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Italy » Piemonte La Meridiana - Castello Rocca Grimalda

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At a Glance

ID 4324
Property Type Apartment
Bedrooms 1
Guests 2
Double Beds 1
Single Sofa Bed 1
Sqm. 60 sqm
Bathrooms 1
No. Showers 1
No. Toilets 1
Min # of Nights 2
Waters Edge 4+ km
Smoking Not Permitted
Pets Possible
The castle, built at the top of a rocky spur, is located in a strategically important place, both because it is easily defensible and because it controls the roads between the Ovada Oltregiogo and the Alessandria plain, in an area of ​​strong contrasts between the Monferrato and Liguria.
The construction of the castle has developed over the centuries around the mighty circular tower datable between the 12th and 13th centuries. Initially made up of a polygonal structure intended for surveillance troops, the castle, initially included in the fief of the Malaspina, was transformed into a noble residence by the Alexandrian family of the Trotti around the middle of the 15th century. Subsequently, the Grimaldis, illustrious Genoese patricians, bought it in 1570 and resided there for more than 200 years, completing its construction at the end of the 1700s with the majestic western facade.
The Tower consists of 5 superimposed rooms, accessed via a spiral staircase inside the perimeter wall. Small loopholes illuminate the rooms, while the battlements were destroyed by lightning at the end of the 19th century. Used for centuries as a prison, it preserves, through the soot on the walls and the graffiti engraved on the walls, the memory of those who were imprisoned there.
The chapel, of large dimensions and still in use, was commissioned by Giovanni Battista Grimaldi III at the end of the 18th century at the base of the western wing of the castle. The interior is richly decorated in trompe l'oeil, with the addition of polychrome stucco.
The garden dates back to the mid-1700s when Battista Grimaldi decided to expand the space in front of the castle to create a splendid viewpoint over the Orba valley. The recently restored garden is divided into 3 parts according to the Baroque scheme: the Italian garden, the grove or romantic garden, and the secret garden with aromatic and medicinal herbs, of medieval monastic inspiration.
As for the apartment, the furniture reflects the tradition of the place even with a renovated and recently refurbished structure. It will be like going back centuries!

Amenities

  • Smoking Not Permitted
  • Pets Possible
  • Apartment
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee Machine
  • Cooker Hob
  • Electric Radiators
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden Shared
  • In Town
  • On Hillside
  • Oven
  • Private Parking Space
  • Quiet
  • Suitable for Elderly
  • Very Sunny Position

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Seasonal Weekly Tariffs

# Min stay Start date End date Price
2 nights 18 Apr 2021 28 Apr 2021 497
2 nights 29 Apr 2021 30 Apr 2021 532
2 nights 01 May 2021 04 May 2021 616
2 nights 05 May 2021 16 May 2021 651
2 nights 17 May 2021 30 May 2021 686
2 nights 31 May 2021 04 Jun 2021 721
2 nights 05 Jun 2021 10 Sep 2021 805
2 nights 11 Sep 2021 22 Oct 2021 721
2 nights 23 Oct 2021 23 Dec 2021 623
2 nights 24 Dec 2021 07 Jan 2022 903
2 nights 08 Jan 2022 13 Apr 2022 623
2 nights 14 Apr 2022 18 Apr 2022 805
2 nights 19 Apr 2022 10 Jun 2022 721
2 nights 11 Jun 2022 16 Sep 2022 805
2 nights 17 Sep 2022 21 Oct 2022 721
2 nights 22 Oct 2022 23 Dec 2022 623
2 nights 24 Dec 2022 06 Jan 2023 903
Additional Service Charge: 50 (7 days & less) & 50 (7 days plus)

La Meridiana - Castello Rocca Grimalda

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