A small royal kiss. This is the final result of the two probable etymologies of Il Basinetto, a noble nineteenth-century residence set among the soft hills of Monferrato whose name derives either from the Piedmontese (basin, small kiss) or from the Greek (basilikòs, regal). Because of its suggestive and strategic position, for the prestige of its location and for the refinement of its many environments, Il Basinetto certainly represents the ideal location for an exclusive, classy and unforgettable wedding.
The structure, which stands on the foundations of a more ancient building of ecclesiastical property dating back to the fourteenth-century, offers a spectacular view that literally takes your breath away: on one side you can see the city of Asti with its fourteenth-century towers, and on the other side, you can admire the valley of the Tanaro river. In the background the gentle hills of Monferrato, Langhe and Roero declared Artistic and Environmental Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. On the horizon, on clear days, the alpine circle with Monte Rosa, the Cuneo Alps and the Apennines of Alessandria can also be observed.
A prestigious dwelling, exclusive and full of charm, also thanks to its rich history that, since the mid-nineteenth century, crosses the steps of the Levi Montalcini family, who acquired the property in that period.
With its seven lounges, all elegantly furnished with antique furniture, some enriched with frescoed vaults and others with exposed beams and bright windows overlooking the centuries-old park, Il Basinetto is the perfect setting for a refined, sumptuous and top level wedding reception. The enormous secular park that surrounds it, with its fountains and statues, with the ancient gazebos and the water games of the stone pool, suits perfectly for organizing spectacular buffets and welcome cocktails, and can be the ideal location also for the cutting of the wedding cake and for a romantic photo shoot, or for an entire outdoor banquet that can accommodate up to 200 people.
Il Basinetto, which is exclusively granted to the bride and groom and also provides them with the wedding suite for the nuptial night, employs a highly professional staff ready to take care of every detail to be able to best fulfill every wish of the newly weds.