This property is an apartment for sale in one of the finest Palazzi of Penne’s historic centre.
Close to the shops, bars and restaurants of this lively town and dating back to the 16th century the magnificent architectural features of this Palazzo are recognized by the Ministry of Art & Culture with special listed status. The building is in superb condition and divided into a small number of select private apartments sharing the ancient courtyard and entry from the quiet, medieval cobbled street.
The apartment for sale is on the first floor and consists of 5 rooms and a bathroom with a central corridor. The total floor area is in the region of 90 square metres. It is currently used as a private Dental practice and is fitted out for that purpose, but would convert easily to residential use as a 3-bedroom apartment with a minimum of cosmetic work and the installation of a kitchen.
The ceilings have recessed lighting and the floors are of modern light parquet with ceramic tiles in the bathroom, which is equipped with a shower. All the window frames, doors and other fittings are of an optimum quality and the decor and style is that of a modern apartment, albeit housed in the most exquisite ancient structure. Views from the windows are of the cobbled street and there is plenty of light in this apartment.
In recognition of the building’s special status the apartment is exempt from the local community tax IMU, which has been brought in with effect from June 18 2012.
Penne is a lively town and the centre of a commune of some 12,000 people. It has a large school, a well-regarded local hospital and a good selection of shops and banks. It is sufficiently large to have a cosmopolitan ambience yet retains the unique character of an ancient hill town. The ‘Centro Storico’ is still largely inhabited by Italian families and so it retains a real Italian vivacity sometimes lost in the more famous architectural gems of Tuscany and Umbria . There is a small international community and several Danish and other Scandinavian families have homes here. There is an hourly bus service to Pescara and a regular service to Rome.
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