Castello di Pollenzo

Pollenzo, Italy

Castello di Pollenzo is one of the former residences of Savoy family. In 1997, the castle was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list along with 13 other residences of the House of Savoy. 

The castle was originaly built in the Middle Ages, but it was reconstructed to the current appearance between 1832-1848 by Charles Albert of Sardinia.

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Founded: 1832-1848
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

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Francesco -NL- (12 months ago)
Definitely you should pass by in case you are in this area.
nick clinton (5 years ago)
Beautiful building with stunning bar and amazing wine courses
Liliana Rocca (5 years ago)
Very interesting place to understand how the slow food movement started and operate
Giuseppe Corino (5 years ago)
Amazing and magic atmosphere
Gof Abbey (5 years ago)
First time here and a stroll around town. Heading back for dinner.
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