Nestled in the charming village of Orta San Giulio overlooking Lake Orta, this 17th-century former monastery has been artfully transformed into a private residence with 19 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms around a central cloister.
In the heart of Piedmont, Italy, where the echoes of centuries past linger, an extraordinary residence awaits its next custodian. Dating back to the 1600s, this former monastery, perched on a hill in Orta San Giulio, has undergone a transformation into a private residence, carefully preserving its monastic essence.
Spanning nearly 24,000 square feet, this remarkable property unfolds its story across 19 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and a master apartment, all radiating from a central cloister—a testament to its monastic roots. While the structure beckons for a touch of modernity, the historic detailing, from terracotta floors to stone fireplaces, remains a poignant ode to the past.
However, it’s not merely the structure that sets this property apart; it’s the enchanting location that truly captivates. Lake Orta, a hidden gem often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Lake Como, unveils a world of stunning vistas, charming villages, and an unrivaled sense of tranquility.
As the property gracefully overlooks the island of San Giulio, residents are treated to panoramic views of this picturesque landscape. Orta San Giulio, recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, cradles this historical gem in the Piedmont region of northern Italy.
Step beyond the property, and the allure continues. The nearby chapels of the Via Crucis del Sacro Monte di Orta, along with the Sacro Monte di Orta—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—beckon explorers into a wooded promontory adorned with 20 chapels depicting the life of San Francesco through sculptures and paintings.
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