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Castello di Aglie, Aglie

#15 of 227 in Historic Sites in Province of Turin
Castle · Tourist Spot
Agliè is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 35km north of Turin.Agliè borders the following municipalities: San Martino Canavese, Torre Canavese, Bairo, Vialfrè, Cuceglio, San Giorgio Canavese, and Ozegna.Main sightsAgliè's main attraction is its Castello Ducale, one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dating from the 12th century, it was originally a possession of the counts of San Martino. In the 17th century it was turned into a rich residence by count Filippo d'Agliè, but was ravaged during the French invasion of 1706.In 1765 it was acquired by Charles Emmanuel III of Savoy and sold it to his son Benedetto of Savoy who had it radically renewed ten years later, under design by Ignazio Birago di Bòrgaro. Thenceforth it was a summer residence for the Kings of Sardinia. It was sold to the Italian state in 1939.It has a monumental façade with two stairs and a fountain; the interior includes 300 rooms, mostly provided with contemporary furniture. The castle is surrounded by large English- and Italian-style gardens. It was used as the location for the Italian series Elisa di Rivombrosa as Rivombrosa.
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  • My wife, daughter and I visited this castello on holiday in july 2019. Although I always try to speak a little bit the language of the country I visit, I don't always understand what they respond in.....  more »
  • Among the countless country mansions the royal House of Savoy, this admirable 17th c. mansion stands out with rich portrait galleries, carefully preserved living quarters, amazingly large underground....  more »
  • Excellent, enormous historic home of the dukes of Saxony. Visits are by guided tours - we caught the 10am tour (3 floors and the gardens were all closed but the informative tour still took an hour and a half!) which was conducted in Italian but there are information boards in each room. Photos without flash are allowed everywhere. Highly recommended. Wheelchair can be borrowed.
  • Beautiful, the park needs to be restored and opened again

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