Castello della Manta

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Castello della Manta
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
An enchanting castle silhouetted against the backdrop of the Cuneo Alps, first inhabited by Valerano, the Lord of the Marquisate of Saluzzo. Among the medieval era interiors, the salon stands out. A baronial setting where one of the most awe-inspiring examples of 15th century painting is to be found, with mythical heroes dressed as knights and heroines as ladies-of-the-court by the fountain of eternal youth.
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Lisa242424
Lewistown, MT22 contributions
Jun 2013
Beautiful ancient castle with absolutely stunning frescos. The audio tour, available in English, cleverly described the characters of the castle's storied past. The castle's chapel is also amazing. Highly recommend!
Written June 30, 2013
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Lorky
Jacksonville, FL284 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
The frescos are wonderful, wonderfully painted figures and animals. For the frescos alone this castle is worth a special detour.
Written July 8, 2017
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kevin j
Columbus, OH36 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Although off the well-beaten tourist path, for those interested in art a visit to Castello della Manta is well worthwhile. The high point is a single room whose walls are painted with one of the masterpieces of Italian Late Gothic art. On one side are the 9 Worthies, exquisite larger than life male and female portraits of historical figures such as King Arthur, Charlemagne, and French kings. On the other side is the whimsical Fountain of Youth, where the old strip off their clothing to dive into the fountain, where they instantly become young and amorous. Off to the sides are scenes of rural and courtly life. My wife and I were stunned by the beauty of these paintings. As magnificent in its own way as anything to be seen in Florence, Venice, or Rome.
Written May 8, 2015
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Jose H
1,158 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
There are some beautiful frescos here, but the written explanation does not provide information on artist or time period. There is also a fee to take photos.
Written May 19, 2017
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Jodi
The Netherlands75 contributions
Really worth the small walk up. Nice view over the wine fields. Free entry to walk around. Also a museum inside.
Written June 9, 2014
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JCB
Purmerend, The Netherlands707 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
This castle doesn't look like much from the outside. It's actually rather small but has some real treasures. When buying tickets, I bought an extra ticket that allowed me to take photographs (that's a first!), but it was well worth it. You get a headset with audiotour (in English!) that works very smart. Every time you visit a new part of the castle, the accompanying story on your head unfolds. A couple of rooms with beautiful frescos on the ceilings, not much furniture and stuff, but two main attractions that make your heart skip a beat. The first is a room called the Baronial Hall, where all the walls have frescos. Two sides have nine heroes and nine heroines on them, pagans, jews and christians... In full standing position, seperated from each other by trees and (family) shields. Each one has an ancient French verse under them that sing their praises and enumerate their accomplishments. The other two walls have three full tableaus of the myth of the Fountain of Youth. Very detailed. There are benches to sit on. Just sit and watch in awe. The other attraction is just outside the castle: the church of Santa Maria al Castllo. There you have another incredible painted wall/ceiling with (of course) religious tableaus from the Passion. Take your time to absorb it all!!
Written October 18, 2012
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Rara G
Beinasco, Italy12 contributions
May 2012
the castle isn't that much from the outside but the the rooms with their frescoes are worth a visit. Superbe the " Dame and Cavalieri" room
Written November 10, 2012
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TravelingDawg78
Bellevue, Washington135 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Our Locanda hosts in La Morra recommended this day trip to us. A 15th century castle near Saluzzo one of the many in Piemonte. The highlight of this castle is the room of wall painted murals. Excellent restoration work. Absolutely outstanding pictorial murals of the people of the period. Several floors open in a part of the castle, some with furnishings. The kitchen is very interesting. Afterwards we sat in the garden and had a beautiful view of the Alps.
Word of caution - I believe the only parking is below the castle and it’s a steep walk up to the entrance. Also Apple maps lead us to a dead end. We found near the cobblestone ramp to the castle entry.
If you have time Saluzzo is a beautiful town with a traffic free large piazza.
Written October 3, 2018
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rhyshedges
Oxford, UK422 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Like most castles there is a steep climb to the entrance.
The castle served both as a fortification and a stately residence but is the latter aspect which is on display.
Rooms are adorned with fascinating frescos and painted ceilings. You almost feel as if the original inhabitants had just popped out. It is this “lived in” sensation that makes for a memorable visit.
There is a pleasant small garden and a gem of a chapel.
Written October 6, 2017
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Jboysmom
Rockville, MD53 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
The frescoes at Castello della Manta are definitely worth the trip to see. Mainly a large room with frescoes covering the walls and ceiling. Nice audioguide comes with the admission and does a great job describing in detail what you are looking at. Some other lovely rooms but the main attraction is the frescoes.
Written March 29, 2016
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