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Castello di S.Giorgio Canavese-hotel

Address:
Via Piave, 4
San Giorgio Canavese, Piemonte 10090, IT
Phone:+39/0124 32429-fax +39/0124 450598

Category: Villa&Castle

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ITALY

http://www.castellosangiorgio.it
info@castellosangiorgio.it
The Castle of the Counts of Biandrate at San Giorgio Canavese was originally a series of buildings, most of which were built during medieval times for defensive purposes; over the centuries, the building has been radically transformed in line with changing requirements.


Old paintings show a castle with enormous towers, structured into a series of buildings of varying sizes and facing in different directions, perched on the bastions dominating the town. The impressive bulk of the castle's outline today still proudly recalls these ancient feudal times.

The Bishops of Vercelli and Ivrea, the Marquis of Monferrato and perhaps even the Templars ruled over the castle at various times until, in the 13th century, it finally passed into the hands of the Counts of Biandrate
From May to September the castle is open at weekends and holidays from 3 to 5 p.m.



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