Castello Della Rovere

Vinovo, Italy

The Della Rovere Castle dates from 1480 to 1517 by Cardinal Domenico della Rovere and represents a rare example of Renaissance architecture in Piemonte. The magnificent cloister dated 1513/1515, with its terracotta features and the recently discovered 16th century frescoes by the school of Pinturicchio, are particularly significant. In 1776 it becomes the headquarters of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory, strongly backed by Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia.The castle is combined with a vast park featuring an artificial lake and the auspicious statue of the Sower.

In 1839 the castle was purchased by the brothers Giacomo and Luigi Rey, who restored it and enriched it with frescoes made by Rodolfo Morgari. Towards the end of 1973, the building was purchased by the Municipality of Vinovo. Currently, it houses the Municipal Library and St. John International University.


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Founded: 1480-1517
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Carlo Scibilia (3 years ago)
The Castello della Rovere is a wonderful historical location and landmark of the city of Vinovo. Additionally it is the home of a very well organized medical center, and of the city library. Furthermore, its garden can be rented from the Comune di Vinovo for private events.
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