Independent building, previously used as barracks, located in the municipality of Bova Marina (RC), on the Ionian Coast, at the foot of the Aspromonte National Park, within an area of historic and naturalistic interest. The view from the coast is of the utmost beauty, with the peak of the Etna volcano rising in the distance. Due to its location, the property is well suited for a tourist-accommodation use, in a context in which wild nature and thousand-year-hold history merge in perfect harmony.
The property, composed of a single-floor independent building with a rectangular conformation, was built at the beginning of the 20th century and was used for a long time as Barracks by the Italian Finance Police. The permanent structure is made of stone, with flat roofing, and boasts one pedestrian access and two driveways to access the building from its two sides by car. The interior is composed of an entrance, eight rooms facing a long corridor, two sets of restrooms and a kitchen. The property is located on Corso Umberto I, with its main entrance at street number 52, a few meters from the beach and the railway tracks, that run parallel to the Corso; the building includes an external appurtenant area that surrounds it on three sides, for an extension of about 300 sqm. The building is currently in a bad state and a complete restoration is needed. The Calabrian municipality is a popular tourist destination in summer, both for seaside and historic-naturalistic tourism; for this reason, the redevelopment of the property should point towards its transformation into a tourist-accommodation facility, in accordance with the provisions of the applicable urban plan.
The building is located in the territory of the municipality of Bova Marina (4,157 inhabitants) and belongs to the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, between Cape Crisafi, Cape San Giovanni d’Avalos and the Amendolea river. Bova Marina was born as an autonomous municipality at the end of the 19th century, following its separation from Bova, which is located at the foot of the Aspromonte National Park, a gorgeous natural area and one of the most popular tourist destination in the region. The city was raised on top of ancient Jewish, Byzantine and Calabrian Greek settlements, next to the Ionian Coast, on a stretch of sea that, in 2020, was appointed with the Blue Flag beach award, a certification issued by FEE, the Foundation for Environmental Education, for the quality of its waters and of the services provided to the tourists that visit it. The municipality belongs to the 11 municipalities of the Calabrian Greek area of the Territory of the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria and it hosts the headquarters of the IRSSEC (Regional Institute for Higher Education for Greek-Calabrian Studies) and the Museum of Peasant Farming Culture, which houses the old craft traditions of the territory, thus enriching the cultural offer of the town. The main road network is provided by the Ionian State Road SS-106 that connects Reggio Calabria to Taranto and that can be reached easily from the building. Reggio Calabria is 44 km away from the area, while Catanzaro is 160 km away. The railway station, located in the vicinity of the property along the coast, ensures the connection with Reggio Calabria and Catanzaro. Reggio Calabria airport is located 40 km away from the building, while Lamezia Terme International airport is situated at about 170 km from the area (2 hours by car).