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VISITE GUIDATE AL CASTELLO DI GRAZZANO VISCONTI

guided tours of the Grazzano Visconti castle
Description
From September 1, 2018 the Castle of Grazzano Visconti will open its doors to visitors. After the winter closure, the castle opens to guided tours on Saturday 9 March until Monday 6 January 2020.

The castle, built in 1395, belonged first to the local noble family Anguissola and was inherited only at the end of the 1800s by the family Visconti of Modrone.

Giuseppe Visconti enlisted the services of architect Alfredo Campanini to restore the fortress. So the castle shows now part of its ancient aspect modified by the neoromantic taste of those times.

With the guided tours it will be possible to see the rooms of this castle. On the ground floor the halls, the library, the dining room, and on the first floor the sleeping rooms, each of them differently arranged and decorated with ancient furniture and neomedieval paintings, reflecting the original taste of Giuseppe Visconti. He was a versatile man, busy with many interests, from arts to industry, remembered here especially because he was the founder of Grazzano Visconti's village. He lived in the castle for many years with his numerous family: his wife and 7 children, leaving a lasting memory in the fortress.

The guided tours invite visitors to discover the extraordinary story of the castle and of the Visconti of Modrone family.
Telephone
+39.351.2778162
Email
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From
09 March 2019
To
06 January 2020
Timetable
Saturdays and pre-holidays 11:00 am - 2:00 - 03:00 - 04:00 pm. Sundays and holidays 11.00 am. - 2:00 - 2:45 - 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Rates
16 euros ticket adult; 8,00 euros reduced ticket for children and groups
How to apply and requirements
The castle can only be visited with guided tours. The times of the guided tours may differ following the seasons.

The guided tour lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Groups can book guided tours on days and times different from the scheduled ones. It will be also possible, for groups only, to book guided tours of the Castle's park.

Through the web site it is possible to purchase tickets in advance, the pre-sale price will have a costo of commision.
Info
Phone +39.351.2778162 (from tuesday to sunday 10 am - 1 pm or e-mail: visite@grazzanovisconti.com
Organization
Grazzano Visconti Castle
Last update
Monday, 21 January 2019
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone