Via Cardonata, 2
10060 San Secondo di Pinerolo (TO)
T. +39 0121 502761
F. +39 0121 326099
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*** Extraordinary closing until December 3rd ***
The park can be visited all year round. Opening times can be found on the Foundation Cosso website www.fondazionecosso.it
Open on reservation also beyond the usual opening time
Park: € 10 (including seasonal audio guide)
During exhibitions or events the admission ticket may be subject to changes
How to reach
From Turin ring road take Pinerolo Highway.
At the end of highway continue on SR23 in direction Sestriere up to the exit for Pinerolo. At the roundabout go on right toward Miradolo Castle, that is about 500 meters.
From the Turin Porta Nuova FS station Line 275 or 703 to Pinerolo
From the Pinerolo railway station, bus sub-urban line 704, managed by the Cavourese Company
For the taxi service for the Miradolo Castle, contact Mr. Bertello (333 7266610).
To ensure the availability, reserve the service in advance booking.
The service is available from 9.00 am to 6.30pm
Miradolo Castle houses the headquarters of the Cosso Foundation, beside the Pinerolo hills at the entrance to Val Chisone and Val Pellice where the majestic bulk of Monviso spectacularly soars into view. A park of over six hectares surrounds the property, once the home of the Massel di Carasena and Cacherano di Bricherasio families. The park is inspired by informal English gardens and is distinguished by its vaguely oval shape, enhanced by delightful bays of luxuriant vegetation facing onto a great central lawn.
Its origins lie in the eighteenth century and it still shows traces of the project and taste of its nineteenth century extension which gave it its romantic landscaped appearance. Majestic secular trees and exotic species are strikingly beautiful: at the park entrance visitors are greeted by a glade of Taxodium, a Ginkgo biloba and a horse chestnut; a little further on an ancient yew overlooks the great central lawn. The high box hedges run along the boundary walls leading guests to discover other giants in the park including a sequoia, a bamboo wood, an old asplenifolia beech and a liriodendron, the tallest tree in the park. The presence of many rivulets and its particularly successful position from the climatic point of view, make the site remarkably interesting, also ecologically, an ideal habitat for many animal and plant species including the numerous hydrangea varieties.
The path around the Castle also leads to the particular circular tower and the neo-Gothic lemon house, an ample space for cultural events, receptions and meetings.
Thanks to the development project ''Invitation to the Park'', visitors receive seasonal audioguides and maps, also for the visually and hearing-impaired. That's a way to discover the history of the place, points of botanical and landscape interest, anecdotes and green curiosities. Thematic guided tours, workshops and learning activities for every age are held all year round.
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