There has always been a stone table
in the shade of the linden trees
or under the cool of the old thujas
where in the summer the family gets together,
the currants in the glasses, like a still image
fix the sweetness of the perfumes
witness the passage of generations.

A castle and four sisters

Like a swarm of hardworking bees, we were looking for a new hive that could hold the large family.

Since we arrived at Rocca Grimalda, the number has even doubled, husbands, brothers-in-law, nephews and great-grandchildren, without forgetting other brothers and sisters who support us at our sides.

We have ancient origins, but the future is also promising!


The castle of Rocca Grimalda stands in an area of ​​stark contrasts between Monferrato and Liguria, in a dominant position over the wide Orba valley, controlling the roads between the sea and the Alessandria plain.

It has developed over the centuries around the majestic circular tower which dates back to the end of the 12th century, when ruled from the Malaspina feudal family under the Holy Roman Empire.

The gardens

The plant dates back to the mid 18th century when Battista Grimaldi III decided to create a splendid viewpoint over the Orba valley.

Recently restored and included in the list of historic gardens of Piedmont, the park has three different features: the Italian garden, the grove one or romantic garden and the secret one or medieval monastic garden.

Beyond the garden there is still the wood, which grew up on the steep rock. In the historical park, the topiary art joins the flowerbeds of aromatic plants and the fruit pergola of the secret garden.


discover the castle and its history



The castle opens for visits, individual and group, all year round, by reservation.

The visit is guided by the owners and includes the garden, the hall and the adjoining living rooms, the chapel and the cellars.

The opening calendar is published in the news page, or on castelliaperti website.

List of openings scheduled for the current year

♦ Private tours are possible by reservation, call at 0143 873360 / 3341574751

Weddings and ceremonies

The castle is proposed as an unforgettable setting of wedding ceremonies.

That’s the frame, great and ancient, of the manor and of a secular park which constitutes the ideal context for the service of aperitifs and rich buffets for wedding receptions or other events.

The large garden, the lounge and the cellars, in suggestive and refined environments, the family welcome and the charm of exclusivity make the event unforgettable.



Hospitality is offered in the B&B in small apartments for two or three guests located inside the castle. Breakfast is served in a room on the main floor. There are also charming apartments available for tourist use, for four or six people, equipped with a kitchen and suitable for long stays.

Guests have access to the garden for reading and conversation and a vast lawn for sunbathing in peace and finding refreshment under an “artist’s shower” on the hottest days.

The apartment (50 ), suitable for two people, consists of a large room with a mezzanine where the large double bed is located.

On the ground floor the living room, illuminated by two large windows overlooking the garden, is furnished in an old eclectic style.

The apartment has a bathroom with shower. Minimum stay one night.

The apartment (60 ) is suitable for three or four people.

Located in the medieval wing of the castle, it consists of a double bedroom. Three large windows overlook the village.

Very cool in summer, it is furnished like a pleasant country house.

It is accessed from the courtyard of the Meridiana.

Minimum stay of one night.

Spacious apartment (90 ) suitable for four people, located on the first floor with access from the suggestive staircase of the medieval tower.

It consists of a large living room, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

An equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower complete the accommodation.

The suggestive view of the village and the very accurate furnishings suggest a prolonged stay.

Grand and charming attic apartment, furnished with charm, from which you can enjoy a suggestive view of the surrounding hills.

The apartment, which can be reached via the medieval tower staircase, opens onto a large living room with open kitchen.

At the end of the living room, a library screens the sleeping area, equipped with a double bed, and the private bathroom.

The living room leads to the spacious bedroom with two single beds (a third can be added) with another private bathroom.

Large apartment (200 m²) with fine furnishings, consisting of a double bedroom with third bed, two twin bedrooms, library lounge, dining room and kitchen.

Three bathrooms, one with a bathtub and two with a shower, complete the accommodation.

The large windows overlook the surrounding vineyards and enjoy the sun until sunset.

At the entrance to the castle, in a recently renovated building, hostel for cyclists, hikers and wine lovers.

Three bedrooms with four beds each and private bathroom.

The “Ciclofficina” (mechanical workshop) is available to guests.

The territory


Rocca Grimalda, located in the Alto Monferrato, has a vast territory in terms of extension, but with an intimate, intact and splendidly preserved historical centre.

Located halfway between the sea and the mountains, is known to those who love genuine wine and nature trails.

Its hills offer an extraordinary variety of horizons and of landscapes, environments and crops.

The Wine road and the Route of the castles, indicated by signs on the road, are an effective guide to get to the goal.


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