the olive groves of Casa Napoleone and crosses the house on a large open patio perfect for dining outdoors on warm Italian evenings.
Beyond the patio are garden and lawn areas, a seating and relaxation area, a beautiful fun area with pizza oven and a fenced area for puppies. On the one hand, there is a large 5-room stone house, currently used only for storage, although it could be re-inhabited and used as an additional accommodation for guests or as a separate home of the owner/manager if the property were to be used as a small hotel. In addition, the forest of the property extends along the hill.
The ground floor of the main house benefits from two entrance halls. One, right, has the doors to the spacious double/triple garage and kitchen, as well as leading up to the stairs to the rest of the house. The other entrance, on the left, opens to the kitchen and a large bedroom on the ground floor and a bathroom. The garage runs through the depth of the house and at the back, behind the hall and kitchen, offering ample space for both cars and laundry, work rooms, etc.
The spacious kitchen on the ground floor has a magnificent wood-burning fireplace and a large walk- in the pantry.
Upstairs, an entire side of the floor creates a single large bright room, with seating and dining areas, another fireplace, a wraparound balcony with panoramic views of the garden and valley and, on one side, another smaller kitchen area. Also on this level there are four bedrooms (or as it is currently configured, three bedrooms and a study) and, currently, two bathrooms and a utility room -- this closet is however directly above the downstairs bathroom, and therefore could easily become a third bathroom, giving, if desired, three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is an additional small balcony between the bedrooms, which overlooks the patio and garden.
The entrance gates of the property form the end of a street without exit, thus creating excellent access to the street while ensuring complete tranquility and privacy.
Three attractive but diverse cities, all with restaurants, cafes, shops and amenities are just a few minutes' drive away:
Arpino is a renowned hilltop historic city - a pre-Roman settlement, an important Roman city, a fortified medieval fortress and then the very rich center of the Italian wool industry until the late 1800s;
The island of Liri is literally the island on the River Liri, formed where two rivers meet, the medieval center of which is accessed only by two bridges; twinned with New Orleans. the city hosts numerous festivals and has a glittering nightlife with many small bars, cafes and restaurants;
Fountain Liri was a hot city and still retains natural sulfur springs.
And Rome and Naples and their respective international airports are only a 90-minute drive away.
Energy rating: 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 house in Ciociaria, in the hilly villages of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or in the gentle countryside that surround them, it will offer 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 finding you less than ninety minutes of travel from the center of Rome or one of the two airports of Rome.