Just a few kilometres from Alba stands Guarene Castle, an enchanting old stately home dating back to the 1700s. It was the realization of a dream for architecture enthusiast Count Carlo Giacinto Roero of Guarene, whose friend, the celebrated Filippo Juvarra, is credited with the design of the façade.
Perfectly preserved over the years along with all its works of art, and an important stop-off on any tour of Piedmontese Baroque, today the Castle is a first class hospitality facility, with a restaurant, spa, and piano nobile museum. Surrounded by vast, elegant Italian gardens created in the first half of the 18th Century, the nearly 25-metre high, three-storey building looks out from its extraordinarily privileged position onto the Unesco World Heritage Site hills of the Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato.
The furniture is mostly made up of original pieces from the Castle itself, while some items have been added from the private collections of the new owners, Artusio and Gallo. The utmost respect has been shown for the frescoed décor and layout, and the en-suite bathrooms have been fully clad in fine marble. The silk and velvet wall coverings have been applied using padded frames, just as they were in the residences of the aristocracy in days gone by. Each of the 12 rooms has its own personality conjuring up the historic personality it is dedicated to, and all are appointed with smart technology, LED television with SKY Gold Vision, safe, minibar, and Wi-Fi Internet, ensuring that guests do not need to forgo contemporary conveniences whilst experiencing the atmosphere of the 1700s.
The Castle is also home to a Restaurant, where the Chef knows how to astonish and delight guests with his specialties. A special White Truffle of Alba menu can also be enjoyed when the precious tuber is in season.
The rooms in which the Roero family used to live are to be found on the Castle’s Piano Nobile. The “Old Apartments”, located on the right, house the Bishop’s Room, Music Room, Billiards Room and Blue Room. Meanwhile, on the left are the “New Apartments”: the Room of our Forefathers, the New Gallery, the Dining Room and the highly-prized Chinese Rooms.
A wonderful panoramic view of a unique landscape can be enjoyed by guests while relaxing in the absolute peace and quiet of an enchanting cave pool dug into the rock. And alongside is to be found our Wellness Area (Spa), offering a Finnish sauna, steam bath, dream shower with chromotherapy and aromatherapy, Kneipp water therapy and salt grotto. Treatments and massages are available on request, and the services of a hairstylist and beautician can also be arranged.
The privacy and elegance of the rooms and the discreet professional service make this an ideal location for organizing meetings, special events, and international conventions. The timeless beauty of the settings is perfectly complemented by cutting-edge communications and video projection technology. Wedding receptions at Castello di Guarene are memorable events, with the romantic charm of the Castle and its gardens, perfect service, outstanding cuisine and the vast selection of wines providing unforgettable memories.