Villa Grosso di Grana (or Castello Neo Gotico or Castello Marene) can be found at the intersection of Via Rolle and Via Stefano Gallina in Comune di Marene, the Province of Cuneo, in the Piedmont region of Italy.
This lovely abandoned mansion was built in the early 1850’s by Count Carlo Amedeo Grosso and designed by architect Luigi Formento. By the early 1900’s the villa became Count Solaro Vittorio Monasterolo. It was once surrounded by a large park which included a bit of forest, a garden and a long driveway. Other than that, the history seems hard to find, if you know any other information please feel free to comment.
Currently, it is being renovated and off limits to the public, though many claim there are ways around the wall (like over it). The gate used to be unlocked but now it is padlocked shut. It is a wonderful place and it is good that Villa Grosso di Grana is being renovated instead of falling past repair, such beautiful architecture needs to have a future. Hopefully, it will be used as a historical landmark and allow visitors to come and bask in all the glory it holds.
You can find this Italian masterpiece with these coordinates. 44.66375,7.728214.
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