Castello di Masino Piemonte Italy
For over a thousand years, the Castello di Masino has dominated the vast Canavese plain from a height in front of the suggestive morainic barrier of the Serra di Ivrea, an intact and infinite landscape. This strategic position cost the manor frequent disputes, but the noble family of the Valperga, which tradition has descended from Arduino, known in legend as the first king of Italy, kept it from the beginning, documented as early as 1070. Over the centuries the illustrious family converted the castle into an aristocratic residence, then into an elegant holiday residence. All around, a monumental romantic park with one of the largest labyrinths in Italy, a majestic tree-lined avenue, large clearings, and scenic corners that in spring are flooded with exceptional blooms. Going to visit Masino gives each time a different experience: from visiting the Castle, according to different formulas, to a day outdoors to experience the Park or, again, one of the many events organized along the course of the year, perhaps enjoying of the panoramic cafeteria. Also in the company of children, who can have fun with the treasure hunt or visit the Carriage Museum, the Torre dei Venti.