Serralunga d’Alba Castle
Slender and majestic, Serralunga d'Alba Castle dominates one of the most beautiful and unchanged villages of the Langhe, surrounded by the hills of the great wines. Considered one of the best preserved examples of noble castles of fourteenth century in Piedmont, it is unique in Italy.
Its construction dates back to the years between 1340 - the year in which Pietrino Falletti received the feud of Serralunga - and 1357.
The circumstances of not having been the subject of major military events and never having been transformed for residential purposes have left it intact in its original structure as a medieval stronghold.
More than a military role, however, the castle played a function of control over the production activities of the area, as demonstrated by its verticality, intended to emphasize the prestige of the Falletti family. Since 1949 it belongs to the Italian State and pertains to the Regional Museum Hub of Piedmont. Management is currently entrusted to the Barolo & Castles Foundation.
March (from 18) and April: Saturday and on Sunday (open on holidays too) from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm
From May to October Monday, Thursday and Friday: from 2:30 pm to 6.30 pm On Saturday and on Sunday (open on holidays too) from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm
November (until12): Monday, Thursday and Friday: from 2:30 pm to 5.30 pm. On Saturday and on Sunday from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
November (from 13): Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
December: the castle is open just in these days: 2,3 - 8, 9, 10 - 30, 31 from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
How to visit: it is possible to visit the castle only with a guided tour (for security reasons and protection of historical building). Guided tours are in Italian: it is possible to have guided tours in English, German or French languages only with reservation.
For couples and small groups there are brochures in English and French to follow the tours. For couples or families just be into the castle at opening time to be included in the first tour departing. Visits outside the days/times indicated can be booked for groups of at least 25 people.