No more narrow corridors and stairs! You’ll find a modern venue with wide open spaces and always a second “Plan A” at your disposal.
We’re not a start-up. Our experience comes from the over 2500 functions organised during more than 20 years in the business.
There won’t be any field kitchen or makeshift solution: when it comes to the cuisine, we don’t like to improvise. A multi-award winning kitchen staff of the Langhe tradition will be waiting for you.
You just can’t compare any other venue to a unique Fairytale Castle that we’ll customize just for you.
You can’t do everything by yourself! That’s why we will guide you through the planning with advice and hints to surprise your guests and make your dreams come true.
Castello dei Solaro is a historical residence of the XIII century, built by the Princes of Acaja and serving as a military outpost against the powerful Marquisate of Saluzzo.
It is an authentic medieval fortress which still upholds its grand and majestic aspect: crossing the drawbridge on the trench will soon make you feel protected.
The Castle got a new lease on life when it was acquired by the Solaro Counts. Countess Eufrasia ordered a renovation, both of the park and the mansion, which, together with the noblewoman’s thirst for knowledge, contributed to the transformation of the Castle from mere medieval stronghold, into an authentic cultural parlor. It does not come as a surprise, then, that Silvio Pellico chose the castle to read a preview of The My Prisons to a selected audience.
It was 1994 when Danilo, owner of the Castle together with his wife Loredana, visited Villanova Solaro for the first time. It was there in the Langhe region that an ancient uninhabited castle needed concern and renovation. Immune to the ravages of time and relying on its strong history, it just waited to be brought back to court life. Danilo soon understood its potential, mostly due to its uniqueness. As a matter of fact, in recent years, it had been transformed into a hospital, getting rid of all the obstacles that Castles usually have, the same that during receptions create many inconveniences to guests (stairs, narrow passages and architectural barriers). It’s from this lucky hunch and from a dream that Castello dei Solaro was conceived… A Castle entirely restored and adapted to the events of the new Millennium and that, in more than 20 years of activity, has become leader in Piedmontese hospitality.
Discover in our video, created just for you,
why our Castle is different from the others.
“Hi, I am Danilo: here’s the keys to my Castle and my 20 years of experience for you to benefit from…”
Danilo Ronco was born in Cuneo and he deeply loves the Langhe and its excellent culinary arts. He was raised in Denmark, his second home, where he has contended with the importance of perfection and quality, never compromising. In 1997 he founded Castello dei Solaro, planning over 2500 wedding receptions! He has written the book Matrimonio in Dimora d’Epoca… Flop o Favola? (“Getting married in an Ancient Abode: Failure or Fairytale?”) getting down on paper his twenty years’ experience with great passion. Is an associate of the A.D.S.I, Association of Italian Historic Houses Fiery, innovative and passionate… there are three things he cherishes: his family, his sailboat and his Castle.
“Hi, I’m Lory and I’ll take care of your wedding. It will be Original and Unique... just like you!”
Loredana Sandrone, born and raised in Piedmont, is a creative and curious woman.
She has always worked in the Fashion field and has travelled to many inspirational cities, like the contaminate New York, Dubai, Paris and London (among the others). She loves keeping up with the times and the new trends. She has developed, during the years, an authentic web of trusted collaborators and suppliers and, together, they CREATE original and exclusive ceremonies.
“Hi, I’m Fabio. At Castello dei Solaro you can always count on me, either before or (particularly) during your Special Day!”
Fabio Boselli, who, like Danilo comes from the Langhe, has 32 years of experience in the field and comes from a family of restaurateurs. He has worked in Luxury Hotels and big restaurants which have led him, thanks to his skills, to knock on the doors of Castello dei Solaro. He’s been with us for more than 15 years and takes our Brides and Grooms by the hand from the very first meeting, to the last steps of the celebrations!
“Hello, I’m Daniele, executive Chef at Castello dei Solaro. With my passion and fantasy I take care of the traditional dishes of our cuisine. I do all the shopping and, together with my staff, I turn on the stove for you…”
Daniele Rivoira comes from Piedmont and has been Executive Chef at Castello dei Solaro for 15 years. He’s extremely passionate about his job and his huge fantasy often pushes him further.
Among his secret ingredients there are mostly fresh seasonal products grown in the area, to honour the Langhe Region and Piedmontese tradition. His combinations may seem odd but thanks to the attention he puts in his work, they always turn out as a great match!
“Hi, I’m Luca and I’m in charge of the most creative part of your Menus… Aperitivos and Starters!”
Luca Fabaro comes from the Langhe Region and is Chef de Partie. Deeply motivated: cooking is not just a job for him. It’s a greater passion that he carries on also when he’s not working.
“Hi, my name is Giò! I like to transform and personalise second courses and to play with taste pairings!”
Giovanni Viggiano was born in Germany, he has Southern Italian origins and is sous chef at the Castle. He developed very early his passion for cooking and, due to his experience abroad with many foreign chefs, he is an expert in Italian and international cuisine.
Matrimonio in dimora d’epoca
Flop o Favola?
Getting married in an ancient abode can easily be a failure. This type of venues was not created to host a XXI century reception, which could turn into a nightmare for you and your guests. If you’re getting married in a fabulous historical venue you need to be prepared to all the problems you might have to face and that no-one wants to talk about. I have written this book when I already had thousands of events behind me. The aim was that of analyzing the different historical abodes and unveiling the “4 legs method” that I put into practice every time I need to organise a wedding reception. I’ll be there for you with my twenty years’ experience and with more than 2500 weddings at my back, each of them hosted in a historical abode. If you are thinking of getting married in an ancient dwelling, then you should absolutely read this book. It will help you avoid Failures and will turn your Special Day into a Fairytale.
In the book you’ll discover how to organise your wedding, avoiding the risks and problems that a historical venue hides and that no-one will ever tell you. No-one except Danilo, owner of the Castle.
Castello dei Solaro is a few kilometers from Turin and Cuneo, in Piedmont’s green countries of Villanova Solaro.
Away from the hustle of the city you can appreciate, in total tranquility, our traditional cuisine of the Langhe region, home of many DOC products, in an authentic Italian historical dwelling.