Appartamento Serraglio - For Sale €85,000

ID-Appartamento Serraglio


Large Apartment with RIVER VIEWS, two entrances and two Bathrooms 

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  • WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF SHOPS AND AMENITIES
  • PANORAMIC BALCONY ICONIC VIEWS OVER THE RIVER
  • TWO ENTRANCES
  • TWO BATHROOMS
  • FULL CENTRAL HEATING
  • NEW WINDOWS WITH TILTING OPENING
  • cellars on basement floor

This property is right in the hub of the 'Ponte' area of Bagni di Lucca.  It is above the post office, close to Bar Italia, the Hotel Corona and the Bernabo restaurant.

When we entered, we entered through the staff entrance but there is also a more grand entrance from the river front.

The three bedrooms are located across the front of the building and all have Tessieri floors from the beginning of the last century.  There is a back kitchen with service bathroom and a larger bathroom as well as a larger, eat-in kitchen.

The piece di restistance is the 30 mq living room with fireplace and French doors out to the balcony.

Ponte a Serraglio is situated 130 meters above sea level and is 300 meters from Bagni di Lucca. It strikes you for it’s beautiful and noble villas, like Villa Fiori built in the 19th century belonging to the baron Fiori, after extended and a small tower was added. The stream Camaione meets the River Lima here and here we find the hospital and chapel Demidoff which now runs yoga retreats. Nicolaj Demidoff arrived at Bagni di Lucca to cure his gout, and realised that the poor people needed a hospital so he financed it. He also built in 1831 a noe-classic style temple with a round roof on four pillars designed by the architect Giacomo Marracci. The hospital and temple are united by a  bridge. 

At Ponte a Serraglio there is also a casino with a alarge terrance that faces the Lima and the old houses of the village.It was built in 1839 designed by Guiseppe Pardini, at the front face it has six half pillars and four pillars with four angles decorated with shiney musical instruments.At the middle a coat of arms of Borboni-Parma.The building has a lobby, a large room for feasts known as “dei gigli borbonici”, the room “lira” (once called sala delle signore), the gallery, a gambling room called “pavone”, a reading room (today a bar) and a billiards room. It was built by two french entrepreneurs Adrien Mathis and Edouard Ginnestet, they obtained the right to gamble from the Duke of Lucca Carlo Lodovico if they financed the building of the casino. At times the casinò is still open for exhibitions and courses.

Close by, towards Fornoli, where the train station is, there is a fountain “La Cova” that gushes out thermal water at 38°. Recently a walk bridge has been made over the Lima. At Ponte di Serraglio there is also a Hotel de Russie made by Guiseppe Pardini in 1838 where the english writer Louise de la Ramée (called Ouida) stayed, this resembles the Flat Iron Building in Manhattan.

Nowadays, Bagni di Lucca is known for its water sports and adventure sports such is canyoning, cycling (bikes can be hired) and rafting.

This is a great spot to buy your home.

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