Glossary of Itallian Property Types

Jos Deuling,  Monday, 1 August 2016

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Abitazione
house
Agriturismo
farm holidays
Annesso
annex
Annettere
annex
Appartamento
apartment
Appartamento da affittare
apartment for rent
Attico
attic
Autorimessa
garage
Baita
chalet
Baracca
shack
Basso
shack
Bilocale
apartment with 2 rooms
Borgo
village
Box
garage
Capanna
hut
Capanno
shack
Casa
house
Casa a corte
courtyard house
Casa bifamiliare
semi-detached house
Casa Canonica
rectory
Casa Colonica
farmhouse
Casa di campagna
country house
Casa Gemella
semi-detached house
Casa indipendente
detached house
Casa padronale
manor house
Casa signorile
manor house
Casale
farm or small village
Cascina
farmhouse
Casetta
cottage
Casolare
cottage in the countryside
Castello
castle
Casupola
wretched house
Catapecchia
hovel
Chalet
chalet
Civile
standard house
Condominio
condominium
Dependance
outbuilding
Dimora
dwelling
Ex-annesso agricolo
former farm
Fattoria
farm
Fienile
barn
Immobile di prestigio
prestige property
Mansarda
attic
Maso
farm (region Trentino-Alto Adige)
Masseria
estate, farmhouse, fortified farmhouse (especially in Puglia)
Monolocale
studio apartment
Palazzina
small townhouse
Palazzo
large building / apartment building
Piccolo villaggio
small village
Podere
farm
Porcilaia/porcile
pigsty
Rovino
ruin
Rudere
ruin
Rustico
property to be modernized
Seccatoio
house used for drying goods
Signorile
manor house
Stalla
stable
Terracielo
row house or townhouse
Terratetto
row house or townhouse
Torre
tower
Trilocale
apartment with 3 rooms
Trullo
stone house with a conical roof (Apulia)
Tugurio
hovel
Vigneto/Vigna
vineyard
Viletta, Vilino
villa, cottage
Vilette a schiera
Terraced house
Villa
villa
Villa Indipendente
detached villa
Villaggio
village
Villino
cottage in the countryside with garden



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