The castle was destroyed in the fourteenth century during the war between the Guelphs and Ghibellines.
It was later rebuilt by the Ponte family.
Of particular value is its tower, with a rhomboidal structure, 30 meters high.
The manor is surrounded by a park of over 300 square meters.
In the 14th century the castle was razed to the ground during the conflict between Guelphs and Ghibellines. Later, was later a fief of the Ponte family, which rebuilt it.
Emerging was the figure of Pietrino de Ponte, Grand Master of the Hierosolymitan order. The history of the village appears to be closely linked to the vicissitudes of the castle and its changes of ownership.
Today the ancient manor, at the center of an uncommonly wide panorama, allows a 360-degree projection of the horizon touching the Villanova plain, the hills of Albese and Turin, the pre-Alps, and then contemplating on clear days the Alpine peaks arranged in a crown from south to northeast. Toward the Tanaro River the observer has before him the Monferrato and the Langhe.Although in a general state of disrepair, the castle remains without doubt the most significant monument of Castellero d'Asti, whose tower stands out prominently. Of rhomboidal structure, it is 30 meters high and can be accessed on top by climbing the more than 100 steps.
The structure of the castle also reveals its imposing size, and there is certainly no lack of suggestions related to the magic of this ancient building, preceded by a park of more than 300 square meters in size, with wide porticoes and halls that still let one perceive the idea of their grandeur and beauty, thanks to a series of coffered ceilings.
Appropriate restoration work could make this structure a reason of absolute interest and great value.
Comune di Castellero
- Il castello
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