Arpino (Via Marco Agrippa) Borgo Antenangeli Santulli, a unique property in the heart of Arpino.
The history of this village dates back to the end of the 1500s, when the Antenangeli family bought a land strewn with Roman ruins which over the years developed over 4 floors. On the staircase at the first flight in a niche stands the only known example of the statue of Hercules Theban on an Egyptian granite column.
In the Neapolitan noble chapel Louis XV style almost perfectly preserved on the third floor of the building, there is the finely carved marble sarcophagus that contains the body of San Vittorino Martire: Pope Pius IX with papal bull of 13.3.1869 granted the privilege of celebrating three consecutive masses on February 26, the day of the feast of the Saint.
Between the house and the olive grove, also owned, there is what is considered the oldest street of Arpino, pedestrian only: the Via Greca, so called because, as the writers refer, it was built by Cicero and his Greek slaves.
During his reign King Joachim Murat was also a guest of the family.
Local tradition tells that with the Antenangeli family, King Murat loved to go to the top of a lookout tower in Monte San Girolamo still owned and included in the Sale of the Borgo to sign his official papers and since then the turret of Murat.
The Borgo is accessed from various entrances, the one of historical significance is on Via Marco Agrippa, on the mezzanine floor there is the cellar, very airy and dry of about 50 square meters.
The first floor, over 170 square meters, is used as a private exhibition museum, which can be visited, where the current property preserves numerous ancient works of art (paintings and sculptures) made mostly by the current owner; it consists of an entrance hall, a triple living room with a two meter high fireplace, a kitchen, a large hallway with a study, a bathroom, a library and two other bedrooms. In each room there are exposed beams, terracotta floors and each door is made with ancient stone arches.
On the third floor, we find an important fresco restored before the entrance to the property which represents the ancient coat of arms of the Antenangeli family; from here you have access to the main floor of over 500 square meters as follows: large entrance where the noble chapel is kept, double living room with coffered ceilings and fireplace, important reception room, dining room, tea room with adjoining terrace covered panoramic view, eat-in kitchen with adjoining laundry area and pantry, bedroom with master bathroom, impressive loft library with 7-meter high wooden ceilings, second bedroom with bathroom and Jacuzzi, third bedroom with bathroom and suite and fourth guest bedroom.
The French window of the kitchen gives access to an enchanting ancient cobbled street typical of the 19th century where there are two further independent apartments, the first is 65 square meters, consisting of a large bedroom and bathroom, the second is 75 square meters on two levels with wooden mezzanine.
Going up further and bordering the Via Greca, from which it has a second access, there is the enchanting hanging garden of over 300 square meters Dominant and Panoramic over the city of Arpino with numerous fruit trees where the original spring that brought the water to the Antenangeli family.
The historic Torre di Murat, which is part of the property, is the last of the 4 watchtowers of the city, and the pride of the Borgo; in its terraced gardens there is an important olive grove consisting of about 200 plants for a total of over 3000 meters.
The whole is completed by a huge exclusive paved parking lot of over 100 square meters, just 30 meters from the main entrance.
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