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© Fondazione Cosso

© Fondazione Cosso

© Fondazione Cosso

© Fondazione Cosso

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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

The Miradolo Castle historical park is located next to the hills of Pinerolo, at the entrance of the Val Chisone and Val Pellice, where the view of the Monviso is impressive. The eighteenth-century property originally belonged to the Massel di Caresana and Cacherano di Bricherasio families.
Today it is the seat of the Fondazione Cosso, which has been responsible for its recovery and, since 2008, has transformed it into a cultural hub.
In the first half of the nineteenth century the park takes on the appearance of a romantic landscape, with an extension of over 6 hectares and a vaguely oval shape, enriched by loops of lush vegetation that overlook a large central lawn. It is embellished by a neo-gothic Citroniera and a round tower. Thanks to the botanical insertions dating back to the era of the great geographical discoveries and the related exotic taste, the park welcomes, since then, specimens such as the Ginkgo Biloba, the sequoia, the taxodium, the lyrodendron and a giant bamboo forest.
Numerous waterways make it an ideal habitat for many animal and plant species and for a rich collection of hydrangeas.
Five trees have been found of monumental interest and in 2019 more than 130 young camellias, propagated by historical specimens, have found their home in the park.
Visits to the park are possible all year round, in the four seasons, and it is always available a seasonal audio guide with supports also for blind and deaf people, as well as thematic guided tours, workshops, in-depth studies and activities for families and for group of every age.
In the Castle visitors will find a bistrot for a delicious break, from breakfast to evening aperitif, and a bookshop with a rich selection of art and nature-themed books and gadgets.

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.

Summer Opening 2022
In July and August open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. last admission at 5 p.m.

To book a visit, contact 0121 502761 or send an email to reservations@fondazionecosso.it
Entrance
Park
Full: € 5.00
Children (up to 6 years): free

Exhibition + Park
Full: € 15.00
Groups, over 65, students up to 26 years, conventions: € 12.00
Children (6-14 years) *: € 7.00
Kids (3-6 years) *: € 2.00
Baby (0-3 years), Museum Subscribers, Torino + Piemonte card, Cultural passport: free
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children over 6 years): € 35.00

* including educational kit
Contact us
Via Cardonata, 2
10060 San Secondo di Pinerolo (TO)

T. +39 0121 502761

www.fondazionecosso.it
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