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Old stronghold transformed into a castle by the Marquises of Saluzzo and acquired by the Savoy Dynasty in 1605. The Prince Emanuele Filiberto entrusted the enlargement and transformation into an aristocratic villa to Guarino Guarini in 1676. The façade facing the park and the central pavilion closing the internal courtyard were part of the Guarini project. The works were interrupted and resumed in 1755, entrusted to Giovanni Battista Borra who made the neoclassical main façade. Guarino Guarini in the 17th century and Pelagio Palagi in the 19th made the internal transformations. Inside there ar
The Church of San Giovanni Battista, while only a parish church in Racconigi, Italy, because of its size, it is considered the duomo of the town.
A church at the site is documented from the 14th century. It was reconstructed in the 18th century by the architect Francesco Gallo, with interior quadratura decoration by Pietro Antonio Pozzo and Giuseppe Dallamano. The altar statuary were carved by Carlo Giuseppe Plura and Stefano Maria Clemente. The main altarpiece is by Claudio Francesco Beaumont. The church gallery has a painting by Carlo Sismonda.
The Royal Park of the castle of Racconigi is normally open from March-April until the end of October, according to the indications provided by the management of the Castle.
In the opening season the Park is open daily, except Monday, from 10 to 19 (the ticket office closes one hour before).
The Park of the castle is a place full of charm, a scenario that emphasizes the architecture of the building, but not only. It is testament to the skill and experience of the architects that designed and gardeners who worked in it. Together at the residence, is also a mirror of the culture of taste, sensibili