Mazzè Castle

Mazzè, Italy

Mazzè Castle castle belonged to the Valperga family for seven centuries, until its extinction in 1840. Originally built to the site of ancient Roman fort, it has been renovated and modified several times across the centuries. In particular, it is important to mention the renovation works performed under the direction of architect Velati Bellini in the 19th century, which gave the castle its current appearance.


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Via Castello 10, Mazzè, Italy
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Founded: 19th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Simon (On The Road) (2 years ago)
According to a citizen of Mazzè we met during our walk, unfortunately the castle cannot be visited because it is private property (apparently it belongs to a wealthy Russian family). It can be easily reached on foot from the center following the homonymous "via castello". In addition to it, the center of Mazzè is full of suggestive corners, each with its own story or legend (such as the legend of the painting of San Michele, also called the painting of the devil - let someone tell you about it if you meet it) . In August there is practically no soul away, and it is a pity that these historic villages do not receive the attention they deserve. Do not miss the view of the Dora Baltea and the Canavese landscape from the garden in Piazza Camino and Prolà near the castle.
luciano aimone (2 years ago)
Sometimes small jewels are discovered right next to home, in a suggestive place with a balcony on the Dora, a castle that has its origins on a Roman fortress up to its current appearance, the result of a profound reworking in the nineteenth century by the last Valperga, left then to abandonment until a substantial recovery during the twentieth century. Coming from a path overlooking the river, you have a different perspective which is completed by arriving in the square where the Parish Church is located, a very pleasant surprise.
Mauro Minetti (2 years ago)
It is worth a walk to the castle and the historic center that lets you imagine the life of yesteryear. Impressive silence is the peace it transmits. Also very nice to get there by bicycle
Silvana Camera (2 years ago)
When we arrived in Mazzé to visit it, we found it closed, unlike what we read on the internet guide which indicated the possibility of also having a guide available for the visit. Speaking to someone, he told me that it is owned by a Russian family who returned to Russia at the beginning of the pandemic. But nobody bothered to update the guide! I can only say beautiful outside.
Franco Varetto (3 years ago)
The castle is located a short distance from the course of the Dora Baltea and raised above the Po valley below in an area of ​​wildlife interest. It consists of two main buildings: a west wing, called Castello Grande, and an east wing. The castle was built on the remains of an ancient Roman fortress undergoing numerous additions and alterations over time, also due to the destruction and damage suffered over the centuries. The major changes, in terms of neo-Gothic architecture, are due to the work of the architect Giuseppe Velati Bellini and date back to the nineteenth century. The castle belonged to the Valperga family for seven hundred years, until its extinction in 1840. Purchased by a private individual in 1978, after a long restructuring and functional recovery, it was opened to the public. (From Wikipedia). Certainly worth a visit. Inquire about the opening hours. Also visible from the wonderful walk along the Ivrea canal.
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