In the heart of the medieval, two historic houses comprising of 600 sq m circa of internal space, for sale either as one whole or as two separate units. The pink house and the orange house be reached by foot or by car (subject to authorization) as the medieval center of Pigna is closed to traffic, its stone streets conserved perfectly, absolutely authentic and original. The entrance gate to the city is spectacular and leads to the old vaulted market square, Piazza Vecchia and then to the magnificent thirteenth century church of San Michele Archangelo with its distinctive towers in gothic style, ornamental rose window and marble front. The house lie directly in front of the church, the ancient stone fountain filling the houses with the sound of running water.
The houses are absolutely in an original condition and so needing restoration, they have ancient fireplaces, beams and vaulted ceilings. Underlying them both is a massive stone cellar over two floors. The pink house has an impressive stone entrance hall, on the first floor kitchen, bathroom and 4 further rooms. On the second floor, two rooms and a dramatic terrace overlooking the old town and from which you can enjoy the splendid mountain views, thick with olive groves and towering chestnuts. The third floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom, the fourth floor 3 good sized rooms and above a spacious attic floor. The orange house has on the ground floor an entrance hall, two rooms and a bathroom. The first floor sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and walk in wardrobe. The second floor a hall and 2 large rooms. It would be possible to create further outside space by opening a part of the top floor to create a roof terrace. The orange house has a new roof. Each of the houses have good sized windows overlooking the medieval square and the church or the long view of the river valley and the ancient town.
The village of Pigna lies above the better known village of Dolceacqua, some 25 minutes drive from the coast and Ventimiglia (22 km distant). Nice Airport can be reached in some 35 minutes from Ventimiglia. The zone is part of the National Park of the Maritime Alps, with uninterrupted walks into the mountains for hundreds of kilometers. Just above Pigna runs the famous Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, a footpath running from France and traversing all of Liguria, eventually joining the Cinque Terre footpath, super panoramic walks with sea views from the high mountain level. Around Pigna there are many deep granite pools on the river to swim in summer. The medieval village has good food shops and restaurants, there is a spa at some 2 km distance.
Both houses together: €285,000
Casa 1 pink with terrace: €170,000
Casa orange without terrace (possibility to transform top floor into terrace) €135,000
The Italian Property Company SRL is a registered Italian estate agency, specialized in working with foreign clients who wish to acquire property in Liguria. We cover all aspects of the sale, with the help of our specialized team of lawyers, accountants, tax advisers and bankers, all who have an expert use of the English language. We offer a service to also helps in the restoration of a property, using a skilled team of builders, architects, surveyors and engineers. We are extensively involved in building projects on behalf of our clients. We are a family business and offer an extensive after sale service to our clients, to help with every aspect of administration and the ongoing needs of running a home in Italy.
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