Bardassano Castle

Gassino Torinese, Italy

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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Mario Niro (6 months ago)
What can I say, words count for little, you have to come for a walk to feel the sensations that the place gives, you're back in the Middle Ages! The village with 2 beautiful churches with all these Lego style bricks, which change shades of color based on the heat of the sun's rays. The castle is private and not open to the public so you can appreciate it for what you see from outside the walls.
Valentina C. (8 months ago)
Visited during the FAI days. Nice castle, well kept
Federico Roasio (9 months ago)
Visited during the FAI Autumn Days, a true jewel steeped in the noble history of the surroundings. From a former prison to a castle renovated in the 2000s, it's a shame it's not always accessible to the public!
Elisabetta Gritti (9 months ago)
The Castle is still inhabited and very well maintained. The FAI guide explained the whole history to us starting from 1300 to the present day. 9 families have followed one another and today there are the Counts Giriodi Panissera.
CamperOnTube (9 months ago)
Majestic manor with a thousand-year history (it seems to date back to the 10th/11th century), it stands on a hill and is visible from afar. Currently privately owned, which allows it to be visited on special occasions (such as FAI days). It is located in the Bardassano hamlet of the municipality of Gassino Torinese, in the hills between Turin and the upper Asti area, including Cinzano and Casalborgone.
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