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CASTELLO DI GRAZZANO VISCONTI

Guided tours of the castle

Castello di Grazzano Visconti - Viale del Castello

Grazzano Visconti (PC)

From September 1, 2018 the Castle of Grazzano Visconti will open its doors to visitors. After the winter closure, the castle opens to guided tours on Saturday 9 March until Monday 6 January 2020.

The castle, built in 1395, belonged first to the local noble family Anguissola and was inherited only at the end of the 1800s by the family Visconti of Modrone.

Giuseppe Visconti enlisted the services of architect Alfredo Campanini to restore the fortress. So the castle shows now part of its ancient aspect modified by the neoromantic taste of those times.

With the guided tours it will be possible to see the rooms of this castle. On the ground floor the halls, the library, the dining room, and on the first floor the sleeping rooms, each of them differently arranged and decorated with ancient furniture and neomedieval paintings, reflecting the original taste of Giuseppe Visconti. He was a versatile man, busy with many interests, from arts to industry, remembered here especially because he was the founder of Grazzano Visconti's village. He lived in the castle for many years with his numerous family: his wife and 7 children, leaving a lasting memory in the fortress.

The guided tours invite visitors to discover the extraordinary story of the castle and of the Visconti of Modrone family.

Date: the event will be held from Mar 09, 2019 to Jan 06, 2020

Event timetable: Saturdays and pre-holidays 11:00 am - 2:00 - 03:00 - 04:00 pm. Sundays and holidays 11.00 am. - 2:00 - 2:45 - 3:30 - 4:15 pm

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: €16

Reduced fee: €13 reduced for groups of minimum 20 persons; €8 reduced for kids

For informations:
Phone +39.351.2778162 (from tuesday to sunday 10 am - 1 pm or e-mail: visite@grazzanovisconti.com

The castle can only be visited with guided tours. The times of the guided tours may differ following the seasons.

The guided tour lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Groups can book guided tours on days and times different from the scheduled ones.
It will be also possible, for groups only, to book guided tours of the Castle's park.

Through the web site it is possible to purchase tickets in advance, the pre-sale price will have a costo of commision.

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Information Office of Grazzano Visconti Val Nure and Val Chero
Viale del Castello, 2 Grazzano Visconti - 29020 Vigolzone - Phone: +39 0523 870997 - Fax: +39 0523 870997
Weekday timetable:

The office will open from march to december with the following timetable: Tue/Sat 10.00am-01.00pm;
On mondays if not holidays the office will be closed.

Weekend timetable:

10.00am-1.00pm; 2.00-5.00pm

iat@valnure.info

By Piacenza editorial staff (Jan 29, 2019)

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