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Villa Paparo, a property of about 2,600 square meters, is a hidden gem located in the serene town of Badolato Marina, in the province of Catanzaro. This magnificent property is only a few steps away from the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea.
The property boasts of over 40,000 square meters, entirely fenced, and planted with lush citrus groves that add to its charm. The property also features a chapel, complete with some of the most exquisite Italian art and craftsmanship. The building dates back to the 1700s and was a large rural building in the center of a vast agricultural estate.
The villa underwent partial renovation in the 19th century to accommodate the noble owners. Subsequently, some works were carried out in the second half of the 1900s, giving birth to what it is now - a comfortable summer residence full of history and charm.
The property can be accessed through two entrances, one leading directly to the citrus grove, crossed by an avenue of eucalyptus, magnolias, and agaves. The second entrance leads to a beautiful square courtyard paved with original flagstones of the same local stone, with which the staircase leading to the noble floor was built.
On the ground floor, we find rooms used for storing agricultural machinery, while the main apartment occupies half of the main floor. The apartment has large and bright rooms that overlook the garden. These include the large corner master bedroom, which features a lovely stone balcony with pot-bellied wrought iron railings overlooking the sea.
The eight bedrooms are located along the east and south wing, almost all en-suite, and offer stunning views of the garden. The library, featuring numerous ancient books, is also located in the same wing. The north wing, which is accessed via a staircase inside the turret, houses a large living room and dining room. The west wing is intended for services and houses a caretaker's apartment, kitchen, and offices.
The floors of the main apartment are in period grits, while the ceilings are decorated with a delicate hand-painted wallpaper in the style. Villa Paparo is a rare gem in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy and is waiting to be discovered by the right owner.