Prati Piani, a seven hectare estate, is situated at a height of 1100 metres near the top of the Monte Grande of the Alpes Maritimes. Originally the summer retreat of a producer of pasta, there are three buildings; a villa, an employees’ home consisting of two separate dwellings, and a farm (fattoria).
Casa Cantoniera, or the road workers dwelling, was built in 1935 and was the first of the three buildings. The house, originally built for road workers, subsequently housed the family staff and later the Albergo staff. Comprising two apartments, Casa Cantoniera has been recently renovated and equipped with under floor heating.