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Fondazione Cavour, Santena

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  • Currently the villa is open to the public. The garden is very large and is ideal for long and relaxing walks. Locals open vaguely recall the beauty that was, and even the tomb of Camillus is presented with clear signs of neglect. At the entrance who did the ticket (during the asparagus fair) was very attentive to cash and little prepared to welcome the visitor. The guide very prepared has been able to tell the stories of Cavour House properly.
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  • Waiting for a workshop I would fix the car I went walking all around the Park. Beautiful! Live there undisturbed, many squirrels to the delight of children and adults. Worth a quick visit. The Castle, however, is only open on Sundays and when you can't visit because it is under renovation.
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  • Santena Castle is located in the historical center, next to the Church which I guess is the main one in the town, with easy parking in the square outside. the ticket office is located to the left of the façade of the building, in what was once an asylum sought by grandson of Camillo Cavour. you visit solely with driving on Sunday leaving at 10.30, 15, 16 and 17. some Sundays at 15.30 the Museum subscription organizes visits for subscribers only. I used the morning tour and I was offhand sorry as I have warned at the ticket office that the castle is not open to the public at present. It seems should reopen by September 2018. I thought the visit loses some sense but I have widely changed my mind on the way!! the website of the Association that manages the visits unfortunately does not report this information as well as reports that the entrance, which otherwise costs €5, it's free with your subscription museums. surprise! I did notice it both ways so they can report them. the staff is really helpful and friendly from the start shown. then began the tour with a volunteer really capable, knowledgeable and helpful in answering all questions, which have been numerous! was in no hurry and you could see his passion in providing explanations. the visit-which lasts an hour and a half-starts in front of the building, as I said not open but still explained in its history and architecture. from here, you can see the Tower, oldest of the Castle, the Chapel and appliances-stables and former kindergarten, which are located to the left of the Castle. then to the right where you can enter the diplomatic lounge where Cavour was signing documents important and here goes the story on the family of the count. is shown and explained the logo. you enter then in the family plot where the same Camillo is buried and the guide provides knowledge of all relatives, fifteen, who are gathered here, including the grandson of 20 years died in battle in 1848. you move into the large and beautiful park located behind the castle can be visited for free and open until 19, and you enter a modern structure where the story continues in ten rooms. in the first you can see a chest, then climb upstairs and you can admire about thirty Awards achieved by Cavour during his diplomatic career. Here the Guide narrates episodes funny and interesting on the landlord, that shed light on unknown aspects of this eclectic character, impatient with the rules and very resourceful! in the next room have gathered some furniture that belonged to him including his couch and on her deathbed, as well as the uniform of his nephew die in battle and a painting depicting the episode. follow the library with some texts on display and a display case with memorabilia bought recently from an antique shop in Turin. among these his hat and a pair of his glasses. the last rooms expose almost exclusively paintings of characters of the family and some documents he drafted and records. in these halls continues the explanation about the figure of Cavour, on his diplomatic activities and on what he has done for the country of Santena, importing guano that understood this to be an excellent fertilizer for asparagus and other vegetables grown here. is also mentioned his role in the development of the railroad, the ports of Genoa and La Spezia and the famous canale Cavour. This is a really nice and relaxing visit!! for those who want to after you can walk in the Park, where there are several hundred species of trees! It is only 400 meters long but sinuous paths allow you to take a walk. and it's full of squirrels!! is run by volunteers who cut the grass and is very clean and well looked after. I found only here and there some little bowl of ice cream that in fairness I removed and brought into the baskets. I think I'll come back when it will reopen the Castle but in the meantime I would highly recommend the visit because even so is truly spectacular!
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  • the Castle visit exclusively with driving on Sunday leaving at 10.30, 15, 16 and 17. some Sundays at 15.30 the Museum subscription organizes visits for subscribers only. I used the morning tour and I was offhand sorry as I have warned at the ticket office that the castle is not open to the public at present. It seems should reopen by September 2018. I thought the visit loses some sense but I have widely changed my mind on the way!! the website of the Association that manages the visits unfortunately does not report this information as well as reports that the entrance, which otherwise costs €5, it's free with your subscription museums. surprise! I did notice it both ways so they can report them. the staff is really helpful and friendly from the start shown. then began the tour with a volunteer really capable, knowledgeable and helpful in answering all questions, which have been numerous! was in no hurry and you could see his passion in providing explanations. the visit-which lasts an hour and a half-starts in front of the building, as I said not open but still explained in its history and architecture. from here, you can see the Tower, oldest of the Castle, the Chapel and appliances-stables and former kindergarten, which are located to the left of the Castle. then to the right where you can enter the diplomatic lounge where Cavour was signing documents important and here goes the story on the family of the count. is shown and explained the logo. you enter then in the family plot where the same Camillo is buried and the guide provides knowledge of all relatives, fifteen, who are gathered here, including the grandson of 20 years died in battle in 1848. you move into the large and beautiful park located behind the castle can be visited for free and open until 19, and you enter a modern structure where the story continues in ten rooms. in the first you can see a chest, then climb upstairs and you can admire about thirty Awards achieved by Cavour during his diplomatic career. Here the Guide narrates episodes funny and interesting on the landlord, that shed light on unknown aspects of this eclectic character, impatient with the rules and very resourceful! in the next room have gathered some furniture that belonged to him including his couch and on her deathbed, as well as the uniform of his nephew die in battle and a painting depicting the episode. follow the library with some texts on display and a display case with memorabilia bought recently from an antique shop in Turin. among these his hat and a pair of his glasses. the last rooms expose almost exclusively paintings of characters of the family and some documents he drafted and records. in these halls continues the explanation about the figure of Cavour, on his diplomatic activities and on what he has done for the country of Santena, importing guano that understood this to be an excellent fertilizer for asparagus and other vegetables grown here. is also mentioned his role in the development of the railroad, the ports of Genoa and La Spezia and the famous canale Cavour. This is a really nice and relaxing visit!! for those who want to after you can walk in the Park, where there are several hundred species of trees! It is only 400 meters long but sinuous paths allow you to take a walk. and it's full of squirrels!! is run by volunteers who cut the grass and is very clean and well looked after. I found only here and there some little bowl of ice cream that in fairness I removed and brought into the baskets. I think I'll come back when it will reopen the Castle but in the meantime I would highly recommend the visit because even so is truly spectacular!
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  • Very nice Park with old trees. Don't miss to visit the Castle.
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  • Is our story! Great guide
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  • Very interesting for the history of Piedmont and Italy. Just restored the entire complex. Worth the trip!
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  • The abode of Cavour in Armenia is one of the most important castles in Piedmont. In the castle there are many memories of families who lived there with furniture, paintings, furniture and ornaments of great value. Next to the castle is surrounded by a large park of 23 hectares, a typical English garden. The Park is full of native trees including beeches, ELMS, Oaks, spruces and Sycamores important height (up to 35 m). The Park is the Funeral Chapel of the family, where lie the remains of Count Camillo Benso di Cavour.
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