If you haven’t yet decided where to go on Sunday 21 May 2023, with this article we suggest a trip out of town to Gavi, in Piedmont, to visit the Marchesa, a historic house in the center of a 187 acres wine estate.

Italian historic houses

The Italian Historic Houses Association (ADSI) has about 4000 members, private owners of historic properties listed as a national monument; these are city palaces, castles, villas and gardens sometimes surrounded by agricultural estates.

National Historic Homes Day

To make the public aware of the beauty of this heritage and the enormous problems associated with its maintenance, ADSI organizes a national day every year in which the visit of a part of the house is free.

When is national day in 2023

National day in 2023 is Sunday 21 May.

What are the historic houses open in Piedmont

You will find the list of historic houses that can be visited on the page dedicated to the event on the website

A historic house near Milan, in Gavi, in Monferrato

Tenuta la Marchesa is one hour far from Milan, Milan-Genoa motorway, Novi Ligure exit, via Gavi 87. It is part of the historic houses association for the villa built in 1600/1700, still intact with important ancient art collections and the landscape of 187 acres with vineyards, woods and gardens.

The visit of the Tenuta La Marchesa


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The visit to the estate, free on the occasion of the national day, includes the vineyards, the orchard, the Italian garden, the chapel, the ancient 17th century cellar and the lemon house of the villa transformed into a wine museum, the modern cellar  with explanation of the winemaking process.,the tasting of one or two wines accompanied by warm focaccias made in the ovens of the estate.

Lunch with a chopping board

Guests can choose to have lunch with a platter of cold cuts, montebore cheese, quiches and focaccia for €20 per person.

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How long is the visit

The visit lasts 60/90 minutes; reservation is welcome at or +390143743362 / +393357618507

Visiting hours are 9:30-18. Maximum number of 20 people at a time.

The walk to the lake

Guests who wish can take a walk to the lake of the estate.



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The visit to the Marchesa’s villa 

The visit of the villa is subject to payment of 20 euro per person, upon reservation, with a maximum of 10 people at a time. Times are: 11, 15 and 16 o’clock.




Overnight in farmhouse

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It is possible to stay overnight in the farmhouse on the evening of May 20th, dinner in the farmhouse is possible subject to availability.

Purchase of estate wines

During the visit it is possible to buy the wines and products of the Estate (biscuits, flour, honey as well as white or black rice, local cold cuts and cheeses, etc.).

Home delivery

We offer home delivery in Italy at the same price for a minimum purchase of 120 euros.

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