ITALY, PIEDMONT, CUNEO, MONFORTE D’ALBA
Stunning Historic Palazzo for Sale in Piedmont
Historic Palazzo for Sale in Piedmont. This rare and beautiful medieval property is located in Monforte d’Alba a sought after village centred in Italy’s renowned Barolo wine area, with breath-taking views over the vineyards and the Alps. Monforte d’Alba is one of the most vibrant villages in the Langhe, UNESCO’s cultural heritage site and it is located just 1 hour from Torino’s International airport and 30 minutes from Alba, the renowned capital of white truffle.
Restored with rustic style and taste in harmony with the rich historic origins of the building, the property offers 385 sqm of living space, with a total of 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, integrated kitchen-living room (40 m2) on the top floor, ancient dining room with separate kitchen (ground floor), covered terrace and 2 wine cellars. The property is currently divided into 4 fantastic suites and used as an accommodation business.
The amazing interior of the property skilfully combines a wealth of great original features with all modern comforts and conveniences. All suites enjoy an independent entrance and all 3 floors can be controlled independently for electricity and heating. An innovative LED-lightening system adds atmosphere. All windows have double glazing with a three-way opening system and on the top floor the windows all have integrated shades. The walls are naturally insulated, due to the ancient structure (cool in the summer, warm in winter).
385 sqm on 3 storeys.
Integrated kitchen-living room (40 sqm) on the top floor, ancient dining room with separate kitchen (ground floor) and 2 wine cellars.
Suite 1: Can accommodate up to 5 guests and it is located on the top floor. It is composed of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and an open-plan kitchen/living room.
Suite 2: Can accommodate up to 4 guests and it is located on the ground floor. It is composed of a living room, a kitchen, 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms.
Suite 3: Can accommodate up to 2 guests and is very romantic with intact ceilings from the middle age. It develops on 2 floors, comprising a bathroom on the ground floor, while on the first floor there are a cozy living room and a bedroom.
Suite 4: Can accommodate up to 2 guests and is very colourful with exceptional views over the Alps and the vineyards. It comprises a wonderful living room, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.
The ancient structure of the Palazzo dates back to middle ages, a time when the Cathars occupied the castle in Monforte d’Alba. The first mention is around 1020. An evidence of the original building is represented by the three Gothic arches on the front side. The top floor of the building has always been open to the people and was used as a covered market. In the 1700s, the town of Monforte d’Alba acquired the building and modified it, transforming the second floor into a prison. At about the same time, a big bread oven was built on the ground floor, which became available to all households in the village and remained operational until 1963. Unfortunately, the oven could not be recovered during the reconstruction of the Palazzo, but Suite 4 was decorated in vivid colours in memory to numerous fires lit in the oven. In 2012, the building was purchased and fully restored by the current owners.
Energy Certificate: Ordered
Services: 0 km, Alba: 18 km, Turin: 70 km, International Airport of Turin: 85 km Barolo: 4.5 km, Cuneo: 48 km, Alessandria: 78 km, Gran Paradiso National Park: 132 km Sestriere: 128 km, Sauze d’Oulx: 140 km, Bardonecchia: 148 km.
View all our properties on our website casatuscany.com.