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 to scissor and overlooks the back 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 northern 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 at the beginning of the 19th century by the opera singer Teresa Belloc. Very much loved by Rossini, who was inspired by her to compose the opera "La gazza ladra". Under the large atrium stands the Latin inscription "AMPHION THEBES THERESIA VILLAM". With these words the singer wanted to remember that he had the villa built thanks to his voice as a great interpreter, just as Amphion with the sound of the lyre carried the bricks to erect the walls of Thebes.
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 classic and baroque mixed design with two large terraces.
Services: hospitality, wedding locations and events in Piedmont
Villa Malfatti is ideal to host:
- film sets
- "vacationers" (we can host 13 people in winter and 25 in summer)
Villa Malfatti has bedrooms furnished with antiques and offers a charming overnight stay. It is ideal for families or friends wishing to spend a relaxing holiday together, to visit Turin and surroundings and discover the food and wine specialties. We organize guided tours in various foreign languages, personalized cooking classes, thematic dinners and wine tastings.