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© Fondazione Cosso

© Fondazione Cosso

© Fondazione Cosso

© Fondazione Cosso

© Fondazione Cosso

© Fondazione Cosso

© Grandi Giardini Italiani

© Grandi Giardini Italiani

© Fondazione Cosso

Piemonte

Castello di Miradolo

San Secondo di Pinerolo, Turin

Giardino paesaggistico
Coffee house & Restaurant
Eco friendly
Family friendly
Parking
Partially wheelchair accessible
Pet Friendly

How to reach

By car
From Turin ring road take Pinerolo Highway.
At the end of highway continue on SR23 in direction Sestriere up to the exit for Pinerolo. At the roundabout go on right toward Miradolo Castle, that is about 500 meters.

By train
From the Turin Porta Nuova FS station Line 275 or 703 to Pinerolo
From the Pinerolo railway station, bus sub-urban line 704, managed by the Cavourese Company

By taxi
For the taxi service for the Miradolo Castle, contact Mr. Bertello (333 7266610).
To ensure the availability, reserve the service in advance booking.
The service is available from 9.00 am to 6.30pm

History

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.

Antica Pasticceria Castino

A pastry of the past, which will win you over with traditional sweet and savory delicacies, but also a new meeting point for an aperitif or a cocktail with friends, perhaps in the cool summer dehor, in one of the most scenic corners of the city.
It is in this bakery that the aristocracy of Pinerolo bought sweets for the holidays until the last century and met on Sunday after Mass celebrated in the Cathedral, right next door.
Even the Countess Sofia Cacherano di Bricherasio, last heir of the family and owner of the Castle of Miradolo, in San Secondo di Pinerolo, used to go to this ''sweet corner'', secluded under the elegant arcades of Piazza San Donato in Pinerolo, to enjoy a hot chocolate or a slice of the famous Zurich cake.
Yes ... because it is here that in the thirties of the twentieth century the pastry chef Giuseppe Castino earned great fame by developing the original recipe of the cake, designed by him for Princess Jolanda di Savoia.

The sought after liberty lounge, the scent of freshly baked pastries and the excellent sweet and savory selection will win you over!
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Information
Opening hours
The park is open all year round. To check the opening times, visit the website or call the property.

To book a visit, contact 0121 502761 or send an email to reservations@fondazionecosso.it
Entrance
Park
Full: 6.00
Children (up to 6 years): free of charge
Contact us
Via Cardonata, 2
10060 San Secondo di Pinerolo (TO)

T. +39 0121 502761

www.fondazionecosso.it
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