He was born in Costigliole in 1851, his father was the farm manager of the Verasis Asinari noble family, Counts of Castiglione and owners of the Castle of Costigliole. Antonio Mattia Pattono went to study in Genoa and later on he found employment in the city’s gas Company.
In 1882 he founded the homonymous company “A.M. Pattono and C.” In a few years, in a Genoa that was growing visibly at the end of the nineteenth century, the company soon became a leader in the sector of heating systems, lifts, plumbing systems and bathrooms.
It was around the end of the nineteenth century that Antonio Mattia Pattono and his wife Beatrice Armanino decided to buy one of the most beautiful properties in Costigliole, which was Antonio Mattia’s hometown. The villa dating back to 1700 was built by a local notary on Poggio Serra, one of the most beautiful hills facing the town and surrounded by vineyards.
After careful and important restoration and expansion works, he gives it to his only and beloved daughter Vittoria Cristina known as “Rina” (1887-1965).
Among the works, the construction of the large tower built in neo-Gothic style stands out, following the taste of the time called Gothic Revival, according to which European aristocrats used to embellish residences and palaces with elements inspired by the medieval past.
The Villa was used until the seventies as a family country residence, and at the beginning of the eighties it was inherited by Vittoria Cristina’s granddaughter, Beatrice Sitia.
Her husband was Renato Ratti, a well-known producer of Barolo wine in La Morra, not too far from Costigliole, and it was then that he started the vineyards renovation and the production of a new Barbera-based wine.
Lately, the son and current owner of the Ratti winery, Pietro Ratti, decided to turn the Villa into an elegant hotel through important restoration works and careful furnishing modifications according to the requirements and comforts of the contemporary living.
Thus Villa Pattono is reborn in all its splendor, a magical and unique place of its kind, elegant, exclusive, and welcoming.