Castello Di Guarene Guarene, Piedmont - IPC005

This spectacular C18th former palace, has been designed to make you feel like royalty on your Italian holiday. Full of grandeur and opulence, this is the hotel for those seeking real wow-factor.

"Whilst the palace itself is a sight to behold, the gardens are equally exquisite. I reccomend visiting during the spring-time as the scenery is luscious, the flowers in full bloom and the air crisp."

12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24

Traditional restaurant and cellar
Indoor Swimming Pool
Fitness Centre
Living Room
Pool Table
Spa and varied treatment menu

Commissioned by Carlo Giacinto Roero, a local nobleman in the 18th Century, Castello Di Guarene was converted into a 5* hotel, preserving the artwork and original features of the palace. It offers a decadent escape for those exploring Piedmont.

The sprawling gardens are beautifully manicured and enjoy views of the Tanaro valley and Barbaresco. Turn your gaze inwards to the majestic fountain, which stands before the castle.

As you move inside the hotel, the sense of history begins to grow even further. The bedrooms are a wonderful combination of authentic features, with all the modern technology. If it were not for the large flat screen televisions on the walls of each room, you may truly believe you have gone back in time. Unsurprisingly, as many of the furnishings are original and there is elaborate use of velvet and silks, the rooms hold an air of classic opulence that is unique to this hotel.

For those looking to explore the history of the hotel even further, the 2nd floor has been converted into a museum consisting of 15 historic staterooms. It gives interesting context as to how one may have lived in 18th Century Italy - If of course, you were extremely wealthy!

For those wishing to add a little more relaxation to their stay, the Wellness Centre certainly delivers. Nestled deep in the rocks, guests must travel through what seems like an endless tunnel, before they discover the much anticipated first-class spa. With all the facilities you could hope for, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the local countryside. Here, one can enjoy customised treatments, an indoor pool with panoramic views, or a jacuzzi.

For those looking for an all-encompassing historic experience (with lashings of opulence), then Castello Di Guarene is the place for you.