Attention following the fire of April 5 th 2008 everything or part of the castel could be closed to the public.
The first findings as to the origin of this building date back to the Middle Ages. At the time, the castle was a fortress built for defence. The first refurbishment work devised to change the layout of the building date back to the Fifteenth century, by order of Amadeus IX and Yolande of France. Evidence of this restructuring remains today in the two cylindrical façade towers. New renovation work began on the castle in 1600 by order of Charles Emanuel I. Work continued practically uninterruptedly up until the mid-Nineteenth Century, to meet the new requirements and tastes of the various sovereigns in charge of it, which led to the building’s current appearance. In the meantime, the garden layout was devised during the Sixteenth century.
A great admirer of this dwelling, King Victor Amadeus II moved his main residence here and died here in 1732.
Moncalieri castle is included in UNESCO’s list of “World Heritage Sites”.
Part of the building is currently used as the headquarters for the “Piedmont” 1st Battalion Carabinieri Police Corps.
Castello di Moncalieri
Piazza Baden Baden
Moncalieri - Torino
The apartments of queen Maria Adelaide, of princess Maria Letizia and of Victor Emanuel II are open to the public.
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What to see in Turin
» Superga Basilica
» Rivalta Castle
» Cortile del Maglio - ex Arsenale Militare (The coolest and most avant-guard night clubs in Turin)
» Galleria Sabauda - Savoy Gallery
» Mole Antonelliana
» Museo Egizio - Egyptian museum
» Museo dell'automobile - Car museum
» Museo della Sacra Sindone - Museum of Shroud
» Orto Botanico - Botanical Garden
» Palazzo Madama
» The Royal Palace - Palazzo Reale
» Palaisozaki & Punti di Vista
» Archaeological park in the "Quadrilatero"
» Turin platform and the Red Arch (La "Passerella" e l'Arco Rosso)
» Piazza Vittorio
» Dora district: Dora Park; Media Village; Environment Park; Chiesa del Santo Volto
» The Spina Centrale: the fountains-Igloo by Mario Merz; Opera per Torino by Per Kirkeby; Albero Giardino by Giuseppe Pennone
Main Attractions in the surroundings of Turin