Castle – Turin, Italy – $1,751,723

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Added to OHD on 6/8/18 - Last OHD Update: 7/3/18 - 30 Comments
Settimo Vittone, Turin, Italy


1.500.000 €







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On the old road leading to Aosta, less than an hour from Turin, on top of a rocky outcrop overlooking the small village below and the beautiful countryside in the mountains of Piedmont and Aosta Valley is located the Castello di Montestrutto. It was built in neo-Gothic style around a tower of the 9th century. A panoramic staircase leads to the castle's garden. The property, of about 800 square meters, internally consists of a large entrance, frescoed with scenes that reflect the history of the Castle, a richly decorated hallway, a living room and a large dining room with adjacent kitchen. On the first floor there are the stateroom, a studio room, the master bedroom and several other bedrooms. The castle is in excellent condition and it is currently used as tourist accommodation.
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30 Comments on Castle – Turin, Italy – $1,751,723

  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8339 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Not really sure when they built this around the 9th century tower.

    You can actually book a room:

  2. Randy C says: 311 comments

    Wow, I’ve never really thought about living in a castle in Italy, but if I did, this would be it. After several others in need of extensive work, this is just beautiful and the views are stupendous. Holy, moly, I am smitten.

  3. TXJewelTXJewel says: 216 comments
    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    This property actually seems like a bargain to me. That really is a million dollar (or more) view!

    • PlasterboyPlasterboy says: 84 comments

      I thought the exact same thing. In what world does a property of this magnitude and history go for this price. If someone said it was 14.5 million it would not surprise me but under 2 million ? I’m absolutely shocked.

  4. ddbacker says: 273 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    This would be the best spent $1.7 Mil in the history of the world, except maybe to save someone’s life.

  5. kmmoore says: 207 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    Good grief the view is worth a million alone. Marvelous property!

  6. Beth Bridges says: 4 comments

    Wow – was instantly transported (in my brain and also anxiety level) to a calm and peaceful place. Thanks 🙂

  7. Kewill says: 1 comments

    I never realized until I went there that they don’t have property insurance like in the states. You can spend almost $2mil on a castle and if it crumbled to the ground tomorrow you’d just be out that almost $2mil! Craziness….

  8. Brenda says: 14 comments

    Bellissima! Fantastico ! Wish I had the money for this !!!Brenda

  9. Jennifer HT says: 803 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Anthem, AZ

    Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. WOW. That setting and that castle….. WOW.

  10. SeanSean says: 164 comments

    Something tells me most of this was built in the late 1800’s.

    I’ve been looking at castle properties for the last 20yrs and over time I’ve found that the closer something looks to a fairytale, the newer it is. There was a huge market in the 1800’s for “picturesque” properties and though this might have started as a 9thC tower, I’m sure whatever was left of the tower was used as a base and all the Romeo & Juliet details and extra wings were added later. There are tons of French chateaux built the same way… beautiful towers, Gothic dormers, gargoyles, etc. But all relatively new.

    My rules of thumb for castles (I have a few 🙂 ); the more plain and boring they are, the older they’ll likely be. The more ornamented and detailed the exterior of an true OLD castle is, the more boring the interior; and the more boring the exterior of a truly old castle, the more interesting the interiors.

    When I hunt the Castle sales websites, I look for old boring buildings, and that’s where I’ll usually find interiors with large stone walls, walk-in fireplaces, overhead beams, etc. All the juicy stuff that screams, “castle”.

    Anyway… this is a gorgeous property, extremely well kept up (another clue it’s relatively new), and the price seems appropriate. And, what a view of the peasantry!

  11. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1439 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central , NY

    What views… ahhh! Blissful…

  12. Joe benintende says: 4 comments

    Is there a view for the working class?

  13. JTG says: 11 comments

    Holy Amazing! Maybe I should move to Europe.

  14. Kfidei says: 293 comments

    I agree with everyone… the VIEW! Mamma Mia! I also was quite charmed by the fact that even in $1.7 mil AWESOME castles, they still put white slipcovers on. Makes me feel much more posh now 🙂

    If we all chip in, we can run it as a hotel for part of the year, and take turns staying there in the off season. (I would live in a tent on the grounds for that view!)

  15. Nikita says: 1 comments

    I recall reading somewhere that Italy has a “right of return” for any descendant of a property owner, whereby they can reclaim their “family home” even after you’ve purchased it.

    • PlasterboyPlasterboy says: 84 comments

      Is it called the ” Corleone Clause “

    • RossRoss says: 2215 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      The “right of return” is about citizenship, not property.

      • Nikita says: 1 comments

        Hi Ross- yeah that’s not the correct phrase for it, but I don’t remember what they call it or if it’s still in effect. It would be something to look into though, if anyone is serious about migrating to Italy 🙂

    • Laura Thornton says: 62 comments

      This is true.

  16. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 184 comments
    OHD Supporter

    That would be interesting, if you put out 1.7 mil and a bit later someone else said, “mine”.

  17. Laura Thornton says: 62 comments

    I love that the sofas and chairs are from IKEA.

  18. KarenZ says: 651 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Wow! This is a dream!

  19. ShannonP says: 9 comments

    I don’t care when it was built…. it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

  20. Lissie says: 297 comments
    1962 Mid Century
    Rome, GA

    I love it so much. What a beautiful view of the mountains and the river.

  21. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 411 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Wow, it looks like a museum! Just like Sean pointed out it must have been restored not long ago but the final result is stunning!

  22. says: 7 comments

    That price is the same as an average condo on Miami Beach! Amazing property!

  23. Amy P. says: 124 comments

    Wow, now I just need a million dollars.

  24. Hez says: 4 comments

    I’m in love! 😍😍


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