About the house

Villa Architetti

The house is an original Piedmont style building from the 1870’s, and has been totally renovated and reconstructed by establishing of a “Campanile” that gives the it a more complete and characteristic feel.  The house itself is situated in the middle of vineyard landscapes, away from the surrounding roads and towns, with a spacious recreational area that holds a salt water  infinity pool, a pool house and a bar. The pool can be heated if extended use in the spring and autumn seasons is required.

A 100 m2 marble-paved outdoor area is perfect for recreational activities and sunbathing. Additionally, 1500m2 of lawn is perfect for various activities and ball games.

Spacious shaded areas in the garden give good opportunities for delicious long meals during the day, protected from the sun but exposed to the beautiful surrounding landscapes.

The house has an area of 500 square meters, consisting of 3 living rooms, 2 kitchens, 5 double bedrooms with bathrooms and a smaller apartment with a double room, bathroom and kitchen. The house is equipped for a maximum of 21 people.

We will rent on a weekly basis only.

About us

How it all came to be…

We both had a strong love for Italy after having spent many great holidays here.

Over time our interest for Piemontes unique food and culture grew, and this led to us buying this old house from 1870 in Calamandrana in 2010.

We used our architectural skills to renovate the house to our taste. We tried our best to combine new and modern style and forms with the original old elements. The renovation took some time –  there were almost four years of ups and downs, happiness and despair, as well as close encounters with the Italian construction culture at its best and its worst. Still, we managed to compete the project according to the plans we had made.

We are very pleased with the results of all this work, and we are looking forward to inviting you to come, judge for yourself and experience this beautiful house and its extraordinary location.

Best regards, Marta & Kolbjørn

Overview floors

Basement, 1st floor and 2nd floor.


Activities & Location

Many types of activities

Piemonte. An unexpected experience.

The house is close to the Dolomites (Sestriere / Limone), so there are good skiing possibilities during the winter and spring, a perfect activity combined with sunbathing and swimming in the outdoors pool.

During the autumn season many exciting activities can be enjoyed, e.g. grape harvesting in September and unique food experiences like white truffles (tartufo blanco) available from October until the end of the year. Piedmont is one out of just three places in the world where this rare mushroom is found.

The Areas of Monferrato, Roero and Langhe produce some of the finest wines in the world (Barbera, Barbaressco and Barolo). It is truly a great experience to visit some of these famous vineyards and taste some of these exquisite wines.

There are several beautiful hiking and cycling routs across the landscapes, each route of different length and character, offering unforgettable nature and cuisine experiences.

Various types of restaurants can be found in the area, from small local traditional restaurants with no menus where you simply eat what you are served, to top Michelin restaurants. All within a 15-20 minute drive. Several good restaurant guidebooks are available.

Useful links

Check out the websites below

Our location

Frazione di Garbazzola 54, 14042 Calamandrana. Italy.

Villa Architetti is located on a ridge with a beautiful view of the surrounding vineyards and landscapes of Montefaro in Piemonte, which is one of the areas that has a ‘World Herritage’ status given by UNESCO due to its unique and authentic culture and landscapes.

The house is situated approximately 140 km from Milan’s two airports; Malpensa and Linate, and it’s about a one hour drive from Genova and the Mediterranean coastline. The closest train stations are Alessandria and Nizza Monferato.

Other noteworthy places to visit nearby are Torino, Asti, Alba and Aqui Terme, to name a few.

Contact us & Reservation

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We will confirm your reservation via E-Mail

We will rent on a weekly basis only. We have 5 double rooms and 3 double sofa beds in common areas with the possibility to make it closed / private.

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Prefer to make your reservation via phone? Give us a call or send a text message!

You can contact us between 10am and 18pm ever day of the week CET.

Our Phone numbers are:

Marta Trzos-Oftedal +47 977 84 389

Kolbjørn Jensen +47 901 09 901


Overview over free & booked dates.