Pavone Castle

Pavone Canavese, Italy

Pavone Castle was originally built between the 9th and the 11th century. At the beginning of the 13th century, the castle went to the Romano family and, several years later, Oberto, the new bishop of Ivrea, got it back. In the 14th century, its first and major reconstruction took place. In the 15th century, the castle was abandoned, but, at the end of the century, Bishop Bonifacio Ferrero gave the go-ahead for new reconstruction: building a staircase, enlarging the residential area, and recuperating the external tower.

Wars between Francesco I and Carlo V caused new damage and destruction to the castle, which, following the Napoleonic invasions, was almost completely destroyed.

In 1888, the castle started undergoing renovation works under the direction of architect Alfredo d'Andrade, which were later completed, after his death, by his son Ruy d'Andrade. Several years ago, the castle was turned into a hotel-restaurant and Convention Center.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Vjeko Vranic (11 months ago)
Facinating setting,old fasion theme throughout,quiet...rooms' lighting poor..TV functions complicated , why such a snall tv screen ? ..limited choice of channels...food very expensive considering the portions,lack of side dish choice,..emphasis was on "designer food"..pretentious.. Breakfast adequate but not indicative of rich Piemontese choice of food ..wonderful Provincia di Piemonte offers so much..
Esther B (11 months ago)
Never been that poorly received in my entire life, every employees of this place looks like are getting angry as soon as you ask them something (except the tall french boy at the reception). When we arrived it was before checkin we were asked to leave and werent even able to stay in the castle, it was 34 degre and we didnt had a car but she just didnt care. Checkin was delayed (when they knew we would be there for 2pm). Room was durty, towel durty and turn up, fridge was disgustingly durty (mold inside) and air con wasn t working... A fairly bad experience...
Pablo Javier Lucero (12 months ago)
Spectacular place. Amazing views. What I do have to say is, during summer, at least for a person like me, it's absolutely unbearable. I suffer the hot a lot, so, try to have some cold drinks with you. Aside from that, everything is incredible.
Skyduke (13 months ago)
My wife and I stayed over here over last weekend for a wedding. It was truly superb. The staff were kind and competent, the food was great, the castle itself amazingly well preserved. The rooms are actually the castle's rooms, they have not been modernized as to not rip out the soul of the place. So why 4 stars instead of 5? Well, because, as often, there are little details that aren't perfect. The aeration system in the bathroom wasn't working properly. Our room had a door opening to a balcony, but no window (and we couldn't get the AC to work). The room and bathroom were both impeccably clean, but, shower curtains in 2022? Really? The tiles in the bathroom were gorgeous, but chipped in spots, and the drain of the bidet was slightly rusty. The price isn't the issue, we can afford it, but I feel you should not have these kind of issues present in any room in such a venue. Overall since we didn't spend a long time in the room at all and the wedding itself was perfect, the experience was great, but for longer stays the rooms ought to be maintained better.
Andrey Zuuker (2 years ago)
They are non-tolerant to east-europeans and families with children. We just wanted to make few steps in the castle yard and take some photos, but we were not allowed to do that, despite the fact that others were walking there and making photos freely. It is really sad to see such a behaviour in the middle of the "free and tolerant" Europe. Not recommended at all. Better to go to the other castles around.
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