Property Details

Italy - Le Marche, Macerata, Civitanova Alta

Bedrooms3 Bathrooms2 Reception rooms4

Exceptional, Grand Noblemen’s apartment with stunning marble staircase, arches and colonnades. Situated in a medieval village with restaurants, shops & bar, 4km from marina, beaches and town.

Hand painted frescoed and coffered ceilings throughout.

Spacious, richly decorated living accommodation 357m2

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

2 dining Rooms,1 living Room, Studio

Kitchen and Storage/Laundry Room

Cellar with cross-vaulted ceilings 250m2

Magnificent hand painted wooden beams and doors

Private courtyard

5km from marina and beaches and town

The beauty and elegance of this luxurious Nobleman’s apartment cannot be understated. Based in the heart of a medieval village, just 4km from seemingly endless, unspoilt, golden beaches, the apartment has enormous gravitas. It is within walking distance of local shops and restaurants and is easily reached from several airports.

Description of Apartment

Only 100 m from the main square, a medieval town door opens to stunning arches and colonnades and an imposing stone staircase, leading up to the spacious apartment, which is richly decorated throughout.

Inside is a grand hall which features original ‘Cotto’ tiles on the floor, above is the original coffered ceiling, which has been masterfully restored. Stunning hand painted doors with wooden frames decorated with a marble effect, lead off to the different rooms of the house, all characterized by frescoed ceilings, beautifully preserved over the years.

The total area of the apartment is 357 m2, and it is extremely spacious and light.

One of the most beautiful rooms is probably the lounge/studio. The fresco on the ceiling, is remarkable, and perfectly preserved. On the floor, the original ‘Cotto’ tiles give the room a warm feel. This room has a lovely view over the courtyard.

For entertaining guests, there is a second living room, with coffered ceiling, and again original tiles. It leads directly to an elegant and spacious dining room with yet another amazing hand painted coffered ceiling.

There is also a second family dining room, which leads to the fully equipped kitchen with a lovely big fireplace, great for grilling some meat or preparing those rustic bruschettas! Next to the kitchen, there is a big storage/laundry room.

The layout of the apartment is cleverly arranged so that there is a clear separation between the living areas and the sleeping area. All the bedrooms are spacious, bright and with large windows. Two of the bedrooms have frescoed ceilings of goddesses, the third has a magnificent hand-painted coffered ceiling.

An interesting feature, a reminder of the apartment’s medieval heritage, is that both bathrooms are placed on a kind of small bridge, crossing the alley below. One of the bathrooms has a bathtub, the other one, a shower.
There is another storage space available from the corridor

The Cellar

The cellar measures 250 m2 and has an incredible cross-vaulted ceiling. It is below ground level and maintains a perfect temperature to store your wine collection. It is of brick construction and is a unique feature of the property. The history of the building is palpable and it is said to be part of a wider network of underground town “grottoes”, that were typically built in the past to store personal belongings or hide in, during times of war and slump.

The Courtyard

The property has a private courtyard, and also a spacious common area, where you can relax in the summer. There is an additional 30 m2 private area which the new owner could turn to any number of uses - perhaps a veg garden, yoga area or simply a beautiful walled garden. A small room is accessible from the courtyard which could be used as a storage room, or perhaps as a kitchen when dining ‘Al fresco.’

The Layout

The property has a habitable space of 357 m2 plus a cellar of 250 m2. The layout can be seen clearly in the plan amongst the photographs, and is as follows

Ground Level

Entrance to grand staircase

First floor

Doors to large entrance hall from which the rooms lead.
First door on right leading to family dining room, fully equipped kitchen with big fireplace plus a store/laundry room
Second door on right to living room and spacious dining room
Door ahead leads to a corridor and sleeping area, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Door to left to studio/living area overlooking the
Private courtyard
There is an additional private area plus of 30m2
Another communal area

The History

The building dates to the 17th century and was built over some much older ruins, dating back further still, to the 15th century. It was in the 1800s, when the apartment was used as the Bishop’s residence and had the stunning make over we see today.

During World War II, the building was used as a place to hide soldiers and local people. During the restoration work, which took place at the end of the 1990s, several objects belonging to the soldiers were found hidden inside the house walls.

The Location

The apartment is right in the town centre of Civitanova Marche Alta, less than 100 metres from the main square. All the basic services are at your fingertips. In the main square there is a traditional bar, a food store and a news-stand providing everyday provisions.

Civitanova Marche Alta, is a lovely and well maintained medieval town, full of atmosphere and interest. There is a small Belvedere from which there are views overlooking the countryside stretching out to the Adriatic Sea.
Civitanova Marche Alta, is only 4 km from the main attractions and services of nearby town Civitanova Marche. The town has beautiful sandy beaches, fashionable shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as a big shopping mall and road connections (A14 motorway and SS77 highway, connecting the coast to the mountains).


Town centre: 100 m
Civitanova Marche: 4 km
Beach: 4 km
A14 Motorway: 4 km
Fermo: 24 km
Sirolo and Conero Park: 26 km
Airport of Ancona- Falconara: 51 km
Boats from Ancona to many destinations in Croatia
Sibillini Mountains: 63 km
Ski Resorts: 70 km 


Please note:  All sizes are approximate. British Owned Property Abroad has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading.  However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.

For sale

Ref #: 479

Civitanova Alta
€750,000 Freehold

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