Castello Castagneto Po The Castello di Castagneto Po, an estate of timeless charm, is recognized as one of the most refined and important residences in Europe. Its origins: The origins of the Castello di Castagneto Po date back more than a thousand years ago. Over time there were numerous clashes that saw him protagonist as the object of conquest given the strategic position made it decisively important for the rulers. Between the 1500 and the 1700 Castagneto suffered numerous invasions by the French armies, and along with Chivasso was included in the defensive chain of Po. In 1705 the manor was destroyed and the Trabucco accounts rebuilt the castle on architect Nicolis de Robilant and completed in 1835 by Ernesto Melano, architect of the King of Italy. Towards the end of 1800 the property passed to Ceriana's account. Arturo Ceriana made remarkable embellishments and added a gallery designed in style? 500 and finely decorated with marble and fine carved stones. Two great artists working in Piedmont, Gonin (1808-1889) and Sereno (1829-1893), took part in the decoration of some rooms. Subsequently, from Ceriana, the castle passed to the Bruni Tedeschi Family, which undertook important renovations and made it one of the most refined dwellings in Europe and home to exhibitions and events of particular artistic interest. The property belonged for generations to the Bruni-Tedeschi family and therefore boasts among its illustrious residents Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the First Lady of France. Characterized by a neo-gothic style, which is due to its latest architect Ernesto Melano, the Villa- Castle extends over an area of 2.000 square meters, excluding greenhouses and basements. The property houses more than 40 rooms and has been redesigned and equipped with modern amenities such as elevators, kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems. Inside there are still many and precious decorating original details, or that have been restructured.