Villa Il Torrione is a complex of medieval origin located in the green of one of the largest private historical parks in Piedmont. Suites and apartments obtained from the renovation of the old complementary buildings to the main residence offer hospitality with the Bed & Breakfast formula where modern comforts are combined with the beauty of the historical atmosphere.
Villa Il Torrione History
In the basement of Villa II Torrione you can see the base slopes of a medieval tower, remains of an ancient fortress that in the seventeenth century was transformed into a country house with the addition of cottages and gardens. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the villa was enlarged to take on the neoclassical setting that still characterizes it, and in 1856 it was bought by the Marquis Leone Doria Lamba, ancestor of Oberto and Anna Doria, the current owners. Descendants of the great Genoese family of the Dorias, Oberto and Anna offer refined hospitality and open their park to guided tours. Even if you are just passing through Pinerolo, do not miss to immerse yourself in the peaceful and sublime atmosphere of this boundless corner of nature, an English park designed in 1832 by the Prussian architect Xavier Kurten who for a long time worked at the Savoy court. Follow the long avenues surrounded by rare botanical species until you reach the romantic pond animated by geese, swans, ducks, herons, grouse and in which emerges, in the center, a small island. In the park there are also a tennis court and a heated swimming pool, to which guests of the Bed & Breakfast have free access.
The rooms are arranged in the central body of the villa and in the annex. The former are represented by the Louis XVI suite and the Roses suite, both furnished with fine period furniture, while the others are the modern-style Del Fattore, Della Scuderia and Del Fienile apartments. On request, bicycles are provided for excursions, but those who want to deepen their knowledge of these places can take part in one of the guided tours to private parks and castles organized by the owners. Lovers of traditional cuisine do not miss the opportunity to try their hand at cooking in the preparation of the bagna cauóa or other regional specialties, following a Piedmontese cooking course.