Via Cardonata, 2
10060 San Secondo di Pinerolo (TO)
Tel. +39 0121.502761
Fax: +39 0121.326099
Write to the garden
The park can be visited all year round. Opening times can be found on the Foundation Cosso website www.fondazionecosso.it
Open on reservation also beyond the usual opening time
Only Park: € 10,00 including seasonal audio guide
Castle: the ticket price could be modified in base of the season and during exhibitions or events
How to reach
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.
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
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
Miradolo Castle houses the headquarters of the Cosso Foundation, beside the Pinerolo hills at the entrance to Val Chisone and Val Pellice where the majestic bulk of Monviso spectacularly soars into view. A park of over six hectares surrounds the property, once the home of the Massel di Carasena and Cacherano di Bricherasio families. The park is inspired by informal English gardens and is distinguished by its vaguely oval shape, enhanced by delightful bays of luxuriant vegetation facing onto a great central lawn. Its origins lie in the eighteenth century and it still shows traces of the project and taste of its nineteenth century extension which gave it its romantic landscaped appearance. Majestic secular trees and exotic species are strikingly beautiful: at the park entrance visitors are greeted by a glade of Taxodium, a Ginkgo biloba and a horse chestnut; a little further on an ancient yew overlooks the great central lawn. The high box hedges run along the boundary walls leading guests to discover other giants in the park including a sequoia, a bamboo wood, an old asplenifolia beech and a liriodendron, the tallest tree in the park. The presence of many rivulets and its particularly successful position from the climatic point of view, make the site remarkably interesting, also ecologically, an ideal habitat for many animal and plant species including the numerous hydrangea varieties. The path around the Castle also leads to the particular circular tower and the neo-Gothic lemon house, an ample space for cultural events, receptions and meetings.
In 2017, ten years after the Cosso Foundation began to look after the Park, the development project “Invitation to the Park” was initiated, with new aids for visitors such as seasonal audioguides and maps, also for the visually- and hearing-impaired. Thematic guided tours, workshops and learning activities for every age are held all year round.
Ristorante Piazza Duomo
Located in the historic center of Pinerolo, the restaurant is located right next to the Duomo, a few steps from the ancient Palazzo dei Principi d'Acaja and the Palazzo del Senato.
A rich and varied menu is built around the revival of dishes and flavors of the Piedmontese tradition, and not only, reinterpreted in an unusual and refined way; refined dishes that in their genuineness evoke flavors as old as they are modern, perfectly declined to make the menu ''timeless''. The restaurant is also enriched by an interesting wine list with a careful selection of labels.
Three rooms, each with a specific personality: the hall of rhombuses, mirrors and velvets; environments contained in the dimensions but refined in style give an atmosphere that is collected and treated in detail
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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