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ICIF, Institute of Cuisine, Culture and Oenology of the Regions of Italy, the prestigious Culinary School for professionals of the sector, has its headquarters in the Castle of Costigliole d’Asti, a small town amidst the most beautiful hills of Monferrato, at the threshold of the Langhe, in a land with a strong farming vocation, famous for the production of Barbera and Moscato wines.
The Castle, one of the most imposing and best preserved in the province of Asti, overlooks the town; built around 1000 years ago, it still boasts some remains of the original stronghold. Its lay-out kept being modified over the centuries, till it reached its highest splendour in 1700, when it was restored by architect Filippo Juvarra.
A large portal located at the top of a double-flight of stairs opens in the western wing of the building, owned by the town: this is ICIF entrance.
ICIF - Institute of Cuisine, Culture and Oenology of the Regions of Italy - is located in Costigliole d’Asti, 15 km. from the town of Asti.
Accommodation at the Institute´s guesthouse in mini-apartments.