Castello di Serralunga d'Alba

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Castello di Serralunga d'Alba

Castello di Serralunga d'Alba
4.5
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
About
The castle overlooks the town and hits the visitor for his gothic architecture. It's front is made of bricks with little arches. Few the windows, and only at the top. The way in was guarded by a wide ditch, a rolling shutter and a drawbridge. Inside you can see still some fireplaces, wood ceilings and a chapel with frescoes.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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exiledblue
Rovellasca, Italy373 contributions
Great tour
Aug. 2020 • Family
A beautiful landmark with a passionate guide. Its true there is very little inside, thanks to the Spanish of 1661 but Massimiliano (sorry if I didn't spell it correctly) was so informed and passionate it was a pleasure to hear him talk. Recommended but unfortunately not open all week.
Written 28 August 2020
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traveltawk
San Diego, CA105 contributions
Terrific Guided Castle Tour
Oct. 2019 • Couples
The only way to access this splendid medieval castle is on a guided tour which will be given in Italian. If you aren’t fluent, don’t worry— they have a fairly comprehensive text in English you can follow along with. Our knowledgeable guide, Sara, also took the time to explain some of the more detailed information in English, too. You’ll learn the history of the castle’s owners, how the castle was defended throughout the centuries, and when and how it was finally breached. It’s a fascinating look at how people lived and how communities functioned throughout the ages. The views of the Piemonte countryside from the top are fantastic!
Written 9 October 2019
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Tom_S_Trdh
Trondheim, Norway88 contributions
Worth the walk
Aug. 2019
The Castello is one of many beatuiful castles and churces in Piedmont - there seems to be one on evrey oher hilltop. The view of the surrondings is well worth the short walk up the hill thorugh the old streets of the city of Serralunga
Written 10 September 2019
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Brian Livesey
Hambleton, UK87 contributions
Interesting .... but
Jul. 2019 • Couples
The castle tour is guided and as advised beforehand 100% in Italian. Whilst it is interesting just a few words or phrases in English would make all the difference to those of us who are mono linguists.
Written 8 July 2019
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
A 12th century fortification in excellent condition and open to the public
Sep. 2018 • Couples
While the current castle was only completed in the 14th century, there are remnants of the original tower build in the 12th century. For most of it history, this castle was the property of the Falletti family, like several other castles in the region. This one is the most impressive and has the design of a medieval French fort. While the influence of the Falletti's waned in the late 19th century because of the absence of direct descendants, the castle was acquired by the government in 1949 and initiated important restoration works. It is listed on Italy's protected cultural heritage list and is open to visitors for a token entrance fee.
Written 22 October 2018
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lisakeg
Allentown, PA251 contributions
Beautiful, restored castle !
Aug. 2018
After wine tasting near the town, we drove to see the castle. It is beautifully restored. It was closed, since
it was vacation time in Italy. Lots of little shops with wonderful Italian food and treats.
Written 9 September 2018
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mac80214
Toronto185 contributions
Very interesting place and amazing guide
Jun. 2018 • Couples
It is a very interesting castle. The only way to see it is to visit it with a guided tour. The place is popular, so in advance reservation is required. We have been very lucky to have an excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable about both the history of the castle and the area. The group consisted of people from different countries, so she was delivering the information in both Italian and English. She was very attentive and patient making sure that everyone understood everything she was saying and readily answering numerous questions. It was obvious to all group how much she loves the area she leaves in and was so happy to share her love with us. It is one of those rare cases in our present times, when someone comes to work to do his/her best at it. Thank you so much for such professional work!
Written 5 August 2018
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James C
Middlebury, CT90 contributions
Solid Italian History
Jul. 2018 • Family
Had a wonderful tour in English by our guide. She was very knowledgeable and happily answered our questions regarding the history of the place. Highly recommend as it is inexpensive and an hour well spent. Would love to totally spend a day exploring all the nooks and crannies available, yet only allowed to explore via guided tour.

Highly recommend.
Written 9 July 2018
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mrsaverage2015
Sydney, Australia37 contributions
We were very lucky
Jul. 2018 • Couples
We arrived at the Castle looking forward to a guided tour only to be told that there is none. English tours were only given by appointment.
Luckily we hung around and asked a few more questions when another couple and 3 children walked in and asked for an English tour. Taking the opportunity and with the help of the very understanding lady at the cashier desk we made up an impromptu English tour. Our guide Max was an absolute delight and shone in his knowledge of the history, the castle and the surrounding vineyards. We never knew anybody who could talk that fast and impart that much knowledge in 45 minutes. A big "Thank you" to Max for his marvelous, informative tour.
Written 1 July 2018
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Omer G
Tel Aviv, Israel20 contributions
Interesting and informative tour!
Oct. 2017 • Couples
Amazing panoramic view. We had a very interesting guided tour in English about the history and architectural design of the castle. Although the tour was supposed to be in Italian the majority of the group were English speakers so our excellent guide spook both.
Written 3 November 2017
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Castello di Serralunga d'Alba is open:
  • Mon - Mon 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sat - Sun 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm