Ancient Panoramic Monastery For Sale On Frosinone's Hills
Charming historical villa with panoramic gardens housed in a former Franciscan convent for sale in Lazio
Exclusive property with a cloister and its original stone structure on the walls of the Medieval hamlet of Boville Ernica
In the heart of Ciociaria's countryside, in the province of Frosinone, in Lazio, there is this wonderful historical villa for sale, converted from a former convent from the 1300s, measuring 1,000 sqm and with a private panoramic garden of 1,600 sqm.
This splendid property is located in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Boville Ernica, a medieval jewel located in Lazio's countryside. Of very ancient origins, dating back to pre-Roman times, this town stands on top of a hill from which it is possible to admire the vast surrounding panorama.
Built in 1377 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent historical villa stands on the outskirts of the village, and the external walls of the property blend with the majestic medieval walls of the town centre. The entrance to the villa is characterized by a fascinating vaulted door, on the intrados of which we can admire the coat of arms of the Minor Conventuals, an order of Franciscan friars who built the ancient monastery. Internally, this former convent has 3 levels and measures 1,000 sqm overall, developed around the central cloister. The internal spaces offer a total of 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, several reception halls, large dining rooms and a reading room with a stone fireplace.
The villa, partially renovated, still has the original charm of the 14th century, with all the typical characteristics of the architecture of medieval monasteries. Its large halls are covered with enchanting coffered ceilings, exposed beams and original terracotta floors, the walls are enriched with frescoes and stone fireplaces and the fine furnishings are in inlaid antique wood.
Outside, as per the typical tradition of medieval convent architecture, there is a splendid 150-sqm cloister decorated with an Italian garden and a portico with cross vaults. Under the cloister, there is also an ancient rainwater collection cistern, recently renovated. The atmosphere in the cloister is enchanting, with the plants and flowers growing lush, the ivy climbing along the columns of the portico and the greenery of nature creating a harmonious blend with the ancient stone of the villa.
On the west and east sides of the structure, there are two wonderful panoramic gardens. The first, to the left of the complex, is spread over 1,300 sqm and is the larger of the two. Crossed by stone paths and dotted with maritime pines, it looks like a magnificent Italian garden and offers a boundless view that extends from the Valle dei Liri to the central Apennines. This big panoramic garden is the ideal place to organize large private events in a unique and exclusive location, in an idyllic setting of great privacy.
To the east of the cloister you reach, through a fascinating corridor located above the access door to the medieval village, the second panoramic garden, measuring 300 sqm. This area, shaded by tall trees, is the perfect place to relax outdoors, in a unique private space that offers a wonderful view of the valley.
This magnificent historical villa for sale, created from a former Franciscan convent from the 1300s in a strategic and exclusive position, is ideal both as a private home and as an accommodation facility: a unique opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind property.