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Villa San Secondo 14020 Italy

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Rates From EUR 1000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, October 22, 2018

Village Home in Italy's Northern Hills

Casa Valentino is a private, independent home in a small hilltop village of Piemonte's Monferrato, a UNESCO Heritage Site for vineyard landscapes and characteristic wine cellars.
The house is an 18thC. merchant's home located on the village "Riva", a panoramic Promenade. The property is within a walled garden and includes two courtyards, garage, wine 'crutin', barn and a tiny gatehouse. Inside: 2 double bedrooms, another single or studio, 2 full baths, living room and a complete kitchen that runs the width of the house.
We bought and renovated Casa Valentino in 2000 and have lived in it, comfortably, since then.
But now, we are moving along--to another village, nearby. We offer the Casa Valentino as a temporary home to international guests.
As a family, we have had 20 years of experience in restoring and renting sabbatical and holiday properties in Monferrato. References and local knowledge are available on request; just ask.

To enter our website: www.casainmonferrato.com, please click the link at bottom of this page. We also maintain Facebook pages for our houses: Casa in Monferrato, and for local tourism: Monferrato Mio
www.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/greathomesanddestinations/04gh-italy.html (a NYT article about us--mostly correct)
Rates begin at 1000euro/month for 6 or more months. Gas and electric metered for billing. Water and internet included
A single high season month (May-October): 1600euro. Rates decrease for multiple months/low season
Two week minimum stay 1000e.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
200 Sq. Meters
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, September 15, 2018 onward
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Please check with us for availability after mid October 2018
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Villa San Secondo
Postal Code - State or Province 14020 Piemonte
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords Asti, Turin, Piemonte, Northern Italy, Monferrato
Closest University Univ. of Torino/Politecnico, Univ. Gastronomic Sciences (Bra)
University nearby State and private universities of Genova, Pavia, Milan. Univ. di Piemonte Orientale

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Rental Price:

EUR 1000 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
1000e monthly rate for minimum of 6 months, utilities charged as used. Single month, summer period: 1600e utilities included, Two weeks, summer period @ 1000euro .
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: English Satelite TV, library (Eng./It), Bikes


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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GM of manufacturing firm and associate professor, teaching corporate accounting, at both MBA and BS levels. My wife handles the family vacation rental business.

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We are thoroughly enjoying a six-month stay in this lovely and comfortable house. It's in very small village (with one very good shop), but close to many other hilltop towns. A car is helpful. The location puts you in a whole different world to the tourist traps, but is really not that far from many big centres if you should wish to visit them. The surrounding countryside is quiet - and quite beautiful - and the owners of the house are enormously helpful and friendly, without being intrusive. The photos and descriptions of the house are reliable, and it's a great place to spend some time. Excellent ABR 3/1/2018 8:55:00 AM