Fascinating countryside reality on the border between Fontana Liri and…
Arpino, Frosinone, Lazio, 03033, Italien
An excellent opportunity to merge your personal idea of a rustic dwelling in the heart of Arpino, starting from a building partially to be restored with joints in the main streets of the “Arco District”: Via Greca, Via M.Agrippa. Traditional and romantic stairways will lead you to the entrance of the house, resulting in a good position from the square and its services (Bar Banks, Municipal Offices, minimarket), reachable in 5 minutes on foot.
The structure, probably dating back to the early 60 ‘, consists of 3 levels, starting from the bottom, you enter a large cellar with a large fireplace, exceptional for a restoration in the living room. Proceeding through a concrete staircase and a more recent manufacturing pudrelle attic, we arrive at the first floor, where we find the first bedroom facing south and a further entrance connected to a common outdoor area.
A wooden staircase takes us to the second floor, the largest, consisting of: 2nd bedroom, bathroom, large living room with a fireplace and further access to the street. A kitchen area is connected to the living room through a partition. The latter would be easily removable to create a direct connection of the kitchenette with the living room.
The property lends itself to being adapted thanks to its versatile spaces, in the living area on the first floor and in the night in the rest of the house, or vice versa. Choose the most suitable main entrance, the new floors and paintings will be the beginning of the creation and personalization of your home in Ciociara.
ARPINO AND THE CIOCIARIA
Arpino, of Saturnian origins, was a very important fortified city of the Volsci, the Samnites and the Romans. This is testified by 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 definitively 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 Arpinati. The Monastery of S. Andrea Apostolo, one of the oldest Benedictine cloistered monasteries in the area, houses 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 journey takes you to the lovely beaches south of Rome. Alternatively, by car to the east, and the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park await you with horse trekking in the magnificent beech woods, and sparkling mountain lakes and rivers where you can swim in the heat of summer. And at the other extreme of the temperature, even if Arpino itself is temperate, less than an hour’s drive takes you to the winter ski slopes.
Ciociaria remains largely an unspoiled pearl with beautiful landscapes and medieval villages on top of the hills. A home or second home in the hill towns of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or in the sweet countryside that surround them 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 some free time from the crowded crowds of the big tourist cities, while being less than ninety minutes drive from the center of Rome or from one of the two Rome airports.