Avigliana Castle

Avigliana, Italy

The old town of Avigliana is one of the most significant in Piedmont, for its medieval architecture and its churches. The castle was probably built in 942 by the Marqueses Arduinici of Turin (it was probably Arduino the Hairless who built the first settlement of Castrum Avilianae) on the top of Mount Pezzulano. This castle was used by the Counts of Savoy at least from 1137. In 1691, after conquering it, the French Marshal Catinat got it definitively demolished, leaving the remains we can see after a pleasant walk from Piazza Conte Rosso.

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Founded: 942 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Hosam Elmansi (18 months ago)
Such a beautiful View
Maria Fernanda (19 months ago)
Beautiful place, wonderful view!!!
yosef shor (3 years ago)
Beautiful lake views and nice walk up the hill
Simon (4 years ago)
A l'é 'n leu strabel, tùit j'afé pi bej dël Turinèis as ës-ciàiro, tùit ij pi brut as ëstërmo.
Rohit Badde (5 years ago)
A perfect getaway for a day. First the castle and then two lakes. Though castle is not at greater height but you will not regret going up there. Reaching up you will find remains of castle along with 360 degree view of avigliana city and rest. Also a photo/map indicating names of mountain around.
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