Il Professore

The house

The Professor’s House was built on top of a hill by our great grandfather in various steps between 1890 and 1920. It is a traditional Piedmontese farmhouse, which was refurbished and modernized over the decades without overlooking the distinctive traits of country life: the hayloft, the big shed for the tools at the back, the large pavement for agricoltural work at the front. The thick brick walls keep the house cool even in the hottest summers, making air conditioning unnecessary; during the winter central heating is provided by a methane boiler; there are also two fireplaces, one in the kitchen and one in the living room, and the wood-burning stove can be used for heating as well as for cooking.The house rests on a large cellar, that hosts our tiny wine production. The rooms are large, each of them measuring about 30 square metres. An ADSL WiFi router covers all rooms, and a PC is dedicated to you. Geo coordinates are: latitude +44° 56' 55.17", longitude +8° 1'37.32" The best satellite view is from Apple Maps using coordinates 44.948657, 8.027034.

The house from the main road The house from the gazebo The house stay on a hilltop; has groundflor with the main entrance, the living room, the kitchen, the main bathroom and a storage room. A 15-steps stone with brick ceiling staircase bring to the first floor, where there are four big bedrooms (two facing south and two facing north), a second bathroom and the balcony.
living room living room The living room, whose floor dates from the early twentieth century, with a fireplace and a vaulted ceiling featuring floral decorations. Here is a second TV set only for local channels. There are many books, manly Italian, but also English and French. In 2010 we added a upright Petrof piano.
kitchen kitchen The kitchen with a methane hob, the wood-burning stove and another fireplace; here is the access area to the main bathroom, where the washing machine stands. The TV set with satellite dish and decoder is in the kitchen; it comes complete with a DVD/DivX player and a cassette recorder.
kitchen The master bedroom with twin beds dated 1950 and the furniture dates back to 1930s; facing south. Wool mattress here.
kitchen The 50's Room; has a double bed and furnitures dated 1955, facing Nord. Wool mattress.
kitchen kitchen The Puppet Theatre Room has another double bed and two single beds. Four spring mattress.
kitchen kitchen kitchen The Professor's Room has a French double bed dating back to the beginning of 1900, a single bed and a swing cot. Wool mattress.