Castle Castello Grimalda - IsnardoRocca Grimalda - Piemonte - Italy (IT-21271)

Castello Grimalda - Isnardo

House Code
Number of persons:
6 + 1 children (0-2 year)
Number of pets:
Residential area
Sub type:
Part of house - multiple occupancy
Non Smoking


This holiday home is a 3-bedroom apartment and can accommodate 6 people. Located in a historical castle in Piedmont, it has a large and spacious garden.

History,food and wine are very famous and can be experienced here in the city. A visit to the castle and a continental breakfast can also be arranged,upon request to the owner. Staying in the castle means returning to the ancient culture and revisiting centuries of history, with its modern yet original touch to the holiday home.

This holiday home has a free WiFi and a fully equipped and modern open kitchen.The living room and bedrooms have luxurious interiors and a tasteful decor.


  • On the 1st floor
  • Sitting room
    • open kitchen
      • Living/diningroom
        • bedroom
          • bedroom
            • bedroom
              • bathroom
                • bathroom
                  • bathroom
                    • General
                    • TV
                      • garden (shared with the the owner and other guests)


                        For reasons of tranquillity, this holiday home will not be rented to groups of youngsters
                        Concerning COVID-19: Guests for this holiday home are only accepted if they can comply with the COVID-restrictions and requirements as implemented by the local government. Please do check the restrictions again shortly before departure as the COVID-restrictions change over time.
                        Please note that most countries and/or areas have COVID-19 measures in place. We advise you to take this into account when booking your holiday home since a change in restrictions may not be a valid reason to cancel the booking free of charge.

                        Tips Owner

                        HOSPITALITY Staying in the charming apartments in the castle's inside, returned to the ancient brightness, means to revisit entire centuries of history or reinterpreting them with the original touch of the Masters of contemporary art and design. The guests can use the pool of a near private residence. On request, we suggest cooking, gardening and painting lessons. THE TERRITORY Rocca Grimalda is a town of Alto Monferrato, vast but with a little historical centre, perfectly preserved. Located half-way between the seaside and the mountains, it is known by everyone who loves good wine and natural trails. In fact, a traditional trail is the "Cammino di Santa Limbania", a path which connects Genoa to Low Piedmont. "Esultante di castella e vigne" (exultant with castles and vineyards): that is the perfect definition given by the Italian poet Giosuè Carducci of the territory in which Rocca Grimalda is located, the Monferrato. Its hills offer a great variety of landscapes, environments and farms; in the north, near the Pianura Padana, these are characterized by vast vineyards or dominated by a tower, a castle or a lonely chapel, while the hills that descend towards the South, near the Appennino Ligure, show harsher landscapes, and the vineyards give way to groves and woods. Also the terrain is varied, from place to place, from hill to hill: it changes its colour, its consistence, its chemical composition. The "Strada del Vino" (Wine Route) and the "Percorso dei Castelli" (Castles Route), signalled by the street signs, are an efficient guide to reach the destination. THE HISTORY Located in a point overlooking the vast Valle dell'Orba and much sought-after for its highly strategic position, the castle was disputed between the commune of Alessandria, the Republic of Genoa and the Marquisate of Monferrato during the Middle Age. Its constrtuction was developed during the centuries around the imposing circular tower that dates back to the early 13th century. The core of the first castle is made of a polygonal structure built around the tower and destined to host the guards who watched over Valle dell'Orba. In 1431, when the area was occupied by the troops of the Duke of Milano, Filippo Maria Visconti, the castle was assigned to Gian Galeazzo Trotti, who used to lead soldiers of fortune for the Duke. With the Trotti family of Alessandria, the building was transformed into an aristocratic residence and the town was named Rocca De' Trotti thereafter. In 1570, the stronghold was bought by Battista Grimaldi, a Genoese noble whose family held the property of the castle for over 200 years, completing its construction at the end of the XVIII century with the great western wall face and the building of the roof garden that overhangs Valle dell'Orba. The influential and long-lasting presence of the Grimaldi's family , changed the town's name again, making it become finally Rocca Grimalda. THE GARDEN The garden dates back to the mid 18th century when Battista Grimaldi III, after building the imposing western wall face, decided to enlarge the castle forecourt creating a beautiful panoramic viewpoint on the Valle dell'Orba. Recently restored and listed among the historical gardens of the Piedmont region, the garden has three different features: the Italian-style garden, the grove or romantic garden and the secret garden, or the cloistering-medieval space. The Italian-style garden is fine and harmonious: old stone sculptures and a spurting fountain alternate themselves on the lawn, enriched by boxwood cones, cut according to the rules of the Ars Topiaria. The grove or romantic garden offers relaxing moments of solitude in the hot season of the year. Thanks to the Lebanon cedars, the oaks and the cypresses, the place is surrounded by shade. The restoration of the garden mostly concerned the cloistering-medieval area, which was made as a tribute to the ancient origins of the castle. PLACES AND ACTIVITIES Shopping Serravalle Scrivia: Outlet Designer: 180 famous fashion boutiques - Acqui Terme, Alessandria, Novi Ligure: boutiques and antique shops Valenza: gold Campoligure (Ge): filigree Rocca Grimalda: typical foods: wine, cold cuts, cheese, macaroons Silvano d'Orba: cramp - tastings Sport Golf:, , tel.+39 0143 467 355, , tel. +39 0143.342264 Swimming pools: Water theme park of Castelletto dell'Orba: Pool of Capriata d'Orba (11 km): tel. 335 5962276 Pool of Trisobbio (8 km): 0143 871373 Beaches: River beaches (Molare, Olbicella) Liguria - west coast at 40 km > Genova Ventimiglia (A10 highway) Liguria - east coast at 40 km > Genova Voltri - Portofino -5 terre > Livorno (A12 highway) Trekking and biking in the hills and between vineyards:; Cities to visit, museums, walkabouts Acqui Terme - Elegant thermal town, rich of hotels, swimming pools and health centres Alessandria - Museums and citadel (huge military stronghold) - shopping Bosco Marengo - Santa Croce complex (end of 16th century), Vasari's fresco paintings Private and public castles: , Gavi: large military fort of the Republic (17th century). Genoa - at 50 km - An interesting city with a glorious past: museums, palaces, historical centre, ancient harbour, aquarium. Strada Nuova's Museum ( and Aquarium ( And also, on the west and east coast, well furnished beaches and welcoming towns, sun, sea, food and music. Marengo: napoleonic museum ( Novi Ligure: Interesting historical centre with painted wall faces, built at the start of the 1500 for the families of Genoese origins. Museum of the champions (biking). Shopping. Ovada: the nearest town (5 km), has many food supermarkets, a nice historical centre, sport facilities, cinemas and theatre, banks and hospital Portofino and Cinque Terre: boat excursion from Genoa ( Sezzadio (AL): S.Giustina abbey - about 12 km from Ovada - Founded in 722 by the Longobard King Liutprando, beautiful fresco paintings of the 14th century (, , tel. 0131. 708004)

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                        Rocca Grimalda
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                        Mr Walter O. from Netherlands
                        Date of stay: August 2019

                        Hartelijke ontvangst in een fantastische accommodatie. Het is een echte belevenis om in een kasteel te verblijven. Mooie omgeving met fantastische vergezichten.

                        Mr Wim V. from Belgium
                        Date of stay: August 2015

                        We hebben een fantastische reis achter de rug in Castello di Rocca Grimalda. We verbleven er met 7 volwassenen in een appartement met 3 slaapkamers en 3 badkamers, dat toebehoort aan de eigenares. Op die manier voelden we ons als prinsen in een kasteel met een rijk verleden. De gastvrijheid van de familie die het kasteel bewoont is top en bovendien krijg je er tips om de pareltjes uit de regio te ontdekken, en dat alles in vlekkeloos Engels. Een echte aanrader!

                        Ms Sandra V. from Netherlands
                        Date of stay: July 2015

                        Met hele vriendelijke kasteeleigenaressen die graag bereid zijn om hun kasteel te laten zien en te delen.

                        Mr Coen P. from Netherlands
                        Date of stay: August 2014

                        We hadden hier een heerlijke week een appartement van 200 m2 in een echt kasteel! Mooie omgeving. Aanraders zijn het zwembad van Ovada en het kasteel in Tagiolo, buiten de omliggende dorpen en steden.