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Luxury Revamped: 3 Historic Castles with Modern Interiors

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This imposing neo-Gothic castle is set on a rise surrounded by the Barolo vineyards of the Langhe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Piedmont, Italy.  

The castle was built in the 15th century on the site of a Roman fortress. Its present form dates from the mid-1800s, designed by architect Giovanni Battista Schellino for Turin noblewoman Maria Allara Nigra. 

In 1967 the present owners reconstructed the 26,211-square-foot castle and its medieval outbuildings, transforming the 8.6-acre property into a successful hotel, restaurant, and hospitality business.  

The castle itself is composed of two wings: the hotel, with 15 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms for guests, and the 1970s-vintage event halls, restaurant, and rooftop solarium terrace. There are an additional 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms in the ancillary buildings.  

The restaurant has two dining halls, a cocktail bar, and two vast terraces. Upstairs are a professional kitchen, events spaces, terraces, and balconies. Above are the guest suites, each decoratively styled with 19th-century ceiling frescoes, artworks, and antique furniture. 

The original medieval stables were converted into a charming guest house. The old servants’ quarters, now the owners’ residence, offer a panoramic view of the countryside.

Surrounding the complex are 1.6 acres of landscaped parkland. A private woodland, roughly five acres, is an excellent spot for truffles, but has planning permission to repurpose the land for a Nebbiolo/Barolo vineyard. 

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