Old Monastic Complex Near Brescia
Estate of important historical heritage in a high position with a view of Lake Iseo
Prestigious Dominican convent for sale in Gussago, on top of the Santissima hill
This majestic old Dominican convent is for sale in the province of Brescia, on top of the Barbisone hill, better known as the Santissima hill, with a view of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo, not far from Lake Garda.
Offering striking views of the beautiful landscape of the Franciacorta, appreciated for its fine wines, which lies at its feet, this monastic complex is perfect for those looking for a house with an important historical heritage or for those wishing to undertake a highly prestigious hospitality business, as it was a residence of the Popes for centuries.
Entirely delimited by a wall fence that outlines its borders, this property's vast grounds measure 42.34 hectares mostly featuring a forest with also grazing areas. A charming 4,300-sqm garden features a fascinating Italian design with skilful shapes, obtained from rows of evergreen hedges and bushes, combined with architectural elements such as fountains and statues.
Here, where absolute privacy and pleasant tranquility reign, the property consists of a former monastery next to a private consecrated church, surrounded by four residential buildings, including the main villa, an outbuilding, the caretaker's home, and a chalet detached from the complex.
Extraordinarily bright, thanks to large arched windows overlooking the leafy park, the main estate is characterized by some important, perfectly preserved antique details, including very high ceilings with wooden beams and elegant antique terracotta floors.
The church, with a striking façade, houses valuable works of art, including the side chapels and the high altar with rich stone workmanship and some extraordinary twisted columns. These valuable architectural details, such as cross vaults, stone corbels and windows with lowered arches, testify to a lively and long-lasting artistic-cultural debate.
The monastery, which is on the left side of the church, now needs some renovation works to return to its original splendor, making the most of the wise distribution of spaces.
- Arable land
- Panoramic terrace