Built between 1899 and 1904, Savoia Castle in Gressonay-St-Jean was where Queen Margherita, widow of King Umberto I, lived for many summers up to 1925, the year before she died. It was designed by Stramucci, who also designed the Neo-Baroque decor in the Royal Palace in Turin, and the Quirinale in Rome. Externally covered in grey stone from the quarries in Gressoney, Gaby and Vert, Savoy Castle is split over 3 floors comprised of living quarters, royal apartments and gentlemen’s rooms. The original kitchens were separate and connected by an underground railway. A few pieces of original furniture and some tapestries remain, as well as ornamental paintings by Cussetti and other furniture by Dellera. The foot of the manor hosts a rocky garden full of Alpine botanical species.

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Founded: 1899-1904
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Ivar Hove (18 months ago)
Nice place to visit when the weather closed the mountain.
John Tracy (21 months ago)
This is a pretty cool place. It's a nice place to go if you want some time off from skiing. Warning - dress warmly because it's not heated.
Majid Arif (21 months ago)
Wonderful place and guides. Service was excellent and elegance atmosphere.
Luca Mora (2 years ago)
Nice castle deep into Gressoney Valley. Definitely worth a visit!
Noga Smilovici (2 years ago)
Very beautiful, lovely Forrest . Well organized
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