It was a joy to visit this property spread over the top of the hill and its magnificent views. I think it is worth repeating its journey from 1619 to now as it reflects the heart and soul of this exquisite and intimate property
It all begins, as in any self-respecting story, with a symbolic date1619, a group of Cistercian monks go up the old Salt Road and decided to build a monastery on the ruins of a chapel built a century before their arrival. A shelter, a new land, a place of work, of prayer, of hours marked by the tolling of bells, of seasons which follow the same change of the earth’s cycles.
The centuries respected the clever work of first inhabitants of the hill; today everything is still alive and is our pride, of which we are the keepers and of which you are the privileged recipients.
In 1862, the monastery was bought by the Incisa Counts -a noble family of the surrounding valleys and transformed as a private house.
Now a second anthology begins for San Maurizio: the dining hall becomes a jubilation of grotesque paintings, trompe l’oeil, hidden anecdotes and landscapes on the limits of reality.San Maurizio becomes a home for the first time, an oasis of privacy.
After four years of conservative restoration that preserved to the best the patrimony left over the previous centuries, Relais San Maurizio comes to life.
In 2002, the antique monastery and the noble house become a single soul under the five-star hospitality.
The first Relais&Châteaux of Piedmont is born, a true partnership between the art of hospitality, eno-gastronomic excellence and the search of well-being.
San Maurizio opens its doors to the world after four centuries of history and stories, and in ten years it becomes the reference point for refined hospitality, centre of culinary experimentation and guardian, at the same time, of ancient traditions.
It opens the era of the good living.
How to book this exclusive venue
Vacations, Wellness Retreats, Weddings and accommodation can be arranged at this venue. Please contact me for details.