Avigliana's castle
Avigliana's castle
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It was probably built by the Marquesses Arduinici of Turin (it was probably Arduino the Hairless who built the first settlement of "Castrum Avilianae") on the top of Mount Pezzulano at the beginning of the XIth century. This castle was a seat for the royal court and as such it was used by the Counts of Savoy at least from 1137. In the XIIth century Emperor Frederick (Redbeard) destroyed the castle and burnt the town and his son Henry VI brought new destructions at the end of the same century. Thomas of Savoy rebuilt the castle in 1189 and since then it became the residence of an important lord of the Count of Savoy. In 1691, after conquering it, the French Marshal Catinat got it definitively demolished, leaving the remains we see nowadays.
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Cliff Walker
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Jul 2022
from this easy to reach vantage point you get excellent 360 degree views of Avigliana and the lakes, valleys and mountains surrounding the town.
Written July 6, 2022
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Hello Thank you for your review on our town and its castle from which with good weather you have a wonderful view over Sacra San Michele Abbey , the Avigliana lakes and the Alps Do not forget to take a look at our website to find others places to visit , such as the historical medieval city centre and the Natural Park of the two lakes Best regards
Written July 12, 2022
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,080 contributions
Aug 2019
The ruins of the castle aren't all that impressive So don't make the climb if you expect a lot from it. However the view over the lakes and mountains is magnificent... so maybe do go
Written September 3, 2019
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Good morning We thank you for your review and we remind that our castle had a long and very troubled history told in the different guided tours organized during the year.We hope next time you will visit Avigliana you could have time to take part of one of them to discover history and to see our Castle from a different point of view, of course the view over lakes and mountains is always different but wonderful in the 4 seasons We hope to see you soon againin Avigliana, the medieval town with the green heart
Written September 5, 2019
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dranreb69
Los Angeles, CA39 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
The ascent through the borgo antico is more enjoyable than the climb to the castle ruins. However, going all the way up to the castle is worth it for the views of the surrounding countryside. The ruins, themselves, are nothing special. Very little remains of the castle but you can imagine how strong it must have been as a fortress.
Written September 12, 2017
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Good morning, Thanks for your review. We are sorry that our ruins doesn't totally meet your expectations. We know that we have some precious resources and we are trying our best to satisfy tourist's expectations, knowing that we have still some work to do. Best regards The tourist information center of Avigliana
Written September 14, 2017
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Baciccia_Riou
Avigliana, Italy321 contributions
Apr 2017
On teh topo of the Avigliana hill there are the Avigliana Castle ruins. A beautiful view but a little exploited and badly kept monument.
A typical mismanagement of a resource
Written April 30, 2017
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Good morning, Thanks for your review. We are sorry that our Castle doesn't meet your expectations. We know that we have some precious resources and we are trying our best to satisfy tourist's expectations, knowing that we have still f work to do. Best regards The tourist information center of Avigliana
Written May 1, 2017
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