Visits start from the 14th-century church of San Giacomo, which houses paintings and frescoes from the 16th century, before continuing to the entrance and the internal courtyard, which leads to the large entrance hall with its neo-Gothic frescoes. Next comes the baroque music room, filled with antiques and family heirlooms. Climbing up the grand staircase, also neo-Gothic, visitors reach the antechamber and the ballroom. The latter was richly decorated in the 19th century, including frescoes on the vault which recall the story of the castle’s ghost, the young painter Grosso. He died here, a victim of his art. Four bedrooms to one side of the ballroom can also be visited: the Flower or Green room, the Blue or Lace room, the Pink room and the beautiful White Canopy room which takes its name from a French 18th-century bed. Visitors then pass on to the large wardrobe room which still fulfils its original function and which is home to a small collection of irons from various periods. The last room to be visited is the parlour in the northwest tower or the Chinese parlour. The stairs of the main tower or watch tower lead back to the internal courtyard. On the way out it is possible to visit the garden with a large English-style park and important hundred-year-old trees.
The castle is open certain Sundays or national feasts each year according to a scheduled timetable available in the news section or in the following websites:
www.castelliaperti.it or www.castellipiemontesi.it
Otherwise it can be visited at any time during the year subject to a prior reservation
Opening hours and tickets
Visits at 11am, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.
On request it is possible to schedule at 6pm.
Full price : € 8 (€10 for single visitors outside scheduled opening dates)
Reduced € 6 (groups starting from 12 pax)
Free admission for children under 12
Book of dedications
“A wonderful surprise, especially the interior. Thank you for making available a piece of history.“