Castle for sale in Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy.
● geographic position
This castle for sale is set at the edge of a small village, in a strategical position, almost equidistant from Milan, Turin and Genoa. The district it belongs to is Alessandria.
The natural background is Monferrato, along with Langhe and Roero, slightly on the north, and the nearby Holy mountains, recently renowned as unesco heritage.
The property locations is framed by green rollding hills, often dotted with regular Vines' lines, as witnesses of the Piedmont wine-making vocation.
Casale Monferrato, large town, founded in ancient time by the Po river, and nowadays a rich economic centre, is only twenty minutes away (17km) and here it is possible to take the E25 and easily reach the nearby Alessandria.
Mar Ligure and Milan are only one hour away, while aeroporto of Torino Caselle is only 50'.
● description of the buildings
The castle stands at the top of an hill which hosts the small village and faces, with breathtaking 360° views, the unspoiled surrounding landscape.
The first foundations date back to 900 a.C. Even if we are still uncertains on its origins.
The elegant and sober current structure of the building, dates back to 1200, while subsequent additions, made throughout 1700, are in typical Piedmont baroque style.
The building is set on three main floors:
-the basements, currently comprising seven rooms and spread over a surface of 316square meters (or 3.400 square feet);
-a spacious room (814 square meters or 8.700 square feet) extending, on the same level, underneath the garden;
– the noble floor (632 square meters or 6.803 square feet) subdivided into fourteen rooms;
– the attic space (612 square meters or 6.587 square feet) characterized by exposed trusses.
● state and finishing
The recent restoration has been lead by a famous architect, from Piedmont, who, in his career, has experience of important historical buildings renovation projects.
Thanks to the meticulous and constant supervision of the owners, renowned local business family, the refurbishment has been conducted in the absolute respect to every detail.
The works started from a structural consolidation of the hill and then carried out by restructuring the foundations, the perimeter walls, the ceilings, the valuts, the roof and the external areas.
This complex project to secure the building and put it into a safe condition, conducted in sinergy between technical experitise and absolute respect of the original historical-artistical features, made the castle a perfect starting point for whoever wishes undertaking finishing works and decorating the interiors.
● external spaces
Once completed the building, the systematic restructuring work addressed its attention to the surrounding four hectares ( or.9.88 acres) of private land, by consolidating the soil and planting new trees. The park today represents an important feature for the property.
● usage and potentials
The perfect geographical position, easily reachable from the main routes and close to the most important cities of northern Italy, at the same time, idyllically away from industrial areas, makes the castle particularly suitable both for whoever wants to turn it into a representative office as well as for someone thinking of creating there a luxury hotel.
At that regard it might important to remind that the area of Monferrato is characterized by a strong enogastronomic culture.The well known Slowfood organization, is, in fact born in Piedmont.
The cosy athmosphere and particular internal layout, in spite of the large surface, make the castle also particularly suitable to become a prestigious private residence.