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*Please note distances are straight line measurements and are approximate
Casa Abate is a nice apartment to be restored of 65 square meters. consisting of 3 rooms, for 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. located on the first floor of a delightful stone building dating back to the 1600s in the heart of one of the most historic areas of Arpino, a medieval hilltop town. The building is divided into four apartments, one of which (Casa Roberta) is located exactly upstairs. Exceptionally convenient would be to join the two apartments with an internal staircase so as to have a real pied a terre. All four apartments have the same rights to use the beautiful common gardens arranged at the back of the property with a gated entrance. The gardens measure 650 square meters, are terraced on several levels and offer sweeping views of the valley and surrounding hills. The access and enjoyment of such large gardens is an advantage that is not often enjoyed by small pied-à-terre apartments and is therefore a particularly valuable feature for Casa abate.
The first room evolves as an entrance with beautiful bricks painted to ancient love, a small adjacent room could be laid out as a kitchen. The second room, large and with windows overlooking both the garden and the view of the surrounding valley, would be ideal as a bedroom, or create a division to insert even a small bright living room. There is a bathroom and another smaller room that could still accommodate another sunbed or be used as a storage room. The other three apartments of the building are all used by the owners as a main or secondary residence and the building is in good condition. Maintenance work has recently been completed on the roof and gutters. There are no fixed annual condominium fees. When modernization and renovation are completed, this will be a charming, bright and spacious pied-à-terre for a person or couple.
In the heart of the medieval streets, But with a few minutes walk they will take you to the main square of Arpino, with its shops, restaurants, cafes and services. And only ninety minutes by car will take you to the center of Rome, Naples and their main international airports. Rome's second international airport is only an hour away.
Energy classification: G
ARPINO AND THE CIOCIARIA
Arpino, of Saturnian origin, was a very important fortified city of the Volsci, samnites and Romans. This is demonstrated by the imposing cyclopic walls from which a pointed door opens, unique in Europe. In 188 .C. obtained full Roman citizenship; the city expanded the territory, with Caius Marius the ager Arpinas enriched himself with possessions in Gaul. For centuries, since the early Middle Ages, it has been the domain of many lords before being permanently part, after long disputes with the papacy, of the Kingdom of Naples. Until the unity of Italy it was flourishing for the wool industry. Among the churches we remember that of St. Michael the Archangel (sec. X), which preserves works by the Cavalier d'Arpino, of the Caravaggio School. In the church of Santa Maria di Civita (sec. Xl) there is the wooden statue of the Assumption (10th century X-XI), particularly
revered by the arpinates. The Monastery of St. Andrew the Apostle, one of the oldest Benedictine cloistered monasteries in the area, houses an ancient oil crucifix, under which a medieval specimen of a painted cross depicting christ triumphant on death was found.
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 Arpino itself is temperate, less than an hour's drive you get to the winter ski slopes.
La Ciociaria remains largely an unspoiled pearl with beautiful landscapes and medieval villages at the top of the hills. A house or second home in Ciociaria, in the hilltowns of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or in the gentle countryside that surrounds them, 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.