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.
Archi - Chieti Province
The town of Archi is located 462 metres above sea level and has a population of 2,498. It is situated on a wooded hill between the Sangro and Pianello rivers. Archi still preserves its ancient medieval walls and the original settlement is arranged along the crest in a typical elongated pattern, dominated by the ruins of castle. It is a pretty village which is perfect to explore on foot.
Archi is a ‘City of Olive Oil’, as it is known for its production of high quality oil. There are a few shops and bars in the centre with a choice of restaurants, on the outskirts, just short drive away.
Driving Distances/Approximate Travel Times (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 65 km/53 min
Ancona Airport - 232 km/2 hr 20 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 296 km/2 hr 56 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 268 km/2 hr 41 min
Adriatic Coast at Fossacesia Marina - 23 km/26 min
Skiing at Pizzoferrato - 45 km/48 min