The Tenimento al Castello is a complex set in the evocative scenery of the Novara countryside dating back to 1700, which today consists of a refined restaurant and a hotel. Rooms able to accommodate from 50 up to 250 guests are suitable for hosting any type of event, from wedding ceremonies to real medieval festivals. In one wing of the villa are housed 20 newly built rooms equipped with every comfort and faithful to the original structure.
Tenimento al Castello History
The Al Castello estate has the charm of an old country house and a noble residence together. Built in 1696 as a simple farmhouse, the building was reworked in the late nineteenth century, which enhanced its appearance, both outside and inside, with pictorial decorations, Ghibelline battlements and pinnacles, which earned it title of castle. The internal façade, facing the courtyard, bears traces of decorations with arches and bichrome bands, while some rooms conserve coffered ceilings and frescoed vaults. One example is the Camino room, located on the ground floor, one of the most striking.
In one wing of the villa are the spacious and bright rooms, equipped with every modern comfort, such as satellite TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and private bathrooms; restored in full respect of their original construction, they have valuable furnishings and details that make them different from each other.
The Vittore family, owner of the structure, wanted to dedicate some areas of their home to the restaurant business. Thus, in addition to the Camino room, in one wing of the building divided into three floors have been obtained three large rooms, which can also be used separately. Keeping true to the rustic origins of the estate, the kitchen re-proposes the old recipes of the regional tradition of Italy, without limiting itself to the Piedmontese ones. You can taste panisela, pasta and beans, barley soup, onion soup, ratatuia, lamb or pork. Particular attention is paid to the selection of meats and cheeses, supplied by small artisanal producers. Desserts and bread are also prepared during the day, as well as digestifs made from berries and herbs.
But the fame of the Tenimento is mainly linked to the organization of medieval or theme parties: earthenware bowls, wooden cutlery and costume animation like jesters, knights and flag-bearers recreate authentic medieval atmospheres, where the lords of the court are married or celebrated. On Sunday mornings, the castle returns to current events, offering the typical American brunch.