Castello Contessa Adelaide

Susa, Italy

From high up on the rock of Susa, this castle has witnessed millennia of history. In 1046, Countess Adelaïde received here her husband Otto, Count of Savoy, bringing him the dowry of the marquisate of Susa and the county of Torino.

The Castle was presumed to be built in the Middle Ages, this also explains the presence of mullioned windows on the walls, a typical element of that era. Over the years he underwent several restorations, especially in the 18th century, which gave him the present appearance. Today, it houses in its interior the Historical Archives, the Civic Museum and the Library.


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Via Al Castello 16, Susa, Italy
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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User Reviews

Sophie Koers (2 years ago)
What a bummer, nothing much to see.
Carmela Pulzella (2 years ago)
Suggestive place ... due to marriage I could not visit the inside but I will return
Piero Seinera (3 years ago)
Interesting museum with various sections. Very rich sj Information dedicated to the climate is the hydro-geological events in the valley. On the ground floor the history of the Segusino castrum in the various eras is reconstructed. The properly historical part Maria Adelaide, Eugenio di Savoia, etc. sacrificed a little. Still very interesting
Aina Terrassa (5 years ago)
A beautiful place.
matt matswansea (5 years ago)
a stunning venue for events, relaxing afternoons on the lawn. it holds a museum with local history and heritage findings.
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