Historical Villa Iseo Lake Franciacorta
Manor House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Palazzo Torri is an exclusive 17th Century Manor House placed right in the heart of Franciacorta , a few Kilometres away from Iseo lake.
It is decorated in the baroque style to be " a villa of delights". At the end of the 18th century Palazzo Torri became an important cultural centre, hosting artists of the time, literary and society figures .
It is nowadays an idyllic vacation place for lovers of unspoiled countryside, tranquillity and silence.
It is also a step away from Norther Italy's major airports and it is perfectly located to visit the most important towns, such as Verona, Venezia, Milano, Brescia and Bergamo.
Franciacorta has been described by poets, painters and photographers as “a vision of placid and joyful hills, sunny villages, somptuous palaces, which remind of the famous ancient lineage of the Brescia region…A land covered with vineyards and prestigeous wine cellars”.
The Manor House offers a very relaxing and exclusive atmosphere, with lush private gardens and a private courtyard exclusively for guests
We offer 3 different rental options:
1) a fully furnished and antique decorated apartment, located in the eastern part of the Palazzo. The flat is 200 square meters, with 3 antique-decorated bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom.
The apartment has an independent access from the scenic central stairway. it is ideal for a family or group up to 6 people.
2) two or 3 luxurious master bedrooms with bathrooms on the first floor, two small bedrooms with bathroom in the mezzanine area; on the ground floor a large antique kitchen; a large dining room for 12 people, porch on the main courtyard with a table for outdoor lunch. This option is for a maximum of 9 people and it allows you to enjoy the widest and most elegant rooms of the villa.
3)The whole villa.
Ground Floor: 2 reception rooms; one dining room; one billiard room; a library room. Two kitchens (one for catering); 3 bathrooms;
a big courtyard. A scenic central stairway brings you to the first floor: a gallery; 4 lavish independent bedrooms with bathrooms. An independent 3 bedroom 200 square mt. apartment, with living-room, bathroom and kitchen.
You will find the price for each different option in the price section.
WI-FI and Private Parking are available for free.
Local winemakers offer guided wine- tasting tours.
5 Kilometres form Iseo Lake
8 Km from the A4 Milan-Venice Highway
30 Km from Orio al Serio International Airport
30 Km from the beautiful towns of Brescia and Bergamo
70 Km from Milan, Verona and Mantova
The Villa is only 2 Km away from Franciacorta Golf and is very close to Spas and swimming pools.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Orio al Serio International Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Rovato Train Station 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
The Lombardy region
Franciacorta is distinguished by a unique territorial identity that is defined in equal measure by geography and social-economic demographics. In this regard, it is a unique phenomenon in the greater world of wine.
At the heart of Italy's celebrated Lake District with the petite Lago d'Iseo immediately at its back, and the larger lakes Como and Garda acting as a buffer against the frigid climate of the Italian Alps, Franciacorta occupies an isolated spot of rolling hills, moderate temperatures and calcareous and sandy soils.
Thanks to the imposing mountains to the north and the Pianura Padana plains to the south, Franciacorta experiences dramatic variation between daytime and nighttime temperatures. Sometimes differing by as much as 60? Fahrenheit, this huge variance helps achieve balance between ripeness and acidity in the maturing grape clusters. Gentle breezes from the lakes help mitigate humidity and keep the vines aerated and healthy.
Perhaps more interesting however is Franciacorta's fortuitous position at the center of northern Italy's main economic corridor. The area including Milan (Italy's banking capital) and Brescia (the country's industrial capital) is populated by like-minded entrepreneurs who are characterized by unprecedented unity and a can-do attitude.
The post-war Italian economic miracle has its origins here, and the sparkling wines of Franciacorta are poignantly symbolic of northern Italy's impressive economic strength. It is no coincidence that when local entrepreneurs banded together to envisage a wine region of their own in the 1960s and 1970s they aspired to Champagne. Thanks to sheer willpower, Franciacorta came to be.
Even the name, “Franciacorta,” reflects the area's longstanding entrepreneurial spirit. Said to come from the Latin francae curtae, the area was an ancient “tax free” zone along northern Italy's trade routes. First written mention of the name “Franzacurta” appears in 1277.
The Villa lies between the idyllic hills and vineyards of Franciacorta. Within a few miles you can reach numerous wine cellars where the famous wine Franciacorta is produced. You can take guided tours and of course taste the wine!
Many of typical restaurants are available in the surroundings. A couple of Miles from the Palace, there is the golf of Franciacorta. Many bike paths between Franciacorta and Lake Iseo. Possibility of renting bicycles at Iseo.
In just 4-5 Km you get to Iseo, beautiful town on the Lake, with the possibility of embarking for the famous Montisola, the largest lake island in Europe, included in the list of "most beautiful villages in Italy"!
On the other side you can extend your view as far as the outskirt of Brescia, the area's major city.
Franciacorta has been described by poets, painters and photographers as “a vision of placid and joyful hills, sunny villages, somptuous palaces, which remind of the famous ancient lineage of the Brescia region…A land covered with vineyards and prestigeous wine cellars".
The Palazzo is located 15 minutes away from the Milan-Venezia highway, so you are within 1 hour drive to Milan and 1 h 30 min. to Venezia.
The location of Palazzo Torri is reserved and exclusive, it's best to get there by car and thus have the ability to move freely.
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