Castello Sannazzaro

6 rooms, 900 years of history

Castello Sannazzaro is a still today a privately owned castle built after a decree given by the Holy German Roman Emperor Fredriech “Barbarossa” to four Sannazzaro knights in 1163 in which the Emperor was giving them the permission to build a castle wherever they wanted in their possessions. In 1303 the castle certainly existed as proved by written documents and it has always belonged to the Sannazzaro family ever since. Restored and modified in several periods, it was partly transformed in a country house in the 18th
century and further restored and redecorated according to the, at that time prevailing neo-gothic style in 1854-1857. During the centuries it has hosted Princes Paleologo in 1400, the Dukes Gonzaga in 1500 and 1600, the king Carlo Emanuele III of Sardinia and his son (future Vittorio Amedeo III) in 1745 and King Vittorio Emanuele II, first King of Italy in 1859 together with the French Emperor Napoleon III, during the war leading to the Unification of Italy. Still in 1911 Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, duke of Aosta slept here for some days.
The castle is surrounded by a 19th century garden with imposing trees, a moat, a 13th century church, a horse stable and a very well disguised “ghiacciaia” (Ice House).
Still today count and countess Sannazzaro live here and manage the estate and open some bed-rooms and part of the beautifully frescoed halls to guests for short or long stays, for visits or for those willing to arrange here a party, a holiday, a wedding or an event.
Castello Sannazzaro is an ideal location for those who are interested to discover the beauty of Monferrato, its landscape, its cuisine and wines (excellent and yet to be properly valued), the beauty of its castles and palaces and churches.

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Silver Crown

In order to ensure the high standards required, the selection criteria adopted by the Certification Commission are very strict and also include:

  • More than 162.841 Club Members' suggestions and recommendations
  • Scores obtained during anonymous Quality Control inspections
  • Renovations quality
  • Presence of elements of historical, artistic and cultural relevance
  • Rooms' intimacy and exclusivity
  • Notoriety, reviews, references from certified partners
  • Advertisement and information pack (website, brochures, catalogues, etc...)
  • Reception service and customization level

Castello Sannazzaro was awarded the Silver Crown after successfully completing the Preliminary Assessment of Eligibility under the rigorous supervision of Residenze d'Epoca's Certification Commission. A total of 25 Quality Assessments under the Residenze d'Epoca Certification Protocol have been passed.

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Castello Sannazzaro


Via Roma, 5 - 15036 Giarole






Giuseppe e Letizia Sannazzaro Natta

Opening period


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Castello Sannazzaro is regularly registered in the Italian Register of Historic Houses of Excellence
Latest release: 22 July 2022
Ref. Certification Protocol: 1682/203.22

Castello Sannazzaro


  • Activities

    Horse riding: 10 km



    Mountain bike: Possibility to rent 2 e-bikes


  • Facilities


    Car parking

    Fireplace room

    Card room

    Reading room

    TV room

  • Events

    Event or banquet halls 2

  • General services

    Pets allowed

    Wi-fi internet connection

    Luggage deposit



    Babysitting service: on request

    Satellite TV

  • Hospitality and accommodation

    Rooms 6

Castello Sannazzaro



100% COVID-FREE historic house

Castello Sannazzaro has adhered to the official prevention protocol "Historic House Healthsafe" which ensures the highest level of safety and health in full compliance with the health regulations for the containment of the COVID-19 infection.

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Castello Sannazzaro

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