Historic Luxury Property For Sale In Rieti, Near Rome
Residential estate for sale in Latium
LUXURY RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX FOR SALE IN RIETI, LATIUMThis splendid luxury property, similar to a castle, but in fact an is old abbey, dates back to the 13th century, was constructed for the Cistertian Order and is located a few kilometres from Rieti, surrounded by a beautiful green countryside.
This magnificent building, constructed during the transition between Romanesque and Gothic styles shows mainly the stylistic features of the latter and has since been beautifully and accurately restored in recent years, under strict supervision of the Arts Council.
The typical plan of the time has the church positioned facing North, the monastery to the East and South looking over the valley beneath, and the patio to the West, enclosing the complex on three sides by a high wall.
During the centuries the abbey has housed various ecclesiastic orders, up to the 1800’s when, because of its poor condition, it was taken over by a private owner. However, thanks to the cultural awareness of its latest owners, who initiated and successfully concluded great works of restoration and reconstruction over 20 years, and have brought the building back to its ancient splendour.
The entrance to the building, which features an overall floor surface of 4295 m2, is through a large 950 m2 parking space on basement level, which is extremely practical and discreet.
The old church, which is built on a traditional Latin cross shaped plan with three naves and great quadrangular pillars, is austere and solemn and is the most admired element of the whole complex. The large bell tower features a number of lodgings and a great multifunctional hall.
The remaining part of the complex has been converted onto a condominium with different size apartments with various conveniences.
This splendid luxury villa for sale in Rieti also features over 6000 m2 of grounds with alleys and gardens and an over 13.000 m2 wood forest.
- Central heating
- Swimming pool
- Private parking space
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