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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 arrived and decided to do the palace tour and access the park. The guide was Italian and despite about half the group not speaking Italian no translation was given. English speaking visitors were g...  more »
  • We visited the castle with our 3 children ages 14,10 and 8. We enjoyed our time at the castle although there wasn't any information in English. We absolutely loved visiting the gardens and took the ho...  more »
  • A visit to this place - the summer residence of the Savoy family - is a must if you want to make a tour of the beauties of Italy. You can relive a part of history here during the tour where you can vi...  more »
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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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  • Romantic place for families. Very enjoyable and interesting the carriage ride in the park with interesting and accurate explanation. The little bar inside the Park is provided by delicious cakes. Don't miss to visit the Stork Park nearby.
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  • It was the official residence of the Savoy-Carignano branch and is part of the Savoy residences entered into the Unesco World Heritage list. He is also a member of the system of "open castles" of the lower Piedmont and looks like an imposing building in red brick and roof pagoda, Oriental, to more pavilions. Frequented by Carlo Alberto of Savoy and all King of Italy of the Savoy dynasty, is now a Museum and cultural centre. The Castle faces North toward an imposing Park, about 180 hectares, designed in the 17th century.
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