What We Love
- A decadent stay at a stylish palazzo in Piedmont, with fine dining, a spa and a wine vault Staying in Fossano, within easy reach of Piedmont's most attractive towns and villages
- Stunning rooms and suites with frescoed vaults, crystal chandeliers, and silk taffeta drapes
- Exquisite Italian cuisine at the Antiche Volte restaurant, housed in the palazzo’s ancient cellars
What To Know
- Right off the lobby you'll find the cigar room; stop by for an extensive collection of smokes paired with fine spirits
- Interested in onsite art? The Noble Floor (first floor) houses many of the hotel's finest frescoes which date back to the 19th century
- Free WiFi is fast and reliable
It’s all unexpectedly glam at this intimate palazzo in Fassano – the pretty little town in the Cuneo Province that lies southwest of Italy’s Piedmont region. Housed in a restored 17th-century convent that was later a private residence for nobility, there’s no shortage of period interiors; think frescoed walls, original coffered ceilings, and plenty of bare bricks and wooden beams.
All of the 24 guest rooms and suites are grandiose without being stuffy. Expect lashings of boudoir-chic by way of plush carpeted flooring, crystal chandeliers, gilded lanterns, silk taffeta drapes, lavish velvets, comfortable four-poster canopied beds, and gleaming Italian walnut flooring. Equally worthy of your attention are the beautiful marble-clad bathrooms – all of which feature a walk-in shower or bathtub and sumptuous Laura Tonatto toiletries.
Elsewhere, there’s a peaceful basement spa kitted out with a sauna, whirlpool tub, steam room and treatment room for massages, a laid-back lounge bar for all-day drinks and light meals, and a wine vault for a fair few thousand bottles of French and Italian wines. You’ll also find an excellent restaurant in the palazzo’s ancient cellar for next-level gourmet Italian cuisine.
How to Get There
We stayed for 3 nights as a base for going to Barolo vineyards. This was a beautiful and very practically priced hotel. Easy valet parking. Rooms were very nice with good size bathroom and big walk in shower with plenty of hot water. Nice and quiet for good nights sleep. Breakfast was included and had a nice selection. The restaurant is worth going to. We went to many good restaurants in Piedmont but the hotels restaurant was our favorite and the service was perfect. The lounge and bar area also are very nice with good wine selection and appetizers.
The Spa which is also included in price, allows you to reserve use of its facilities for an hour. It was a nice touch, especially after touring all day.
Overall after a long search on line, I found this hotel had the best price point. Very friendly and helpful staff. Five star service and quality!
Great hotel, great service and phenomenal restaurant. Very ambitious and impressive dining.
The rooms are clean and high class. The surrounding town is nothing special, but the wine country in close proximity are one of the 8 wonders of the world.
the first impression promises great things when you arrive. We took a suite, very nice . Unfortunately we must not go into details. The bedding was very poor quality you can feel the springs in the back, the bedsheets was rough, the pillows was hard and poor quality. There was not even a very soft duvet how you can find in a hotel of this standard. Was a shame to take a nice hotel like this to spend a poor night:( you need to have poor consideration for your customers to make them sleep in a bed of such bad quality..while in the bathroom the jets shower unfortunately didn’t work for half of the jets. To finish about the room it was very noisy, obviously in these old buildings with the wooden floor can feel the presence of your neighbors from above. They did not notice at the checkout at the time of our departure they did any commercial gesture On the bill. Only « sorry » is not enough. the breakfast was ok..but no interest. Poor value for money...the decoration do not make everything.