You’ll find the Locanda di Sant’Antonio Abate (Saint Anthony Abbot Inn) in the heart of the medieval village of Viverone, in a XVII-XVIII century building built around a courtyard, lovingly restored and hand crafted by its owners in a totally unconventional way. It faces directly onto the ‘Via Francigena’ connecting, since the middle ages, Vercelli, Biella and Ivrea across the hill well known as Serra Morenica di Ivrea.
The whole ground floor is at your disposal, with two double rooms, one triple room, large living room (with a Castellamonte pottery stove), bathrooms, kitchen, lodges, gazebo, and garden with a wonderful view of the Alps from Susa Valley to Aosta Valley.
All the rooms have cedar wooden floors; the two of the south wing (lilac room and red room) have fireplaces: one of them has a coffered ceiling in walnut wood, the other one has a lunetted vaulted ceiling (both date back to XVII-XVIII century). The room of the north wing (unicorns room) has a Castellamonte pottery stoove and a four big unicorn head carved bed.
Some of the furniture was hand made by the owners, employing materials from the original building (wooden planks, iron nails, barrels...)
We recommend the inn to people who love a relaxing and cultural holiday. The owners will enjoy entertaining you with the history of the boundary land between Canavese and Biellese and also encouraging you to discover it, with the option of accompanied tours.