One unique guest house in a medieval tower mixing period antiques and design furniture.
A noble listed building - "Roero di Monteu" XIII century- in the old-town centre of Asti.
An architect who cherishes the rite of hospitality.
Have you ever slept into a medieval tower? That's where my guests sleep: right into the tower. Many say it's a dream place: it's not ordinary, that's for sure!
The apartment can only host one couple or one couple with two kids at a time.
The guests have independent access to their apartment composed of: small terrace on the roofs, entrance with a piano, main bedroom in the tower, living room, brand new design kitchen and bathroom with a two meters long new shower.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the same building as my guests. If I'm in Asti, I enjoy getting to know them personally and I'm always available to answer their questions/give suggestions.
Furthermore, my architectural office is only minutes away so I'm easy to reach while I'm at work.
Rotarius is in a pedestrian area: you can walk out at any time and you're right in the middle of the old town center.
There's a lovely café (Cafelait) right next to us, where they serve wonderful breakfast and lunches and the neighborhood is full of restaurants, shops of any kind and supermarket.
We're in the heart of the city!
The train station is minutes away on foot (about 10-15).
Depending on the season, there's room for one car in the courtyard of the building. Even if in a pedestrian area, my guests are allowed to drive through without getting tickets...
The closest airport is Turin (Caselle, 60 min away), but Milan is only half an hour further away and so is Genoa.
Kindness and politeness are very much appreciated.
Smoking inside is strictly prohibited: for smokers there's the little terrace outside.
Animals ... it depends.
Elisabetta has done a *phenomenal* job with the restoration of this highly unusual space. Combined with her recommendations of places to eat, nightlife, and festivals (e.g. the surreal International Truffle Fair in Alba), it made my most recent trip to Italy a truly unique experience. I'm fortunate to be able to appreciate this space for its artistic value as much as the surrounding bustling under-30 nightlife. I'd easily stay a few days and make this a hub for activities in Asti and the surrounding wine country.
What a nice stay and what a lovely place in this medieval tower perfectly restored by Elisabetta our italian host.
If there was a time machine we will be the first passengers to travel to the middle ages and invite Elisabetta to have a wonderful candle-light dinner with us in her tower apartment.
I will cook for her, like she did for us and i´am going to sharpen all her knives in order to prevent her from destroying her vegetablel!!
We really did enjoy this vacation and we would like to come back as soon as possible,
Or in our broken it alien
A prossima volta, grazie mille!!!
Dieter and Carmen
Elisabetta's Rotarius is spectacular - an incredible find - and in a charming area. I simply cannot recommend it highly enough; it was worth every euro! I spent an hour or two roaming, admiring her design sense and taking photos to help me remember the experience. Everything needed was provided, and her humor and hospitality were much appreciated. This place is perfect, particularly for a couple on a romantic holiday.