The house

Aprile occupies the entire attic floor of via delle Orfane 19: a palazzo of antique origin which was restructured in the early 18th century, and has a wide cross-vaulted baroque staircase.

Guests will find here six independent rooms with bathrooms en suite, each with its own privately accessible door with key.

A stay in Aprile evokes the atmosphere of an old Torinese house with its generous spaces, hidden courtyards and the sound of the bells of the many baroque churches nearby.

To reach us you need to climb the four floors of a splendid columned staircase but your efforts will be repaid by the peace and quiet of the attic spaces, so silent that you will forget you are in Turin; by the flowered balcony and the always warm yet discrete welcome.

From the windows of Aprile one can watch the sun setting over the rooftops and enjoy the spectacular view of the Basilica della Consolata, designed by Filippo Juvarra, and the adjacent roman bell-tower.

An accurate and careful restoration of this historical space has left intact the extraordinary fascination of its ample rooms and ceilings with open beams.

Dormer windows open onto the sky and rooftops and wood burning stoves warm cold winter days.

The wooden frames of the roof have been restored in line with their history. Antique parquet floors were recovered and treated with beeswax polish, the walls instead with limewash and decorated with natural pigments.

All work was carried out following the principles of ecological architecture: the exclusive use of natural materials, no synthetic glues and varnishes and the revival of traditional craftsmanship.