Real estate compendium, known as ex Caserma De Amicis, located in the historic centre of the municipality of Sulmona, in the oldest part of the city. The property, almost entirely isolated from other buildings, is easy to access both from Via A. Gramsci and from Via Iapasseri and, by virtue of its central location, is well suited to be used for residential or tourist accommodation, compatible with the urban planning tool in effect (PRG).
The Caserma “De Amicis” was built in a former convent built around the year 1200 and subsequently modified, following the severe damage caused by the earthquake of 1464 and the even more disastrous one of 1703, the structure today has undergone substantial changes and subsequent restructuring that have profoundly changed the conformation, making it difficult to recognize the original historical and architectural elements. The building is on two levels and is built around a large internal courtyard. On the ground floor, there are the kitchen rooms with their service warehouses, the canteen, offices and technological rooms (heating plant and generator set), the guardhouse and a bar room. On the first floor, there are two service quarters (for the commander and the guesthouse), several rooms for the troops and a series of offices. The two levels are served by two internal stairs and one external. The surrounding area is entirely urbanized with old masonry buildings of solid bricks of maximum height of three floors, as the entire area falls into an actively seismic area.
The property is located in the oldest part of the city of Sulmona (23,861 inhabitants), in the province of L’Aquila, in the Porta Japasseri district, a historic area with a prevalent residential and commercial use, and considerable potential for increasing tourist and accommodation functions. The city, despite the economic uncertainties and the demographic decline of recent years, remains an important tourist centre in the Abruzzo landscape, linked to art, culture, thanks to its location within the Majella National Park. Known all over the world for the production of sugarcoated almonds, Sulmona is a destination for cultural and religious tourism due to the numerous monuments located in the historic centre and in its immediate vicinity. It is also a point of passage to reach Roccaraso and the 5-mile plateau, the largest ski area in central Italy. The city is located in a strategic position 10 km from the A-25 Roma-Pescara motorway exit (about 70 km from Pescara and 150 km from Rome), and about 40 km from Roccaraso.