IL MONTE & SANTA GIULIA


The house is located on top of a hill, only 10 minutes walk from the Ghizzano Village, through olive trees. Initially, it belonged to the farmer, and thus the name “The Colonial House”. It is usual for such a house to be located at one side or in the centre of a field called “podere”. The “Podere” was a piece of land given by the owner to the peasant : the crop was divided among them in equal parts. This system was very common in the late Middle Ages and was called “Mezzadria”.
Like all the others, the house was built on one side of the of land (podere). This allowed people to get to the main road easier and allowed easy access of the crop wagons to get to the market.
It was our grand grandfather who, by the middle of the 19th century, built this house and named the place after the patron saint of the crops. Thus came to life “Casa poderale Il Monte & Santa Giulia”.

In order to protect and highlight the beauty of the landscape where these houses are, we did our best to preserve the original features of the structure: the stables are on the ground floor, the apartments on the first floor, each of them with an outer staircase on each side of the house.

THE EXTERIOR
The house is surrounded by a huge garden, with fruit trees and herbs. The place provides facilities for eating outside. The hill on which the house is situated is divided by a small forest into two large parts, one for each accommodation, equipped with barbecue, a long wooden table and chairs under a coach house. The pool is 12m x 6m, with spectacular views and a glimpse of the sea. Sun beds, tables and umbrellas are ready to use all around the house.

THE INTERIOR
Il Monte: 200 square metres, 10 people, 3 double rooms (double beds), 2 double rooms (with 2 single beds), 1 bathroom with bathtub and shower, 2 bathrooms with shower, toilet and sink, 1 bathroom with toilet and sink; 1 cosy living room with big fire place, 1 kitchen fully equipped ( freezer - oven - dishwasher - coffee machine - blender and other electrical devices). The balcony opens towards the garden, with spectacular views. The accommodation provides all the modern conveniences: heating, satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet connection. On the ground floor, replacing the old stables, a ping pong room was installed. The laundry facilities in villa San Prospero are used for this villa, as well.

Santa Giulia: 200 square metres, 6 people, 2 double rooms (double bed), 1 double bedroom (single beds), 2 bathrooms with shower, toilet and bidet; 1 living room with fireplace, 1 kitchen fully equipped (freezer - oven - dishwasher -coffee machine and other electrical devices). The balcony opens on to the olive grove. On the ground floor, replacing the old stables, a ping pong room was installed. The laundry facilities in villa San Prospero are used for this villa, as well.