Gabiano Castle

Gabiano, Italy

The imposing Castle of Gabiano, one of the largest and oldest in the Monferrato area, stands in a dominant position on the Po valley. Always a place of important economic and strategic importance, the manor has been the protagonist of sieges and wars. The first historical documents regarding the castle date back to the seventh century. In 1164 Frederick I granted the feudal investiture to William II of Monferrato. The fief passed to the Montiglio family, then to Ferdinando Gonzaga and then to Ferdinando di Mantova, who ceded it to Agostino Durazzo Pallavicini in 1622 granting him the title of Marquis of Gabiano.

In 1908 he began the restoration of the castle, completed by the Marquess Matilde Durazzo Pallavicini, becoming subsequently the seat of an important cultural and oenological activity under the impetus of the Marquess Carlotta Cattaneo Adorno.

Today the work is continued by the current owners, who after a careful restructuring respectful of history and the environment continue the work of high quality wine production with passion and determination. The Castle opens its rooms for lovers of stays devoted to charm and elegance: recently restored, furnished and enriched with modern comforts, the suites have a living room with fireplace, kitchenette and rooms with four-poster beds, with magnificent views on the castle and on the landscape. Outside, among Italian gardens and walls with ancient history, a swimming pool to relax and an ancient park where you can get lost in the romantic paths.

In the heart of the park there is also a labyrinth, historical monument, among the very few documented historical Piedmontese gardens, designed in the '1930s by architect Lamberto Cusani.The strong oenological tradition of the territory finds one of its main protagonists in the Castello winery. The wine matures in the cellars dating back to 1200, where one of the oldest Italian DOC stands out: the Gabiano Riserva 'A Matilde Giustiniani', obtained from the bunches of a vineyard that the Princess herself had started.

At the Emporio del Castello you can buy the selections and reserves of the wines produced here, while a few steps away the tasting room is the perfect location for thematic tasting itineraries.

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Founded: 8th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Bjarni Ellert Ísleifsson (2 years ago)
Amazing place, awesome people, wonderful meals... we had a great time at this wonderful castle. Would highly recommend to anyone... prices were good as well.
A P (2 years ago)
We were looking for an italian wine tasting vacation and discovered Castello di Gabiano. Its a castle built in 1170 on a beautiful hilltop in Piedmont and is fairly close to Milano. What was amazing for us was the service provided by the staff members - Lorenzo, Simone and Georgia. They took care of all our needs and were personally involved. The wine tasting at the Castle and the surroundings was superb along with the dinners in the nearby towns.
Michelle Flajsner (2 years ago)
I wrote a review 36 hours ago that reflected an initial disappointment. The entire team at the hotel and restaurant then went out of there way to make my 60th birthday truly special. I owe a huge thank you to the marquesa, the manager and their team. Dinner on the 2nd night was superb, the food exquisite and the wines — sublime. Thank you for listening, understanding and then going out of your way to make the weekend everything I’d been told the hotel and restaurant could be. You lived up to the recommendation from our friends.
Jean-Charles Lejeune (2 years ago)
Love the place. You can visit the winery, taste the wine, have dîner and sleep in a room with a fireplace. I highly recommend it
Louise Dahl (3 years ago)
Amazing view and castle. Although you live outside of the castle it is still breathtaking. Unique experience. There is not that much non alcohol or vegetarian options in the hotel and be aware that the restaurants in the small city and in the hotel is not open from afternoon until dinner.
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