Medieval Roman Watchtower Set on Ten Acres of Farmland Including Small Vineyard and Olive Grove, in Livable Condition but Restoration Needed, Close to Rome – Albano Laziale, Italy – €400,000

Within the beautiful Roman countryside, along the Via Nettunense, in the territory of Cecchina - municipality of Albano Laziale and a few kilometers from Rome, we offer for sale a splendid land farm of about 45,000 square meters with an adjoining housing unit of about 300 gross square meters, obtained in the fundamental structure of a watchtower, dating back to the late Middle Ages and built during the incursions of the Saracens and still remained extraordinarily intact to its origins. The structure has been completely renovated respecting the original military architecture, but the limited housing use has marked the time spent and requires a new revitalization to make it livable.
Medieval Roman Watchtower Set on Ten Acres of Farmland Including Small Vineyard and Olive Grove, in Livable Condition but Restoration Needed, Close to Rome – Albano Laziale, Italy – €400,000

Good Thursday morning! A Roman Middle Ages watchtower set on ten acres of agricultural land, including small vineyard and olive grove, close to Rome, some restoration needed.

Become your own feudal lord? This property is so fascinating in its age and the possibilities for how it could be used!

From the listing on Immobiliare:

Within the beautiful Roman countryside, along the Via Nettunense, in the territory of Cecchina – municipality of Albano Laziale and a few kilometers from Rome, we offer for sale a splendid land farm of about 45,000 square meters with an adjoining housing unit of about 300 gross square meters, obtained in the fundamental structure of a watchtower, dating back to the late Middle Ages and built during the incursions of the Saracens and still remained extraordinarily intact to its origins. The structure has been completely renovated respecting the original military architecture, but the limited housing use has marked the time spent and requires a new revitalization to make it livable.

The tower develops on three different levels for a total of 90 square meters where there are three beautiful rooms with non-holed windows, while the rest of the house, which develops at the base of the tower, consists of an entrance with access from the tower, double living room with fireplace and terrace, living room, kitchen and bathroom. In the basement, almost all above ground with large windows, 4 meters high and very bright ceilings, there is the cellar, the technical room, a room with a barrel vaulted ceiling and two large rooms to be used for any solution, residential or professional. The terrain, with soft anticline lines is among the most interesting in the area, not only for its 360 degree panoramic dominance with breathtaking views down to the sea, but also for its geomorphological features, mostly flat, with the culminating part shaped of a very gentle hill, on whose summit the tower dominates with its “Guelph merlons” with horizontal termination. The land is agricultural, and is cultivated in part arable for 31,500 square meters, part with vineyards for 9,000 square meters and part with olive groves for 3,500 square meters. There are tall trees and fruit trees.

The detailed elements of the tower and the details of the rooms, ceilings with exposed wooden beams, floors of the same age still make the structure ideal for both permanent residence and occasional use of the weekend, to be immersed in the greenery and in the quiet of the beautiful Roman countryside, but without any doubt, an unparalleled real estate investment in terms of its type, location and structural beauty that make it suitable for a wide range of possible professional uses, not only for its merely agricultural use but also for receptive activities such as the B&B, the Agriturismo, the Albergo diffuso or “TreeHouses” (tree houses, recreational units that are very popular today). Any restructuring could be aimed at making the company environmentally friendly by installing photovoltaic panels to cover the entire necessary energy needs, while the water supply could be provided, as well as by a public aqueduct, by the restoration of an artesian well and by the rainwater collection tanks.

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