The Ducal Castle of Agliè is a majestic manor that stands in Agliè, a few kilometers from Turin, in Piedmont. Currently, he is a member of the Canavese castles circuit and, since 1997, of the Savoy residences of UNESCO.
The original structure of the house dates back to the Middle Ages (XII century), when it was erected by the will of the San Martino family, with Canavese origins.
The Castle of Agliè stands out for its architectural form rich in different styles: this is the result of the countless enrichment works that it has undergone throughout its existence, according to the various stylistic influences that have followed over the centuries.
The first extensions took place in the 17th century, when Filippo San Martino commissioned the architect Amedeo di Castellamonte to design two galleries and the castle courtyard.
In the second half of the 18th century the Castle was transferred under the ownership of the Savoy: in this period the manor underwent further enlargements, with the construction of the church and the apartments, but it was under the reign of Carlo Felice, in the nineteenth century, that the interior furnishings were renewed and the large lake with the islands was built. Only in 1939, the Castle of Agliè became a public property, when the State purchased the property from the Royal House to enhance it and host cultural events. Since the 1980s, in fact, there have been countless restorations for the purpose of embellishment and maintenance, despite the fact that these prevented the visit of most of the rooms.
Castello di Agliè is open to the public and is an unmissable stop if you are in the surroundings of Turin. Come and discover this jewel, which was chosen as the set of Elisa di Rivombrosa and Beauty and the Beast!
Piazza Castello, 2, 10011 Agliè TO