Beautiful countryside reality in a semi-central position in Arpino. We offer for sale a ruin with more than one hectare of land, which evolves along the side of a hill wonderfully exposed to east-south-west.
The structure, with cantonal stones at the corners and at the entrances, presents a double possibility: demolition and reconstruction around a neighboring green area of 1000 square meters on the floor, or restoration and renovation maintaining its original position.
Given its characteristics, "eco-bonus" or seismic bonuses could be used in the renovation, aimed at improving both its structural and technical performance.
ARPINO AND THE CIOCIARIA
Arpino, of Saturnian origin, was a very important fortified city of the Volsci, the Samnites and the Romans. The imposing cyclopean walls from which a pointed arch door opens, unique in Europe. In 188 BC he obtained full Roman citizenship; the city expanded the territory, with Caio Mario the ager Arpinas was enriched with possessions in Gaul. For centuries, since the early Middle Ages, it was the domain of numerous lords before finally becoming part, after long disputes with the papacy, of the Kingdom of Naples. Until the unification of Italy it was flourishing for the wool industry. Among the churches we remember that of San Michele Arcangelo (10th century), which preserves works by Cavalier d'Arpino, from the Caravaggio school. In the church of Santa Maria di Civita (Xl century) there is the wooden statue of the Assumption (X-XI century), particularly
venerated by the people of Arpino. The Monastery of S. Andrea Apostolo, one of the oldest Benedictine cloistered monasteries in the area, preserves an ancient oil crucifix, under which a medieval example of a painted cross depicting Christ triumphant over death was found.
Ciociaria is easily reachable from both Rome and Naples and their respective airports. A day of shopping in Rome is a common pastime, while an even shorter trip takes you to the lovely beaches south of Rome. Alternatively, drive east, and the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park await with horseback riding through magnificent beech forests, and sparkling mountain lakes and rivers where you can bathe in the heat of summer. And at the other end of the temperature spectrum, even though Arpino itself is temperate, less than an hour's drive will take you to the winter ski slopes.
Ciociaria remains largely an unspoiled jewel with beautiful landscapes and medieval hilltop villages. A home or a second home in the hill towns of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or in the surrounding countryside will offer you an environment where over two thousand years of history are combined with an idyllic rural Italian lifestyle, where you can still discover the " true "Italy" and take a break from the crowds of big tourist cities, while being less than ninety minutes drive from the center of Rome or from one of the two Rome airports.
In an excellent position, between the town center and the provincial roads, the structure is in short a fantastic meeting point between the quiet of the countryside and the convenience of the main services of the town.
From the main road you can access the ruin through a concrete and well-defined road that will take you to the foot of the structure.
From there it would be exceptional through the creation of a path / fence to immerse yourself in your land, full of fruit trees, walnuts, olive trees, oaks.