This incredible property is a magnificent 16th century historical dwelling of about 1,000 sq. metres. It is over 4 levels in the centre of the pretty hilltop village of Archi. Included in its accommodation are 13 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 5 terraces, garden, garages, cellar, storage rooms etc.
The palace has stunning views from one side towards the valley and the Adriatic Sea, and on the other side towards the Majella mountain.
The oldest part of the palazzo dates back to the 16th century, and was subsequently extended in the 17th century by Giacomo Antonio Cieri, Governor of the fief of the Prince d'Aquino of Caramanico. The property has been in the same family since it was first built. The current owner has lovingly restored and rebuilt parts of the building using original materials and building methods following second world war damage.
The palazzo enjoys numerous architectural features such as an impressive 50 sq. metre drawing room with a beautiful vaulted ceiling and large windows leading to one of the terraces, cotto fiorentino flooring throughout, 2 foot thick walls, and a large new open plan kitchen.
The layout of the palazzo lends itself to subdivision into three self-contained apartments if desired.
Atessa - Chieti Province
Atessa is a rural town which is located 429 metres above sea level. It has a population of 10,639 and boasts many amenities including banks, hotels, shops, restaurants and bars.
Atessa is in a splendid panoramic position and the fascinating old town is composed of two villages that were originally separated by a gorge. One of the best ways to discover the town is on foot providing an opportunity to admire the ancient Cathedral of San Leucio and the town’s surviving gates. The picturesque lanes are a delight making Atessa a great place to live.
Driving Distances/Approximate Travel Times (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 68 km/58 min
Ancona Airport - 231 km/2 hr 22 min
Rome Fumicino Airport - 294 km/2 hr 56 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 268 km/2 hr 43 min
Adriatic Coast at Fossacesia Marina - 25 km/28 min
Skiing at Pizzoferrato - 43 km/1 hr 2 min