The property, called Torre Angellara, is a military construction part of the Southern Italian coastal defence system, that was initiated by the Aragonese in the XV century, as a defence against the incursions of pirates and the Turks. The building, one of the most imposing of the period, due to its location close to the coast, is ideally suited for redevelopment for tourist- accommodation or restaurant activities.
The square shaped property, located close to the coast, consists of three floors above ground. The ground floor, with direct access from outside, contains the 73 m² store-room. An L-shaped external staircase provides access to the first floor, with a surface of about 100 m². The second floor, with a surface of 77 m², and a terrace of about 57 m², is accessed from a very steep internal staircase from the first floor. The building, currently in a poor state of maintenance, will require a comprehensive redevelopment project.
The property is located in the semi-central area south of the city of Salerno (135,261 inhabitants) in the province with the same name (1,106,506 inhabitants), which is the second largest city in the Campania Region (5,850,850 inhabitants), after Naples. Torre Angellara is only 5 km from the old city centre of Salerno. The province is also home to the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, four regional parks (the Monti Picentini Regional Park, the Diecimare Nature Reserve, the Sarno River Catchment Basin Regional Park and the Monti Lattari Regional Park), a state nature reserve (the Valle delle ferriere), two regional nature reserves (the Foce Sele and Tanagro and the Monti Eremita and Marzano), two protected marine areas (Punta Campanella and Santa Maria di Castellabate and Punta Licosa, Italy’s first protected marine area set up in 1972), and the protected nature reserves of Monte Polveracchio and Persano. Built on the coast, close to the mouth of the Mariconda stream, just outside the built-up area, in a suburban context now used for tourist and bathing activities, the tower is close to the main road (via G. Clarck) with access on a side street that leads to the sea. Excellent road access is provided by the SS-18 state road close to the property and the Salerno ring road with the Mariconda exit 1.4 km away. The port provides numerous connections for both passenger and freight transport. The railway station, only 4.8 km away, provides connections with the rest of the country. The international airport of Napoli-Capodichino is 65 km from the area.