The castle of Olmo Gentile is made of two deeply different parts: the tower and the keep.
The square tower, of sandstone, was probably built in the XII century. On its top are four big stones, that probably were the support for a balcony, today disappeared.
The keep was built in 1681 for the bishop Gozzani, running away from Acqui; he lived here for some time. Inside, before the recent restoring, there were still some frescos – on the stairs and sone ceilings -, a beautiful fireplace and pavements.
The ancient door to the fortified village came down in 1951 (its supports are still visible on the walls), while on the back there’s a building, called the “serfs’ house”, restored in 1818 and used as a home until 1970.
The Castle of Olmo Gentile
Via Piave, 1, 14050 Olmo Gentile, AT, Italia
The parish church of the Assunta
Bubbio, AT, Italia
The Tuesday market in Canelli
Piazza Carlo Gancia, Canelli, AT, Italia
The parish church of saint Lawrence
Via Roma, 20, 14050 Serole AT, Italia
The parish church of saint Eusebio
Marsaglia, CN, Italia
The tower of Castellino Tanaro
Torre di Castellino Tanaro, SP115, Castellino Tanaro, CN, Italia
The church of Saint Mary
Regione Zabaldano, 20, 14059 Vesime AT, Italia
The castle of Costigliole d'Asti
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 12, 14055 Costigliole d'Asti AT, Italia
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