Bardassano Castle was built in the 11-13th centuries and is well-preserved. For long time it was transformed in prison from the Chieri Council after demanding the ownership after arguments between aristocratic families. The massive main building is built of brick and has corner towers. The terraces were made in the 17th century.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Danilo Fuda (Fudish Threepwood) (4 months ago)
Cool and quiet place. A little run down, it's a pity not to be able to enter and that there are no indications to get there or the history of the place
michele grasso (6 months ago)
Quaint place to see! The keeper of the castle is kind and helpful.
Gabriele Capella (3 years ago)
I could see only the garden but it is truly lovely
massimo nada (3 years ago)
The castle is in excellent condition, and they open it during FAI days.
channel max (3 years ago)
Splendid medieval castle, beautifully maintained by the owners, the counts Giriodi Panissera, who open it to the public only on special occasions (for example FAI days or historical re-enactments). It has very ancient origins, probably in the 10th / 11th century. It was a bulwark of the city of Chieri, which also used it as a prison. It seems to have also hosted Barbarossa. The castle is located above the ancient village of Bardassano, in the municipality of Gassino Torinese and is very scenic.
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