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Guided tours of the castle 2019

Castello di Grazzano Visconti - Viale del Castello

Grazzano Visconti (PC)

From September 2018 the castle of Grazzano Visconti opened its doors to visitors. The guided tours are scheduled on Saturdays and the day before holidays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays and holidays from 11:00 am to 4:15 pm and will last 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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 Visconti of Modrone family.

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.
One weekend per month there will also be guided tours in the Historical Park. Days and timetable will be published on the website.

It is also possible, for schools, to book learning activities in the Historical Garden.

Date: the event will be held from Mar 09, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020 every Saturday, Sunday with the exception of Dec 25, 2019, Dec 31, 2019, Jan 01, 2020 - it will also be held on Jan 06, 2020

Event timetable: Saturdays and pre-holidays 11:00 am - 2:00 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Sundays and holidays 11.00 am. - 2:00 - 2:45 - 3:30 - 4:15 pm In November and December 2019 and January 2020, the castle will have extraordinary openings during the Christmas Markets in Grazzano Visconti. To check the opening days please have a look at the website of the event:

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: €16

Reduced fee: €13 reduced for groups of minimum 20 persons; €8 reduced for kids

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 cost of commision.

For informations and booking Tel +39.351.2778162 (from tuesday to sunday from 10 am to 1 pm.)or e-mail to

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Information Office of Grazzano Visconti Val Nure and Val Chero
Viale del Castello, 2 Grazzano Visconti - 29020 Vigolzone - Phone: +39 0523 870997 - Fax: +39 0523 870997
Weekday timetable:

The office will open from march to december with the following timetable: Tue/Sat 10.00am-01.00pm;
On mondays if not holidays the office will be closed.

Weekend timetable:

10.00am-1.00pm; 2.00-5.00pm

By Piacenza editorial staff (Apr 13, 2019)

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