Villa Durando

Nestled in the green hills surrounding the picturesque old town of Mondovi you can find Villa Durando.

This Villa is the former summer residence of General Durando, currently owned by the Giaccone family who has tried to maintain the charm and history, that the house has passed down through the centuries, intact.

The villa offers its guests an ambience that takes them back to a bygone era, but with all modern comforts:

  • Various relaxation areas with TV and games room
  • Reading area with library that offers ideas for both adults teens and children
  • Inside sports hall with its Turkish bath
  • Large living room with decorations of the period, with a fireplace, where you can spend evenings cheered by the notes of the piano

Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the local running tracks and football pitches, at special discounted rates for guests,  that can be found next to the hotel , not roaming far from the local peaceful surroundings.

The villa consists of 6 period styled rooms each with its own bathroom, all with wooden floors, TV, minibar, hairdryer, bathrobe, each of them decorated and dressing to evoke the style of the period.

A suite is also available with a painted ceiling and equipped with sofa bed.  If required , families or groups of 5 people can take advantage of an independent adjacent room divided only by a small corridor.

Also available are two exquisite residences,  finely decorated and prepared in every detail.  One with wooden floors and ceilings that create a warm and welcoming environment, the other with gallery rooms and a balcony with sweeping views of Mondovì Piazza.

Attached to the house is a large park where you can relax in total peace and quiet, and for children the chance to run free as there are no dangers.

The villa is located just two miles from the centre of Mondovi Breo and not far from the mountain slopes where downhill and cross-country skiing is possible.

Don’t miss the opportunity to walk through the vineyards of the Langhe, a Unesco World Heritage site, and in the various wine bars where you can taste food and wines which are unique in the world.

This and much more will be presented by the Giaccone family who will make your stay unforgettable.

Sport and relax

Convention with sporting club with swimming pool and tennis.

Convention with athletics track

Rental and recovery after long journeys with bike

Gym inside the villa with tapirulan and cyclette

Internal solarium on the terrace

Turkish bath with internal shower

Convention with HAMMAM massage center

Historical and contemporary library

Proposal for holidays



In this historical house, Summer residence of general Giovanni Durando, the client will find the ideal ambient for spend in peace the holiday, in a warm environment, filled with history waiting to be discovered.

There are classic rooms, two junior suites, one with a fireplace that is lit on request. A suite, with possible single sofa bed (this room can be twinned with an adjacent and made independent from the others), and more  three bedrooms.

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There are accommodation with entrance hall, living room and full kitchen, bathroom with washing machine, double bedroom, plus two gallery rooms and a balcony with sweeping views overlooking the historic part of Mondovi.

Accommodation with entrance hall, living room, full kitchen, bathroom with washing machine and two bedrooms, one with double and one twin beds. In the living room there is a sofa / bed.

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Brief History of Giovanni Durando
Villa Durando’s Founder

Giovanni Durando was a patriot, general and Italian politician.

Born in Mondovì on 23rd June 1804

In 1822 he joined His Majesty’s Body Guard Company (King Vittorio Emanuele I of Savoia) where he became lieutenant.  He participated in the revolutionary movements in Piedmont in 1831, following which he was obliged to exile abroad.

In Belgium he joined the Belgian foreign legion and fought in Portugal. From 22nd October 1835 he entered the Spanish Regiment as Major in the Civil War.  He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel and finally General.   Returning home in 1848 he took command of the papal troops (1st war of Independence): but when Pope Pio IX decided to pull back his troops from conflict with Austria Durando disobeyed orders taking them over the river Po to stop the Austrians getting any route.

Thirty thousand imperial soldiers invaded Vicenza.  The Austrians firstly occupied Castel Rambaldo then took the Bella Guardia.  Whilst the sanctuary was defended by a few valorous guards most of the defenders pulled back.

Having lost the mount the city could no longer be defended.  On the 11th June surrender negotiations began.

Transferring into the Piedmont service and being nominated Field Aid to Carlo Alberto he participated in the Novara Battle.  He was elected to deputy in the elections of 1848 and 1849.  As Royal Commissioner and Commanding General he then fought in the Crimean War.

He took part in the War of Independence fighting in the San Martino Battle.  In 1860 he commanded Piedmont troops in Tuscany.  In 1861 he took part in the campaign against brigandage in southern Italy.

Nominated General of the Armed Forces he was injured in Custoza (3rd War of Independence).

He was president of the supreme war tribunal (from1867 to 1869), Senator from 29th February 1860, he died in Florence on May 27th 1869.

This is Giovanni Durando’s brief history, more information can be found at the Villa.


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Giaccone’s family is ready to host you in an antique and smart atmosphere.

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Strada dei Comini 4, Mondovì