This magnificent 7 bedroom 17th century palazzo is built in the walls of the Mediaeval castle in the heart of the historic centre of Oria and just 30 minutes from the beaches of both the Adriatic and Ionian seas and Brindisi airport.
This beautiful palazzo, which provides 800m2 of living accommodation, is approached through the stone arched gateway of the castle walls and the up through the cobbled street to the main entrance. The property is truly magnificent and is on a number of levels as follows: Street level: Large double doors open onto reception hall with high vaulted ceilings and doors to the original vaulted coach room (now used as a garage for 2 cars), and further doors to the wine cellar, well house with the original well still in use, wood store, and further doors to laundry room, store room and boiler room with wood burning central heating furnace. Upper level: Marble stairs lead to a further entrance hall with glass doors opening onto terrace, 2 sitting rooms, day room, dining room, 2 kitchens (one the original kitchen, still with a wood burning stove similar to an aga), 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Spiral stairs lead to a further 2 bedrooms. The palazzo retains many of the original fresco ceilings and walls, and the master bedroom is truly magnificent with frescoed ceilings and walls, handmade floor tiles and a balcony with views to the castle tower, whilst many of the rooms also have ornate iron balconies. The property sits in 3000m2 (3/4 acre) of sculptured gardens within the castle walls with vines, an orangery with citrus fruit trees, palms and ornate sculptures and a fountain. This is a truly unique period property in the historic centre of the city of Oria surrounded in a wealth of history . Price €1.200.000