ITALY, PIEDMONT, ASTI, MONFERRATO
Magnificent Ancient Piedmont Castle
An ancient castle with a hotel, a restaurant and a century-old park in a small village surrounded by vineyards.
The property comprises a castle and former stables and is surrounded by a 4,600 sqm park.
With a net saleable area of 2,088 sqm, this castle is an idyllic venue for weddings, events and meetings.
Located on gentle hills and surrounded by vineyards, this property is halfway between the Monferrato and Langhe areas, a UNESCO heritage site known for its history, landscape and the production of excellent wines.
Genoa airport is about 80km away but you can easily reach the airports of Milano Linate (115km), Milano Malpensa (135km) and Turin (113km) as well.
The castle is in the heart of a characteristic village and is one of the few castles in Piedmont that has maintained its original defensive walls.
This property consists of a castle and former stables immersed in a wonderful park featuring walkways and water games, a bicentennial plane tree and century-old plants.
The castle (net area of about 1,563 sqm) is arranged on 5 floors and features exposed load-bearing masonry, mullioned windows, arches, moulded frames and, on the east wing, a crenelated tower that emphasises the medieval style of the structure. Part of the brickwork is covered with a climbing ivy.
The main floor maintains its ancient charm, including the main hall that features coffered ceilings, the communicating halls embellished with frescoes from the early 1800s, and the porch that used to lead to the castle’s chapel (now deconsecrated).
The first and second floor include nine rooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms, most of them with a whirlpool bathtub.
The semi-basement includes the restaurant, which features cross vaults and a large fireplace, the professional kitchen and cellars.
The second semi-basement includes the technical rooms. All systems have been overhauled during the various renovations that this property has undergone.
The former stables (net area of about 525 sqm) is arranged on 3 floors.
The ground floor includes a reception and meeting hall, a bar, two storage rooms, and bathrooms for people with disabilities.
The first floor includes an apartment with two bedrooms and a bathroom, three storage rooms, a second kitchen, a laundry room and the bathrooms for the guests.
The semi-basement includes a storage room and a boiler room (systems are new and perfectly functional).
This property, of great historic and artistic interest, has been used as a prestigious accommodation facility, in particular for:
– Ceremonies and events
The castle has two kitchens: one inside the main building and the other one in the former stables. The internal halls can contain up to 210 guests. The settings of different sizes inside and outside the buildings can host numerous events in autumn and winter.
– Conferences and meetings
The various halls of the castle can hold meetings with 10 up to 170 participants with the possibility to combine conference and catering services (business brunches or gala dinners).
The hotel includes 9 rooms: 3 comfort double rooms, 2 junior suites and 4 suites.
The castle has undergone architectural transformations applied by many different owners over the centuries. The latest renovation involved the coffered ceilings on the main floor, the prestigious frescoes of the adjacent halls, and the impressive eastern tower.
The renovations made to transform the castle into a hotel and a prestigious event venue aimed at preserving its historical charm and providing the common areas and all the rooms with the highest technical and efficiency standards.
The castle, former stables and protective walls are surrounded by a 4,700 sqm park (besides the building grounds), with plants and century-old trees that you can admire along a path with fountains and water games.
This property has been an accommodation business for many years. It specialises in banquets and conferences as well as overnight stays.
For those who are interested, there’s the possibility to develop the restaurant business. In fact, the old kitchens, featuring cross vaults and a large fireplace, are the perfect venue for a 25-seat restaurant, which can expand to the park during the summer.
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