A 400-Year-Old Italian Monastery Turned Villa and Its Organic Vineyard Head to Auction

May 13, 2024 173

A restored 17th-century monastery that now serves as a villa with multiple apartments and commercial vineyards in the Piedmont region of Italy is heading to auction later this month.

In addition to its history as a Catholic monastery, the estate in the province of Asti—known as Azienda Agricola Montefiorito—has also served as a restaurant and hotel. Among its previous owners is the family of Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi-Montalcini, a neurobiologist, according to Ilaria Demartini of Italy Sotheby’s International Realty, who listed the property in April for €3.95 million (approximately US$4.26 million).

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SOURCE: https://www.mansionglobal.com

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