The first certain information of the Palace dates back to 1775 and appears in the “Cadastre of the community of Cocconato”, owned by Mr. Giò Tommaso Sacco who left the property as an inheritance to his sister, wife of Mr. Giovanni Marchisio, rich medieval family who since 1200 had the Lordship of Caselle, Borgaro and other neighboring countries and which for centuries retained the ownership of the Palace. The last but one owner descended from the Marchisio family, Ida Martelletti, gave the building its current name. It dates back to medieval times, even though it is in the 1700s that it took its current architectural form.
Today at the top of a hill, around the ancient parish churches that are part of the Romanesque Circuit, Cocconato d’Asti surprises the visitor with the red of the brick and the brightness of the sandstone. The streets of the village come together in the main square, full of coffee and shops of gastronomic delicacies. Here, in the ancient heart of the village stands the Locanda Martelletti. To tell this story is Franca Dezzani who with her daughter Camilla takes care of the charming bed and breakfast, their home and ideal starting point for an itinerary to discover this territory and its flavors.
Dense with cafes and shops for gastronomic delicacies, Square Cavour is the heart of Cocconato. Going up Street Roma you will find Square Statuto where the Locanda Martelletti and the Town Hall with an elegant Gothic facade are located. We have thus ideally covered a section of the circuit made by the large procession of figures that each year precedes the challenge of the … Donkey Race!Information
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