Sannazzaro in Giarole Monferrato Italy
Castello Sannazzaro Giarole Monferrato Piedmont Italy Historic Castle Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Giuseppe and Letizia Sannazzaro
Address: Via Roma, 5 - 15036 Giarole (Al), Italy
Telephone: 335 1030923
Activities/Attractions: Giarole is a municipality in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 70 km east of Turin and about 15 km north of Alessandria.
You can find the gentle hills of Monferrato and Langhe in the north-western corner of Italy, between the Alps and the Riviera, in the area of Piedmont that lies south of the river Po. It is largely a rural area, yet the furthest of the three cities of Genoa, Milan and Turin is little more than an hour's drive away.
Centre of the Monferrato region is Asti, a town brimming with history as far back as Roman times. The medieval setting of the old town centre is complemented by fine buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The Monferrato, and Langhe to the south of it, occupy foothills branching off the Ligurian Appennines across the Casale area to the Po valley in a variety of geographical contours and landscapes. The Piedmontese Alps, with the beautiful Val d'Aosta and the Gran Paradiso National Park, are close at hand to the north, and many famous Italian, French and Swiss ski-resorts are within easy reach.
The charm of the region is carried by its gently rolling hills, tiny hilltop villages and broad fertile landscape of vineyards and fruit orchards. A network of mostly small roads connects these old villages and towns with each other. Traffic congestion is unknown in this part of the world.
The climate is Mediterranean and mild - the Italian Riviera is only 30 miles away. The winters are short, and night temperatures in January and February only occasionally fall below zero. Spring and autumn are long and warm. The summers are hot and dry, although the hilltops are ventilated by a pleasant sea breeze.
General Information: Welcome to Castello Sannazzaro ... a medieval castle situated in the heart of Piedmont, Italy at the western limit of the small village of Giarole in the Monferrato area, a few kilometres south of Casale Monferrato on the Casale/Valenza road. Both Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate, Torino and Genova international airports are approximately an hour car drive from Giarole.
More unique than rare in Italian history and in the history of Monferrato as well, the Castello di Giarole has always belonged to a single family - the Sannazzaro family. The Castle has opened its doors to quality tourism recently and is the perfect place to relax and inspire the atmosphere of past times, nobility and elegance with the owners only too pleased to tell about the Castle and the history of their dynasty. The pearl of the Castle is its private church San Giacomo, where couples can have their wedding in a real atmosphere of ancient fables - mythic and magic.
The castle can also be rented for the organization of events, public and/or private parties and weddings.
Payment Accepted: Cash or cheque.
Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).
Prices includes breakfast and tour of the main rooms and halls.