With stunning views this property, which was once a farm, would make an ideal family home with a separate apartment that could also be utilised as required.

The property is situated in the Comune of San Lucido (CS) approx 50 mins (57km)  drive north of Lamezia airport and approx. 15 mins (9km) from the train station at Paola.

 The building, which does require renovation was once an integral part of a farm. It stands in an elevated hilly area above the town of San Lucido that allow it splendid view of the sea, which on clear days allows you to see Capo Palinuro to the north and the Aeolian Islands, Etna and the Sicilian coast to south.

Set in this peaceful location, the building has a central nucleus dating back to the 1920s and retains floors, ceilings with wooden beams of the time. Subsequent extensions dating back to the 1960s and 1970s had added various rooms that are large and bright, some communicating with each other.

The building of approx. 400sqm is divided between a ground floor and a first floor.

The ground floor is made up of 3 rooms, plus a kitchen and a bathroom, a garage, a warehouse and a cellar mostly with original materials of the time.

The first floor, however, is made up of 2 independent apartments as follows:

  1. a) An apartment, south side, dating back to the 1960s, is composed of three rooms (kitchen and bathroom) with original floors, tiles and bathroom fixtures.
  2. b) An apartment, north side, dating back to the 1970s, is composed of three rooms (bathroom and kitchen) with original floors, tiles and sanitary fixtures.

The building is complete with an attic with the typical Mediterranean tiled roof supported by wooden beams, partly dating back to the time of construction. Adjacent to the attic, there is a large panoramic terrace with sea/mountain views.

There are three balconies overlooking the sea, a large courtyard, a garden, with land and accompanied by outbuildings:  stables, a chicken coop, two pigsties, a room for making bread (oven)

Located on the east side of the building is approximately 12,000sqm of flat irrigated and tree-lined land, there is an olive grove (with some centuries-old trees), around thirty fig trees (the local variety “dottato” used for typical products such as “crosses”, chocolate fig, etc.). There are also various rows of vines to produce table and wine grapes, as well as various fruit trees (pears, plums, peaches, apricots, quinces and various citrus fruits, etc.).

The land, currently in production for cereal harvesting, is also suitable to produce vegetables and fodder for livestock.

Given the characteristics described above, the land and building are well suited for both residential and agricultural-commercial use.

San Lucido is a mix of ancient and modern with the historical centre perched on a rocky prominence supported by La Rotonda sul Mare, which is commonly called the Panoramica from where you can see the spectacular coastline: from U Gafiu to the Ruffo Castle: this particular structure is a noticeable landmark for San Lucido.
U Gafiu is one of the few structures that remains, built from the ancient Rocca Nicetina. Sitting in the main piazza the bar with the same name is where you can enjoy a delicious gelato overlooking the beautiful coastline.
Among the places of interest to see is the Church of the Pietà, which is the oldest place of worship in San Lucido, a small façade nestled between 2 buildings with a small bell tower.

Overlooking the town is the Monastery of Santa Maria del Monte Persano. It was built, around the 11th century, by Basilian monks. In 1893, after a long period of abandonment, the local inhabitants retuned to the church on the feast of Santa Maria del Monte Persano: the first Sunday of September. Currently, the monastery is in the state of ruin, but it is possible to see details of ancient fireplaces, and the stones for the poles that close the large windows and many other details.

The main piazza sits on the Rotunda and you can enjoy a relaxing gelato or aperitivo at the local bars, from there meander through the narrow streets of this lively town to find; café bars, shops, gelateria, restaurants that blend with the more modern grocery stores, pharmacy etc. Also in the summer months it hosts many activities and in August there is the switching on of La Via dei Lampadari, (the street of chandeliers) where one of the traditional streets leading from the piazza is lit with a variety of lights and chandeliers.

Along the beach front are a number of lidos and beach bars, in particular the Scoglio, a rocky area with crystal clear sea, an ideal location for snorkelling!

The towns of Amantea and Paola are a 15-minute drive in each direction and as well as offering year-round facilities and activities host a number of festivals and markets. They also offer a variety of shops, boutiques, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.  Paola is the birthplace of San Francesco di Paola with the sanctuary just one of the many churches that can be visited. There is also the Arch of San Francis located in the centre of the city marking its entrance.

San Lucido is also conveniently positioned to explore many other traditional villages, such as Cetraro with its tourist port, Fiumefreddo, Scilla, and more.  You take advantage of seasonal activities such as mountain biking at nearby Belmonte Calabro, kite surfing at Gizzeria, rafting at Scalea to name but a few. For a more relaxed approach there is the Terme Luigiane at Guardia Piemontese where you can take advantage of the therapeutic effects thermal springs and spectacular surroundings offer.
The stunning National Park of La Sila where you can take advantage of the many year-round activities that are on offer, including walking, pony trekking, quad bikes and in the winter months, skiing & skidooing.

Within easy reach via the Autostrada A3 is Reggio Calabria where you will find the Museum that houses the Bronzes of Riace among many other articles of archaeological interest.

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