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*Please note distances are straight line measurements and are approximate
Casa Bartolone enjoys a more attractive location in the countryside, quiet and rural with beautiful views but not at all isolated. Part of a small hamlet, it's only a ten-minute drive from the historic hilltop town of Arpino, where there are shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and amenities. And a ninety-minute journey takes you to the heart of Rome or Rome's airports.
The 270 sqm property has large light rooms with lovely wide views and a pretty wraparound front balcony, and is set in 1,600 square meters. including a garden, olive groves and vines.
The front door of the property is accessed over a charming little garden complete with a large khaki tree. The ground floor includes a kitchen with fireplace, a dining room, a large garage, another large room that opens to the garden, currently used as a hobby and workroom, although it could be redecorated and transformed into a sitting room or a large bedroom ground on the floor in particular because it has a laundry/bathroom next door.
The first floor has a "night zone": two large bedrooms and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms opens onto the front balcony. The other half of the top floor consists of a large room, which could be a master bedroom or an upstairs sitting room (this room also opens onto the front balcony), an open-plan area overlooking a little garden and another room, currently set up as a second kitchen, which could be turned into a third bathroom.
The back of Casa Bartolone leads to a large area of land cultivated with olive groves and vines. A barbecue area for outdoor eating could be created here at the back of the property in front of the olive groves.
The house has been well maintained and is ready for immediate employment.
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.