the park

In 1815, Marquis Carlo Emanuele Alfieri commissioned landscape gardener Xavier Kurten to transform the formal garden into a park in the new romantic English style. Kurten carried out his first works at San Martino, but very soon became head gardener at the Savoia court. Today, the park is the perfect place to enjoy a walk and discover the artfully shaped hedges and paths wandering up the hill.  Coming here is like having the key to a secret garden created for relaxing in the shade of old cedars, lime trees, oaks and a monumental oak exactly at the point where Monferrato, Langa and Roero meet.