Majestic seventeenth-century villa on the hills of Turin.
This charming and luxurious property is located on the hills of Turin.
A real diamond in the luxury real estate market and a sure future investment, certainly one of the most exclusive properties in Italy.
Immersed in a huge park that guarantees total privacy, the villa was built around the mid-1600s and reached its maximum splendor in the mid-1800s.
The harmonic complex consists of the main villa of about 1,600 square meters in addition to the outbuildings for the service staff, the former garage garages, the clubhouse of the pool, the bread oven for a total of about 2,500 square meters.
The entrance that welcomes guests is impressive and the halls full of architectural details. On the ground floor, in addition to the library, there is a billiard room, a private church, a spacious kitchen and large reception rooms. On the first and second floor are the bedrooms and bathrooms.
In the outer part of the property, moreover, we find a riding school with the club houses.
To underline the exclusivity of this property, two helipads, one on the front of the main villa and one on the back, complete it.
History of Villa Cimena
On January 31, 1663 Count Giorgio Turinetti of Priero, general of the finances of the House of Savoy, and his brother Giovanni Antonio, buy the sum of 4,300 Roman shields, the lands of Cimena, the Marquis Ercole and the Counts Alfonso and Luigi Trotti of Ferrara , feudal lords of those areas thanks to the investiture granted to their family forty years earlier by Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Monferrato.
In 1672 the first traces of the civil architecture of a property known as the "castle" appear, in the hamlet of Cimenasco di San Raffaele.
On 16 March 1799 the notary Carlo Maria Enrico ratified a twelve-year lease, granted by Giovanni Francesco Turinetti of Priero to Lorenzo Negro. The land and the buildings located in the territories of Castagneto and Cimena are the subject of this activity; the house called the palace in Cimena, the stable, the tinaggio and the garden attached to it will also be included in this lease.
Since the early 1800s, Count Ignazio Thaon of Revel shows interest in the purchase of Villa Cimena and its possessions; October 17, 1804 the Turinetti family auctioned all the properties of Cimena, Castagneto Po, San Raffaele and Chivasso for the sum of 144,000 francs and are purchased by Revel.
For four decades the property remains as it was purchased, then, in 1848, the son Count Ottavio Thaon of Revel decides to undertake a real reconstruction of the Villa Cimena, entrusting the design to the architect Carlo Sada.
The ambitions are obvious: the count intends to transform an anonymous country residence into a large villa.
The image of Villa Cimena before the transformations is returned by a fresco, painted as an overhang in the villa's billiard room.
The building consists of two buildings with three floors above ground, of equal height, joined at right angles and supported by an embankment, below which there are farm houses.
In one of the two buildings, the chapel of San Maurizio and the caretaker's house.
Presumably in 1853 the work at the villa ended.
The architecture of Villa Cimena appears unusual in the panorama of the Turin villas, also because the formation of Carlo Sada takes place all in Milan; He entered the Brera Academy in 1822, he attended the courses of Carlo Amati for architecture and above all of Domenico Moglia and Ferdinando Albertolli for the ornate and takes an explicit reference to the Palladian architecture of some Venetian nobles.
For the Revel family, the countryside, the manor property, Villa Cimena with its farms and flower gardens still constitutes the security of a long-term investment and the certainty of a transmissible heritage, as a set of symbolic and monetary values.
Not only the landscape and the garden around the villa are transformed, but the spaces of the house change size and shape, meaning and value. The distribution, the dimensions and the quality of the domestic environments of Villa Cimena respect the criteria of comfort and privacy that the large villas of modern age have hardly guaranteed.