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Castello di Racconigi, Racconigi
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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Patrimonio UNESCO dal 1997, il castello di Racconigi fu una residenza molto amata dalla famiglia Savoia, che spesso vi risiedette per periodi di villeggiatura. La visita permette di ammirare sia ambie... read more »UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997, the castle of Racconigi was a very beloved by the Savoy family, who often resided for periods of vacation. The visit allows you to admire both environments, such as the splendid 18th century Salon of Hercules or the Chinese cabinet, as the nineteenth century apartment etrusco, private practice of King Carlo Alberto, or commercial kitchens. To the twentieth century back, instead, the apartments of the Princes, the bedroom of Queen Elena, Umberto II, the music of Maria José. After the tour you can stroll in the Park, covering an area of about 170 hectares.show original
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...e sì, tutto da scoprire in due sensi. Primo: il castello è una delle tante meraviglie italiane, che non tutti conoscono e il parco ha caratteristiche botaniche e paesaggistiche notevoli. Secondo: o... read more »... and Yes, to be discovered in two ways. First: the castle is one of the many wonders of Italy, which not everyone knows and the Park has significant botanical characteristics and landscape. Second: everything is discovered, starting from where the bathrooms are, or that the Park can be visited on a carriage with an affordable expenditure ... but let's go with order. Just arrived at the ticket counter welcomes us a lady who speaks in monosyllables with a haughty tone and annoyed and that does not have a cash fund to give us the rest. We go in the yard awaiting the visit and decide to take a step to the bathrooms. We find that for the disabled only signposted on the door. Shabby! No toilet paper, no SOAP, no chance to close the door and with a dossier so decadent and filthy, that would put us not even a cat. We find then that arrears and always reported only on port there are other services. Sin, done. Punctually at the appointed hour comes a lady who will lead us in the path and that informs us that because of a view is not visible on the first floor, but that in return we visit the entire ground floor, although the exhibition, imposes its annoying presence with little relevant systems and broadcast music at high volume. Not only that, because it shows, in many rooms taxes must remain closed making it less enjoyable true works of art. For the rest very spectacular, original furniture, visit enjoyable and interesting, even through the guidance of Mrs. Elia V.che provided us with information, but above all it has infected with his love for the Castle. To follow we entered the Park and immediately we realized that it would be difficult to visit it on foot. Here we find that there is a service of carts, not recommended nor on the forecourt or in the Palace and we enjoy 40 minutes of real pleasure, thanks to the Coachman that provides us with a variety of information and curiosities and guides us to discover monumental trees and views very gracefully and vivacity. Money well spent! Since I love constructive criticism I propose: set up in Royal residences rather than abstruse exhibits, panels that have the other castles in the belt of Turin and make tourists to visit them, to report better facilities, increase the number of rooms open to visitors and especially add eighteenth-century kitchens, insert some dummy with period costumes, to enhance the presence of storks with photos and explanatory panels. Recommend the visit to children will especially appreciate the beautiful nineteenth-century kitchens, where are rebuilt even food and Viands. TO VISIT.show original
La mia valutazione non è solo per il castello ma soprattutto per come mi è stato offerto. Ho potuto visitarlo ieri, domenica 2 ottobre, prima domenica del mese. Secondo le attuali regole accesso gratu... read more »My evaluation is not just for the Castle but, above all, I was offered. I could see him today, Sunday October 2, first Sunday of the month. Under current rules, but not at all; many parts of the Castle were inaccessible, as was confirmed by a guide. Also, but this I think is a lack of organization, support for a visit without a guide is seriously flawed: memos in the rooms, and not in all, is what is offered, without headphones. This made the visit quite miserable. Also, relatively large does not present a great variety of vegetation.show original
Il parco é tranquilo
Paolo MarianiA round of applause to the guides who besides an unquestionable preparation are also fun and challenging. If you have time, please visit the garden.show original
Fulvio F. RivettiThe castle is beautiful and deserves an ambling restoration work to bring it up to the levels of other best known Savoy residences. It is evident, both inside and out, that for years you don't make recovery and restoration, a real shame. On the chimneys of fireplaces have built their nests Stork families.show original
Lucchese FabrizioNice. Maybe not well exploited. Visited on Sunday, noting how much of the castle is excluded from the itinerary. "Climate change" for reasons I could not visit the Park, which I've heard be nice although the Castle Windows that opened onto the Park seemed a little forlorn.show original
Francesca RobertoA bud of the Piedmont countryside. Beautiful castle although on Sunday some areas were closed. The Park is huge, perfect to spend a sunny day.show original
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