BIG PRICE DROP Two Bed Italian Period Property, Price £39,000
Sale price: £39,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 08.06.2015
Specifications, photos and description:
|Sort By:||For Sale|
|Property Type:||Pretty Period Character Residential/Holiday Home|
|Location:||Papasidero, Calabria, Mountains, Ocean, River|
|Building Feature:||Balcony with Stunning Mountains Views|
|Construction Year:||Property in a Historic & Friendly Village|
|Provide With:||New Shutters and Mosquito Screens, Furniture, Tiled Flooring Throughout, Light Fittings and Lamps, New Boiler Fitted in 2011, Balcony, Central Heating, Fireplace, French Windows|
|Kitchen Facilities:||All Items Included, Utensils, Pots & Pans, Plates and Bowls etc, Glasses and Wine Glasses, Oven, Fridge|
Do you like this property?
BIG PRICE DROP Two Bed Italian Period Property, Price £39,000 for sale
Two bedroom renovated period property in Papasidero
Calabria Italy Price £39. 00
BIG PRICE REDUCTION
Viewing by appointment on
14th July - 16th July
(still spaces left. )
For more information email Chris
ducks. co84@yahoo. com
To view a You Tube video slideshow of the house
(before & after) and photos of the area
please use this link.
https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=iWnND_hh_NY
The house has only been used occasionally
and not rented out to the public.
The house has been renovated over the past five years and include an
open plan living room with kitchenette. nbsp;two bedrooms and two showers rooms.
The house comes fully furnished and equipped so it's ready to be lived in straight away.
Renovations included the installation of central heating. rewiring. nbsp;
new shutters. mosquito blinds. nbsp;
tiled flooring. nbsp;kitchen. new shower rooms and decorating etc.
The historic village of Papasidero nestles between the mountains above the
River Lao in the Pollino National Park
(21 km from the coast. 30 km from the Water Park at
Praia a Mare
and 15 km from the A3 motorway in Calabria).
Papasiderio is a really friendly village and I have never had any concerns
about leaving the house unattended for periods of time.
The village is host to numerous outdoor activities including a popular
white water rafting center. nbsp;a lovely beach by the river with a snack bar and
Guides that can take you trekking in the mountains.
Other facilities include shops. bars. a Post Office. a pizzeria. hairdresser
and a street market once a week.
There is a Tourist Information Office in the village.
For those interested in history. there is an ancient church built into the mountain and
castle ruins with panoramic mountain views.
The important Romito Caves are located nearby with its graffiti and relics.
It is believed that the caves were occupied from 16. 00 BC to 4470 BC.
The road from the motorway to Papasidero to Scalea is stunning. passing between
forest covered mountains.
This is a good road with crash barriers and walls keeping drivers safe.
I have made a slideshow movie of the house. the renovations and the area.
Further information about the area.
Papasidero is a beautiful mountainous pearl located in the stunning national park of Parco Nazionale del Pollino. Named after an abbot called Papaslsioros with a current population of about 900 people.
It lies 210 metres above sea level. Scalea – 21km. A3 motorway – 15 km.
Human occupancy in the area dates back to prehistoric times. over 20. 00 years ago. The important archaeological site of “Grotto of the Romito” lies 13 km outside Papasidero. The site was discovered in 1961 and houses pre-historic graffiti in a fascinating cave system. and an ancient burial ground. Other sites of interest include an unusual church built into the mountain and castle ruins with panoramic views of the rooftops and the mountains. The Sanctuary of Constantinople is a Byzantine church constructed around the year 600 AD. Further additions were added in 700AD and the early 19th century. The church is built around a T-plan with many large frescos. Worth a visit.
Today. Papasidero is a self-contained village with shops selling the necessities. bars. a hairdresser. a seamstress etc. The old streets of Papasidero wind between the houses with lovely views of the mountains and the river below. Papasidero is host to numerous outdoor activities including the White Water Rafting Centre. a small beach by the River Lao with a snack bar. and mountain Guides for organized treks in the mountains. The road to Papasidero (SP3) passes between the mountains with crash barriers and walls keeping drivers safe. Papasidero has a beautiful climate with hot summers and a hot/warm spring and autumn.
Calabria makes up the Southern most tip of the Italian peninsula. lying between the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian seas. Positioned right in the centre of the Mediterranean. it has 800 km of magnificent coastline. Justly renowned for its beauty. the Calabrian coastline is made up of cliffs with sheer drops into the sea. long beaches with a backdrop of mountains and the immense forests of Sila. Serra. and Aspromonte. It also has a vast archaeological. artistic and cultural heritage and its unique traditions and idioms are represented in the rich qualities of the peninsula and the surrounding area.
Calabria is a region full of legend and history forgotten for centuries after the invasions of Carlo VIII and Luigi XII. There was a brief Gothic period and a very long Byzantine period in Calabria. These two rich and diverse cultures contrasted greatly to each other and each left their own influence on the region. The Greek period was the most influential and successful historical period. This lasted for five centuries and influenced the buildings. society and the character of the Calabrian people even to this day. Even preceding the Greeks. prehistoric man lived in underground shelters and caves embellished with graffiti and engravings. These caves can still be seen today in the Romito cave at Papasidero.
You can see evidence of all these diverse civilisations and cultures as you travel through Calabria and catch glimpses of both the modern and the ancient. The part of Calabria that we cover is the north side on the Tyrrhenian sea that borders with Basilicata. best known as the Riviera dei Cedri (Citron Riviera). It extends for almost 80km. includes 26 different towns between Praia a Mare and Paola and takes its name from the Citron fruit cultivated on this part of the coast in the town of Santa Maria Del Cedro and in no other part of the world. This fruit is sought after by the Jewish people to celebrate their religious rites. Citron is also used to produce liquors. jams. biscuits. etc. typical of this region.
Scalea is an ancient town on the northern Tyrrhenian coast. full of history. culture and centuries of tradition.
Scalea saw the arrival of Homo Sapiens a few thousand years before the arrival in Calabria of the Greek colonizers. It is enriched with monuments and works of art. most of which can still be admired today. For example. the thirteenth century "Palazzo Spinelli". dating back to 1200. once the home of Prince Spinelli.
The Church of "Santa Maria d'Episcopio" is dedicated to the patron of the city. Madonna Del Carmine. and was built on a pre existing settlement by the Basilian monks in the VIII century. The ruins of the Franciscan convent can still be seen today. It was constructed by Saint Francis of Assisi and was the biggest ever convent built in the Calabrian area. Another church worth visiting is San Nicola in Plateis. which was built upon the ruins of an ancient Byzantine chapel between VIII and IX centuries. When the church was first built. it stood directly by the sea.
Scalea at one time was protected by the watchtowers. which guarded against enemy invasion. The Torre Della Scalicella tower was also called the Judas Tower because a guard that was on duty aided an enemy invasion.
The chapel of the Madonna Del Lauro was patronised by sailors because they believed a miracle had happened there. In the middle of the town of Scalea stands the Torre Talao built in the sixteenth century on a small island. It was built to defend the town against the Turkish attacks and today has become a symbol of Scalea. Inside this cylindrical Tower is a small archaeological museum which holds rare pieces of archaeological artifacts that date back to the 6th and 7th centuries.
Nowadays. Scalea is one of the most visited holiday resorts in Italy. It has much to offer with its unspoilt natural beauty. crystal clear sea. 8km of beaches. and numerous recreational facilities. Outdoor activities include rafting. canoeing. scuba diving and trekking.
Scalea also offers the traditional Calabrian cuisine and typical Mediterranean dishes. Scalea has its traditional summer fairs in honour of the Madonna del Carmine on 15th and 16th of July and the Madonna del Lauro 7th and 8th of September.
Other Towns of Interest nearby.
In Praia a Mare. several caves of hermits were discovered many years ago. One of the caves is called Grotto Della Madonna and is a destination for pilgrims from all the nearby towns and from all over Italy. Isola Di Dino is a pretty island located just off Praia and is home to a number of other caves of interest called Sardine. Leone and Azzurra.
Santa Maria Del Cedro takes its name from the citron fruit trees that grow there. The town has an historic centre dating back to the 12th century. Just along the coast from Scalea. you will find Diamante and Cirella. Cirella is a small hamlet forming part of Diamante. Diamante was founded in 1638 and is famous for its Murals. These wall paintings can be seen on the old houses in the historic centre of the town and can still be admired today.
Belvedere dates back as far as the 12th century and is famous for its ceramic and terracotta.
Also published at eBay.co.uk