Casa Lajolo, Piossasco
The structure of the external area has three main areas: the garden, the vegetable garden and vineyard, and the traditional “prà giardin.”The garden is on three levels connected by stone steps. The highest level is a gravel terrace facing the manor house. On the edge of the highest level are carved box hedges that demarcate that level’s boundary, and act as the defining feature of the second level.
This second level is in turn divided into two parts. The first, symmetrical and centered with respect to the house, is an Italian garden outlined by box hedges (Buxus sempervirens), and punctuated by taller and sculpted box hedges in the shape of armchairs and geometric figures. The second part of this level, known as the “English garden,” is a yew grove (Taxus baccata). The third level consists of a small plantation of fruit and olive trees.
This in turn is divided into two parts: a Italian garden symmetrical, characterized by the presence of a grove of badgers that creates a fifth green, and a English garden. The third sector hosts a frutteto and pergola.
The history of Casa Lajolo
The house took its current form around the mid-eighteenth century, likely by the work of Count Aleramo di Chialamberto. This is clear from both the external structure and the style of many of its ceilings.
Around XNUMX, with no heirs to the Chialamberto name and fortune, the property of Piossasco was inherited by their cousins, the counts of Lajolo di Cossano, an ancient family from Asti. To this day, the property still belongs to the Lajolo di Cossano family.
Visits to the Villa and the gardens: Casa Lajolo has large open spaces for organizing private events.
A room, located in the sleeve on the west side of the garden, allows you to welcome events up to 30-40 people. The room is adequately equipped for video projections and wifi.
For information on openings and visits www.casalajolo.it
Responsible: Alberto De Vecchi Lajolo