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Serralunga d'Alba Castle, Serralunga d'Alba

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  • We visited the castle with the hope for a beautiful view of the vineyards and Valley around Serralunga and Montelupo Albese and was not disappointed-the tour lasts about 40 minutes and costs EUR 6 per person and can probably well is recommended, but we took it not because we have two children (1 and 4 years old) and it would probably be too long and not in a language they would understand anyway-the view was, however, worth the drive and free.
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  • A must to visit if you're in the area. Beautiful and interesting thanks to the guide who can explain the history of the Castle so very enjoyable. The place is very nice and the top floor dominates the langhe ...
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  • The castle of Serralunga d'Alba is a typical example of 14th-century nobleman's Castle in Piedmont, well preserved, is almost totally original, unique in its kind regarding Italy. Placed at the top of the Hill of Serralunga, a "guard" of the village and its vineyards, the chateau is an integral part of this landscape, clearly visible from afar. Its origin is ancient and dates back to the 12th century when descendants of Boniface del Vasto, Bonifacio minor and Ottone del Carretto were the Lords of the land, even then there was a tower that overhung and defended the village. In the early 13th century it began to construct a stately area, defense, and settlement in rural character, which under the rule of the Falletti family came into possession of the fief of Serralunga to the Marquis of Saluzzo, who demolished the defensive tower to make way for the Castle. The castle was more than a military supervision role of local production activities, not surprisingly has a very slender, intended to emphasize the prestige of the Falletti family. The residence since the fourteenth century consisted of several parts, including in particular the Palacium, compact, elongated block consisting of large rooms, a cylindrical tower, presenting the most innovative characters of fortified architecture of the 14th century, a square Tower and a chapel, small room with vaulted ceiling and frescoes dating from the mid-15th century. The manor was never turned into holiday residence and then remained unchanged for centuries its structure of medieval stronghold. It was the object of interest by many scholars in the 19th century, and was entered in the list of national monuments protected by the State. After the second world war the Opera Pia Barolo, instituted by the last descendants of the family Falletti of Barolo, put for sale the castle was bought by the State in 1949: in that period are started the first major restoration work. The main room of the castle is characterised Vachon from coffered ceiling. The Salon is decorated by ancient frescoes in the votive chapel, frescoes dating from the mid-15th century. depicting the martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, flanked by the figure of Saint Francis on the back wall and is topped by the symbol of the Agnus Dei. The frescoes are steeped in some deterioration but still retain their original charm. Tours are conducted by a guide, the management is entrusted to the Barolo & notice issued by the Foundation, awarded Castles Museums of Piedmont.
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  • Historical place with marvelous view.
  • i can stay here forever.
  • Weather was bad, the fog pretty much destroyed the view. However guide was informative and friendly.
  • Nice little castle
  • In the middle of the hills lies this oddly shaped Castle (taller than it is wide). Get there ... it wasn't easy. Too bad that once was late for a visit. In any case, even the exterior worth to be seen.
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