HISTORY

Welcome to our “Castello San Sebastiano” with its history, culture, charm and above all beauty.

We are situated in the lovely rolling hills of Piedmonte with stunning and inspirational views over the surrounding countryside.

The following are some interesting historical and artistic background details as to the origins of our castle, and home today.

The property originates from Medieval times (10th century) when San Sebastiano formed part of the estate of the Marchese di Monferrato. In 1700 Paolo Frederico Novarina, Count of San Sebastiano, commissioned the renowned architect, Bernardo Vittone, to redesign and restore the antique, medieval building, adding late Baroque and Neoclassic elements. The frescos painted by PietroBagetti, at the beginning of the 19th century in the gallery area are a truly beautiful feature. The delightful gardens, designed by Xavier Kurten in 1810 formed part of Turin university’s botanical studies at that time, and today include an Italian garden with “parterres” of box trees and roses, a fruit orchard, centuries old wonderful cedars of Lebanon, cypress tress, old Japanese maples and other botanical rare species.