This splendid historic villa located in Gorle, originally a castle from the 1200s, is the result of the careful restoration work carried out by the Owners in collaboration with the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage of Lombardy, which allowed them to transform the abandoned property into a unique luxury home, restoring it to its former charm and, as of today, it is classified as an Italian national monument enjoying the advantageous artistic and historical protections.
The villa consists of a 750-square-meter main dwelling, equipped with an elevator to the top of the tower, and a secondary dwelling, located in a wing of the property, set in an old 19th-century park, expertly planted with sought-after essences.
On the ground floor is the entrance hall, accessed from the large private courtyard; a large double living room with fireplace, vaulted ceilings, overlooking the garden; study with separate entrance from the courtyard; dining room; large kitchen with fireplace, oven and dinette; and service bathroom.
Upstairs three bedrooms each with their own private bathroom and balcony overlooking the courtyard. On the second floor, in the crenellated tower, is the master suite with access to the private terrace, equipped with a large private space and bathroom.
Finally on the top floor is the roof-terrace, also accessible by elevator, from which the surrounding views can be enjoyed. Completing the property is the basement, connected directly to the 90-square-meter garage, consisting of a large 50-square-meter tavern, the characteristic vaulted cellars and a bathroom.
The outbuilding of about 100 sq. m., an integral part of the castle but with independent access, is developed in the side wing and consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room on the mezzanine, cellar and parking space in the garage.
High-quality furnishings and antiques, many dating back to the 1600s, can be purchased along with the residence, subject to appraisal; the villa also has four fully functioning fireplaces.
The town of Gorle, lapped by the course of the Serio River, has Roman origins. The first structure of the Castle probably had the task, along with other structures, of controlling the passage and defending the Gorle Bridge (Ponte Marzio), which, at that time was the only bridge over the Serio River connecting northeastern Italy with Bergamo, a city that, since the time of Julius Caesar, had been part of Cisalpine Gaul. Reports dating back to the 13th century say that the castle was part of a residential complex used as a summer residence by the bishops of Bergamo, who, over the centuries, left various traces and their coats of arms still present today, on the facades of the tower.