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via Giovanni XXIII
Calimera, Lecce

Property Description

CALIMERA - LECCE - SALENTO In the heart of Calimera, ancient building of particular historical value now available for sale. The property dates back to 1600s and it is, after the Mother Church, the oldest building in Calimera. The property is about 600 sqm and it is on the ground floor; its interiors are embellished with high ceilings with beautiful and characteristic star and barrel vaults in exposed stones. The underground part, which was used as a large storage room in the past, is completely dug into the rock and it is of about 150 sqm. It is also possible to build on the roof terrace for almost the entire surface of the ground floor. The property is completed by the 500 sqm interior garden. The rooms are all arranged in a very functional way, therefore the property lends itself well to be used for example as a tourist accomodation taking advantage of the funds granted by Regione Puglia for the renovation of ancient buildings for tourist purposes. It would be possible to create in fact a wellness centre on the basement floor, a restaurant on the ground floor also using the outdoor garden and several rooms to host guests on the upper floor. In the past the building was used for different purposes: it was in fact a mill, then also a barn and an olive-oil mill and its activity was so important that lots of people from Calimera and the neighboring villages were employed there. This confirms the prestige enjoyed by this ancient structure, not only from an architectural point of view but also from a historical and social perspective. Calimera is just 15 km from the nearest beaches of Salento, 20 km from Lecce, 45 km from Gallipoli and 65 km from Brindisi Airport.

Listed by Coldwell Banker Gruppo Bodini

Property Details

ID #
6378501001743
Status
For Sale
Type
Residential, House
Postal Code
73021
Building Area
10,764ft2
Year Built
1600
Furnished Information
Unfurnished
Heating Type
No Heat
Kitchen Features
Kitchen Facilities

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