Historic Home near Medieval Castle
Property type: Apartments/Flat
Area (M 2)
Year Built: 1300
Garage / Parking
Located in the historic center of the medieval town of Bracciano, underneath the 14th-century castle, Orsini-Odescalchi, this authentic and charming home situated on the entire first floor of a 2 family, 14th-century building boasts original features, with a private entrance out into the peaceful piazza in front of the town’s famous duomo.
While renovated with modern conveniences, the apartment’s medieval details are immediately visible from the front entrance. Looking into the main living and dining room, the original fireplace with Manziana (volcanic) stone, a vaulted ceiling with authentic oak beams, original tiles and a wide arch lend this open and airy space a unique architectural style.The charming country kitchen, terracotta tiles, high, 12-ft ceilings and the stunning views on three sides of the apartment that look out over the Lazio countryside and the historic center of Bracciano add even more to the property’s charm.
From the living room, two bathrooms are accessible: a service bathroom with a washing machine and a second full bath with a standing shower and marble features. Just across the main room, the two bright, double bedrooms enjoy a private corridor, panoramic views from the windows and plenty of storage space.
Being 30 minutes from Rome, both accessible by train and with ample parking available, Bracciano offers the best of both worlds, access to Italy’s capital city and the peaceful tranquility of a small, still relatively undiscovered, Italian town. The lake is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive away and hosts plenty of activities. The house’s unique location under the castle tower and the sound of church bells provide a slice of history to your everyday life, while wandering around the narrow side streets of the historic center, the weekly local farmers’ market and the great selection of shops and restaurants contribute to the experience of a true “dolce vita”.
The apartment enjoys autonomous heating, low annual property taxes, no condominium fee and would be ideal as an investment rental property.
Carolyn Delli Santi – Bilingual American Real Estate Broker in Rome, Italy “There is such a natural connection between Italy and California,” says Carolyn Delli Santi, whose passion for both locations has turned into a dream-come-true career. A licensed Realtor in both locations, Delli Santi is fluent in English and Italian and has lived for over thirty years in Rome, Milan, Camogli, Cervinia and the upscale area of the Westside of Los Angeles, California. She works with international buyers and sellers of luxury properties who value her local knowledge, marketing expertise and global connections. Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Delli Santi studied at university in Lugano, Switzerland. She began her career in international real estate working for a Roman agency that deals with short-term leases of historic and prestigious Italian properties. Returning to the U.S., she obtained her real estate sales license in California and became a top…