The B&B

The Tenuta del Barone is a Piedmontese Agriturismo (farmstay) situated in the hills of Monferrato in an environment characterised by wonderful countryside, where one can enjoy tasting local Piedmontese dishes and local wines.

The key strengths of the Agriturismo include:

  • it's position from which you can enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding hills;
  • the peace and tranquillity of its location;
  • its vicinity to the cities of Asti, Alessandria and Casale Monferrato;
  • a warm and inviting, family environment;
  • a hearty breakfast consisting of local products;
  • 1 hour by car to the Ligurian Sea;
  • 7 minutes by car to the prominant Santuario Diocesano Madonna Di Crea;
  • 45 minutes by car to Torino;
  • 1hr15mins by car to Milan.

With its wide open spaces overlooking a countryside which changes colour and mood according to the season, the Tenuta del Barone is the ideal place for your relaxing get-away or to spend time with friends or family.

The Territory

Nestled between the Asti and Alessandrian provinces, the Monferrato is an impressive and visually stunning region of vine-covered hills and hill-top villages, characterised by seasonally changing patch-work landscapes. The wider region, exhibits extensive morphological diversity and its resulting varied chemical composition has worked in favour of the now centuries-old tradition of vine-growing and wine making; a tradition in which the knowledge of local producers has resulted in a wine-production of pure art.




The structure of the Tenuta del Barone was constructed in around 1550. Originally it was a military structure with a classic “L” shape used to oversee and maintain control of the valleys on each side. Using large mounted mirrors, the military warned the Moncalvo garrison in case of enemy attack.
Toward the end of the 16th Century the building became the homestead and hunting lodge of painter Guglielmo Caccia (1568 – 1625), otherwise known as “The Moncalvo” who, according to tradition, enjoyed lengthy stays, hunting as he pleased.
In 1774, the count and painter Fancesco Ottavio Magnocavallo moved to the homestead, adding the gothic-style double-arched and four-leafed clover features to the loft windows – preserved architectural features which today remain a striking feature of the structure.
The buiding's annexed chapel was added in 1860. On the 16th August of the same year the bishop of Casale Monferrato, Monsignor Ferrè, consecrated the chapel dedicating it to the Saint Giovanni Battista. The chapel is in the neoclassical and Napoleonic style with capitals in Doric-Corinthian style.
After Magnocavallo's time as owner, the property passed hands several times before 1988, the year in which the property was acquired by the Colombo family – a family which, for 30 years has held human contact and relationships as its mission statement in providing a welcoming and warm B&B experience.
The new owners decidedly but carefully oversaw the restoration and maintenance of the property, restoring the northern face according to its original characteristics, staying true to its agricultural heritage by expanding production of game meats, fruits and wine.
The building is featured at the National Institute of Belle Arti and is listed as a “monitored site” of importance in the Penango area.



Overnight | Prices

We have 10 twin-rooms available, equipped with new mattresses, private ensuite bathroom and hairdryer. Enjoy a dip in the on-site pool, or soak up the sun while reading a book. Contact us for your next stay in the Monferrato, or to plan your relaxing get-away in the silence of the Penango hills.


Single € 50,00
Double € 80,00
Breakfast included


We unfortunately do not accept Credit Cards or have EFTPOS facilities. We will be happy to direct you to the nearest bank, only 5 minutes drive away.






At the B&B Tenuta del Barone you can enjoy a satisfying breakfast made from local, even 0km ingredients – compliment your tea, coffee, milk, or juice with fresh or preserved fruits, jams and other products grown and picked on the property.


The Platters

At the Tenuta del Barone, shout yourself to a tasting platter and a glass or two of local wine, including:

  • a selection of classic Piedmontese cheeses, including classic ‘Toma di Alpeggio’ made by cheese-maker Laura Costanzo, fresh mozzarella, tomini, stracchino, 'Crema Delizia della Briata', spiced cheeses, and goat and sheep cheeses such as Caprini and Grana di pecora;
  • a mix of cold sliced meats, cooked monferrino salami, hams, ‘mocetta’, capriolo and camoscio;
  • a selection of local wines such as, but not limited to, Barbera, Grignolino, and Barrique chosen from local, well-known and tried and tested producers.



Breakfast | The Platters

Breakfast | The Platters

Breakfast | The Platters

Breakfast | The Platters


Agriturismo Tenuta del Barone

Via Barone, 18 - Penango (Asti)



Recommended Motor way exits:

Asti East (A21 Torino-Piacenza)
Toward Casale Monferrato, S.S. 457

Casale Monferrato South (A26 Alessandria-Genova)
Toward Moncalvo


Distances to points of interest:

  • 1 hour by car to the Ligurian Sea;
  • 7 minutes by car to the prominant Santuario Diocesano Madonna Di Crea;
  • 45 minutes by car to Torino;
  • 1hr15mins by car to Milan.



Penango is a community of around 600 inhabitants, situated in the hills of Monferrato in the province of Asti, on the Regional road (ex State road no.7) which runs from Asti to Casale Monferrato.
The town, which is a member of the "Unione dei Colli di Vini - Nel cuore del Monferrato" (“Hills of Wine Union – In the heart of Monferrato”), offers its visitors and tourists a unique and relaxing natural environment.

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The B&B is open every day of the week.

Saturday and Sunday we are open but it would be preferable to notify your arrival with a phone call.