Palazzo Mazzetti is the most beautiful eighteenth -century stately home in Asti. Located in the ancient center, along corso Alfieri, the main road from the medieval era, the building is at the center of a very interesting itinerary, which tells the city and the territory on a thematic basis through sites of historical and artistic interest. Begun in the last quarter of the seventeenth century and enlarged on a project by the architect Benedetto Alfieri in the years 1751-1752, the palace hosted personalities such as Giacomo Stuart (1717), the king of Sardinia Carlo Emanuele III (1727) and Napoleon I over the centuries. (1805).
Purchased in 2000 by the Cassa di Risparmio di Asti Foundation, with the aim of creating an important cultural attraction, the building was returned to the city in December 2011, completely recovered and with a renewed setting up of the civic collections and of the exhibition spaces. temporary. Equipped with a bookshop, classroom, conference room, library, archives, deposits, cafeteria, touch screen and multimedia projections, the ancient residence is full of suggestions. Walking through the building, from the basement to the top floor that houses the nineteenth-twentieth-century paintings and sculptures, one can grasp significant elements of historical and constructive events and, through the museum layout, understand the formation of the collections in recent years. from the nineteenth century until today.