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Castello di Racconigi, Racconigi

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One of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy, Castello di Racconigi attracts visitors with its magnificent landscaped park and palace. André Le Notre, designer of one of the Versailles' gardens, had a hand in the garden on the castle's north side. Along the small manmade lake, you'll see the English garden influence, complete with small structures reminiscent of the English countryside, such as a Gothic-style chapel, and a Doric temple. The last Russian czar, Nicolas II, is honored with a Russian dacha, or summer home, on the grounds. For a small fee, you can explore the castle's Neoclassic interior. Reliefs and murals depict the feats of mythological characters and glorify the surroundings. Use our Racconigi vacation builder to arrange your visit to Castello di Racconigi and other attractions in Racconigi.
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  • Beautiful summer residence of the Savoy. interesting kitchens. Only down fall was greeted with a problem at the ticket office (on the first Sunday of the month admission free) too many people ask you to be part of a separate group with paid help (5 euros) but after an initial complaint it is revealed that shed the Castle guide free! We are in Italy.
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  • We had read on the site of the castle that it would be possible to get in (the first Sunday of the month) without guided tour. Arrived at the box office by late morning, however, tell us that this option has been deleted, which is mandatory to visit with Guide (5 euros), that there is no place till 14.30 and that wouldn't even have been possible to reserve. Disappointed we are forced to do. .. We fail to understand the organizational needs that justify such disorganization nor the inconsistency with the information on the site,
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  • Visited on a cold and gloomy day of February. Accompanied by a guide extraordinarily passionate, friendly and competent, we visited some of the rooms of this wonderful Castle, some of them deserve the trip. Even the park looks at the height of the building to hear the descriptions. The visit lasts about one hour and costs € 5! Many renovations do you need (and money), but potentially I think it's even better than the Venaria or other dwellings well most appreciated. An invitation, then: give a visit as soon as possible, even in Racconigi. One last note: great courtesy of all the staff from the book shop, at the ticket office, the friendly guide. Thank you! Will be back when the weather's nice.
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  • If you come to Turin, for sure you should go and see the Summer Palace of Racconigi. It is situated approximately 50 km from Turin but it is one of the best castles to see. Big part of the castle passed under construction and it is really very nice to enter in and to hear the interesting and curiosity stories about the castle. There you can find maybe the most big Kitchen you have ever seen, you cannot even imagine, but I am sure you will like it and wish to come back again. Behind the castle there is one really big garden where you can go and relax after the tour in the castle. The price of visit is very low but it is worth seeing. Racconigi and the castle is a place where you can see lots of stork every year. Four kilometers from the castle you can find the Center of Storks and Anatidae. In the center during all the years you can observe different kind of local and migrating birds. Go there and you will be satisfied!
  • Il parco é tranquilo
  • Very interesting Palace, which would deserve to collect interest. The Palace's elegant, despite the modesty of certain devorativit trick (trompe-l'oeil of structures and sculptures, stucco-stunning!--instead of marbles, etc) Unfortunately, the more tourists will appeal to the Venaria Reale, really overrated, even in the ticket price: here with only 5 euro you are eligible for 1 hour is half guided sightseeing Street the complete tour with the help of a simple floor plan costs 27 euros (temporary exhibitions including, I hope, in any case no less than 16 or discounts for teachers, if not as an accompaniment of classes)! Not only: the only ticket queues; If you want to avoid, ticket on the web (extra charge!). It should be rated an increased ticket here at Racconigi: said renziani cuts were such as to render impossible adequate maintenance, cleaning and even sufficient staff to accompany visitors on a complete tour of the Castle. Deserve the architectures, paintings, many, especially portraits covering the entire history of Savoy, the furnishings and the first electrical systems intended for lighting and refrigeration. The Park is big enough to require a visit with horse and carriage. Definitely worth visiting, better on a nice day, if you want to take a ride in the Park ...
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  • Beautiful castle of the Princes of Savoy. Only part of the castle is visible to the public, the halls are open on a rotating basis, so if you want to see a particular room calls to make sure it is not locked. Guided tours are organized by about an hour. Very nice ground floor rooms and kitchens. The Park, which is very extensive, it is not very accurate. May be an option to rest by nature but not really worth it. From the Park you can also see the back of the Castle, with a different style from the main façade.
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  • Castle, part of the Crown of residences built by the Savoy since ' 600 to glory of the family. The heart of the medieval castle was actually placed strategically in a borderland between the marquisate of Saluzzo and the lands of the Savoy. Striking "the evolution" of the construction that follows the centuries the history of the House that passes from a military place of prestige and original function residency up to the beginning of the ' 900 with upgrades such as electricity and even an elevator. The only sore point the possibility of visiting has been limited and the upper floor is still inaccessible. Should help.
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