Discovering Castles in Piedmont

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Piedmont is probably the richest Italian region of castles: I tried to count them without success and I keep adding them to the cards, but they practically seem to never end. Many of them have beautiful historic gardens, both English-style parks (mostly made by the landscape architect Xavier Kurten), and, more rarely, Italian-style gardens, very precious precisely because they were largely transformed, during the nineteenth century, into landscaped gardens.

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In the meantime, here are the last four castles recently included in the abovementioned web resource:

Castello di Guarene (Cuneo), with a great Italian garden full of topiary art creations and beautifully trimmed hedges.

Castello di Gabiano (Alessandria), with a magnificent boxwood labyrinth – one of the few still standing in Piedmont.


Castello di San Martino Alfieri (Asti), with a beautiful English park and a fan-shaped parterre made of boxwood.


Castello di Miradolo (TO), with neo-gothic style and an English-style park.

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