Castello degli Acaja, Fossano

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  • Downtown area of town, clean and quiet pedestrian square there is also the civic Library open on weekdays. ability to visitrae the caste with appropriate staff
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  • I only saw the secret because of modern art exhibition going on but I have to say that of the two you save just the Castle. It is in excellent condition, in a central position. Plus you can combine the visit to a ride into town, to admire its architecture, green interior of the Cathedral, the promenade on the campaign.
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  • We saw only the outside of the Castle and courtyard, however the structure itself is very nice
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  • Great place and wheter
  • The castello dei Principi d'acaja is a historic building in Fossano, Cuneo; Majestic stands in the square of the town featuring the skyline. Symbol of the city, was built at the Centre of the ancient village of Fossano, in a panoramic and defensible, at the behest of Philip I of Piedmont. Its construction began in 1314 [1] and already eight years later, in 1332, fundamental structures were completed. The building they worked hundreds of workers; It took 26,000 3,355,000 bricks, roof tiles, stone wagons 19,861. Hosts the archival (with ancient documents dating from the 13th century) and the public library. In June serves as a setting for the historic Palio dei Borghi, and carousel of the Oca. Is inserted in the circuit of the "open castles" of Southern Piedmont. Story Extinct branch of Piedmont in 1418, the city and the Castle passed under the direct rule of the Dukes of Savoy. The Duke Amadeus VIII transformed the castrum in palatium. The Castle retained the characteristics of fortress in 1536resistette for over a month the onslaught of the French. In the 15th century were the great Hall or throne room, the Prince, the Chapel, the cellars and courtyard with porch columns in white marble, whose capitals were carved by Gaspare Solari. On the north side was erected the fifth Tower for kitchens, ovens and services. From 1500 to 1503 sojourned Bona of Savoy, widow of Gian Galeazzo Sforza; Legend has it that inside the castle is the ghost of the Duchess. [2] in November 1562 Emanuele Filiberto, in the presence of the Cardinal of Lorraine, Bishop of Orléans, and the Lords of Allye Birague, signed the Treaty of Fossano, which closed hostilities with the French. At the end of ' 500 Charles Emmanuel and his wife Catherine of Habsburg took the two arched towers to the West of the lodges. The same period saw the decorations of the Flemish painter Giovanni carrack. Partially conserved is once painted with grotesques. In the second half of the 17th century the castle was converted into a prison. In 1689, 1800 Waldensians the Val Pellice were locked up: almost all died. Later, the castle became a military district. Were constructed barracks, stables, grain warehouses, new bodies to house troops. From the cover of the ditch we had a parade. In 1860 were built the towers leaning against the towers, to allow access to the cells. Until 1943 the castle was used as a reclusion and barracks. After the war became a refuge for the displaced and the homeless. In 1960 the Superintendent of Monuments begins the restoration that return to the castle the sixteenth-century connotation. Adjacent buildings disappear and you recover part of the moat. In 1979 the Administration destines him to cultural goods and services. The castle of the Princes of Achaea is since 1985 seat of the civic library. Are in consultation over 100,000 volumes with a historical background of 20,000 volumes, enriched in 1998 by the donation of Oriental Studies of Mario V. The Center band of the library system serves about 30 municipalities of Fossano-Savigliano-Saluzzo. In the halls of the towers is the collection of postcards regimental colors, while the inner courtyard and the equipped Multipurpose room welcome historical and cultural events throughout the year
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  • Imposing structure, visible from the outskirts of the city and with a spectacular impact on the square. The castle is now home to library and archive. It has a conference room and you are opening to guided tours and future new uses, if you cover the inner courtyard. The view from the towers is very nice and includes the Alps from the Maritime Alps to Monte Rosa. The square has a great potential that you are starting to exploit, from the ditch to the square itself. In addition to the palio dei borghi and the market, concerts and shows during Mirabilia. Public places are beginning to appear on the square, for too long, home to non-tourist activities, such as the Bank, driving school, the funeral home.
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  • The highlight of Fossano. Symbol of history, politics and culture fossanese municipalities. Seat of the civic library.
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  • Like almost all castles could go back in time. Very nice
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