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. Plan a Racconigi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • beautiful location, excellent state of preservation. to prefer private guided tour a little less hasty than the official one.
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  • We went here last Sunday. Unfortunately the weather was bad so we only visited the Palace and not the park but nonetheless it was a wonderful visit. ... We will try to come back with a better time to visit the Park
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  • The Castle has been loved and lived by the Savoy until years 40 and this is apparent everywhere in that aspect "lived" that differentiates this Castle by others (such as the Royal Palace of Venaria, gorgeous but never inhabited, a wonderful wrapper, but empty); Here there was life and reflected by the different styles who live together and take turns in the rooms that have changed in decorative styles, likes and dislikes. Having said that, it is true there is need of many renovations (upholstery, curtains, chairs etc.), but it is a Palace with more than 300 rooms and certainly not easy with tight budgets of museum institutions, true visiting groups is accompanied and guided not but the staff is absolutely helpful, courteous and knowledgeable, and offers insight into the history of the Castle and how guards (outstanding tapestries of Chinese parlors and amazing kitchens!). During the winter you go to the first floor and the kitchen, besides a limited route of the Park; visitors enter the castle to groups both morning and afternoon (last tour 12 o'clock in the morning, first visit the afternoon 14 hours); entrance fees: 5 euros. During this period dress warmly because it's really cold inside (on the other hand the guide told us that in summer it is pleasantly cool!!!). To visit, learn and enhance!
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