Duchessa Margherita

The Historic House Duchessa Margherita.The beauty of this exclusive, elegant and reserved mansion does not have to be underlined nor explained, it is revealed little by little, while walking along the corridors, going up the stairs, entering the suffused atmosphere of the rooms. If only you approach the windows and pull the curtains aside: you will be enchanted by a landscape of gentle hills from which the impressive elliptical dome of the Sanctuary of Vicoforte stands out together with the Monastery of the Cistercian Monks and the complex of buildings which surrounds the church square.

Enter history
Carlo Emanuele I married Caterina, Infanta of Spain, and they had ten children. The Historic House was dedicated to Margherita, their eldest daughter, who was so attached to Vicoforte to leave a considerable legacy to the Cistercian Monks when she died. Each room of the house is dedicated to a member of the royal family. Entering this house is like plunging into the history of the Savoy dynasty.

The splendour restored 
The house was built around the middle of the Nineteenth century, well before the four bell towers were added to the sanctuary. This is the place where the family of Vittorio Mantelli and Antonietta Dardanelli lived until their death in 1973. The house was then closed and it fell into disrepair. In 2009 it was bought by its present owners who restored it to its original splendour, with precious antique furniture, period fireplaces and refined furnishings.

Highlights

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