- To restore
- Original features
- Terracotta floors
- Stone flagged courtyard
Stone property requiring restoration which still has all the original features and character including frescos, terracotta floors, stone surrounds on doors and windows and a 200 year old stone spiral staircase .
DIMORA DEL RE - The house is set at the edge of a hill top village with commanding views over the surrounding countryside.
Entrance is from a private stone flagged courtyard into the main hall with fireplace and walls with frescos and a beamed ceiling, there are a further 9 rooms with vaulted ceilings including kitchen and a dining room, some with frescos, and a large terrace with views on this level.
An original stone staircase leads to the upper levels with 5 bedrooms and a central living room.
On the ground floor there are 8 cellars and an internal courtyard.
The portion of land of 139 sqm is accessed off the courtyard.
The property is connected to main services.
Offering potential for restoration this is a unique property where the immense character of the building has been preserved. The current owner has carried out structural work. leaving the internal restoration to be completed.
The village is situated at the head of the Caprio valley with easy access to Pontremoli just 8 kms away.
Pontremoli was built between two rivers as an expansion of the central castle. Wherever you look you will find elegant palazzos with internal courtyards overlooking the river. The cobbled lanes leading up to the castle are flanked with stone houses and interlinking arches. The twin arched roman bridges are the gateway on either side of the town. Pontremoli has a good selection of shops and restaurants, a theatre, hospital and the famous Castello which houses a museum. The central Piazza della Repubblica has traditional cafès where you can mingle with writers as the town hosts the most important Italian book prize. Don?t miss the imposing white marble Cathederal and colourful street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Lunigiana (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical part of Tuscany starting with its name the ?Land of the Moon?. The hills that encircle Lunigiana create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere whilst the blend of the mountains and sea are extremely inviting to those who enjoy the outdoors. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage but for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours? drive away.
Lunigiana is special and has been likened to a magical kingdom. It is not only the breath-taking scenery with its abundance of medieval castles but you simply feel a huge sense of wellbeing radiating from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and most importantly, from the sense of tradition and community amongst people here that is rarely seen in modern day life.
The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing in the summer while the snow clad mountains offer skiing in the local resorts during the winter months and are each a short drive away. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all within an hours? drive.