Villa Malfatti in San Giorgio Canavese
Villa Malfatti, immersed in a large park in the heart of the Canavese area, has been home to the descendants of the Trentino baron Stefano Malfatti of Monte Tretto for five generations, who bought it and restored it at the end of the 19th century.
On the side of the main façade, four arches framed by ancient roses surround a vast atrium that allows you to enjoy the beautiful garden and to welcome guests with an aperitif indoors.
The main entrance is dominated by a staircase that opens like a scissor and faces the rear side.
The ground floor is a succession of salons and boudoir. The Viennese style frescoed dining room stands out for its originality.
On the first and second floor, a corridor divides two parallel strings of rooms and sitting rooms. The library houses a vast collection of 19th and 20th century works. All rooms are frescoed and furnished with nineteenth-century furniture.
The villa is flanked by a typically Piedmontese rustic brick building.
The design of the park is still faithful to the original project: the southern Italian side, the north English one.
Remarkable is a centuries-old magnolia, flanked by giant Atlantic cedars, limes and palms.
In the lemon-house winter secular potted lemon plants find shelter.
The villa is accessed through an imposing wrought iron gate, surmounted by the family crest.
The history of Villa Malfatti
It was built in the early XNUMXth century by the opera singer Teresa Belloc. Much loved by Rossini, who was inspired by her to compose the opera "La gazza ladra". Under the large atrium the Latin inscription “AMPHION THEBES THERESIA VILLAM” stands out. With these words the singer wanted to remember that she had the villa built thanks to her voice as a great interpreter, just as Amphion transported the bricks to erect the walls of Thebes with the sound of the lyre.
In the 1888 the villa was bought by the baron Stefano Malfatti of Monte Tretto and partially modified.
Later he did not undergo other interventions and is still home to the Malfatti descendants.
The current building is inspired by a mixed classic and baroque design with two large terraces.
Services: hospitality, wedding locations and events in Piedmont
Villa Malfatti is ideal to host:
- movie sets
- "vacationers" (we can accommodate 13 people in winter and 25 in summer)