The Castello di Piea is located a few minutes from Asti and is a residence that boasts extremely ancient origins. This magnificent private historic home exceptionally opens to the public to host exclusive events, wedding banquets and unforgettable weddings, among richly decorated and frescoed halls and the centuries-old park.
Castello di Piea History
The Castle of Piea d'Asti has extremely ancient origins: Plea is mentioned in documents as early as 832, while Pope Anastasio mentions it in his "castrum" in a bull of 1154.
The first gentlemen in the XII century of the manor were the DePlaya who in 1206 swore vassalatic loyalty to Asti. The fiefdom will subsequently be fragmented into several parts until l1372 when it will be divided between Piea and the Roero counts.
Only in 1434 Ludovico Roero managed to take possession of Piea thus obtaining the investiture of the whole fiefdom.
In 1687 the castle, following bitter battles, appeared in bad condition, so that the Count Roero began a restoration work that gradually transformed the manor from an austere military stronghold into a noble palace. In fact, the Galliari Hall dates back to this era, a magnificent ballroom and adjoining courtrooms.
At the beginning of the 19th century the complex passed by inheritance to the Marquis Faussone di Clavesana and in the late 19th century it became the property of the illustrious Bombrini family.
Currently the castle is a private residence and prestigious seat of an ancient art museum.
Its magnificence has allowed it to be included in the list of historical residences of excellence in Italy for the great artistic richness of its interiors. The rooms are frescoed and embellished with magnificent Murano chandeliers and period furniture. Also of great impact is the large Italian park which in the summer is colored with the spectacular flowering of 40,000 bulbous plants, on the occasion of the now celebrated floral display of "The Enchanted Narcissus".