Miradolo Castle is located in Pinerolo, at the entrance to Val Chisone and Val Pellice. It has been the headquarters of the Cosso Foundation since 2008, which has seen to its recovery, transforming it into a cultural centre.
A park of over six hectares surrounds the ancient home of the family Cacherano di Bricherasio: organised around a majestic central clearing, it is a splendid example of an English garden in which the sinuous outlines, the wooded areas featuring a remarkable variety of textures, colours and shapes, and the presence of an ancient system of canals are all irrefutable signs of its romantic style.
The park is home to magnificent centuries-old trees, including five monumental specimens, and numerous exotic species. A giant bamboo forest enchants with its charm.
Camellia is one of the most common flowers of the park, and Miradolo still has centenary camellias introduced in the 19th century, to which more than 130 young specimens were added in 2019 as part of an important recovery and enhancement project called ''Invitation to the park – Il Camelieto''.
A vegetable garden of over 500 square metres was recreated in 2021 at the behest of the Cosso Foundation. The garden has a circular shape: harmonious, closed, protected. It overlooks the rustic courtyard and completes its original agricultural use together with the farmhouse with a stall, barn, oven, chicken coop and laundry room.
The botanical beauties of the Park and the richness of nature are shared with visitors at all times of the year, in each of the four seasons, to promote green culture and a new awareness of environmental issues. The Cosso Foundation plans and organises exhibitions, concerts, educational and training activities, meetings, conferences and book presentations, in complete dialogue with the local area.