Ref: ItaCap14867

House for sale at € 650000 in Caporciano

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In the historical centre of a wonderful hilltop town in the Province of L'Aquila near the Sirente Velino and the Gran Sasso Natural Parks we proudly offer for sale a 19th century palace of approx. 850 square metres on 3 levels called "Palazzo Zugaro". While half is liveable, the other half needs restoration. Nevertheless, all utilities are present. Some original features of the palace are: vaulted ceilings, ancient wine press, ancient oven, internal water well, various frescoes. Note that the palace could be also sold partially. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The location is approximately 34 km southwest of Aquila, at 974 metres above sea level on the plateau of Navelli, one finds the village of Caporciano. Of artistic merit is the Romanesque church of S. Peter. The building dates back to XII the century and it contains frescoes from the XV the century; the church itself was enlarged towards the end of century XIV. Furthermore, the main building in the village is the church of S. Benedict the Abbot. (Saint Benedict was the founder of the Benedictine order-a famous alumnus of this order was the Frenchman Dom Perignon, for whom the great champagne is named.) This church was built over the remains of an old castle. (In fact, the bell tower adjacent to the church was once one of the castle's towers.) A few kilometres away is the small burg of Bominaco. From Bominaco castle's remnants one may easily see the higher peaks of the Abruzzi (the Gran Sasso, the Maiella, the Sirente and Velino). Bominaco also has inherited two old churches of artistic merit and an old castle. They are the Benedictine churches of Saint Pellegrino and Santa Mary Assumed into Heaven. They date back to the Benedictine monastery that existed around the X century when the town's name was Momenaco. The castle was built by Benedictine monks as a way to defend their property from the Saracens who would periodically raid this area from their strongholds further south. History: Although the area is of medieval origin, there are numerous archaeological reminders of Roman and other Italic peoples' presence in the area. (Note, the four major Italic tribes that inhabited the area were the Peligni, the Marsi, the Vestini and the Equi.) In fact the town's name is thought to come from 'Capo Giano" (literally "head of Janus") or from "Casa Porciana" (literally "house of pigs –referring to the continued large number of wild boars that roam the woods in the area).
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