Caligaris Falco Palace in a prestigious historic mansion located in Romano Canavese, a charming village 50 km north of Turin (Piedmont, Italy). The property consists of the remarkable Palazzo Caligaris Falco, disposed around a square courtyard, an old barn turned into a studio-atelier, a warehouse-garage and an Italian style garden.
The total gross area of the buildings is 1400 sq. meters.
The palace interior
Caligaris Falco Palace has 3 floors and a cellar. The ground floor consists of two entrance halls, living room with marble fireplace, dining room, kitchen with antique fireplace, 2 parlors, 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a porch overlooking the courtyard. A spectacular double staircase located in one of the entrance halls leads to the 1st floor, which consists of billiard room, a parlor, the sunny loggia overlooking the courtyard, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, kithchenette, dinette. The 2nd floor is an attic formerly used as drying room for silkworms which were cultivated in the area in the past. The basement consists of several large cellars and a heated area with thermal pool and Turkish bath.
The property at the beginning of the 21st century underwent a careful renovation and is still in excellent condition. Renovation works carried out: new electrical, plumbing and heating systems; division by floors and zones of the electrical system; installation of a fire prevention system with alarms for fumes; installation of air conditioning in some areas of the building; installation of two condensing boilers fired with natural gas and new aluminium radiators; installation of burglar alarm with 8 volumetric zones, on the building perimeter and in the Italian garden.
A little bit of history
Caligaris Falco Palace was built in 1770 over the remains of an older building and has many features and details which add to its charme. Its facade is made of red bricks; the two large living rooms on the ground fllor and 1st floor have ingenious cross barrel vaults decorated one with original Louis XVI and Neoclassical frescoes, the other with Charles X style grisaille in polychrome tempera. The large kitchen, furnished and equipped, has a ribbed vault, a large stone fireplace, antique burners and sink and, due to its construction characteristics, it is probably part of the oldest portion of the building. The floors are in polished antique terracotta tiles; the wooden doors are from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some with original overdoor; the fireplaces in the halls are unique in form and material. In the cellars, the foundations of the medieval building are clearly visible. In the parlor of the studio-barn, there is a beautiful 19th century Castellamonte wood stove in ceramics still working.
Romano Canavese is an ancient town of the Canavese located 40 km north of Turin (Piedmont), next to the A-5 motorway exit of Scarmagno.
The historic center of Romano is beautiful and well preserved, with the imposing 27 meters high castle’s tower which dominates the town, the recetto, the churches and the noble palaces.
Surrounded by splendid natural beauties and historic sites, the town is the ideal starting point for exploring the Canavese. Among the natural beauties, the first place belongs to the Serra of Ivrea, the one of its kind 25 km long morainic hill with its scenic trekking walks. Also, the area is full of lakes: Viverone, Candia, Sirio and other smaller ones, along whose banks can be enjoyed pleasant walks or moments of relax.
Numerous castles are located in the area among which the Castle of Masino, with its flowery park, and the notable Castle of Agliè, part of the Savoy residences.
The biggest town of the area is Ivrea, the so called Olivetti city, where was designed and built the first Italian computer and that in 2018 became part of the Italian Unesco Heritage. An important recognition of the industry created in the 20th century by Adriano Olivetti. Ivrea is also renowned for the Carnival with its famous Battaglia delle arance.
The food and wine side of the Canavese is quite tempting: from the well-known Erbaluce, the white DOC wine from a local vine, that can be tasted in the cellars of the area, to the starred restaurants, such as La Gardenia in Caluso and La Credenza in San Maurizio Canavese.
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