Fosseno is a hamlet depending on the town of Nebbiuno, in the province of Novara, Piedmont, Italy. It lies on a natural terrace (596 mt above sea level) from where you can enjoy an incredibly wide panorama, that is why in the past it was aimed at noticing the approaching of ennemies. The Castello (Castle) was built with defensive purposes and it dates back to the mid-16th century. In the period of the destruction of the Rock of Arona, Napoleon Bonaparte is said to have stayed at the Castello because of its security and control features. As a consequence of this unique position, the first builders decided the setting up of the castle with the polygonal Tower and the four-sided Tower, which are included in the sale Zardi. The place is well connected to the main routes: it is 5 minutes by car from Meina exit on the motorway, while the city of Arona is 15 minutes by car otherwise you can get there using public transport. There is a shopping mall very close to the village and the nearby town of Nebbiuno provides all the necessary modern facilites. The spirit of the restoration The ownership decided to face the challenge of the restoration because of its extraordinary beauty and because it was clear this was the historically most important spot of the village, in a definitely dominant position upon the rest of the place. At first there were more than four housing units originally forming Località Castello. The spirit of the restoration had the aim of carrying out a renovation respectful of the principals of monumental conservation, but it also wanted to realize a modern residence with all the comforts necessary to a high-housing quality. Keeping these two necessities clear is mind, only high-quality materials were used to carry out the restoration, largely natural such as rocks, stones, lime, wood and painting. During the demolitions some characteristics were brought back to light such as the rock base, some niches and an ancient holy image dating back to approximately the year 1800. The inside doors were realized on a 17th-century design using old hard wood. The trims were made with natural materials, downstairs the floors are in ancient stones and seasoned larch, while on the first and second floor they are in granite and oak wood. The railings of the balconies were rebuilt according to the 18th-century shape, but 105 centimetres high (about 42 inches). The house painting on the ground and first floor was water-based, while on the second floor the walls were painted according to the 18th-century methods. Traditional and innovative technological solutions The radical restoration works also involved new modern installations, such as the electrical system, the plumbing and heating systems, and the connections to the external lines. On the ground and second floor there are big cast-iron radiators. On the first floor heaters are modern. There are also some additional facilities, such as: · Elevator a lift carrying 250 kilos (about 551 pounds), 3 landings. · Photovoltaic plant 3kWp, provided with state incentives. · Oxyhydrogen (H2O2) plant placed close to the central heater, it helps reducing energy consumption and related costs. · Burglar alarm system it covers the whole housing unit. · Fire suppression system the house is equipped with 3 fire estinguisher P.T. · Fireplace on the second floor in the big lounge.
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