Property Description ID:34328558
Portion of a noteworthy historic villa with mature park, dating back to a€;˜600 post-Renaissance/Baroque period, for sale in the market town of Ostiglia in the province of Mantova, offering a strategic position to reach the following attractive cities and destinations: 50 mins to Verona and Lake Garda, and 1h15 to Venice, 1h30 to Bologna.Home to literary figures as well as prominent Italian families including the Marquis Sigismondo Gonzaga. Over the years it has been the subject of various renovations, today it is divided into two family units. The home is composed of entrance, living room, kitchen, dining room, study, bathroom, whilst on the first floor three bedrooms and a bathroom, offering approximately 500 square metres of living space. Further expansion is possible in the attic. The villa although habitable, requires modernisation, and refurbishing. It lends itself to many solutions and is ideal for extended family gatherings, or as a holiday home but also as investment as the property has a great potential for rental income as furnished Holiday Lets or B&B. GardenThe property is surrounded by 2000 sqm of private gardens with centuries old trees and shrubs providing shade and an idyllic setting to spend time relaxing in the Italian sunshine. The outbuildings comprising of wood store, cellar and garages complete the property.Location:Situated in the market town of Ostiglia in the province of Mantova, close to the Po River with its 650 kilometres, the longest river in Italy. This small town offers all necessary amenities as well as bars, restaurants, and shopping. It is approximately 20 km distance from the A22 motorway exit of Mantova Sud; Mantua is the art city closest to the property and is a Unesco World Heritage site with the Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Te and Piazza Sordello. At the exit of Mantova Sud is the Mantova Outlet Village, with major clothing brands and other articles, for shopping. Nearby are other art cities such as Verona, 45 km away (where the Opera in the Arena is held during the summer). The nearby Po River, (well known for fishing of giant catfish), has docks for passenger boats which offer cruises to Mantova and its lakes. The nature reserve of the Ostiglia Wetlands (Paludi di Ostiglia) is also a place of great interest for flora and birds. Ostiglia is also integrated within the network of cycle-touring routes and offers over 400 kilometres of cycle paths including the famous a€;˜Via Claudia Augustaa€;™ which is a signpost.
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