Castello dei Marchesi di Saluzzo (Castellar)
Tel. +39.0175.76121 (Comune)
Via Cambiano - 12030 Castellar (Cn)
Castello dei Marchesi di Saluzzo,Beppe Marocco @ “ Publish your photo”
Recently restructured and given a new life as a cultural and exhibition center, this unique structure has towered over Saluzzo since far off 1270 when the Marquis Tommaso I of Saluzzo had it built as a fortress. Tommaso III enlarged it by adding a sizable square tower, but it was only in 1492, after major upgrading, that it became a noble home. In order to welcome his young French bride, the Marquis Ludovico II had new apartments, large state rooms, a garden, and a circular tower built. The structure followed the fortune of the marquises and, with their decline, was left to such decay that between 1825 and 1992 it was used as a prison. Recently, a careful restoration has given this very worthy structure, which is part of the area’s history, back to the community.
Date of last update: 26/04/2010