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Grandi Giardini Italiani Srl

c/o Villa Erba
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
22012 Cernobbio (COMO)
Italy

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Opening hours
GUIDED by the hosts to the entire complex, walk to the castle, possibility to stop for a picnic in the castle.

GUIDED TOUR and LIGHT LUNCH AT THE CASTLE: guided tour of the entire complex by the hosts, walk to the castle, in the castle. or in the courtyard fortified a light lunch prepared at home (a first course, salads, cheeses, wine, fruit, coffee)

GUIDED TOUR and TYPICAL LUNCH AT THE CASTLE: visit the entire complex, led by the hosts, walk to the castle, in the castle. or in a fortified courtyard room with original menu prepared at home (three starters, a typical dish, salads, cheeses, dessert, wine, fruit, coffee)

RESERVATION: at least 3 weeks before the chosen date
Entrance
Only GUIDED TOUR: € 16.00
GUIDED TOUR and BRUNCH AT THE CASTLE (max 50 pax): € 40.00
GUIDED TOUR and TYPICAL LUNCH AT THE CASTLE (max 50 pax): € 45.00
Contacts
Via Palazzo, 23
12031 Bagnolo Piemonte (CN)

M. +39 335 5244080
M. +39 347 0323486

www.castellodibagnolo.it

Piemonte

Parco Malingri di Bagnolo

Bagnolo Piemonte, Cuneo

Giardino botanico
Accomodation
Wine tasting

How to reach

By car
Take the A4 / E64 Highway up to exit Piacenza / Genoa / Savona. Continue on A55 direction Pinerolo. Continue on SP23 del Colle Sestriere. Merge onto SP161 up to the crossing with the SP157. Then follow the directions for Bagnolo on SP27 up to the arrival.

History

The Palazzo Malingri Park, listed among the Italian historical parks, is particularly seductive in May due to the flowering of large rhododendron and azalea bushes that create spots of color at the foot of ancient trees.
Created at the end of the seventeenth century as a formal park and redesigned at the beginning of the 19th century in the romantic style of the English parks, it has always been loved and cared in particular by the Malingri Countesses.
Over the past 40 years, the current owners Aimaro and Consolata Oreglia d'Isola, following the family tradition, have particularly taken care of the landscape aspect with the intent to always have different effects of color according to the seasons and the blooms, planting new flowering shrub species and varieties such as camellias (japonica and sasanqua) and extending the collections of existing acidophilous species: rhododendrons, azaleas, kalmie, Hydrangee and many others, in the undergrowth anemones, periwinkles, violets, bulbous plants and hundreds of hostas.

Every year a selection of new specimens of flowering shrubs are planted, to expand existing collections, researching them from nurseries specialized in Italy and abroad, in some cases transplanting rare specimens ceded by other historical parks, such as the original Camellias of the Villa Anelli on Lake Maggiore. Every year the dead and damaged trees and shrubs are replaced and replanted, and the phytotherapeutic treatments necessary for atmospheric and climatic damage, which more and more frequently affect a delicate biological balance, are carried out.

In 2017 the baroness Consolata thought of connecting the Park and the Fortress planting a hundreds of rhododendrons that will, over the years, cover the hill under the Fortress walls, creating the rhododendron path. The choice of the varieties were made with landscape and coloristic intent, dominating the whites and the reds in the upper part of the hill, colors of the family crest, lower and on more shaded shades from dark purple to pink. The park is interesting under a botanical profile, but also offers points of historical and artistic interest to visitors who can explore the Feudal Malingri di Bagnolo complex discovering the Palazzo with the 15th century frescoes of the façade and the chapel of S.Sebastiano (Giovanni Canavesio), walking through the ancient woods and enjoying an ancient agricultural landscape and untouched nature to get to the Fortress of the years 1000 with its triple walls, towers and beautiful frescoed rooms

FARM HOTEL

Accomodation in nearby 17th Century outhouses up to six people with private gardens and swimming pool.

Possibility to reserve for weekend or weeks.
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