Italian mountain retreat visited by popes up for sale

2017-12-23 22:59
Pope John Paul 11. (iStock)

Pope John Paul 11. (iStock)

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Milan - An Alpine chalet near the French border where Pope John Paul II and his successor Pope Benedict XVI spent some summer vacations is up for sale.

The news agency ANSA reported on Saturday that the Salesian order that owns the chalet is selling the property in the mountain hamlet of Les Combes, in Valle d'Aosta, because of difficulties in managing it.

A life-long mountaineer, John Paul spent about 10 summer holidays at the retreat, situated at an altitude of 1 300m, while Benedict went there just twice. It was there that the German-born pope fell and broke his wrist in 2009.

An online advertisement to rent the property, described as "the alpine sojourn of John Paul II," says it has 124 beds, 22 bathrooms, and offers "unequal views".

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