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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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  • We visited the Castle as we had news that many of the furnishings of the Venaria were taken from here ... from this Italian gem perhaps little known. The guided tour only costs 5 euros, the rep was good and comprehensive. We were very impressed with the truly remarkable kitchens, organization and from the halls particularly Etruscan Cabinet that can be seen passing without getting. A true masterpiece with priceless artifacts from Pompeii and art Italica and faithful depictions of some etruscan tombs of Tarquinia. We highly recommend this tour.
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  • The castle is superb, the garden also, security officers acting as guide exceed themselves. This is not the way to handle such a site. I do not know whether missing funds, if lacking the will or what the reality of things. But this, which could be a gold mine, collects less than 200,000 visitors a year (as communicated to us by those who escorted us to visit). Data in the hands of a skilled Manager with a budget adequate to this could become a national attraction. There are spaces for a historical theme park, for a restaurant with menus from medieval to contemporary, turn in boat, carriage rides. You could do everything in a place so full of history. Just make a few km up to Grinzane Cavour, where, with nothing to show he has built something extremely interesting. It does not matter that there was a temporary questionable, the fact is that with everything you need to show, make you see little or nothing. I had been here 4 years ago and the visit was of a completely different level!
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  • I don't understand how to give people highly incompetent, a similar Italian jewel cultural keys. The Guide (Bachelor of architecture) made us run without dwelling minimally between the halls of the Castle, obscured (all the blinds were closed) to better exploit a ridiculous view of Chakra! Result: we pay to see the Castle and give us crap passed for modern art. The guide was rude and incompetent. If there is a way to dismiss the Italians from their culture ... This is a good example. I want to make my compliments to the goat of the artistic director, if you could call it, great result ... only 1 star because zero you can't put on Tripadvisor. Lastly I confirm that many rooms of the Castle were not accessible to host this "enlightened" view artistica.............ma no sign at the entrance and ticket office talking gave warning to tourists.
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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!
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  • 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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