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Beautiful, renovated property with 500 years of history

as holiday domizil, seminar center, private residence, spa house, beauty farm, senior residence, etc.

A very special jewel in the heart of the sunny hills of southern Piedmont (Italy)


The rich history of this special estate begins more than 500 years ago with its builder, the personal doctor of the Prince of Turin. Medico Mina only considered the best for his choice of home: based on positive energy fields, he used building materials of excellent quality and chose an optimal position from the climatic point of view and with easy access. After its founding the estate became a Benedictine convent and large farm, thanks to its rich water supply.
Historical evidence of this eventful past includes a tunnel for escaping to the castle of nearby Cigliè, three sundials and an oven for bread.

In 2002 to 2017 the estate was thoroughly restored during its private ownership. The refurbishment has been carried out by highly skilled specialist contractors (for the heating, plumbing and electrical services). Insulation, photovoltaic system and underfloor heating, all of excellent quality, guarantee minimum energy costs all year round.

The estate gives the opportunity for a stay in an historic setting with modern comfort. The brick vaulted ceilings have been carefully brought to light, showing the special skill of their builders. Many of the walls have hand-painted decorations adding to the house's charm.
The modern, practical furniture and the sizeable rooms provide comfortable up-to-date living space. The interior colour schemes and attractive details of craftsmanship are admired by visitors and residents alike.

If the need arises, the property is independent of the gas and electricity supply: the woods on the property provide enough fuel, thanks to the modern wood burner, to heat the water and underfloor heating system. The meadows to the east and south-east are ideal for cattle raising and theplanting of vines or hazelnut trees. And the fields are scrupulously cared for by the neighbouring farmers and cultivated without psticides.

Due to the estate’s central location and the development of facilities in the outlying area (commercial centre, world heritage recognition, motorway access, etc), there is already a good income rate, with the expectation of future increase; the estate is furthermore predicted to hold and increment its value.

The property is ideal both as a holiday home and as a profitable and reliable investment; it could also be equipped as an equestrian centre, a conference centre, a private retreat, etc.

Its calculated potential income is around 200,000 Euro per year. It would be possible to purchase the existing business, which exploits circa 80%, with marketing plan, staff and homepage.

Property data: Historic property Piedmont (Italy)

Object: Historic property


Mondovi (CN) / Italy

Construction year:

15th century
Renovations: 2002 to 2017
Land area: Ca. 130,000 m2
- of which 1,600 m2 of forest + 1,000 m2 of natural lake

Living area: 

Approx. 1,900 m2 of accessible living and working space
- 808 m2 living space
- 742 m2 common areas
- 320 m2 underground car park with 10 parking spaces and technical rooms
Interior: High-quality materials / partially with murals

Heating system: 

Underfloor central heating, as new wood heating system for piece wood. Automatic control with outside sensor. Additional transport gas and solar system with 6,000 liter storage capacity.
⇒ Due to the good insulation and the underfloor heating, a year-round operation is possible with high living comfort and low energy costs.

Energy consumption: 

34.23 KWh/m2 (!)


EU standard / wheelchair accessible, handicapped accessible
Roofing: Concrete roof, isolated
Exterior: Paving in porphyry blocks, granite and porphyry slabs
garden with sculpture, porticoes and lighting
Water systems: Swimming pool, organic pond, bathing lake with an area of about 1,000 m2
Parking: Underground garage for circa 10 parking spaces / outdoor parking
State property: Outstanding / latest technology / high quality materials / solid construction
Location: In the middle of the sunny hills of southern Piedmont
Climate: Dry, temperate climate with many sunny days.
Approximately 430 meters above sea level. In the summer about 3 degrees cooler than in the surrounding villages. In winter due to the altitude sunny and warmer than in the valley. Snow possible up to approx. 50 cm. Fog due to the altitude rather rare.
Price: On request
Special: Included in the sale price are all furnishings, furniture, machinery and equipment


  • Mondovi (railway station):  14 km
  • Barolo (famous for the wine, red wine "Barolo"):  28 km
  • Cuneo (provincial capita):  38 km
  • Alba (wine and fruit growing, headquarters Ferrero, truffles, ...):  43 km
  • To the sea:  67 km
  • Genua (airport):  107 km
  • Turin (airport):  118 km


The Piedmont is a region in northwestern Italy and is one of the richest areas of the country. In the north, Piedmont borders on Switzerland and on the west on France. Capital is Turin.


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