Typical noble building, it is built with bricks and land of the Monferrato.
The interiors are frescoed with themes of a biblical-religious nature.
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The building has been privately owned by the Faà Family for more than four hundred years and is part of the “hybrid” structure typical of the castles of Monferrato.
In fact in our lands the term “Castello” is used to indicate more than a real fortified building, a noble residence of feudal or noble style built on the remains of some primordial fortified area.
The Castle of Bruno stands compact and majestic, dominating the surrounding territories, entering strongly into the landscape with which it creates a continuity of colors, as the Castle was built using almost exclusively local material, that is the land of Monferrato which was kneaded in various shades of brick and brick to make the building like a spur of rock.
The castle's architectural structure expresses, as a whole, that mixture of typical elements of the noble-noble palace and characteristic castellan, reflecting the need of the Marquises Faà to give an answer to the defensive and urban needs, giving a symbol of the social status of its owner.
This blend is a moment of maximum expression on the western façade where on the first floor there is an elegant entrance preceded by a two-armed staircase facing a winter garden while on the first floor we have exposed bricks, sawtooth decorations in the part below the roof and the two side hanging towers.
Also, of great interest is the southern façade, especially in the play of the evolution of the windows that go from those that presuppose a fortified use to those built later larger to accommodate sun and light and therefore more for civil use.
Inside, the rooms are frescoed with valuable paintings and stuccoes. Among all the rooms the most interesting is the large hall called “Sala delle Feste”, finely frescoed with bright colors and intense tones that celebrate the triumph of the profane and pagan mythological nature.
In fact, the central theme is the Greek Olympus in which the gods find themselves in a boarding-house narrating their mutual adventures, as in a story that unfolds through the various depictions.
It is interesting to note that in this room, at the end of the nineteenth century, a kind of censorship by Blessed Francesco Faà intervened in his will that wrote that the heir had to intervene on the most indecent nudity and change the fresco of Venus and Mars at the door.
Also, of great interest are the rooms called “Primo Salotto” and “Paradiso”, also finely frescoed with themes of a biblical-religious nature.
Not accessible to the public is the Secret Archive, where many rare editions of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries appear as well as a collection of precious parchments.