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Castello di Pralormo

Pralormo, Turin

Family friendly
Pet Friendly
Bookshop
Eco friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible
Accomodation
Food service
Botanical garden
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Contact

Via Umberto I, 26
10040 Pralormo (TO)

Tel. (Feriali) +39 011 884870
Tel. (Festivi) +39 011 8140981
Fax +39 011 884870

GPS coordinates:
Latitudine: 44.862366
Longitudine: 7.900044

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Openings

1 April 2017 - 1 May 2017
Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 7:00pm

7 May 2017 - 26 November 2017 (except August)
Every Sunday and holidays, from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Groups (over 15 people)
Every day from 1 April to 26 November 2017
(except August)
Reservations required


Prices

Visit at the CASTLE
Adults: € 8,00
Concessions: € 6,50
Children (4-12 years): € 4,00
Free admission for kids up to 4 years

“IL TRENINO DEL CONTE”
(Groups of min. 5 to max 12 people)
Adults: € 12,00
Concessions: € 10,00
Children (4-12 years): € 8,00
Free admission for kids up to 4 years

Visit combined CASTELLO + “IL TRENINO DEL CONTE”
(Groups of min. 5 to max 12 people)
Adults: € 15,00
Children (4 -12 years): € 10,00
Free admission for kids up to 4 years

The guided tour of the castle lasts about 45 minutes and it is in italian language. For the tour in foreign language the riservation is require.

Travel Notes
In the heart of Piedmont, between Turin and Alba, easily reached by motorway, there is the Pralormo Castle, a stronghold of medieval origin dating back to the thirteenth century that boasts, in April, the flowering of over 75,000 tulips and daffodils. The event is celebrated every year with the exhibition Messer Tulipano, involving the whole village of Pralormo.

Reach the Castle will not be difficult for the stranger who just follow the swarm of tulips that adorn the balconies of the charming town throughout the month of April.
From May to November, the Castle and its beautiful park can be visited only on Sundays and public holidays.

Today the Castle is home of the Counts of Pralormo that open the doors of their dwelling to visitors to show the entire feud, from cellar to the spacious kitchens, through the courtly salons, the Minister's study, the living room of music, to move into third floor, custodian of a precious rarity: a collection of miniature trains that the Count of Pralormo, Edward Beraudo, cultivated from 1896 up to the end of his life.
How to reach
By car
A21 Torino-Piacenza exit Santena continue for Alba-Poirino
A21 Torino-Piacenza, exit Villanova d'Asti. Then follow direction for Alba-POIRINO
A6 Torino-Savona, exit Carmagnola. Then follow direction for Pralormo

By train
From Torino Porta Nuova Railway Station, take subway up to Piazza Carducci and then bus GTT Torino - Poirino - Alba

By bus
GGT line Torino - Poirino - Alba
Info: 800 019152 - www.gtt.to.it
History
The castle, an austere construction dating back to the 13th century underwent alterations that transformed the large fortified estate into a pleasant residence surrounded by a luxurious English garden designed in the fourteenth century by the court landscape painter Xavier Kurten.

The first definitive record of a garden is dated 12th June 1574; however it was not until the 19th century that the Count of Pralormo, minister to the King, chose the best architect of the time Ernesto Melano to transform the residence. He entrusted the garden to Xabier Kurten, whose romantic English garden design was fully realised and whose framework has been handed down to us.

The designer took advantage of the natural beauty of the mountain range that made a superb backdrop and sculpted the trees knowingly to catch a glimpse of some of the spectacular views during walks in the park. Each spring over 50 000 tulips blossom in this extraordinary environment including; parrot, fringed in 10 colours, double flowering and peony flowering varieties, multiflora tulips and rare varieties. There are many flowerbeds containing the starred variety or lily flowering, the perfumed tulip, the tulip dedicated to the countess of Pralormo by the Dutch and the legendary black tulip.

Soft flowerbeds skirt the surrounding paths twisting around the secular trees, in the undergrowth clusters of narcissuses and tulips peep through while not only tulips but lilacs, irises and peonies blossom one after the other through out the month of April.

Each year blossoming marks the opening of the park to the public with ''Messer Tulipano'' that offers in depth studies, starting points. Count Beraudo of Pralormo is a habitual resident of the castle.

Kurten Xavier

Landscape Architect.

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Overnight stay
Along the boundary wall of the castle, one finds ''The gardener's houses'',
newly renovated apartments and customized based on the people which a time have lived and worked there.

There is the coachman's house, the orchard keeper's house, the woodcutter's house, the gardener's house, And Also the herbalist's house, Because in the past the apothecary's shop was located right there.

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