The house is located on the italian-french border, in a unspoiled and protected envinronment: la Piana di Latte
where ancient beautiful villas lie between the hills and the seaside.The Riviera, is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France
and southwest corner of Italy , also including the sovereign state of Monaco. There is no official boundary, but it is usually considered to extend
from Sanremo in Italy in the east to Saint-Tropez in the west.
This coastline was one of the first modern resort areas. It began as a winter health resort for the British upper class at the end of the 18th century.With the arrival of the railway in the mid-19th century, it became the playground and vacation spot of British, Russians, and other aristocrats, such as Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, when he was Prince of Wales. In the summer, it also played home to many members of the Rothschild family. In the first half of the 20th century, it was frequented by artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham, and Aldous Huxley, as well as wealthy Americans and Europeans. The area of the Piana di Latte is full of memories and flavors: a special rose called Encantadora was created and dedicated to Evita Peron during her journey in Riviera.
The worldiwide famous Hanbury Gardens were established by Sir Thomas Hanbury on a small, steep peninsula jutting southwards down into the Mediterranean in the Orengo family property. Gardens are open all year round and also, in the summer time, hosts cultural and musical events. On the Italian Riviera the controversial medical scientist Serge Voronoff built a clinic specialised in rejuvenation technique and set up his own monkey farm, employing a former circus-animal keeper to run it ! Nowadays the area keeps its fabulous microclima protected by the Mountains just behind. On the french side, Nice Cote Azur airport is 40 km far from while Menton train station e is 6 km away. On the italian side Genova airport is 150 km far while Ventimiglia train station is 4 km away.