Real estate complex, former convent of Santa Lucia, situated in the historical centre of Barletta, at a short distance from the Svevo Castle, from the Santa Maria Maggiore Cathedral and from the monument to Heracles. The property, constructed as first implant if the 1400s, is subject to restrictions according to Legislative Decree 42/2004 of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MIBACT), thanks to its location, it is well adaptable to be transformed in a touristic and accommodation, student-house, social-housing facility or an area for cultural activities.
The real estate complex, that has its oldest part built in the first half of the 1400s, has two accesses, the first is along Corso Cavour and the second from via Pappalettere, and it is made up of a main building of four levels above the ground and by a large courtyard which is fenced and on which there are small buildings. The main building has a rock structure and reinforced brick and double covering, partially fallen down, but for the main part of its consistency, it has been object of restoration works over the last years. The property is free and in disuse, it needs diverse static infrastructural interventions: the implant facilities are made up of a functioning electrical implant, connections to the telephone line and the public water system, a bad heating system. The local administration, considering the importance of the property and the context in which its characteristics are, is available to consider changes in the destination of use finalized to it full requalification.
The property is located in the historical centre of Barletta (94,673 inhabitants), chief administrative centre together with Andria and Trani of the Province with the same name (Barletta-Andria-Trani, 394,456 inhabitants), fifth city of the Puglia Region for number of population. The zone in which the building is situated, mainly residential, is characterized by touristic reception which is highly developed, also favoured by the closeness to the coast (the Seafront Pietro Mennea is at less than 1 km from the property). The zone presents an excellent vehicle accessibility, guaranteed by a developed main and secondary viability system (road SS-16, main Adriatic road, is at a short distance from the property), it has the main services, public offices and shops, and is located in the radius of 600 about metres from the main monuments (above all the Colossal of Heracles) and by the buildings of high historical and architectural value of the city: Svevo Castle, Marra Palace, office of the Art Gallery “G. De Nittis” and temporary exhibitions, the Santa Maria Maggiore Cathedral and the “Giuseppe Curci” Theatre. The Railway station, that guarantees connections with the cities of Andria, Bari, Bologna, Foggia, Lecce, Milan and Turin, is 850 m. away, while the international airport “Karol Wojtyla” of Bari-Palese (12th Italian airport with 4.7 million passengers in 2017) is 55km from the city. The exit “Andria-Barletta” of Highway A-14 (Adriatica), main Adriatic road that connects Taranto and Bologna, is 8.5 km from the property.