Casa Cascata is an attic with a unique location: the historic town of Isola del Liri is built on an island formed by the confluence of two rivers that also creates a spectacular waterfall in the center of the village. Between Liri Island and the mainland is a second islet in the river, connected to the main island by a bridge. On this second island there is only one large residence, today divided into some prestigious apartments overlooking the waterfall.
Only the owners of the apartments have the right to pass over the fenced bridge on the smaller island, thus enjoying an exclusive and prestigious location, while being within walking distance of the restaurants, cafes, shops and services that are located in the historic center of the Island of Liri.
Casa Cascata, on the upper floor of this grandiose palace, is furnished in art nouveau style, as in the days when the palace was the home of wealthy paper mills owners. Juliet's many balconies and windows offer beautiful views of the waterfall that descends 27 meters along a rock face in the deep pool at the base of the waterfall. Every feature of this beautifully restored house is perfect and of the highest quality.
This 307 sqm. 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment occupies half of the top floor of the building and enjoys spectacular views of the waterfall, the ducal castle at the head of the waterfalls dating back to the 12th century and the charming and lively town of Isola del Liri. All this from the privacy and isolation of a small exclusive island.
Passing the private bridge leads to the small island and going up to the upper floor of the building, an entrance, with a painted vaulted ceiling, leads to the formal hall, a large living room of great style and elegance with a decorated ceiling and large windows that look directly onto the waterfall.
From the formal lounge, paneled wooden doors lead to the equally elegant dining room (painted throughout, walls, doors, and ceiling, with scenes along the river) and the second, informal lounge, with its marble fireplace.
From the living room opens a study, beautifully furnished in dark wood, as well as the glazed rear terrace, which, like the dining room, is entirely painted to create the illusion and atmosphere of sitting under a pergola on the banks of the Liri.
At the bottom of the glazed terrace is a door that gives access to the large fully equipped kitchen with solid wood furniture, checkerboard marble floor and decorated ceiling.
The 'sleeping area' has three comfortable and attractive bedrooms, two overlooking the waterfall, and two modern, sophisticated, stylish, and perfectly tiled bathrooms.
There is also a laundry room and ironing with built-in wardrobes.
On the ground floor of the building, immediately after passing the private bridge, Casa Cascata has some department stores and cellars and, above all, a covered and safe parking for at least two cars.
The Island of Liri, best known for the beauty of its waterfall (unique in Europe because it is located in the historic center of a city), is also a focal point both for the locals and for visitors who enjoy the environment and atmosphere of the many typical local restaurants and cafes that open onto the medieval streets around the waterfall.
Isola del Liri has excellent road access to the expressway and therefore to the Rome/Naples motorway; central Rome and rome's international airports are also less than a 90-minute drive away. There is good public transport service by train and coach, including a luxurious air-conditioned coach service in central Rome.
This enchanting combination of a large villa on a small island bathed by the river with spectacular views of the Cascata Grande, the romantic historic city with its narrow medieval alleys and the splendid beauty of the Waterfall House itself with its Art Nouveau decoration, makes this property unique in the Italian real estate market.
Energy classification: G
ISOLA DEL LIRI AND LA CIOCIARIA
Isola del Liri, formerly called "Insula Filiorum Petri", or the island of the Lords, takes its name today from the river that crosses it. The town boasts countless beauties, including the "Museum of the civilization of paper and telecommunications", in which the centuries-old paper tradition of Isola del Liri relives and the suggestive waterfall "Grande" that in the center of the city makes a jump of about 30 m, conseasing a unique case in Italy.
La 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 commute takes you to the enchanting beaches south of Rome. Alternatively, by car to the east, and the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park await you with horseback trekking in the magnificent beech forests, and sparkling lakes and mountain rivers where you can swim in the heat of summer. And at the other end of the temperature, even if Alvito itself is temperate, less than an hour's drive you get to the winter ski slopes.
A house or a second home in Ciociaria will offer you an environment 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 the big tourist cities, despite being less than ninety minutes away from the center of Rome or one of the two airports of Rome.