The Sannazzaro Castle in Giarole
Il castle di Giarole it was built following a diploma given by the emperor Federico Barbarossa at 4 knights of the family Sannazzaro the 4 December 1163 in which, among other privileges, allowed them to build a castle wherever they wanted in their possessions.
It is located in flat land to the eastern limits of the Monferrato a few kilometers from Casale Monferrato in an area between hills full of vineyards and pretty villages medieval and the Po.
In the course of centuries it has been remodeled to be transformed from castle of defense a place of residence di campaign. However, it still retains its own structure original with three of the four towers corner, a ditch and traces of the bridge bascule input.
In eighteenth century the redecoration was redecoratedthat southern, while the western and northern wing was the subject of an important one restoration e redecoration during the period between the 1854 and the 1857.
This last part was frescoed da painters Torinesi which Grosso e Morgari according to the style neogothic and neo Renaissance in vogue at that time. Also of particular interest are the wallpapers of the rooms bedrooms that date back to the middle ofnineteenth century , the overlaps of the room da dance and some living rooms.
In the course of centuries hosted i Palaeologus marquises of Monferrato in the 1300 e 1400, the Gonzaga in 1500 e 1600, Re Carlo Emanuele III with his future son Vittorio Amedeo III in the 1745 and the Re Vittorio Emanuele II and the Emperor Napoleon III in May of 1859.
In 1911 he was a guest of the count Giambattista Sannazzaro Natta SAR the principle Emanuele Filiberto di Savoy Duca d'Aosta during the military maneuvers of the Monferrato.
Il castle it has always been owned by the family Sannazzaro that still resides there.
The construction of the Castle It was created thanks to a diploma from Emperor Federico Barbarossa a Guido, Burgundio, assaulted e Raineri, knights of Sannazzaro in which, authorized them to build a castle wherever they wanted in them possessions.
Further documentation certifies the existence of the Castle starting from the end of 1200and early 1300. Turned several times into various ages became place of residence di campaign in XVIII century. In 1854-57 came redecorated e restored, according to taste neogothic then prevailing thethat western and northern with important results theatrical e decorative.
It has always been owned by the Sannazzaro who still live there.
Always in the 1854-57, the count Giacinto Sannazzaro Natta had the neo-Gothic (and neo-renaissance) style restored salon of entry, the great staircase main, the room da dance and rooms from bed. In that context they worked for Giarole many valenti artists e painters Piedmont.
Un painter worth, Grosso he died falling while frescoed la room da dance. It is said that his ghost wander in the halls of the castle and it is probably him who lights up shine in the most unexpected corners, and not only ... (attentive to tower!).
Places of interest nearby:
Casale Monferrato with its Baroque palaces, the Civic Museum, the Cathedral of Sant'Evasio and the other baroque churches, the synagogue; Cellamonte; Vignale; the Monferrato with his Infernot; turin (1 hour of car); Genoa (1 hour of car); Milan (1 hour of car); Pavia (40 minutes by car)