Malgrà Castle

Rivarolo Canavese, Italy

The imposing outline of the Castle of Malgrà has been marking the outline of the town of Rivarolo since 1333, the year in which the Counts of San Martino began its construction. Built as a military presidium, it then became a welcoming noble mansion thanks to a series of important structural and decorative interventions, made possible by the peacetime which began in the 14th century.

The building originally included two separate parts and a tall defence tower, it was extended by adding a floor to the west wing and embellished by frescoes over the main entrance and under the small porch in the inner courtyard. At the beginning of the 17th century, ownership was transferred to the Gria family and subsequently to the Cortina of Favria family.

Large salons with ceilings decorated with flowers, now temporary exhibition rooms, were obtained in the north wing during the 17th century. Architect Boggio di San Giorgio designed the elegant staircase leading to the first-floor corridor, marked by round-arched windows overlooking the Canavese countryside.

Towards the end of the 19th century, thanks to the shrewd foresight of Countess Natalia Francesetti, the experienced Alfredo d’Andrade and his collaborator Carlo Nigra arrived at the Rivarolo castle in order to implement a grand and stylish refurbishment.



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Founded: 1333
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Joe Sebastian (10 months ago)
Beautiful exhibition by a local artist To visit !!!
Maurizio Moschini (16 months ago)
Beautiful, with unique landscapes, to return with my furry I discovered that there is an area equipped for dogs.
Giulia Contratto (2 years ago)
Very beautiful castle visited on the occasion of the patronal feast of Rivarolo. It is owned by the municipality and is managed by an association of highly trained volunteers. The castle has been renovated over time and the signs are evident. Very nice however, a simple country castle.
Davide Vassallo (4 years ago)
The castle is a point of reference for the locals but also for tourists. Inside the castle there are often exhibitions or activities of various kinds. Inside the park in a large garden you can enjoy the fresh air and be in company. There is also a small bar open in summer and a dog training area.
Mike M Reano Mke (4 years ago)
The Malgra 'castle of Rivarolo Canavese from the 90s owned by the Municipality offers a wonderful Park and visits to the Castle with themed events.
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