19C Villa on the Sacro Monte - Orta San Giulio | Italian Luxury

Serenity, tradition, and extraordinary views sum up this exquisite 19th century villa perched upon the hilltop of the peninsula of Orta San Giulio overlooking Lake Orta. What was once a former convent has been a private residence since the 1860's. This conversion makes for a sprawling Italian estate on a picturesque backdrop.

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The property spans over 8,600 square feet of terraced gardens and green space, and includes over 2,100 square feet of residential space, which is currently split into 1 master apartment, 4 four-bedroom apartments, and 3 one-bedroom apartments. With eight bedrooms and ample living space, there is the option to keep all units as-is, or combine the separate spaces into one cohesive residence with a guest apartment (or two!).

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The interior of the home still reflects the monastic history of the property in the courtyard, kitchen, and refectory located in the master apartment. The oversized refectory embodies the spirit of the past, and offers ample space for large functions and gatherings with its stunning views from the balcony facing south over the lake.

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Early 17th Century frescoes sit on both ends of the room and flank an oak beamed ceiling, which is repeated through the ground floor of the master apartment. On the central courtyard sits two sundials and a working antique clock powered by weights that keep the clock running for 30 days.

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Interested in making this Italian estate your very own? View the listing here.

Originally listed by Isabella Masserini, Italy Sotheby’s International Realty.


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