Villa Matilde   
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In the Piedmont countryside, famous for its gastronomic delights and its fine wines, the Villa Matilde is an eighteenth-century aristocratic villa surrounded by a luxuriant park located in Romano Canavese, an ancient rural village between the city of Turin and the Valle d'Aosta, on tge direct road towards the Gran S. Bernardo and Piccolo S. Bernardo tunnels, which bring to Switzerland and to France, respectively.

The Villa Matilde is an historic villa, a family residence and a jewel in the Piedmont countryside. It still maintains the charm of a bygone era and offers guests welcoming and unique atmosphere.

In a splendid position in the Piedmont countryside – a  land of great wines  and ancient traditions -  the entire villa  has been preserved as it was over three hundred years ago.

Superior Room

The Superior rooms are located in the Tinaia, Colombaia, Scuderie and Orangery.

AREA: 32m2
MAX. GUESTS: 3.

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe rooms are located inside the villa.

AREA: 42m2
MAX. GUESTS: 4.

Junior Suite

The Junior Suites are located in the Tinaia. 

AREA: 52m2
MAX. GUESTS: 5.

Bi-Level Suite

The Bi-Level Suites are located in the Tinaia. 

AREA: 52m2
MAX. GUESTS: 4.

Suite

The suites are located inside the villa. 

AREA: 52m2
MAX. GUESTS: 4.

 

There are 43 rooms, each different from the other and with original period furniture, have light coloured walls and precious drapes on the large windows overlooking the park. The rooms are subdivided into different areas: Tinaia and Colombaia, whose names make reference to the ancient wine cellar, where vats (“tini” in Italian), used for grape pressing and wine fermentation, were stored and to the pigeon house (“colombaia” in Italian), Orangerie and “scuderie” (stables).

The spacious bathrooms have coloured marble typical of that time.  Some rooms have a balcony and some are interconnecting.

All rooms are different from each other but share the same chic country style.

All guestrooms are provided with wooden floors and colorful fabrics offering in the same time the most modern comforts.

Amenities: controlled air conditioning, two phone lines with voice messaging, satellite TV, dataport, Wi-Fi, safety box, minibar, bathrobe and slippers, courtesy line, hair drier.

The rate includes access to the Wellness Club with a Technogym cardio-fitness, a sauna, a Turkish bath, a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool.

In the Piedmont countryside, famous for its gastronomic delights and its fine wines, the Villa Matilde is an eighteenth-century aristocratic villa surrounded by a luxuriant park located in Romano Canavese, an ancient rural village between the city of Turin and the Valle d'Aosta, on tge direct road towards the Gran S. Bernardo and Piccolo S. Bernardo tunnels, which bring to Switzerland and to France, respectively.

History

The hotel results from a careful restoration and transformation of an ancient villa of the 18th century which, once owned by the Bishop of Ivrea and subsequently by family Vietti, a noble family of Turin, finally became the summer residence of the family of Counts Bocca, who, at the beginning of the 20th century, started long-lasting conservative restoration works to recover the original fascination of the Villa.

Major renewal works were launched in 2002 that led to the opening of Sina Villa Matilde in 2004, a gem of Italian hospitality that maintains its charm throughout every room.

 

The Wellness Club offers guests a relaxing setting, with a serene and comfortable ambiance where they can indulge in wellness treatments and restore themselves to harmony. This space is designed for those wishing to treat themselves to a spa break and discover the pleasure of being pampered by experienced and qualified staff through specific treatments. Guests can also focus on their well-being through treatments involving movement, purification, nutrition, relaxation, massage and counselling.

For sports activities, guests dispose a fitness area with modern Technogym equipment, a  sauna and a Turkish bath.

The outdoor swimming pool is a popular attraction, open throughout the warmer months and also a charming setting for outdoor dining.

The property also boasts a tennis court, where all guest lovers of this sport.

Beauty treatments available on request.

The outdoor pool is open every day.

Opening time: from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm

Discovering the Canavese

Discovering the Canavese, where lakes, castles and traditions abound, is an extraordinary experience. Unforgettable surprises await you, from the mountains to historic castles and from sport to art.

The Canavese (Canavèis in Piedmontese language) is a geographical area located in the northern part of the province of Turin, to the north-east of the town. Its main town is Ivrea and takes its name from the ancient city of Cuorgnè, Canava, located on Orco stream. The inhabitants of this area are known as Canavesani.

Ivrea is a city of Celtic origin and was the seat of a Roman colony, Eporedia, from which the inhabitants, the Eporediesi, take their name.

Canavese was the capital of a Lombard duchy and a Frankish county and was very important under Arduino, King of Italy between 1000 and 1015. Near the square of the castle of Ivrea is the Cathedral and the Episcopal seminary, built from a design by Filippo Juvarra.

Surrounded by the gentle hills of the regions, only 35 km far away from Turin, stays Romano Canavese, an ancient rural village which still retains valuable vestiges of its past history: the impressive tower of the castle, the “recetto”, churches and noble small buildings, the old town; together with the forests and vineyards of the morainal hill, they make this village a beautiful spot of the Old Canavese

Located on the ancient road that linked Aosta to Turin, Romano Canavese benefits from an excellent position, from which it is easy to reach fascinating destinations. One of these is by sure Agliè, an ancient medieval village where you can visit the baroque church of Santa Marta and the Ducal Castle of the Savoy Family, which recently became popular as a scenario for a very successful TV fiction entitled “Elisa di Rivombrosa”.

Only 7 kilometers away you can visit the Masino  Castle for ten centuries residence of Valperga Counts and now owned by the FAI (Italian Environment Fund) which houses fascinating frescoed halls, richly decorated between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the apartments of Madame Reale. 

Not far from Romano Canavese is Arnad, a land of genuine flavours, such as lard, wine, honey, chestnuts and the typical products of the most authentic Valle d'Aosta culinary tradition.

At only a few kilometres from Arnad, you can visit the Forte di Bard, which has remained virtually unchanged since its construction and is one of the best examples of a barrage fortress built at the start of the 1800s. The fortress consists of three main buildings placed at different levels, between 400 and 467 meters: from the lowest, the Opera Ferdinando, through to the median, the Opera Vittorio, and reaching the highest, the Opera Carlo Alberto, which house a total of 283 rooms.

It is definitely worth visiting the Palace of Venaria Reale, one of the outstanding Savoy’s  residences in Piedmont. Probably the largest in size, its structure is comparable to the French palace of Versailles which was erected having the design of the Piedmontese royal residence in mind. After two centuries in a state of neglect  and thanks to an extraordinary  works of renewal which  lasted eight years, the Venaria Reale complex has once again become an important cultural and contemporary tourist attraction.

Nearby, the Gran Paradiso National Park, whose 70,000 hectares are a protected area for animal species, can easily be reached.

Special attention should be paid to the local gastronomy in Canavese with its typical dishes of mushrooms, truffles, chestnuts and cheeses, not to mention a wide variety of desserts. Typical of Piedmont is the “merenda sinoira”, an afternoon meal which, being so plentiful, tends to replace dinner (this is why it is called "sinoira" from Italian "cenare", meaning "to dine"). Usually it takes place on holidays and will be laden with cheeses and meats (Toma cheeses, ham and salami...); it can be completed by any other specialty, sweet or savoury ... provided that it is typical of Piedmont!

The Canavese is also known for the tradition of its craft, which for centuries has passed down the art of pottery and copper forging. For over 40 years the Castellamonte ceramics has produced objects and ornaments in terra cotta, in addition to its famous stoves in various shapes and designs and copper objects.

During the year, there are various events connected to the tradition of the place. The most famous event is the Carnival of Ivrea with the battle of the oranges.

Individual Cycle Tour

This newly developed tour is a real treat for all cyclists! Staying in Sina Villa Matilde, you can discover a new highlight of the “Canavese” region every day. On your way, you will find historic castles which have been waiting for centuries to welcome you. Natural lakes provide a welcome refreshment during an active day of cycling. Fine wines are produced in the vineyards, along the “Strada Reale dei Vini” - the royal wine route. Let yourself be tempted by one or two glasses of great Italian wine and follow the traces of the Franciscans on their way to Rome. There is a lot of variety in this region still largely undiscovered by tourists.  After the tour you will agree with us – this trip is truly an insider’s tip!

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Romano Canavese

The hotel staff at the reception desk will provide you with tour information and rental bikes. Afterwards, you still have enough time for a walk through the medieval town.

Day 2: Lake Candia approx. 40 km

Your first bike tour will lead you on attractive trails along the river Dora Baltea to the South. Soon you will have reached the beautifully situated lake Candia. The lake invites you to jump into its clear water. After a longer climb (4 km) you will reach the top of the moraine hills from which you will have a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Along the royal wine route, you will get back to your hotel.

Day 3: Ivrea and its Lakes approx. 50 km

Through meadows and fields, today’s stage leads you to Ivrea. The river Dora Baltea has dug a deep riverbed, offering spectacular views. After a short rest in the medieval city centre, you will continue your tour to two mountain lakes nearby. Romantically, they invite you to swim for some time. Later, you will return to your hotel, cycling along the old Franciscan Road, which was an important pilgrimage route for the monks to Rome.

Day 4: Turin and the River Po approx. 60 km

In the morning, you will take the train to the capital city of Turin. Here, not only the great Piazza Vittorio Veneto will impress you. There is a lot to be discovered in this lively city. A nice bike path along the river Po leads back to the North. In Chiavasso, you should stop for some time. In the small town on the river Po, with its little sidewalk cafes, real Italian lifestyle is lived. The road back to your hotel leads past the castle Castello Mazze from which the valley had been guarded for centuries.

Day 5: Lake Viverone approx. 40 km

Very athletic cyclists may visit the impressive castle Castello di Masino at the beginning of the tour (very steep rise for approx. 2 km). If you prefer a more relaxed daytrip, you can follow the route over gently rolling hills and through small towns with historical churches and small castles. You will also get nice opportunities for swimming and sunbathing at the lake promenade in Viverone. Later, you will continue your tour through an agricultural landscape. Kiwis, peaches, and grapes are grown right along the bike course.

Day 6: The Moraine Hills approx. 35 km

Through corn fields, today’s tour leads you to Castello Pavone. After a short climb, you will reach the top of the moraine hills. Nice views of the valley will compensate for the climbs you had to conquer. Small castles can be seen cycling along the royal wine route. After an exhilarating downhill ride, you will again reach your wellness hotel.

Day 7: Departure or extension 

Meetings

Greet your business partners under the charming old arcade opposite our Arduino meeting room, or get together with your closest collaborators in the Library's Pink or Blue rooms: perfect venues in which to sit down and discuss business strategies.

Arduino Room

Area_Mq 113Size Sqf 1197Max. Guests 90

Greet your business partners in the antique porch outside the Arduino Room, or catch up with your closest colleagues in the Biblioteca, Rosa or Azzurra rooms. 

The perfect place in which to discuss business strategies. 

Biblioteca Room

Area_Mq 56    Size Sqf 600     Max. Guests 70

The Biblioteca Room, with its original Venetian mosaic flooring, is on the ground floor. It has natural light, is on 56 square metres and is four metres in height.

It is suitable for meetings of up to 35 people and ideal for exclusive banquets and cocktail parties.  

Royal Hall

Area_Mq 110Size Sqf 1183Max. Guests 250

Weddings

Whether under the olive trees of the large park, around the pool or in the Royal Hall with frescoed domed ceiling, our wedding locations promise an incomparable experience for newlyweds. Meanwhile, our chef will take you and your guests on a culinary haute-cuisine journey, marrying traditional Piedmontese cuisine with the finest of wines.

The Stables Restaurant

Area_Mq 102Size Sqf 1097Max. Guests 100

Charming wedding location in Italy

The Stables

The Villa Matilde's former stables have been transformed into a restaurant thanks to an exceptional makeover.

The small details such as the floor, the mangers turned into furniture, and the original horse stalls turned into partitions to create an intimate dining experience, are reminiscent of its origins.

The traditional Piedmontese cuisine, which takes pride of place, uncovers all the secrets of this wonderful land. 

The distinguishing country charm of the Sina Villa Matilde resort is also reflected in its gourmet restaurant. The hall provides a central body, which ends with the large window overlooking the patio by the original mosaic created by round river stones. Two more private dining rooms are ideal for private and exclusive dinners. Specialities, which vary according to the seasonal nature of the products, include asparagus pie with light fondue of Rivarolo Tomino cheese, Piedmont agnolotti stuffed pasta, Iberian pork grilled with balsamic onions from Ivrea, Crème brûlé flavoured with Bourbon vanilla.

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Airports
Torino Caselle - km 40
Milano Malpensa - km 100

Railway station
Strambino - km 2

By car
From Turin A5 Milano-Aosta exit Scarmagno.
From Milan A4 Milan-Turin, direction to Santià, exit Scarmagno.

Nearest cities
Turin - km 40
Aosta - km 77
Milan - km 110


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