Castello di Masino is located in Caravino, in Piedmont, about 50 kilometers from Turin. The complex, built by the will of the Valperga counts, dates back to the 11th century. During its millennial life, it has undergone many transformations and actually looks more like a wonderful historic country villa.
The Masino Castle is located on a hill from which it manages to dominate the vast Canavese plain (the area of Ivrea). For ten centuries it was the residence of the Valperga di Masino Counts although, since the beginning of its life, it was the center of frequent clashes between the noble families of the time due to its strategic position.
Initially the complex was a fortress with a defensive role, in fact it was surrounded by walls with massive watchtowers, which were demolished after the Renaissance to make room for the splendid gardens that are very reminiscent of the English style, where you can also find a Hedge Labyrinth. The Miradolo Castle has therefore been transformed into an aristocratic country house.
The interior is embellished with rich furnishings and numerous frescoes. There are also many rooms to visit: the Ballroom, majestically frescoed and illuminated by imposing windows overlooking the castle park, the Coat of Arms Room, the Gobelins Room, embellished with tapestries, the Hall of the Gods and the Gallery of Poets. Do not miss the outdoor terraces, such as the Lemon Terrace (imposing and majestic) and the Oleanders Terrace (small and pretty), from which you can admire a magnificent panorama.
In addition to the main structure, the Castle also includes a separate building, where you can admire the 18th century stables and the carriage palace.
Castello e Parco di Masino, Masino (Torino)
Via del Castello, 1, 10010 Masino TO