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Excellent restoration, beautiful grounds

Our Locanda hosts in La Morra recommended this day trip to us. A 15th century castle near Saluzzo... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
TravelingDawg78
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Bellevue, Washington
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Superbly maintained

Like most castles there is a steep climb to the entrance. The castle served both as a fortification... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
rhyshedges
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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An enchanting castle silhouetted against the backdrop of the Cuneo Alps, first inhabited by Valerano, the Lord of the Marquisate of Saluzzo. Among the medieval era interiors, the salon stands out. A baronial setting where one of the most...more
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Our Locanda hosts in La Morra recommended this day trip to us. A 15th century castle near Saluzzo one of the many in Piemonte. The highlight of this castle is the room of wall painted murals. Excellent restoration work. Absolutely outstanding pictorial murals of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Like most castles there is a steep climb to the entrance. The castle served both as a fortification and a stately residence but is the latter aspect which is on display. Rooms are adorned with fascinating frescos and painted ceilings. You almost feel as if...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

The frescos are wonderful, wonderfully painted figures and animals. For the frescos alone this castle is worth a special detour.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank nff101743
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

There are some beautiful frescos here, but the written explanation does not provide information on artist or time period. There is also a fee to take photos.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 266joseh
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The frescoes at Castello della Manta are definitely worth the trip to see. Mainly a large room with frescoes covering the walls and ceiling. Nice audioguide comes with the admission and does a great job describing in detail what you are looking at. Some other...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 8 May 2015

Although off the well-beaten tourist path, for those interested in art a visit to Castello della Manta is well worthwhile. The high point is a single room whose walls are painted with one of the masterpieces of Italian Late Gothic art. On one side are...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank kevin j
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Really worth the small walk up. Nice view over the wine fields. Free entry to walk around. Also a museum inside.

2  Thank jodivaneijk
Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

Beautiful ancient castle with absolutely stunning frescos. The audio tour, available in English, cleverly described the characters of the castle's storied past. The castle's chapel is also amazing. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank Lisa242424
Reviewed 10 November 2012

the castle isn't that much from the outside but the the rooms with their frescoes are worth a visit. Superbe the " Dame and Cavalieri" room

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank Rara G
Reviewed 18 October 2012

This castle doesn't look like much from the outside. It's actually rather small but has some real treasures. When buying tickets, I bought an extra ticket that allowed me to take photographs (that's a first!), but it was well worth it. You get a headset...More

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank Jeroen B
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