A prestigious villa has been turned into a desirable apartment…
Arpino, Frosinone, 03033, Italien
Palazzo di Fazio is an impressive and prestigious centuries-old mansion with stunning views located very near to the medieval gates into the historic centre of Arpino, a beautiful hilltop town ninety minutes from Rome. The part of the palazzo that is offered for sale is 205 sq.mt. (not including the cellars); it has magnificent vaulted and frescoed ceilings and has been immaculately restored to an exceptionally high standard. The entire facade of the palazzo has recently been re-plastered and repainted. All of the elegant furniture and furnishings, handpicked for the property, are included in the sales price. A wrought-iron and glass front door leads into a charming entrance hall; marble stairs with inset tiling detail lead upwards to the part of the palazzo for sale – the top two floors.
The land is sloping, and therefore the lower of the two floors is at ground level at the back of the palazzo, opening into the garden. The garden level floor is configured with a fully-fitted, brand-new kitchen opening out onto a huge split-level dining terrace leading to the garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is the elegant dining room with French doors opening onto Juliet balconies overlooking both the valley and the adjacent baroque church.
The splendid and spacious master bedroom suite with a frescoed ceiling, its own lounge area and en-suite bathroom is located on this floor, as is a guest bedroom, also with en-suite bathroom. The upper floor enjoys sweeping panoramic views over the valley to the mountains beyond, and also has an enchanting vista of the adjacent baroque church of Sant’Antonio. The most important feature of this floor is the magnificent sitting room with its frescoed ceiling, a luminous and beautiful room with an antique open log fireplace and full length windows with Juliet balconies. A small passage leads to a guest bathroom. Then there is a second sitting room or study, another bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a smaller room overlooking the garden and the laundry room. The property enjoys exclusive use of the walled courtyard garden backing on to the ancient cloisters of the Sant’Antonio church by virtue of a lease from the commune. An outbuilding provides storage for garden furniture and equipment.
The garden is accessed off the split-level 47 sq.mt. dining terrace outside the kitchen; this terrace is very large – sufficient for a full-size dining table on each level, and is perfect for al fresco entertaining. A stone-vaulted cellar is accessed by separate entrance. There is full gas central heating and all utilities are connected. The palazzo has excellent street access and there is adjacent public parking. Arpino is a delightful and historic town, continuously inhabited for more than 2,600 years since the pre-Roman era. Now it enjoys a bustling piazza life with restaurants, shops, cafés and services while retaining an aura of elegance and culture befitting Cicero’s birthplace.
Energy classification: G