If you like eclectic style, of course, Castel Savoia (in French Château Savoie) is one of the places you should visit during your holiday in the Valle d’Aosta.
Castel Savoia is a nineteenth-century villa located in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, built at the behest of Queen Margherita of Savoy who, in love with this place, decided that this would be her residence for summer stays. The villa is in neo-Gothic style, designed by the architect Emilio Stramucci, it is made up of a central core and five towers, each with different characteristics from the others.
Inside there is a very interesting wooden staircase embellished with eagles and griffins and coffered ceilings, medieval-style furnishings and boiseries that directly recall the taste and refinement of the queen who wanted its construction and are somehow a tribute to she. Outside, all around the castle, there is an elegant botanical garden where you can admire some examples of alpine botanical species.
How can you reach Castel Savoia?
You can reach Castel Savoia from the car and coach parking lot through a short path through the botanical garden.
What are the timetables to visit Castel Savoia?
From October to March: from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00 Closed on Mondays
Closed on December 25th and January 1st
From April to September: from 9.00 to 19.00, every day
Closed from 1st to 21st October 2019 and from 23rd to 31st March 2020
How much does it cost to visit Castel Savoia?
Full: € 5.00
Reduced: € 3.50 (groups of at least 25 paying people, university students, specific agreements)
Reduced minors: € 2.00 (children aged between 6 and 18, school groups)
Free: children up to 6 years old, disabled people with the certification referred to in law 104/92 and their companions, teachers and school attendants, in proportion of 1 for every 10 pupils. Free for holders of the Piedmont and Lombardy Museums Subscription.
For all the information, look at this link. Photo by Aosta Tourist Guide – Francesca Bacolla.