The building, known today as Casa Lajolo, together with the real estate and the adjacent land, constitutes an intact and well preserved example of a Piedmontese Gentlemen’s country residence.
The current architectural layout of the villa dates back to the middle of the 18th century, and was probably the work of the Count of Aleramo Chialamberto. The facade and the decorated ceilings support this date. At the death of Chialamberto, around 1850, his cousins, the Counts of Cossano Lajolo, an ancient family from Asti, inherited the property and still own it today.
Particularly noteworthy is the Italian-style garden, recently listed by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) as among the historical treasures of Piedmont.
THE PROPOSALS OF CASA lajolo
In homage to the vegetable garden and its agricultural vocation, since 2017 every year Casa Lajolo has been organizing the Festa degli Orti (the Gardens’ Festival), an event that aims to raise awareness on issues connected to the land and its production with particular attention to sustainability and the environment.
On April 24th and 25th, the 2021 spring edition of the Gardens’ Festival, dedicated to the theme of water, will take place. “The thousand faces of water” will alternate meetings with experts, laboratories for adults and children, show cooking and guided visits to the garden and the vegetable garden accompanied by the Master Gardener Carlo Pagani.
Casa Lajolo organizes numerous activities, guided visits, events, tastings, dinners. The activities and events organized in Casa LAjolo, do not only have the aim to bring the public to visit the house and its garden. They are occasions to spread culture, in the broader sense of the word, conveyed trough different modalities of involvement, considering the historic, botanical and landscape peculiarities and characteristics of the site.
The past which permeates each brick of the house and each element of the garden, it is the cultural root on which is grafted a contemporaneity which from that past can only benefit to best express itself.
Therefore, concerts of contemporary music, art expositions, laboratories for children or photographic competitions are welcome.
Discover here the programme of the events:
CASA LAJOLO'S GARDEN
Casa Lajolo’s garden is a composite space, made of areas with very different structural and botanical characteristics. It consists of multiple levels connected by gardens of stone:
Foundation CASA LAJOLO
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