|Palazzo Ottolenghi is in Corso Alfieri, the most important
street in Asti. It was designed by Count Benedetto Alfieri, like the Town Hall. It was
built for the Counts Gabuti di Bestagno in 1754. The building stands around the two courts
of a pre-existing building.
In Corso Alfieri you can see the fašade divided into five parts by a row of pillars. Each
part has three windows with the exception of the central part where a beautiful portal
between two columns is surmounted by a fine balcony.
The palace was later bought by Jacopo Sanson Ottolenghi, who completed and transformed the
inside. The original furniture was destroyed. The present furniture, in Napoleon III
style, can be dated back to around 1851.
In 1932 the whole building became public property and many rooms were transformed into